Nelly Furtado’s Sampling Obsession Began With Billy Joel

Jon Bream of the Star Tribune spoke with ahead of her show Monday night in St. Paul. Nelly said when she was just 4 years old, the first album she became obsessed with was Billy Joel’s ‘Glass Houses.’ Furtado revealed, “I used to stare at the album cover, and I used to sample the sound of a glass breaking at the beginning with my little tape recorder. My obsession with sampling started with Billy Joel.”

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