Nelly Kim Furtado was born December 2, 1978 in Victoria, British Columbia.
Nelly Furtado graduated high school in 1996 and moved to Toronto, where she was in a duo with Tallis Newkirk called Nelstar. After leaving that group, she produced a demo and eventually signed a deal with DreamWorks Records in 1999.
Her debut album "Whoa, Nelly!" was released in 2000 and was extremely successful - boosted by the singles "I'm Like A Bird" and "Turn Off the Light". Nelly Furtado even won a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Furtado's third album "Loose" was released in 2006 and produced her first number one single "Promiscuous."