Nelly Furtado

WATCH: Director X On His Top 11 Music Video Game-Changers

HuffPost Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada Music

Hip-hop fans and music video lovers are having the best week thanks to the release of Drake's video for “Worst Behaviour,” filmed by award-winning...

My African Adventure with Artbound, Maasai Warriors and Nelly Furtado

Sara Graham | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada Impact
Sara Graham

This is where sh*t got medieval. And by this I mean we were building walls old school brick and mortar styles. The guys had to chip away at massive stones in order to make them fit. And then there was the "flicking". The process basically involved throwing mud at the new wall to reinforce the bricks.

Visiting Maasai Mara Changed My Life - And I'm Not Even The Camping Type

Sara Graham | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Impact
Sara Graham

In 2010, I joined Artbound, a nonprofit volunteer organization committed to championing the power that an arts education has on creating sustainable change. Our first 80s-themed fundraising event was an incredible success and raised $150k in order for Free The Children to build an arts centre at their Kisaruni High School for Girls. This would be the first of its kind in East Africa.

The Group Scaring Celebs Away From Israel

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada Politics
Diane Weber Bederman

It's time Canadians are made aware of the tactics of intimidation employed by the BDS movement so that they understand that many celebrities who cancel events in Israel are not doing so for political reasons but rather out of concern for their lives -- personally and professionally.

Seven Canadian Arts Mavens You Want to Know

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 09.06.2013 | Canada
Marcello Cabezas

Who better to share their thoughts on arts mavens in Canada that you may not know, but should, than folks who are at the pulse of the magic that is going on in our country. The secret nuggets that are just blooming. Here are their picks of what you should know.

An Unforgettable Walk With Spencer West

Nelly Furtado | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada Impact
Nelly Furtado

The act of walking forward is a truly life-affirming motion. In life, we are always moving forward in some way, whether through space, time or in growth. The way we travel forward defines us. If we travel with positivity, pace, good humour and graciousness, we always arrive in the right place.

Spencer West Has No Legs, But He's Walking for Water

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Never tell Spencer West that he can't do something. A congenital spinal disorder rendered his legs useless, so at age five, West underwent a double amputation to remove them. His biggest challenge -- so far -- was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for charity last June. Today, we were with West as he kicked off the We Walk 4Water campaign, starting a 300-kilometre trek from Edmonton to Calgary.

Seattle Seahawks' Coach Pete Carroll Has a Game Plan for LA's Kids

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has shown us that his football philosophy changes lives. Earlier in his career, Carroll couldn't sit back and watch as kids in L.A.'s inner-city schools succumbed to pressure to join gangs. He created A Better LA in 2003, an organization that works to reduce gang violence by offering skills training and resources for people looking to get off the streets.

Nelly Furtado Giveaway: Win Tickets To Concerts On Her Canadian Tour

Huffington Post Music Canada | Huffington Post staff | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Music

Canadian pop star Nelly Furtado is flying home for the winter, bringing her Spirit Indestructible tour across Canada all this month, kicking off in Vi...

Nelly Furtado & Huffington Post Music Canada Ticket Giveaway Official Rules

Huffington Post Music Canada | Huffington Post staff | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Music

NELLY FURTADO & HUFFINGTON POST MUSIC CANADA TICKET GIVEAWAY OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN 1. ELIGIBILITY: The Huffington...

VIDEO: Nelly Furtado Doesn't Want To Make Pop Music Anymore

Huffington Post Music Canada | Marwa Hamad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music

As Nelly Furtado prepares to hit the snow-covered road for the Canadian leg of her "Spirit Indestructible" tour beginning Jan. 8, the B.C.-born singer...

This Christmas, Give a Gift That Counts Twice

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

We know it's the thought that counts, but this holiday, why not give a gift that counts, too? Each Water Rafiki Friend Chain is unique, handmade with love by Maasai mamas in Kenya. Proceeds from the $10 chain support Free The Children's clean water programming worldwide. One chain provides one person with clean water for an entire year.

Star Power: Nelly Furtado Is More Than a Role Model

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

When we asked Grammy-winning Canadian singer Nelly Furtado to travel with us to Kenya a few years back, we had no idea it would lead to an amazing friendship. Now an ambassador for Free The Children, she launched a matching fund to support the construction of a new all girls' high school in rural Kenya.

Nelly Furtado Brushes Off Bad Album Sales: 'I'm Bulletproof'

Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 10.26.2012 | Canada Music

Nelly Furtado broke out as a pop star back in 2000 with the acoustic earworm "I'm Like a Bird," but only went stratospheric after trading her crunchy ...

Joshua Ostroff

Nelly Furtado's Million-Dollar Donation Is Going To The Girls

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 10.18.2012 | Canada Impact

When Nelly Furtado showed up at Toronto’s We Day 2011 youth rally, the 20,000 teenage activists in attendance likely expected some songs and maybe a...

The Musical Showcase That Puts the Spotlight on Canadian Girls

Lauren Toyota | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada Music
Lauren Toyota

As a VJ on MuchMusic, I've shared the stage and interviewed many talented musicians, but when I was asked to host the 17th Annual Honey Jam Showcase on August 16, I was thrilled. Since 1995, Honey Jam has fostered some of the best female artists in our country. Phenomenal singers like Nelly Furtado, Reema Major, and Jully Black have all been discovered on the Honey Jam stage. I'm excited to introduce an eager audience to a new batch of magnificently talented women.

10 Things I've Learned From Craig Kielburger

Josh Bowman | Posted 11.29.2011 | Canada
Josh Bowman

It's probably better to be optimistic than pessimistic. Being optimistic gives you the passion and drive to keep fighting an uphill battle, even if you aren't seeing results. It's harder, but it's better for you and the world around you.