Canadian singer/songwriter Nelly Furtado has embraced her Latin roots -- and the Latino music market -- with the release of her first Spanish language album, Mi Plan. Although raised in Victoria, British Columbia, her parents are of Portuguese descent and she has been speaking Spanish since the age of 14.
What ethnicity is Nelly Furtado?
Nelly Furtado. Singer, songwriter, b Victoria, BC, 2 Dec 1978. Furtado grew up in a working-class Portuguese household, and the sounds of her ethnic heritage had a strong influence on her even when she was listening to hip-hop, pop, dance, R&B, rock, Brazilian and Indian music.
Is Nelly Furtado Mexican?
Furtado was born on December 2, 1978, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Her Portuguese parents, António José Furtado and Maria Manuela Furtado, were born on São Miguel Island in the Azores and had immigrated to Canada in the late 1960s. At age four, she began performing and singing in Portuguese.
What culture is Nelly Furtado?
Portuguese Born into a working class Azorean, Portuguese family with a strong musical heritage, she played ukulele at age four and over time became known for her eclectic beats and impressive song writing skills. Nelly sings in various languages and is proud of her Portuguese culture.
Where is Nelly Furtado from?
Victoria, Canada Nelly Furtado/Place of birth
Will Nelly Furtado come back?
After releasing her independent album in 2017, its unlikely that Furtado will ever return to mainstream music.