CNN spoke with Nelly Furtado about her first Spanish language album ‘Mi Plan’, where the Canadian pop star was asked if she considered it risky to do the project. “I like to take risks. I live for risk taking and challenges,” Furtado responded. “I just find it so much more exciting and it keeps my job entertaining and interesting. Everyone is looking for that next challenge at work. Everyone wants that extra credential on their business card. If it’s easy, it’s not fun.” Check out a transcript at cnn.com. Video of the interview at Turner.com has since been removed.
After appearing at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City on Sunday, Nelly Furtado joined local kids in reading ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on Monday. The Canadian pop singer is joining the Read For the Record campaign to help end childhood illiteracy. On October 8th, the ‘Today’ show will air the live reading of the book at Rockerfeller Center.
Pledge to read on October 8th at readfortherecord.org.
The ‘Today’ show co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford talked to singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado about Kanye West’s outburst at the MTV Video Music Awards, her first Spanish-language album ‘Mi Plan’, working with Josh Groban on the CD, and music she’s been listening to before Kathy Lee asked her to remove her glasses to marvel at her gorgeous cheeckbones. Watch the segment, aired Monday (September 14), below.
Nelly Furtado visited ‘It’s On with Alexa Chung’ in New York City on Thursday (July 30), talking about on-the-road webisodes, spritzing herself for the audience, her overeager security crew, a possible collaboration with the rapper Nelly, eating food off the floor, and her new Spanish album ‘Mi Plan’.
Asked why she decided to record a Spanish album, Furtado responded, “For me it’s romantic, it’s songs about amore, love.”
On her pre-show rituals, she said, “We film all these webisodes. We film all these crazy videos on the road, and it’s so much fun. We get together and we jam. We just kind of hang out and sing together and stomp our feet and dance.”
Talking about her security and a recent snafu, she explained, “What happened, I had a concert and I have a label called Nelstar records and my band had a showcase in Toronto, and my head of security did not let a band member’s mother in the backstage. I was so embarrassed. She was mad at me that night. It’s a necessary thing. It can be crazy.”
Asked if she would have changed her name for the rapper Nelly, Furtado responded, “No, are you kidding? I was mad when he came out with one name, because I wanted to just be Nelly, and then I went with Furtado. I think the label in the beginning was like you should just use Nelly, it’s shorter. I was like no, I want to use Furtado. Luckily I did, because then Nelly came out three months later.”
Watch the interview at MTV.com.
Nelly Furtado updated fans on her official web site at NellyFurtado.com, discussing work on a pair of new albums. The Canadian pop singer writes:
I wanted to inform you officially that the song “Gotta Know” is NOT my song, and does NOT have my voice on it. I don’t know who’s song it is! Please spread the word.
I am currently recording two new exciting albums- one in Spanish and one in Portuguese. Stay tuned and I will give you a sneak peak really soon.
Thanks for all the love and support. Stay tuned for some other music-related news really soon.
James Morrison is out with the music video to his new single ‘Broken Strings’, featuring Nelly Furtado, the second UK release from the British singer songwriter’s sophomore album ‘Songs for You, Truths for Me’, out now on Polydor Records. Watch it below.
Nelly Furtado has revealed in an interview aired on ‘Entertainment Tonight Canada’ on Friday that she quietly married Demacio ‘Demo’ Castellon over the summer. “We got married July 19th,” the 29-year-old said. “I love it. It’s a nice phase of my life… I just feel kind of free and relaxed and more in tune with trying not to be so stressed out. I’m trying to enjoy things a little more.”
Nelly Furtado documented her tour stop in Munich, Germany with a video clip over at her YouTube channel. The Canadian pop singer was seen jamming with her band backstage before hitting the stage at Olympia Reitanlage on July 18th. Backstage after the show, Nelly said, “The open air concert was amazing. Thanks to all my fans who showed up, and we had a good time. We thought it was going to rain, but it didn’t. The rain stayed away.” Watch the clip here.
‘Nelly On Tour’ Webisode 13 features Nelly Furtado coming home to Victoria, British Columbia on the ‘Get Loose’ Tour on March 21, 2007.
The singer checked in after an autograph signing session and her performance at the Save-On Foods Memorial Centre, thanking fans for their support and for being honored with a “Nelly Furtado Day” in the city earlier.
“Tonight in Victoria was like playing in a big fat living room,” the Canadian singer songwriter said. “Because I knew all my friends and family were in the crowd, so it was kind of insane and bizarre. But it felt good. This show has obviously gotten more fantastic since I first toured here. Bigger is not always better, but my new show is definitely a lot of fun and exciting. Keep things moving and changing, keep yourself interested in it. Thanks Victoria, I had a great day here. Best time I’ve had in Victoria in ages, so thanks a lot and we’ll see you tomorrow in Vancouver at GM Place.”
Watch the clip via YouTube below.
Guy Rubino, who operates the restaurant Rain in Toronto, spoke at the Bon Appetit magazine awards at Del Posto Monday night, describing diva behavior by Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake at his establishment. Rubino said Furtado “made a reservation for 10 guests” but arrived an hour late with 15 people. “For parties that size, we do a prix-fixe type of menu,” he said. “Nelly objected and was really rude about it. She expected individual dishes to be prepared. Her manager even came into the kitchen and had the gall to say, ‘Just fu**ing do it!’ I told her that she and her client could ‘just fu**ing LEAVE.'” As for the former *NSYNC star, Rubino said the singer “doesn’t even look at the menu and shouts for random food that we don’t make. If he knew what he wanted, why come to an Asian restaurant in the first place?”