Nelly Furtado engaged

TORONTO, July 6 (UPI) -- Canadian singer Nelly Furtado has some bling on her ring finger -- the Grammy winner is engaged to sound engineer Demacio Castellon.

Princess Diana memorial concert kicks off

LONDON, July 1 (UPI) -- Elton John and Duran Duran were a smash hit at Princes William's and Harry's tribute to their late mother at London's Wembley Stadium.

'Makes Me Wonder' top Billboard 100 tune

NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- Maroon 5 and T-Pain flipped spots on the Billboard Hot 100 of U.S. singles sales, as "Makes Me Wonder" was No. 1 and "Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin') No. 2.

T-Pain sits atop Billboard Hot 100

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- T-Pain's "Buy U a Drink (Shawty Snappin')," hanging in the top tier for 12 weeks, climbed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart of U.S. singles sales.

'Makes Me Wonder' still a wonder at No. 1

NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- Maroon 5's "Makes Me Wonder," which blew into the No. 1 slot last week, remained atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart of U.S. singles sales.

'Makes Me Wonder' climbs to top of Hot 100

NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) -- Maroon 5's "Makes Me Wonder" leaped a record 63 spots to reach the Billboard Hot 100's top spot for single sales in the United States. Last week's Hot 100 leader, "Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne, dropped to No. 2.

'Damn,' Avril tops 2 charts, 'Girlfriend'

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- Avril Lavigne claimed top spots on both Billboard charts, as "Girlfriend" led the Hot 100 and its album "The Best Damn Thing" was Billboard 200's frontrunner.

Timbaland and friends atop Billboard 100

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Timbaland's "Give It to Me" with Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake was atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart of U.S. singles for the second straight week.

Timbaland's 'Give It To Me' No. 1 single

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- Timbaland's "Give It to Me," featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake, zoomed from No. 42 to No. 1 on America's Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The explosive move after nine weeks on the chart was attributed to sales of 248,000 digital downloads, Bi

Junos shine bright for Nelly Furtado

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, April 2 (UPI) -- Chart-topping Canadian pop star Nelly Furtado dominated the Junos, Canada's music awards, taking home five awards, including top singer.

MTV's 'Punk'd' punks out

NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) -- No joke -- this season will be the last for "Punk'd," New York-based MTV's celebrity prank show.

Italian music fest kicks off Tuesday

ROME, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The curtain rises on Italy's Sanremo music fest as organizers say they hope international guests, such as Nelly Furtado will "Say It Right" with viewers.

Timberlake album gets third No. 1 single

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Justin Timberlake scored hit number three from "FutureSex/LoveSounds" as "What Goes Around, Comes Around" rose from No. 8 to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100.

Arctic Monkeys, Killers top Brit Awards

LONDON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The Arctic Monkeys got a warm reception at the 2007 Brit Awards ceremony in London, claiming trophies for best British group and best British album.

Britney's ex-loves meet in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Avalon nightclub played host to a strange reunion when Britney Spears' ex-loves, Justin Timberlake and Kevin Federline, bumped into each other.
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Nelly Furtado
Nelly Furtado answers questions at a press conference in the Delta Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, March 31, 2007. Nelly Furtado will host the 2007 Juno Awards at the Saskatoon Credit Union Centre April 1st. (UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann)

Nelly Kim Furtado (born December 2, 1978) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. She has sold 20 million albums worldwide. Furtado grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Furtado came into the public eye in 2000 with the release of her debut album Whoa, Nelly!, which featured her breakthrough Grammy Award-winning single "I'm Like a Bird". After becoming a mother and releasing the less commercially successful Folklore (2003), she returned to prominence in 2006 with the release of Loose and its hit singles "Promiscuous", "Maneater", "All Good Things (Come to an End)" and "Say It Right". In 2009, she released her first full-length Spanish album Mi Plan, which won a Latin Grammy Award in 2010.

Furtado is known for experimenting with different instruments, sounds, genres, vocal styles and languages. This diversity has been influenced by her wide-ranging musical taste and her interest in different cultures.

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