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Nelly's Gone Indie

The latest LP by the Canadian songstress sees her offering up a newfangled persona with the help of Grammy-winning producer John Congleton.

Nelly Furtado/ The Ride

The shape-shifting evolution of Canadian chanteuse Nelly Furtado has been an intriguing thing to behold. Her 2000 debut album Whoa, Nelly! introduced her to the world as a free-spirited folk songstress who sang about having the freedom of a nestless bird ("I'm like a bird, I only fly away/ I don't know where my soul is/ I don't know where my home is"). That endearingly unassuming single proved to be something of a pop dark horse that went on to win her the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 2002, beating industry veterans such as Faith Hill, Janet Jackson, Sade and Lucinda Williams.

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