Nelly Furtado had some of the biggest hits of the noughties. Here’s what her life looks like now.

Furtado realised that fame and everything that comes with it happened all too quickly.

“It was too much too soon,” the singer added. “After two years of intense touring and partying, I’d spend hours alone in my LA home, just staring at the floor. I felt like a fraud, believing that people liked me for my image and not my music.”

Furtado went on to release an album in Spanish in 2009 called Mi Plan, and another album in 2012, The Spirit Indestructible. 

Following The Spirit Indestructible, the singer hit pause on music for five years. During that time, the singer spent years travelling and enjoyed philanthropy, working closely with Save The Children.

In 2017, she released an independent album, The Ride, under her own record label. It only sold 1,814 copies in its first week in the US.

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She told Forbes: “Becoming independent and owning this record has been very pivotal for me because I’m able to own everything that I sing.”