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Friday, September 25, 2009

Nelly Furtado | 2009 MTV Video Music Awards & 2009 Alma Awards (Portuguese Press kit)

Revista Cuore (Setembro 2009)


Revista Cuore (Setembro 2009)


Revista Tv 7 Dias (Setembro 2009)

More Info: www.furtado.pt.vu

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Nelly Furtado | New Album "Mi Plan" 2009 (Portuguese Press Kit)

Revista Tv 7 Dias (Setembro 2009)


Revista Cuore (Setembro 2009)

Jornal Record (Setembro 2009)


Revista 100% Jovem (Setembro 2009)

Revista Caras (Setembro 2009)


Revista Nova Gente (Setembro 2009)



Revista NS Diário de Notícias (Setembro 2009)
Revista Vidas Correio da Manha (Setembro 2009)


Revista Tv Mais (Setembro 2009)


Jornal Record (Setembro 2009)
Jornal Diário de Notícias (Agosto 2009)

Revista Tv Guia (Agosto 2009)

Revist Tv 7 Dias (Juho 2009)




Jornal Diário de Notícias and Correio da Manhã (Julho 2009)

More Information about Nelly Furtado's new cd Mi Plan: http://furtadonelly.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cd Mi Plan (2009)




Nelly Furtado Mi Plan (2009)

2009 11-track CD album - Nelly Furtado has always been an artist who likes to push boundaries and her fourth studio album [her first ever Spanish language album], 'Mi Plan' [My Plan] does just that. Written & co-produced by Nelly, 'Mi Plan' is compiled of 11 songs, and features collaborations with some of the Latin world's biggest names including multi Grammy winner - Juan Luis Guerra, one of Mexico's and Latin America's best selling artists - Alejandro Fernandez; Julieta Venegas, Spanish underground rapper - Mala Rodriguez and African / Spanish Flamenco singer Concha Buika. Includes the single 'Manos Al Aire' [Hands In The Air] which explores the vulnerability of a person's feelings when they fall in love.


Track Listing:
1. Manos Al Aire
2. Más
3. Mi Plan [con Alex Cuba]
4. Sueños [con Alejandro Fernandez]
5. Bajo Otra Luz [con Julieta Venegas Y La Mala Rodrigues]
6. Vacación
7. Suficiente Tiempo
8. Fuerte [con Concha Buika]
9. Silencio [con Josh Groban]
10. Como Lluvia [con Juan Luis Guerra]
11. Feliz Cumpleaños / Fantansma

Vanidades Magazine (Mexico, September 2009)


Por: Marcia Morgado

Sencilla, simpática, amable y con un gran talento. Acompañada por conocidos músicos, la cantante estrena Mi plan, su primer álbum en español.
Sep. 30, 2009

Sin maquillaje, la larga melena suelta, vestida con jeans y t-shirt, flip-flops y con un gran bolso colgado del hombro, da la impresión de ser una adolescente dotada de una impactante mirada y de una risa que derrite el hielo. Reparte besos. Ha regresado a la imagen de muchacha juvenil y tierna que por un corto tiempo abandonó cuando lanzó Loose, su segundo álbum, acompañado de una personalidad de "chica promiscua". En corto tiempo Nelly Furtado se ha transformado en "mujer prudente"; de icono del pop en inglés a su primer álbum en español; de madre soltera a esposa.

Nelly se prepara para develar uno de sus sueños: Mi plan, su primer álbum en español. En el futuro vendrá uno en portugués, con canciones más enraizadas en el folclor de ese pueblo al cual regresa cada vez que puede, donde se siente parte del entorno, donde el paisaje y los habitantes hablan un idioma que lleva en el corazón. Pero antes, posiblemente lanzará uno en inglés.

¿Retos que enfrentó en la producción de Mi plan? "En realidad, ninguno; mucho de este álbum sucedió como si fuéramos ?guiados'. Tuve mucha ayuda, la pasamos muy bien y conmigo colaboraron músicos increíbles": desde Julieta Venegas y La Mala Rodríguez (Bajo otra luz), Alejandro Fernández (Sueños), Juan Luis Guerra (Como lluvia) y Concha Buika (Fuerte), hasta el bajista Alex Cuba en varios temas (Manos al Aire, Mi plan, Feliz cumpleaños).

Domencio Castellón, su esposo, fue el ingeniero de sonido encargado de la mezcla; ya habían trabajado antes, de hecho se conocieron durante la producción de Loose. Algunos músicos como Guerra y Buika, que no acostumbran a escribir la letra solamente, lo hicieron; en el caso de Guerra, los invitó a grabar un domingo en el estudio que estrenaba en su propia casa, rodeados de su familia, su esposa e hijos. "Para mí fue un honor que nos recibiera en su casa con su familia. Cuando yo era una niña que quería ser cantante, soñaba tener una vida como la de Juan Luis".

El ambiente se filtró y coloreó la hermosa canción que el músico dominicano compuso sin alterar un ápice de la estructura melódica que Nelly le envió. "No cambió ni una vocal", comenta Andrés Recio, uno de los productores que trabajó en el álbum. Según Nelly cuenta: "Lester Mendes y yo escribimos la música para la canción que entonces se titulaba Orillas, pero no era poética; Juan Luis la hizo poética".

Atrás quedó el tiempo en el que guardaba lo que componía. Nelly cataloga como "una bendición" tener la oportunidad de compartir sus canciones con el mundo. Fundó Nelstar, un sello independiente para ayudar a músicos jóvenes que comienzan sus carreras. La aventura inicial fue con Fritz Helder & The Phantoms, un grupo por el que siente gran afecto.

Disfruta la compañía de familiares y amigos, compartir y ayudar a los demás. Por eso también lava la ropa y cocina cada vez que puede: "Platos sencillos: lasaña, sopas, pollo; cocino con mi hija, Nevis, y también me gusta hornear".

En los últimos dos años, entre su tercer álbum y Mi plan, "reinó la simplicidad, me casé, compartía con mi hija, la llevaba a la escuela, estaba en casa". La pequeña de 6 años es su prioridad; por eso cuando puede prefiere andar en "ropa cómoda: jeans y t-shirts de algodón", lo cual se ajusta mejor a su vida de esposa y mamá. "Durante este último año, en que compuse Mi plan, todos los días la llevaba a la escuela, después me iba al estudio a trabajar con Alex y James Bryan hasta las 2:30 pm y la recogía a las 3. Es un álbum que se desarrolló durante el día; por eso suena limpio y fresco".

Para ir a un baile o a eventos de trabajo se inclina por ciertas diseñadoras: Stella McCartney le atrae por su frescura y aire juvenil; la canadiense Gretel Constantine, por su ropa más estructurada y muy bien terminada. El eclecticisimo toca a la puerta de la diminuta Nelly en cuanto a su gusto por los zapatos: tanto stilettos de Charles Louboutin y Dior como flip-flops y botas de pescador. "Me gusta vestir mejor para ciertas ocasiones, por ejemplo, un traje vintage para el concierto de Concha (Buika), porque esa noche quería verme muy bien".

¿Qué llevas contigo siempre? "Mi BlackBerry, porque tiene muchas fotos y... ¿sabes con lo que viajo siempre? Aceite de orégano, porque es excelente para el sistema inmunológico: mata cualquier bacteria. Lo compras en cualquier tienda de comidas naturales, dos gotas debajo de la lengua, tomas agua y ya estás bien, te vas de gira".

¿Este es un consejo para que tus fans se mantengan sanas? Nelly sonríe y la mirada se le llena de calidez, como la de la niña de 12 años que, arropada en el espacio seguro del hogar, soñaba ser cantante. Y lo es.

Top Magazine (Mexico, August 2009)

Nelly Furtado
Su primera vez... en español
La artista canadiense toma inspiración de sus raíces portuguesas y presenta su primer disco en español, Mi Plan, cuya realización considera que fue todo un proceso espiritual.
"Al cantar, siento que estoy compartiendo mi alma y mis sentimientos. Pienso que en el momento en que escribes una canción es tuya por cinco segundos, pero cuando alguien más la escucha tambíén es su canción" - Nelly Furtado



Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cd Promotional Manos Al Aire (2009)


Audio cd (2009)

2009 1-track promotional CD, taken from Nelly's 1st Spanish language album, 'Mi Plan'.

Track Listing
1. Manos Al Aire

Cd Single Manos Al Aire (2009)


Audio Cd (2009)

2009 Germany exclusive 4-track CD single, taken from Nelly's 1st Spanish language album, 'Mi Plan'; includes Robbie Rivera's Radio, Juicy and Instrumental mixes.

Track Listing
1. Manos Al Aire
2. Manos Al Aire - Robbie Rivera Radio Mix
3. Manos Al Aire - Robbie Rivera Juicy Mix
4. Manos Al Aire - Robbie Rivera Instrumental

Cd Promotional Manos Al Aire (Colombia, 2009)


Audio Cd (2009)

2009 Colombia 1-track promo CD, taken from Nelly's 1st Spanish language album, 'Mi Plan'.

Track Listing:
1. Manos Al Aire

Monday, September 7, 2009

Cd Loose (Limited Deluxe Internacional Tour Edition) (2007) (Autographed by Nelly Furtado)

2007 Limited International Tour Edition 2-disc set comprised of a 13-track CD album including the single releases 'Maneater', 'Promiscuous', 'All Good Things [Come To An End]' plus bonus track 'Somebody To Love' plus 9-track BONUS DISC featuring rare recordings, collaborations and live performances.

Track Listing
Disc 1
1. Afraid – with Attitude
2. Maneater
3. Promiscuous – with Timbaland
4. Glow
5. Showtime
6. No Hay Igual
7. Te Busque – with Juanes
8. Say It Right
9. Do It
10. In God's Hands
11. Wait For You
12. Somebody To Love (International Bonus Track)
13. All Good Things (Come to an End)

Disc 2: Bonus Disc
1. Let My Hair Down
2. Undercover
3. Runaway
4. Te Busque (Spanish Version) – with Juanes
5. No Hay Igual – with Calle 13
6. All Good Things (Come to an End) – with Reamonn's Rea Garvey
7. Crazy (Live from Radio 1 Lounge Sessions)
8. Maneater (Live from Sprint Music Series)
9. Promiscuous (Live@The Orange Lounge) – with Saukrates

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Nelly Furtado | Newspaper Daily Star (UK, 2009)


Newspaper Daily Star 2009
Jeep thrills...
Nelly Furtado looks peachy in my exclusive shot taken from the sleeve of her first album of Spanish songs. But the sexy 30-years-old toughened up her looks for the video of the single Manos Al Aire - in army gear and driving a Jeep.
The Canadian star - who likes to belt out songs in Spanish or her Portuguese mother tongue - will release Mi Plan (My Plan) on September 14. She certainly looks for whatever action that brings...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Nelly Furtado | Vanity Fair Magazine (2000)



Nelly Furtado
Occupation: Singer, songwriter, musician
Age: 21
Provenance: Victoria and Toronto, Canada
Big Break: After being pursued by several labels, she signed with DreamWorks Records. "I guess it was a magical demo tape; everybody seemed to be feeling it"
Frame of Reference: Portuguese parentage, musical family. "I knew from age four that I wanted to perfrom. I learned to play trombone and ukulele at 9 and keyboards at 11."
Inspirations: Portuguese music, Sade, Portishead, Bob Marley. "I grew up listening to all kinds of music, but hip hop taught me how to sing with attitude."
What does her much-anticipated debut album (Whoa, Nelly!, out next month) sound like? Trip-hop meets bossa nova.
Is this the morning of her overnight success? "I've been preparing for this for a long time. The standards I set for myself are really high, but I'm such an optimist, I believe that we're going to come up with something great. Music is the only thing I can do without thinking."
By Lisa Robinson
Photography by Stephane Sednaoui

Nelly Furtado | Arena Magazine (UK, 2001)


Whoa! is her
Whoa! Nelly is the most voraciously eclectic album since Beck's Odelay
by Stuart Husband
Photography Jason Bell

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Nelly Furtado | Cuore Magazine (Portugal, Agosto 2009)

Billboard Magazine (August 2009)



NELLY FURTADO BUILDS ON HER GLOBAL STRENGTH WITH HER FIRST SPANISH-LANGUAGE ALBUM - 2009/07/30

Nelly Furtado’s first Spanish-language album is a mixture of design and circumstance

WORLD RECORD
NELLY FURTADO BUILDS ON HER GLOBAL STRENGTH WITH HER FIRST SPANISH-LANGUAGE ALBUM
BY LEILA COBO PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK LIDELL
Nelly Furtado’s first Spanish-language album is a mixture of design and circumstance, as so many grand plans often are. There she was in the studio with her friend, guitarist James Bryan, attempting to help write the lyrics for a song titled “My Plan.” But nothing worked. She tried writing the lyrics in Portuguese, but that didn’t work either. And then, Alex Cuba—a Cuban-Canadian singer/songwriter whose album Furtado had recently heard and liked—stopped by the studio to say hello. Why not try the song in Spanish, he suggested. Then he had a go at the lyrics.
“And I really liked it,” Furtado recalls. “So we started really organically writing songs—me, him and James.”

“My Plan” evolved into “Mi Plan,” Furtado’s first full-length Spanish-language album, due Sept. 15 as a joint venture between Furtado’s own label, Nellstar, and Universal Music Latin America. “Mi Plan” will be released simultaneously in all of Universal’s 77 territories around the world and may be the most ambitious Spanishlanguage release by a mainstream star.

While it’s common for Latin crossover artists like Enrique Iglesias and Shakira to release albums in Spanish, these always have included at least one English version of a single for mainstream radio. Even Christina Aguilera’s “Mi Reflejo,” her 2000 Spanish-language album, consisted mainly of translations of English-language hits—and she has a Latin surname.

For Furtado, who has recorded Spanish collaborations but who isn’t Latin in the strictest sense of the word, recording solely in that language is a gutsy move. “To me, music is a language in itself,” Furtado says. “I know it sounds cliché, but that’s what my experience has been around the world. I think some people, no matter what, are not going to like it because it’s not the language they speak. But some of the people who listen to music in a different kind of way, they’ll like it.”

Given Furtado’s global success, however, a Spanish-language album may be a good bet. “Mi Plan” comes in the wake of Furtado’s 2006 album “Loose,” which sold more than 2 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and more than 10 million copies worldwide, according to Universal. The IFPI ranked it at No. 13 on its list of top-selling albums for 2006 and 2007. Its hit single, “Promiscuous,” was the fourth-best-selling online track in the world in 2006, according to IFPI numbers, ahead of hits like Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie” (which “Promiscuous” also bested in the United States, according to SoundScan) and the Fray’s “How to Save a Life.” Such a sales performance is pretty hard to follow. Doing so in another language has rarely been attempted. But while Furtado is treading unknown waters with a full Spanish-language release, she has already tested the Latin market with a handful of collaborations. Most notable among them is “Tu Fotografía,” which she recorded with Juanes for his 2002 album “Un Día Normal.” The song peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart in 2003 and also topped charts in several Latin American countries.

Beyond Latin America, her star appeal is so big that the first single from the new album, “Manos Al Aire,” is already climbing the European radio charts, this week hitting Nos. 3 and 8 in Germany and Italy, respectively. This week it debuts at No. 43 on Hot Latin Songs.

“It’s a very interesting project because it follows the philosophy we’ve been espousing for a while now: That increasingly, language is less of a barrier [in marketing music],” says Jesús López, chairman of Universal Music Latin America/Iberian Peninsula, whose roster includes Iglesias and Juanes. “Fans follow their idols, independently of the language the artist performs in.” López cites French artist Florent Pagny as an example. The singer/songwriter this year released an all-Spanish language album, “C’est Comme Ça,” which reached No. 1 on France’s sales chart and is still in the top 10. Pagny had never recorded an entire album in Spanish, but he’s linked to the culture through his marriage to an Argentine woman. And Pagny doesn’t have Furtado’s global name, which has allowed for a worldwide release with high sales expectations. Hopes are particularly strong for Germany, where Furtado sold 1 million copies of her past album; for Italy, where the single “Manos Al Aire” already hit No. 1 on iTunes Italy; and for Spain, the natural market for a Spanish-language album.

The biggest challenge might be inside the United States, perhaps the one market where crossover artists are worked in separate ways given mainstream radio’s reluctance to play Spanish-language music. Still, Universal is planning to effectively straddle both worlds and aiming for media exposure in both languages.

Universal Music Latino president Walter Kolm says that in the mainstream market, the focus will be prime-time TV and major support from MTV on all its channels. Although the songs are in Spanish, the videos will include English subtitles of what Furtado calls her own interpretations of the lyrics rather than direct translations. Universal Music Latino will also target mainstream radio down the line with the same Spanishlanguage singles, although several remixes by well-known DJs (DJ Tiësto and Robbie Rivera have already done remixes of “Manos Al Aire”) will be worked on the club and dance circuit. As far as the U.S. Latin market is concerned, Universal is aiming for a No. 1 radio hit and will implement an aggressive online and viral campaign. It includes an iTunes countdown, where four Furtado singles will be released and promoted on the online store prior to the full album’s release.

However, Kolm says, the biggest challenge in promoting a singer/songwriter who isn’t purely Latin is communicating the album’s authenticity. “We have to be very clear in conveying to the audience and the media that this album isn’t a bunch of songs translated to Spanish, but that it was thought, created and executed entirely in Spanish,” he says.

AUGUST 1, 2009 www.billboard.biz

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Nelly Furtado | "I'm Like a Bird" Cassette (UK, 2000)

I'm Like a Bird Cassette (2000)


Track Listing:
Side A: I'm Like A Bird
Side B: Party [Reprise]

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