It’s been about six years since Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado has given us anything new after ‘Maneater’ and ‘Promiscuous’ from her 2006 outing ‘Loose’.
Well, the singer is back this year with a brand new album. ‘The Spirit Indestructible’, set for release on 18 September 2012 is the upcoming fifth studio album by Furtado. The lead single from the album, ‘Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)’ which piles on Furtado’s themes of empowerment (through the size of her ear-rings) is set to be another massive club anthem with its punchy bass-lines courtesy of producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (the man behind Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone’) and double entendre-filled lyrics.
Nelly Furtado will be swinging by Singapore for a one-night only exclusive showcase organised by SingTel AMPed on 14 August at The Coliseum at Resorts World Sentosa to promote her new album. You can also download an exclusive preview of her album from AMPed from September.
Nelly Furtado exploded onto the pop music scene with her debut album, ‘Whoa, Nelly!’, sustained her momentum with 2003's ‘Folklore’, then reached new heights of commercial success with ‘Loose’. She won her first Grammy in 2001 for the single "I'm Like a Bird."
‘Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)’ – Nelly Furtado
Known for her musical eclecticism, experimenting with styles as diverse as pop, hip-hop, R’n’B and Latin, it’s her unique, Hispanic-tinged voice that has gained her most notoriety.
In 2006, she won the Best Female Rock/Pop Act at the World Music Awards, gaining a place next to musical royalty Madonna, Beyonce and Kanye West.
To score a pair of these exclusive showcase passes, you need to sign up for the AMPed 2.0 Premium (12 months contract) between 21 July and 12 August 2012.
For existing AMPed customers, all you need to do is just download songs from Nelly to stand a chance to win a pair of showcase tickets.
Those who have the top downloads (including Nelly songs) during the promo period, can even gain access to the VIP zone as well as get up close and personal with the superstar.
SingTel AMPed presents Nelly Furtardo’s The Spirit Indestructible Music Showcase is on 14 August 2012 at The Coliseum, Resorts World Sentosa. Log on to www.singtelamped.com for more info.