Nelly Furtado releases 20th Anniversary Edition of debut album “Whoa, Nelly!”.
Feeling old yet? It’s been 20 years now, since Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado released her critically acclaimed debut album “Whoa, Nelly!”.
The album was preceded by the lead single “I’m Like A Bird”, which became one of the biggest hits that year. The song was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, making Furtado the first female act to win the award for her debut single since Mariah Carey 10 years prior.
“Turn Off The Light” was the second official single that became an even bigger commercial success, topping the charts in several countries and being certified Platinum and Gold. The music video for the song, filmed in China and directed by Sophie Muller, became one of the most played and iconic videos of the early 2000s.
The third and last international single “…on the Radio (Remember the Days)” didn’t meet with the success of her previous singles but it became a fan favorite and a huge success in New Zealand and Canada.
The song “Trynna Find A Way” was released as a fourth single in Mexico and South America and “Hey, Man!” in some European countries and also received its own music video.
“Whoa, Nelly!” has sold more than 6 million copies and it was certified 4x platinum in her home country and double-platinum in the US, the year of its release.
An expanded edition of the album was just released to celebrate its 20th anniversary. This version features the 12 songs of the original edition as well as additional acoustic versions and remixes and the international bonus track “Onde Estás”.
“WOW!!! Twenty years! How did this happen? So excited! Thanks for all the love over the years,” Furtado wrote via Instagram last Tuesday to accompany a 20-year-old video of the singer introducing herself. “Feeling so grateful, and looking forward to making more pop music in the future. Thanks ! Gracias ! Obrigada ! And Much Love, Nelly.”
Nelly Furtado’s latest release was 2017s “The Ride”, an indie-pop record that she released independently through her own record label Nelstar Music and had since gone MIA from her social media and the industry, taking time for herself, her family, and hopefully music.
Without a doubt, Nelly is one of the greatest talents of the 2000s, and her unique sense of music and artistry are heartwarming and timeless.
A major throwback that will make you remember the days and smile while thinking of all the good memories connected to the songs – we sure did!