Ever since she won a 2002 Grammy Award for her hit song "I'm Like a Bird," Canadian singer Nelly Furtado has flown to international stardom.
The Victoria, BC-native has released five studio albums - one being a full-length Spanish album, 2009's Mi Plan, for which Furtado received a Latin Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Album (the first Canadian to do so, we might add!)
With 10 Juno Awards to her name, Furtado divides her time between collaborating with A-list artists (Timbaland, Missy Elliot and k-os, to name a few) and being a devoted mother to her young daughter Nevis Chetan.
Furtado's latest release, The Spirit Indestructible, features a variety of musical styles, from hip-hop to rock to R&B. We caught up with her backstage to talk about her new material, how she balances motherhood and her career and her opinion of what makes a good song.