Nelly Furtado Height Weight Body Statistics

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Born Name

Nelly Kim Neto Furtado

Nick Name

Nelly

Nelly Furtado 2014

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Nationality

Canadian

Education

In 1996, Nelly graduated from Mount Douglas Secondary School in Saanich, British Columbia, Canada.

Occupation

Singer, songwriter, actress

Family

  • Father – António José Furtado
  • Mother – Maria Manuela (Worked as motel cleaner)
  • Siblings – Michael Anthony Furtado (Brother), Lisa Anne Furtado (Sister)

Manager

Furtado is signed to several talent agencies –

  • Chris Smith Management Inc.
  • The Feldman Agency
  • Cti

Genre

Pop, dance-pop, folk, hip hop, Latin pop, R&B, world

Instruments

Vocals, bass guitar, guitar, keyboard, piano, trombone, ukulele

Labels

DreamWorks, Geffen, Interscope, Mosley, Universal Music Latino

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 2½ in or 159 cm

Weight

55 kg or 121 pounds

Boyfriend / Spouse

Nelly Furtado dated –

  1. Ashton Kutcher – Nelly and American actor Ashton Kutcher dated in the past. Both the stars have admitted to have kissed each other, once or twice. Ashton have also taken her to some expensive dates. But, still, their relationship didn’t go any further.
  2. Jasper Gahunia (2001-2005) – Known for Gravity of Center (2011), Project Runway Spotlight: Marchesa (2012), Jasper Gahunia is a composer, who dated Nelly from 2001 to 2005. Together, the couple also have a daughter, named Nevis Chetan, who was born on September 20, 2003, in Toronto, Canada.
  3. Demo Castellon (2006-2016) – Cuban-American sound engineer, Demo Castellon started dating Furtado in January 2006. The duo engaged on July 6, 2007 and married on July 19, 2008. In April 2017, during an interview, Nelly announced that she had separated from Castellon in 2016.
  4. Hodgy – Nelly is currently dating rapper Hodgy. They made their relationship public in 2017 by appearing together on the red carpet of Monte-Carlo Gala For The Global Ocean.
Nelly Furtado and Demo Castellon
Nelly Furtado and Demo Castellon

Race / Ethnicity

White

She has Portuguese ancestry through both of her parents.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Disputed

This is because of an interview given to Genre magazine in June 2006, where she showed a positive response in terms of attraction to women.

However, Nelly describes herself as “straight”.

Distinctive Features

  • Mixed ethnicity
  • Often wears doorknocker earrings

Measurements

36-24-36 in or 91.5-61-81 cm

Nelly Furtado performing during 11th Latin Grammy Awards
Nelly Furtado performing during 11th Latin Grammy Awards

Dress Size

6 (US) or 38 (EU)

Shoe Size

Her shoe size is speculated to be 8 (US).

Brand Endorsements

In 2007, she appeared in a Canadian TV commercial where she promoted the “Turn Out the Light”.

Religion

Roman Catholicism

Best Known For

Her singing skills and singles such as “I’m Like a Bird” and “Turn Off the Light” from her debut album. She also won a Grammy award for the single “I’m Like a Bird” in 2002.

First Album

Furtado released her debut album Whoa, Nelly! on October 24, 2000 via DreamWorks Records. The album charted at #2 in Canada and UK, #24 in U.S., #5 in New Zealand, #14 in Germany and many others.

She was able to sell 8,000,000 copies of the album worldwide. It was certified as 2x Platinum in U.S., 4x Platinum in Canada, 2x Platinum in Australia and others.

First Film

Nelly Furtado appeared in 2008 American neo-noir action film Max Payne for her role as Christa Balder (wife of Max Payne’s slain ex-partner).

The film is loosely based on the video game of the same name.

First TV Show

In 2001, Nelly guest appeared in The WB’s science fiction television series Roswell as herself, where she performed the single “I’m like a Bird”.

Personal Trainer

Furtado used to hit the gym a couple of years back. She wanted to look good in her body for the photo shoots. But, now her vision has changed and she works out for herself, and not for aesthetic purposes.

She eats in the right manner and works out to make her heart (including other body parts) healthy.

Nelly Furtado with a Grammy Award
Nelly Furtado with a Grammy Award

Nelly Furtado Favorite Things

  • Food – Choco-chip cookies
  • Accessory – Doorknocker earrings
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Nelly Furtado Facts

  1. She has been named after Nellie Kim (Russian gymnast).
  2. Her parents are Portuguese, who immigrated to Canada in the late 1960s.
  3. She started singing in Portuguese at the age of four.
  4. Furtado started writing songs at 12 and started learning to play various musical instruments at 9.
  5. She used to smoke as a teenager.
  6. On February 28, 2014, Nelly was given “Commander of the Order of Prince Henry” award by President of the Portuguese Republic in Toronto, Canada.
  7. Nelly’s biggest musical influence was “Ani DiFranco” while growing up.
  8. She used to listen to a wide variety of music in her childhood such as R&B, alternative hip-hop, Portuguese, Brazilian, Indian and others.
  9. Visit her official website @ nellyfurtado.com.
  10. Connect with Nelly on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+.

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