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It’s been 23 years since Nelly Furtado catapulted to stardom with her breakout single I’m Like A Bird.

The pop star performed some of the biggest songs of the early ’00s that still show up on our nostalgia playlists – like Promiscuous and Maneater – and some of her hits have been given a new lease on life on TikTok.

But after spending more than five years at the top of the charts, breaking records and winning awards, she practically vanished overnight.

That is, until, she made her big return to the spotlight recently with a magazine shoot.

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The singer posed for Fault magazine, marking her first official photoshoot in six years.

“I ripped another Band-Aid off! First photoshoot in 6 years?! Thanks @FAULTMagazine, Happy to be your cover woman,” Furtado, 44, tweeted, sharing her cover with fans.

The mum-of-three looked positively glamorous in the series of images, where she posed in several stylish outfits.

It marks Furtado’s tentative return to mainstream media after her last album release, The Ride, in 2017.

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So what happened to Nelly Furtado over the past six years? Here’s everything you should know about the former pop icon.

Why did Nelly Furtado disappear?

Nelly Furtado took a step back from music and the public spotlight after a nervous breakdown in 2006.

“I had a nervous breakdown on stage,” she told the Daily Mail in 2017.

“I was on the Loose tour [2007] and my daughter was with me – I was being a mum and a singer on the road. I was exhausted.”

“Then one night I went on stage and I suddenly realised how stressed out I was. I actually cried my way through the first two songs. I took a break from music and went home. And I realised that being at home and having the whole family experience was what I was seeking.”

She said she shot to such heights of fame so quickly that she couldn’t handle it.

“It was too much too soon,” she added.

“After two years of intense touring and partying, I’d spend hours alone in my LA home, just staring at the floor. I felt like a fraud, believing that people liked me for my image and not my music.”

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She released a Spanish language album in 2009 called Mi Plan, and another album in 2012, The Spirit Indestructible – after which she took a five-year break.

Furtado spent those five years travelling and doing a lot of charity work with Save The Children.

In 2017, she released an independent album, The Ride, under her own record label. It only sold 1,814 copies in its first week in the US.

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After releasing her independent album in 2017, it’s unlikely that Furtado will ever return to mainstream music.

She decided to start her own record label because she feels very passionately about artists owning the master recordings of their own songs –– an issue Taylor Swift has spoken about at length.

She told Forbes: “Becoming independent and owning this new record has been very pivotal for me because I’m able to own everything that I sing.”

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However, the singer did delight fans when she made a surprise appearance at Drake’s concert at OVO Fest in Toronto on July 30. The rapper invited his fellow Canadian on stage, in what appears to be her first public gig in years.

“This right here took a lot … this next person’s music changed my life so much. I love her with all my heart so when she comes out here you better show her some f—ing love too,” Drake told the crowd to hype them up as he introduced Furtado. 

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The pop star was met with cheers and applause as she engaged with fans before performing her hit song Promiscuous Girl.

Drake and Furtado later sing a duet of her other hit, I’m Like a Bird.

Where is Nelly Furtado today?

After releasing her independent album in 2017, it’s unlikely that Furtado will ever return to mainstream music.

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She decided to start her own record label because she feels very passionately about artists owning the master recordings of their own songs –– an issue Taylor Swift has spoken about at length.

She told Forbes: “Becoming independent and owning this new record has been very pivotal for me because I’m able to own everything that I sing.”

What is Nelly Furtado’s net worth?

Because Furtado holds song-writing and producer credits on her songs – some of which were the biggest of their decade – she continues to make a lot of money off her first few albums.

Estimates put her net worth at around $US20 million ($26.6 million).

What happened to Nelly Furtado and Timbaland?

Ever since Timbaland and Furtado worked on her 2006 album Loose together, they’ve been close friends – and that friendship still remains today.

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In 2017 Timbaland surprised contestants on the TV show The Pop Game with a mentoring session from the pop star.

What is Nelly Furtado’s nationality?

Furtado was born in Canada to Brazilian parents who migrated to North America in the 1960s.

She first began singing in Portuguese as a child and performed in a Portuguese marching band as a teen.

Nelly Furtado’s relationship history

The Promiscuous singer married sound engineer Demacio Castellon in 2008, though the pair divorced in 2016. She has one daughter, Nevis Chetan, born in 2003 from a previous relationship.

What does Nelly Furtado look like now?

Nelly Furtado does have an Instagram, but she doesn’t use it for much other than to promote her re-release of the album Woah, Nelly.

She does have a few stories archived, including this photo from February 2021.

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When was ‘I’m Like A Bird’ released?

Arguably her best-known single, I’m Like A Bird was Furtado’s first single, released in 2000, on her debut album Woah Nelly.

That album also included bangers like Turn Off The Light and Hey, Man.

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Roger Craig, Teacher of an Era-Defining Pitch, Is Dead at 93



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Roger Craig, who pitched or managed in five World Series and changed the face of pitching in the 1980s as the guru of the split-fingered fastball, died Sunday. He was 93.

The San Francisco Giants, a team Craig managed for eight seasons, leading them to the National League pennant in 1989, announced his death on its website on Sunday. His family said Craig had a short illness, a Giants spokesman said.

For some, Craig was a figure in baseball trivia: He was the starting pitcher for the Dodgers in their final game before moving from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, and five years later, in 1962, he threw the first pitch in the Mets’ history. He was the loser both times. He lost 24 games and then 22 for the dreadful Mets in their first two seasons, including 18 in a row in 1963. But he had his moments when backed by good-hitting lineups.

A lanky 6-foot-4 right-hander who, it was often noted, bore a remarkable resemblance to President Lyndon B. Johnson, Craig pitched in three World Series for the Dodgers in the 1950s and another with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1964. In managing the Giants to the 1989 N.L. pennant, he implored his players to hustle with the mantra “Humm baby” and taught his pitchers to throw the split-fingered fastball.

Craig spread the gospel of the split, thrown with the same motion as a traditional fastball but able to confound batters because the pitcher gripped the baseball with his index and middle finger spread widely apart, and parallel to the seams instead of across them.


The Mets selected Craig with their third pick in the expansion draft, making him an original member of the team. Credit…Bettmann via Getty Images

“The split finger is, simply, a fastball that you put an extra spin on so that it drops down in front of the batter so fast that he don’t know where it’s goin’,” Craig explained in a 1988 interview with Playboy. “Every pitcher with brains who wants to stick around wants to learn it.”

As the pitching coach for the Detroit Tigers, Craig taught the delivery to the right-hander Jack Morris, who helped propel the team to the 1984 World Series championship and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018.

After leaving the Tigers when his salary demands were unmet, Craig taught the split-fingered fastball to the Houston Astros’ right-hander Mike Scott, who had sought his advice. Scott went on to win the 1986 N.L. Cy Young Award. As Scott once put it, “God bless Roger Craig.”

“Everyone was throwing that pitch,” Mike Scioscia, who caught for the Dodgers in the 1980s and later managed the Angels, told The Associated Press in 2011. “It was the pitch of the ’80s just like the pitch of the ’60s was a slider.”

Roger Lee Craig was born on Feb. 17, 1930, in Durham, N.C., one of 10 children of John and Mamie Craig. His father was a shoe salesman. He was spotted by a part-time scout for the Dodgers while pitching in high school, then signed by the team out of North Carolina State University in 1950. After pitching in the Dodgers’ minor league system and serving in the Army, Craig made his debut with Brooklyn in July 1955.

He had a 5-3 record over 21 games, 10 of them starts, then beat the Yankees in Game 5 of what became the only World Series a Brooklyn team would win. He pitched for the Dodgers again in the 1956 World Series, taking the loss in Game 3 of the seven-game series win for the Yankees.

A fastball pitcher early in his career, Craig developed arm problems that he attributed to throwing in cold and damp weather as the starter on Sept. 29, 1957, at the Philadelphia Phillies’ Connie Mack Stadium, in the final game the Dodgers played before moving to Los Angeles.

Craig was back in the minors for much of 1958 and for part of the 1959 season while rehabilitating from his injury. He never regained the speed on his fastball but when he returned to the Dodgers for good in 1959 he concentrated on getting ahead of batters in the count. That year, he revived his career as a control pitcher and had his best major league season, posting an 11-5 record while leading the N.L. in shutouts, with four, as the Dodgers won their first pennant in Los Angeles. He started twice in the World Series against the Chicago White Sox, with one loss and one no-decision in a game won by the Dodgers, who took the Series in six games.

Craig pitched mostly in relief before he was chosen by the Mets as their No. 3 selection in the October 1961 expansion draft, after catcher Hobie Landrith and infielder Elio Chacon. He was the sixth pick overall since the Mets alternated with Houston, the other new team, in the draft order.

The Mets traded Craig to the Cardinals before the 1964 season, and he won Game 4 of the World Series in relief as St. Louis beat the Yankees in seven games. He later pitched for the Cincinnati Reds and the Phillies and finished his career with a record of 74-98.

Craig began teaching the split-fingered fastball, a variation on a lower-velocity delivery called the forkball, when he managed the San Diego Padres in 1978 and ’79. The future Hall of Fame reliever Bruce Sutter had been using the pitch for several years with the Chicago Cubs, having learned it from their roving instructor, Fred Martin, when he was in the minors. While Craig did not “discover” the split finger, he proved especially adept at teaching it.


Craig became the Giants’ manager late in the 1985 season and remained through 1992. The team’s chief executive said Craig’s “optimism and wisdom resulted in some of the most memorable seasons in our history.”Credit…Otto Greule /Allsport via Getty Images

After five years as a Tigers coach, Craig became the Giants’ manager with 18 games left in the 1985 season and remained with the team for seven more years. The highlight of his tenure came in was 1989, when the Giants won an N.L. pennant for the first time since 1962, although they were swept by the Oakland Athletics in an earthquake-delayed World Series. He retired after the 1992 season and had spent time on his Southern California ranch in Borrego Springs in his later years.

The split-fingered fastball remained a part of pitchers’ arsenals in the years that followed Craig’s retirement, but it gradually declined in popularity over concerns that it can put undue stress on a pitcher’s arm.

“We have lost a legendary member of our Giants family,” Larry Baer, the Giants’ chief executive, said in a statement. “Roger was beloved by players, coaches, front office staff and fans. He was a father figure to many and his optimism and wisdom resulted in some of the most memorable seasons in our history.”

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; three daughters, Sherri Paschelke, Teresa Hanvey and Vikki Dancan; a son, Roger Jr.; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren, the Giants said.

In looking back on his career, Craig shared wry memories of pitching for Casey Stengel’s Mets.

As he related it to CBS Sports in 2013, Stengel would tell him more or less the following: “Mr. Craig, I know you pitched nine innings today and won’t pitch again for four days, but don’t throw between starts just in case we’re ahead. I may need you to pitch an inning or two.”


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FIA GT World Cup Returns to Macau



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The FIA GT World Cup will return to Macau for the first time in four years, having been confirmed as part of the Macau Grand Prix weekend on Nov. 16-19.

Announced on Monday, the event, featuring professional GT3 drivers, will have World Cup status after several years of the event being run as a national GT Cup race due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Macau, and neighboring mainland China, lifted all COVID-19 restrictions in February, resulting in no mandatory hotel quarantine for foreign travelers, which severely impacted the international participation of the event.

Two 30-minute practice sessions will be on tap followed by a single qualifying session and two races, consisting of 12 and 16 laps, respectively.

A total of 17 GT3 cars took part in the last Macau event under world cup status in 2019, including factory-supported entries from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche.

Entries will open on July 1 with the deadlines set for Aug. 31.

“The return of the FIA GT World Cup is great news,” said FIA circuit sport department director Marek Nawarecki.

“The volume of manufacturers involved and homologated cars make the GT3 platform the FIA’s most successful customer racing category.

“It is therefore important that it has its own pinnacle in the form of a standalone sprint format event awarding an FIA World Cup title.

“The importance of the GT3 class will further grow, therefore having FIA racing back at the streets of Macau is an extremely positive development for all involved, including the fans as this circuit has always produced great racing.

“I’m expecting a strong entry with wide range of GT3 models and with some of the world’s best GT drivers on the grid.”


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‘Barry’ Cinematographer Carl Herse On Lensing Some of Season 4’s Most Talked-About Moments




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If you’re reading this article, then you’re likely missing Barry right now. Before Barry debuted its series finale last Sunday, Carl Herse sat down with Awards Daily to discuss his work across the entire season, a change from his partial lensing on Season Three. I’m sharing this information with you because, as I hadn’t seen the finale when I […]


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Title: ‘Barry’ Cinematographer Carl Herse On Lensing Some of Season 4’s Most Talked-About Moments
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