Nelly Furtado Releasing New Album

"I've really matured as an artist," she tells CTVNews.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Canadian songstress Nelly Furtado, who hails from Victoria, BC, is putting out her fourth English album, "The Spirit Indestructible," this September.

Opening up in a recent interview with CTVNews, Furtado's latest effort is the first in almost six years, since '06's "Loose" and the subsequent "Get Loose" tour from 2007-2008. After an exhausting worldwide tour she took some time off and went on to create her own record label called Nelstar Entertainment. She then released a Spanish-language album, "Mi Plan," under the same label, and it won a Latin Grammy Award in 2010.

Before that time, Furtado hit radars with the release of her debut record, "Whoa Nelly!" in 2000, which included hits like "I'm like a Bird" (winning her the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance), "Turn off the Light" and "…On the Radio (Remember the Days)". She followed that up with the albums "Folklore" and "Loose," and amassed 10 Juno Awards from 2001-2008.

Furtado is also a good-doer, taking part in various philanthropic efforts aimed at AIDS awareness as well as helping those who are less fortunate. In 2011, the singer announced plans to donate $1,000,000 to the charity Free the Children, which would be used to help build a girls’ school in Kenya.

She told CTVNews that she also enjoyed the recent time off to be with her 8-year-old daughter. "Before I had a family I was like a leaf floating down a river. Now I have to be an example for my daughter," she said. "She's 8, but she will tell you what she thinks… I let life happen and I let the music do the rest."


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