In Honor of Her New Album, Nelly Furtado’s Best Looks From the Early 2000s

The Canadian singer/songwriter Nelly Furtado had her heyday in the early 2000s with the release of her debut album, Whoa, Nelly! You might remember hit singles such as, “I’m like a Bird,” which won her the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 2002, as well as “Turn off the Light,” and “On the Radio.” If you were a child of the ’90s, it was probably one of your first (and favorite) albums. Seventeen years later, Furtado’s career is far from being a thing of the past. On March 31, she dropped her sixth studio album, The Ride, which demonstrates her ability to combine countless styles, from grungy folk to pop; hip hop bangers to Latin R&B. In 2006 she was collaborating with Timbaland, wearing all the trends including hoop earrings halter tops, pool slides, and cargo pants on the red carpet. And today, she’s a mother with a short bob and a little less “promiscuity,” but still has the same tough-around-the-edges bohemian style. Here, a look back at her defining early 2000s style, which is up there with icons of the day like Mariah Carey and Paris Hilton.

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Nelly Furtado wears hoop earrings and a tank top backstage at a recording of a ‘CD:UK’ TV show at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, London.

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Nelly Furtado wears a white track suit, headband, and sunglasses backstage at the MTV 2001 Video Music Awards in New York City.

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Nelly Furtado wears layers of chains and green eyeshadow on the red carpet at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City.

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Nelly Furtado wears a yellow bustier top to VH1 Presents: “Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin” at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Nelly Furtado wears a halter top and pool slides on the red carpet at KIIS-FM’s 2001 Wango Tango party in Los Angeles.

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Nelly Futado attends the World Music Awards in 2001 in Monte Carlo wearing an equestrian halter top, hoops, and low-slung pants.

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Nelly Furdato wears hoops and a see-through sweater to the 44th Annual Grammy Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in 2002.

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Nelly Furtado arrives at the “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” premiere in Los Angeles in 2001 wearing a yellow two-piece and a waist belt.

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Nelly Furtado performs at the 2002 Rock The Vote Awards wearing neon-painted bellbottoms, an orange top, and neon cat eye makeup.

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Nelly Furtado wears a dark floral bustier top and maxi skirt to the 33rd NAACP Image Awards in 2002 in Los Angeles.

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Nelly Fertado wore pink cargo pants and a tank top to Z100’s 2001 Zootopia concert at Nassau Coliseum in New York City.