Ten years later, on the cusp of Furtado’s sixth album, The Ride, she gave The FADER the stories behind the making of the singularly compelling Loose. [Producers] Track & Field and I were in the studio every day. So I had lots of time to come up with interesting rhythms and melodies.
Before Loose, I remember being like, "Okay, I want to do a pop album." I wanted to prove to myself that I could be more streamlined. It was really fun when I tried to play the stuff live, but I always thought it made more sense in a club environment.
Singles like “Promiscuous” and “Maneater” significantly altered Furtado's public narrative; until then she'd been known as a kind of heartfelt singer-songwriter, but began to be talked about in the hyperbolic, often patronizing tone reserved for pop stars who invoke their sexuality.
But Loose was hinged on her magic chemistry with producer Timbaland, and set them both up as even more versatile artists than fans had previously understood.
Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas (born October 13, 1980), known simply as Ashanti, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress. In 2003, the self-titled debut album won Ashanti her first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B album.
Ashanti is known for her eponymous debut album, which featured the hit song "Foolish", and sold over 505,000 copies in its first week of release throughout the U. Her second release achieved a platinum certification and other top 10 singles.
In 2006, Nelly Furtado released her third album, Loose.
Alongside Beyoncé's B’Day, Justin Timberlake's Future Sex/Love Sounds, and big country debuts by Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, it went on to become one of the best-selling records of that year as well a career-defining album for the Canadian musician.
I used Madonna's Ray of Light as a template for Loose: she was smooth but sexy, universal, epic, iconic!
She desperately needs a child support check to maintain her current lifestyle for the next 18 years.
And Jennings is fertile; he already has a son with a NBA groupie.
After a very public and painful divorce from Kevin, which Torrei tearfully discussed on”Atlanta Exes,” Torrei has now moved and uh…moved up literally, shall we say. We're told they've been together for 2 months, and clicked after meeting on the set of "Turnt." Torrei co-starred and co-produced the flick, while Jamal co-stars and is the executive producer.
See what we mean below…Torrei's rep confirms she's been dating Jamal Woolard -- best known for playing Biggie Smalls in "Notorious," "All Eyez on Me" and seemingly every other movie about Notorious B.