Portuguese American Journal

Music: Nelly Furtado performing duo for Andrea Bocelli’s new album – Italy

Portuguese-Canadian singer-songwriter, Nelly Furtado, is now featured singing a duet with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, in a newly released album produced by David Foster for Universal Music.

Actress and vocalist Jennifer López is also featured in this romantic new released studio album.

For the new release, titled “Passione,” Nelly Furtado and Andrea Bocelli honor Brazilian composer António Carlos Jobim by singing Corcovado, Garota de Ipanema, and Águas de Março. The new album was launched January 29.

For the most part, “Passione,” is a collection of the “most” romantic songs by Mediterranean, North and South American composers. It includes songs in six languages: Portuguese, Italian, Napolitano, French, Spanish and English.

In January 9, in Vancouver, Canada, Nelly Furtado launched her “Spirit Indestructible Tour,” the first time she is promoting an English record since 2007-2008’s “Get Loose Tour.”

Nelly Furtado, 34, was born in Victoria British Columbia, Canada, to Portuguese immigrant parents from the São Miguel Island, in the Azores. Furtado came to fame in 2000 with the release of her debut album Whoa, Nelly!, which featured her breakthrough Grammy Award-winning single I’m Like a Bird. A record producer, singer and song writer, she has sold over 18 million albums worldwide, and currently resides in Toronto.

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