Wednesday, June 14, 2006
In news which is surprising on more levels than an old school game of Gauntley, not only has Nelly Furtado has returned with Maneater a song as ace as a band made up entirely of Kiss guitarists, but she's managed to take it to the number one spot as well. She's probably as surprised as the rest of us. Anyway, to celebrate this impressive feat, here's ten entirely true and in no way made up facts about the nation's favourite Canadian/Portuguese songstress:-
- She's, like, a bird.
- Nelly's Euro 2004 song was named after a shortened form of most people's reaction upon hearing it: "Forca sake"
- Nelly collects plastic bags. She currently has four, but is hoping, god willing, to add a fifth one before the end of the year.
- Maneater was originally titled Flan Eater. Because Nelly likes flans.
- Unsurprsingly "Furtado" isn't Nelly's real surname. It's actually "The Elephant"
- Her debut album, Whoa Nelly! was inspired by her time working as a horse on a Texan ranch.
- Turn Off The Light recently received a new lease of life after appearing on adverts encoruaging you to both save energy and, like Nelly, live in the sewers.
- Despite many attempts, retailers around the country refused to take back copies of Nelly's largely forgettable fourth single, no matter how hard purchases would Try.
- The above fact works a bit better if you're aware that Nelly's largely forgettable fourth single was actually called Try.
- The new album's probably a bit ropey, mind.