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Nelly taps into her Latin roots in the enchanting video for “Waiting for the Night”, the latest single off her album The Spirit Indestructible. The Canadian singer lights up the screen as she tangos in a dancehall and shows off her exotic beauty in the black-and-white clip, which may remind you of her Folklore days.
If an artist sells 3 million albums and the follow up sells a million, it’s considered a failure. In fact one of the downfalls of success in this business is that it sets you up for failure, so the trick is defining what success means to you and sticking to it, otherwise happiness will never be yours. When success is defined in terms of sales, an artist who began with one intention (which we hope is to make music that comes to them very honestly) often times end up somewhere they never wanted to be because they are chasing something that cannot be predicted. It’s this very reason we end up with the disposable type of music that owns the airwaves. Nelly Furtado, in my opinion, is not one of those artists. An international star by the time she was 22 years old, Nelly became a critical darling with her first album (Whoa, Nelly!) because of a style that flew in the face of the dominant “pop princess” trend. She was lauded for being a female artist who didn’t have to “resort” to a sexy image to sell records, and she sold a TONN, but then her 2nd album was considered a “commercial” failure and something interesting happened: she has a baby at 25 and 3 years later releases an album called “Loose”, it’s an ENORMOUS success but she is accused of “sexing it up” to sell records. On the surface it seems like a clear cut case of exactly that, but what I hope you will see in this episode of In Sixty is that Nelly Furtado is about as real as they come, she jumps styles because as an artist she has no choice but to follow the muse, and her success is more about an organic connection with music fans than it is an attempt to chase a bandwagon…or the fact that sometimes she’s wearing a mini skirt and high heels. What is most impressive to me however how humble she is is; something I don’t believe she gets enough credit for. At only 33 years old, Nelly Furtado is a working mom, just like her own mom, just like mine and yours, and she has found happiness in not losing sight of that.
With the release of her debut album Whoa! Nelly, BC’s Nelly Furtado was thrust into the spotlight and a career that saw her achieve music super stardom in both the English and Latin music world. But Furtado’s success didn’t come overnight, nor was it a path paved with gold. In this clip from Sunday’s brand new episode of In Sixty, Furtado talks about about moving from her hometown of Victoria, BC to Toronto at the age of 17 and getting a big reality check about the music industry.
Watch In Sixty with Nelly Furtado on Sunday, December 2nd at 10E/7P and see host Matt Wells sit down with one Canada’s greatest musicians.
Shameless Idealists is a 5-part video series produced by Kensington in collaboration with Free the Children, Me to We, and We Day.
Hosted by Free The Children’s Craig Kielburger, “Shameless Idealists,” features candid discussions with the world’s most intriguing optimists and visionaries. Music icon Nelly Furtado profiled.
AIRING THIS WEEKEND ON CTV:
Sat. Nov. 24; 4:00 PM & 4:30 PM Rick Hansen | Nelly Furtado