She’s back! Nelly Furtado joins NYC Pride 2017’s superstar line-up!

Nelly Furtado The Ride

Photo: Ben Guzman

Pride Island, a three-day cultural experience that forms part of NYC Pride 2017 and features vocal powerhouses such as Deborah Cox and Patti Labelle, welcomes Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Nelly Furtado to their superstar line-up.

With a career spanning two decades, five albums under her belt and more than 16 million records sold worldwide, Nelly Furtado is back in the limelight. Her recent studio album, The Ride, is a “bold comeback” project, taking fans along for a spectacular ride – and that ride is scheduled to make quite a landing at Pride Island.

In 2000, Portuguese-Canadian singer Nelly Furtado burst onto the scene with Whoa, Nelly! and hasn’t slowed down since. Furtado’s spell-binding solo hits such as “I’m Like a Bird,” “Turn off the Light” and “Say It Right” are impressed in the history of pop music. Her collaborative pop smashes with Timbaland for “Promiscuous” and “Give it to Me” (featuring Justin Timberlake) will move the crowd on the dynamic closing of Pride Island on Sunday 25 June, 2017.

(We’re particularly fond of Big Hoops – perhaps her most underrated song!)

“Pride island was created to celebrate the heart of our community, with each day representing a different musical sound,” said Jose Ramos, Pride Island Director. “Nelly Furtado closing out our three-day experience will be one for the record books.”

Pride Island is a three-day cultural experience with Deborah Cox and Patti Labelle; indie pop duo Tegan and Sara and British electronica trio, Years and Years; Roisin Murphy; Gallant; Dimitri from Paris and Occupy the Disco all scheduled to perform. Chus & Ceballos, Cindel and Scott Martin with join Nelly Furtado for Sunday’s finale.

Furtado joins a star-studded list of Sunday performers that includes Cher, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Janet Jackson and Ariana Grande.

Tickets for Pride Island are now on sale. For more information about Pride Island, visit: nycpride.org.

Related: The Gay Times Pride Team will be on the ground for NYC Pride 2017!

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