NELLY FURTADO CELEBRATES THE LEGACY OF DEBUT ALBUM, WHOA, NELLY!, WITH VINYL RELEASE ON AUGUST 9

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14 June 2024 (Toronto, ON) - On August 9, 2024, GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and producer Nelly Furtado will release her breakout full-length debut album, Whoa, Nelly! on vinyl for the first time. Featuring five bonus tracks, Whoa, Nelly! will be available as a deluxe 2LP set pressed on standard black vinyl and a Limited-Edition 2LP version pressed on cotton candy pink and orange peel colour vinyl with brand-new alternate cover art.

Preorder Whoa, Nelly! HERE: https://amzn.to/4c4TIrJ

With its dynamic genre-shifting between dance music, folk, R&B, and Latin stylings, Whoa, Nelly! introduced the songstress as an eclectic pop presence without comparison. She notably wrote and produced the entire body of work, establishing her vision from the jump with anthems like “Hey, Man!” and “Turn Off the Light.” Originally released on October 24, 2000, the album achieved a double-platinum certification from the RIAA, while Nelly garnered a total of four GRAMMY® Award nominations in 2002, going on to take home “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance” for the platinum single “I’m Like A Bird.” The record’s tracks have also gathered north of 1 billion total streams and counting to date.

Among the newly added material, Whoa, Nelly! now features an Acoustic Version of “I’m Like A Bird” as well as Dan The Automator Mix of “Shit On the Radio (Remember The Days).” Plus, it showcases the early foundation of her legendary collaborative partnership with Timbaland, boasting “Turn Off The Light (Timbaland Full Mix Version)” [feat. Ms. Jade & Timbaland]. Check out the full tracklisting below.

In retrospect, FLOOD Magazine praised, “Her low-key style of fame is, by design, a feminist statement that can be traced directly back to the self she exposed on Whoa, Nelly!: an artist who stands firm in the belief that no person should be reduced to a one-dimensional front.” SLANT christened it: “A refreshing antidote to the army of pop princesses and rap-metal bands that had taken over at the turn of the millennium.”

Last month, the global superstar performed her iconic hits for her Tiny Desk Concert which was instantly deemed a must-see performance across social media and by Billboard, Buzzfeed, and Rolling Stone. Her acoustic set, performed by some of Furtado’s closest collaborators and creative directed by her daughter, included her multi-platinum and GRAMMY® Award-winning hits, her rare remix of Missy Elliott’s “Get Ur Freak On”, and her brand-new single “Love Bites” feat. Tove Lo and SG Lewis.

Released on May 22 alongside an interview with Zane Lowe, “Love Bites” has amassed over 8.6 million streams to date and has received worldwide critical praise from Billboard, Rolling Stone Italy, PAPER Magazine, Wonderland, The Line of Best Fit, Rolling Stone Germany, CBC, Stereogum, CLASH Magazine, EUPHORIA. Magazine, UPROXX, more.

This week, Nelly Furtado co-headlined Fan Fest EURO 2024 alongside Ed Sheeran - watch the pair singing “I’m Like A Bird” in a backstage jam HERE. Nelly will continue her run of live performances in the US, UK, Mexico, and Europe throughout the summer, including Isle of MTV Malta with DJ Snake and RAYE, HARD Summer in Los Angeles, and more.

Visit Nelly Furtado’s website for ticket details.

Tracklisting:

Side A
Hey, Man!
Shit On The Radio (Remember The Days)
Baby Girl
Legend
I'm Like A Bird

Side B
Turn Off The Light
Trynna Finda Way
Party
Well, Well
My Love Grows Deeper Part 1

Side C
I Will Make U Cry
Scared Of You
Onde Estas
I'm Like A Bird (Acoustic Version)

Side D
Turn Off The Light - Timbaland Full Mix Version (feat. Ms. Jade & Timbaland)
Shit On the Radio (Remember The Days) - Dan The Automator Mix Version
Party (Reprise)
My Love Grows Deeper - Non LP Version

About

About Nelly Furtado:

With over 20 billion streams, 35 million albums sold worldwide, and multiple #1 hit singles, Nelly Furtado is an undisputed icon whose innovative songwriting shaped an era and transformed pop music. Her unique "Nelly sound" has earned her Grammy® and Latin Grammy® Awards, 10 JUNO Awards, Multi-Platinum certifications, and millions of fans around the world. Effortlessly maintaining her place at the forefront of culture, the multi-talented musician and songwriter has landed three #1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, five within the top ten, has charted #1 on the US Latin Billboard chart, and has sold-out arenas around the world. Since teasing her new album over the past year, her ever-growing global fan base has been glued to her socials, buzzing with anticipation, as she shares glimpses into collaborative studio sessions that last from sunset to sunrise. Inspired by an "inner-revolution", Nelly Furtado has been drawn to the studio, prolifically creating some of her most personal and innovative music to date, sure to dominate the charts and further cement her superstardom.

June 14, 2024 10:39am ET by Pressparty  

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