Nelly Kim Furtado (, Portuguese: [fuɾˈtaðu]; born December 2, 1978) is a Portuguese-Canadian singer-songwriter and record producer. Furtado is known for her musical versatility and constant reinvention, commonly associated with world music.
She first gained fame with her trip hop inspired debut album, Whoa, Nelly! (2000), which was a critical and commercial success that spawned two top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, "I'm Like a Bird" and "Turn Off the Light". The first of the two singles won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Furtado's introspective folk-heavy 2003 second album, Folklore explored her Portuguese roots. Its singles received moderate success in Europe, but the album's underperformance compared to her debut was regarded as a sophomore slump.