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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.”

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“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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Title: Nelly Furtado: What happened to the pop singer and where is she today?
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Published Date: Wed, 24 May 2023 05:05:00 GMT

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5th Annual Society of Composers & Lyricists Awards Announces Nominees in Film, TV, and Visual Media

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The Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) announced today the nominees for the 2024 SCL Awards. Many of the contenders reflect the Oscar shortlist that was also announced today. The nominees include songwriters Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Lenny Kravitz, Diane Warren, and Jon Batiste who earned spots on the Oscar shortlist for Best Original Song. […]

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Title: 5th Annual Society of Composers & Lyricists Awards Announces Nominees in Film, TV, and Visual Media
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2024 Oscars: Best Original Song Predictions

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With the 2024 Oscars shortlists now out, it’s clear that “Barbie” will have a significant presence in the Best Original Song category.

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Deontay Wilder Net Worth: Career Earnings, Biggest Fight Purse & Endorsement Deals Of ‘The Bronze Bomber’

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Deontay Wilder Net Worth: Career Earnings, Biggest Fight Purse & Endorsement Deals Of ‘The Bronze Bomber’ – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Here is everything you need to know about the single hardest puncher in boxing and the former world heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder. This includes his net worth, career earnings and endorsement deals.

Deontay Wilder Net Worth

Deontay Wilder has been a professional boxer since his debut back in November 2008. He has been boxing consistently for over 15 years straight now in the pro ranks, earning more and more money as his career has progressed up to world level.

The 1985-born boxing superstar is one of the most fearsome punchers the sport of boxing has ever seen. Deontay Wilder’s boxing record consists of 43 wins – 42 of which have come via knockout. The only man to go the distance with ‘The Bronze Bomber’ was Bermane Stiverne, who Wilder then knocked out in a round in their rematch.

As of December 2023, it is reported that Deontay Wilder’s net worth is somewhere in the region of $30 million (source: Celebrity Net Worth).

Of course, given the fact the Alabama man is supremely wealthy, he likes his fair share of luxury items too. Wilder has acquired real estate, expensive jewelry, flashy cars and various other assets that have contributed to his riches.

Wilder reportedly has eight kids in total from various relationships, including one with his current girlfriend Telli Swift. Evidently a fair amount of Wilder’s earnings in the ring is used on providing for his big family and loved ones. Be sure to see Deontay Wilder’s net worth continue to grow for the remainder of his career, as long as that lasts.

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Deontay Wilder Career Earnings

After 46 professional boxing fights, Deontay Wilder’s biggest fight purse is reported to have been around $28 million (source: Forbes). This was reportedly how much ‘The Bronze Bomber’ earned for his rematch bout with Tyson Fury back in February 2020.

Wilder went into the fight as the marginal favorite with the best offshore sportsbooks, given that he was still the reigning champion following his draw with Fury 14 months prior. Despite getting conclusively knocked out in Round 7 of the fight, this still remains the biggest purse of Wilder’s career to date.

Deontay Wilder has reportedly earned a total sum of around $95 million in his professional boxing career from his debut up to now. This is right up there with the likes of heavyweight rivals Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, and is more than the likes of Ryan Garcia, Gervonta Davis and Terence Crawford.

The 2008 Beijing Olympic Bronze Medallist has been earnings even figure purses ever since he became world heavyweight champion back in January 2015. Of his last 10 fights, just one has been less than seven figures (Washington – $900k). In fact, Wilder has earned around $80 million just from his last five fights.

See the full table below for a detailed breakdown of the purses Deontay Wilder has received for his last 10 fights. All in all, it is fair to say that the 38-year-old isn’t short of a dollar or two. His net worth, salary and fight purses will continue to rise as his career rolls on at world level.

Deontay Wilder Fight Purses (Last 10):

Fight Fight Purse
Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius $10 million
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 3 $12 million
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2 $28 million
Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz 2 $20 million
Deontay Wilder vs Dominic Breazeale $10 million
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury $10 million
Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz $2 million
Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne 2 $1.4 million
Deontay Wilder vs Gerald Washington $900,000
Deontay Wilder vs Chris Arreola $1.4 million

Deontay Wilder purse info per Sports Payouts & Sporting News

Deontay Wilder Endorsements & Sponsorship

Although the vast majority of Deontay Wilder’s earnings comes from prize fighting, he also earns an extremely lucrative sum of money outside of the ring. These vast endorsement deals from outside of the ring are a big player in boosting Wilder’s net worth and salary.

The 1985-born boxing phenom’s biggest endorsement deal as of today is his partnership with Everlast. Wilder has shown great loyalty to Everlast for several years during his boxing career, and still sports their boxing gear to this day. He also regularly uses Everlast boxing gloves in the ring for his world title fights, as well as during training camps.

Some of Deontay Wilder’s other endorsements include his partnerships with PureKana CBD, Raising Cane’s and IHC Crypto. There is not much else known about Wilder’s endorsements and sponsors outside of his career as a boxer.

All in all, Deontay Wilder’s various sponsorships certainly help boost his net worth. Per Forbes, he reportedly earns an estimated $500,000 per annum through endorsements. Ultimately though it is punching people in the face for a living that pays ‘The Bronze Bomber’ the most money.

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By: Paul Kelly
Title: Deontay Wilder Net Worth: Career Earnings, Biggest Fight Purse & Endorsement Deals Of ‘The Bronze Bomber’
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