Nelly Kim Furtado is a renowned Canadian Singer and a songwriter who was able to gain a lot of fame with her debut album that was titled ‘Whoa, Nelly!’ This album was critical and enjoyed massive commercial successes and also topping the various Billboard charts. The singles in her first album helped her to be able to win a Grammy Award for the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and Earnings of Nelly Furtado in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Nelly was born in the year 1978 on December 2nd in Victoria, British Columbia. Her parents, who were Portuguese, were Antonia Furtado and Maria Manuela. Were born in the Azores. They migrated to Canada in the late 1960s and Nelly was named after a gymnast who was known as Nellie Kim. She has two siblings, Lisa Anne, and Michael Anthony. When she was four years old, that was when she began to perform and also sing in Portuguese. The first public performance that she had was when she got a chance to sing a duet together with her mother at church during the Portugal day.
She gave birth to her daughter in the year 2003, and the daughter was named Chevis. The father of the child was Jasper Gahunia, and the two started to date in the year 2005. They later broke up in the year 2005, but they have continued to be very good friends sharing the responsibility of raising their daughter. In the year 2008, that was when she married a sound engineer by the name Demacio Castellon. In 2016, she openly said that the two had separated and that she was now single.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Nelly began her career in the year 1996, and during this time, she was assisting with the vocals in the various songs. During this time, it was when she came across Tallis Newkirk, who was well known in Hip Hop. After completing her high school education, it was then that the singer migrated to Toronto where she was staying with her sister, Lisa Anne. In the year 2002, she got to make an appearance in a song that was titled ‘Thin Line,’ which was released by a hip-hop group known as Jurassic 5’s Album. Later on, that is when she started to release her albums.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Nelly Furtado is estimated to be over $40 million. A large chunk of her fortune has been generated from being a singer, songwriter and an actress. After she gained a lot of popularity with her debut album by the name ‘Whoa, Nelly,’ she worked and was able to release four studio albums and all of them either got Gold or Platinum in the various countries.
Nelly has been one of the most accomplished singers whose albums as well as songs have been known for getting massive sales. People from all over the world have appreciated her talent when it comes it music, and this has been shown by people buying over 40 million albums and singles.