Loose (Nelly Furtado album)

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Loose is the third studio album by Portuguese-Canadian singer and songwriter Nelly Furtado, released on 6 June 2006 by Geffen Records and the Mosley Music Group. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_0

Following the release of Furtado's second album, Folklore (2003) through DreamWorks Records, it was announced that Universal Music Group would acquire DreamWorks Records, the latter was folded into the Interscope Geffen A&M umbrella where Furtado would release any new music. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_1

Recording sessions for the album took place from 2005 to 2006. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_2

Timbaland and his protégé Danja produced the bulk of the album, which incorporates influences of dance, R&B and hip hop. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_3

The album explores the theme of female sexuality and has been described as introspective. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_4

The record was seen generally as critically and commercially successful. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_5

It reached high positions on charts across the world, and according to an August 2009 press release, it had sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, making it the fifth best selling female album of the 00's and the twenty-second best-selling album of the 2000s. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_6

The album received criticism because of the sexual image Furtado adopted for the recording, as some critics felt it was a ploy to sell more records. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_7

The album was heavily promoted, released in several editions and supported by the Get Loose Tour, which is the subject of the concert DVD Loose: The Concert. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_8

"Loose" debuted at number one, making it Furtado's first album to top the chart along with eight singles were released from the album, including the US number-one singles "Promiscuous" and "Say It Right", which received Grammy Award nominations for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, respectively. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_9

Other successful singles include the UK number-one single "Maneater" and the European number one single "All Good Things (Come to an End)". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_10

Background Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_section_0

Furtado's second album, Folklore, was released in November 2003. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_11

The lead single is "Powerless (Say What You Want)" and the second single is the ballad "Try". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_12

The album was not as successful as her debut, partly due to the album's less "poppy" sound. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_13

"Powerless (Say What You Want)" was later remixed, featuring Colombian rocker Juanes, who had previously worked with Furtado on his track "Fotografía" ("Photograph"). Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_14

The two would collaborate again on "Te Busqué" ("I searched for you"), the single from Furtado's album Loose. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_15

The album was underpromoted from her label DreamWorks Records; it was announced on 11 November 2003 that Universal Music Group reached an agreement to acquire DreamWorks Records from DreamWorks SKG for "about $100 million". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_16

The purchase came at a time when the music business was "going through major changes" as it struggled to "counter falling sales and the impact of unofficial online music sales". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_17

DreamWorks Records was folded into the Interscope Geffen A&M umbrella label in January 2004. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_18

Furtado's recording contract was then absorbed into Interscope Records. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_19

Furtado wanted to make a pop music record "to prove to myself that I could be more streamlined", and cited as a major influence Madonna's album Ray of Light, saying that "she was smooth but sexy, universal, epic, iconic!" Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_20

Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine suggested for Furtado to work with Timbaland, who had produced Missy Elliott's "Get Ur Freak On", which featured Furtado in a remix, and done a remix of Furtado's hit "Turn Off the Light". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_21

Recording Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_section_1

Furtado began work on Loose by holding with emcee Jellystone what she referred to as a "hip-hop workshop", in which they would "write rhymes, dissect them, and try different flows over beats." Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_22

The first producers she worked with were Track & Field—who co-produced her first two albums, Whoa, Nelly! Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_23

(2000) and Folklore (2003)—and by May 2005, she had collaborated with Swollen Members and K'naan. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_24

She worked with Nellee Hooper in London on reggae-oriented material and with Lester Mendez in Los Angeles on acoustic songs. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_25

One of the tracks Mendez helped to create is "Te Busqué", which is co-written by and features Juanes, who collaborated with Furtado on his 2002 song "Fotografía". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_26

During her time in Los Angeles, she worked with Rick Nowels, who co-wrote and produced "In God's Hands", "Somebody to Love" and "Runaway". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_27

In Miami, Florida, Furtado collaborated with Pharrell (who introduced her to reggaeton and who gave her a "shout-out" in his 2005 single "Can I Have It Like That") and Scott Storch (with whom she recorded a "straight-up rap song") before entering the studio with Timbaland. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_28

He and his protégé at the time, Danja, co-produced eight of the tracks, with another produced solely by Danja. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_29

For some of the beats on the songs, Timbaland finished work on ones already present in the studio that were half-developed or just "nucleuses"; the rest were completely reworked. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_30

Furtado recorded around forty tracks for Loose, deciding which she would include based on the of the album—she called Timbaland "a sonic extraterrestrial" who came up with a sequence of songs that flowed, and said that the one she had devised was supposedly unsatisfactory. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_31

She recorded an unreleased collaboration with Justin Timberlake, "Crowd Control", which she described as "kind of sexy" and "a cute, clubby, upbeat, fun track". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_32

Other songs considered for inclusion on the album include "Chill Boy", "Friend of Mine", "Go", "Hands in the Air", "Pretty Boy", "Vice" and "Weak". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_33

Furtado said in her diary on her official website that she recorded a remix of "Maneater" with rapper Lil Wayne; it was only released as part of a compilation album, Timbaland's Remix & Soundtrack Collection, she also used the instrumental of the song during many television performances of "Maneater". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_34

A version of "All Good Things (Come to an End)" featuring vocals by Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin, who co-wrote the song, was not released after a request from Martin's label, EMI. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_35

The song was released on the album, but only Furtado's vocals are featured. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_36

Furtado explained that "Loose was 90 percent written with a beat first, and then I’d write my melodies and songs to the beat." Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_37

Post-production Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_section_2

The "off-the-cuff" conclusion to production was one of the reasons the album was titled Loose. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_38

It was named partly after the spontaneous decisions she made when creating the album. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_39

The album is also called Loose because it is "the opposite of calculated" and came naturally to Furtado and Timbaland; she called him her "distant musical cousin because he was always pushing boundaries and always carving out his own path", which she believed she was doing with Loose. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_40

"I think you have to keep surprising people as an artist, and I like that—I love doing that", she said. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_41

Loose was also named partly for the R&B girl group TLC, who Furtado said she admires for "taking back their sexuality, showing they were complete women." Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_42

She said she wanted the album to be "assertive and cool" and "sexy but fun", like TLC, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah and Janet Jackson, who inspired Furtado because, as she put it, she was "comfortable in her sexuality and womanhood" when her 1993 single "That's the Way Love Goes" was released. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_43

During the recording of Loose, Furtado listened to several electro and rock musicians, including Bloc Party, System of a Down, M.I.A. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_44 , Feist, Queens of the Stone Age, Metric and Death from Above 1979, some of whom influenced the "rock sound" present on the album and the "coughing, laughing, distorted basslines" that were kept in the songs deliberately. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_45

According to her, music by such bands is "very loud and has a garage theme" to it, some of which she felt she captured on the album. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_46

Furtado has said rock music is "rhythmic again" and hip hop-influenced after it had become "so churning and boring." Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_47

Because the mixing engineers were aware of Timbaland and Furtado's rock influences, the songs were mixed on a mixing board in the studio instead of "the fancy mixer at the end". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_48

Furtado said she preferred the louder volume that process gave to the album because she wanted it to sound like her demo tapes, which she prefers to her finished albums. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_49

She said, "It didn't have that final wash over it; it didn't have the final pressing at the end, save for a couple sounds". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_50

Music and lyrics Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_section_3

Furtado said that with the release of her albums before Loose, she had wanted to prove herself as a musician and earn respect from listeners through using many different instruments on an album, which most hip hop musicians did not do. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_51

After she believed she had accomplished that, she felt she had freedom to make the type of music she "really love[d]". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_52

Furtado said her previous problem with hip hop was that she did not think it was good enough to base one of her albums on, but that she then asked herself why she was being "pretentious". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_53

The album represents her separating from such notions and, in her words, "jumping in the deep end of the pool—'Ahh, screw it, this is fun!'". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_54

Furtado said she considers herself "all over the map" and promiscuous musically because she is not faithful to one style. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_55

For the first time, Furtado worked with a variety of record producers and followed a more collaborative approach in creating the album. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_56

Produced primarily by Timbaland and Danja, Loose showcases Furtado experimenting with a more R&B–hip hop sound and, as she put it, the "surreal, theatrical elements of '80s music". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_57

She has categorized the album's sound as punk-hop, which she describes as Eurythmics-influenced "modern, poppy, spooky music" and stated that "there's a mysterious, after-midnight vibe to [it] that's extremely visceral". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_58

Furtado has described the album as "more urban, more American, more hip-hop, [and] more simplified" than her earlier work, which she said was more layered and textured because she "tend[s] to overthink things". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_59

In contrast, during her studio time with Timbaland, she said she was "in the VIP boys club of just letting go" and being more impulsive. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_60

According to Furtado, instead of "pristine stuff", the album features "really raw" elements such as distorted bass lines, laughter from studio outtakes and general "room for error". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_61

Furtado has said Loose is not as much about the lyrics, which are not included in the liner notes, as it is about "indulging in pleasures—whether it's dancing or lovemaking." Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_62

According to her, she wasn't trying to be sexy with the album—"I think I just am sexy now", she said. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_63

Songs Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_section_4

The opening track, "Afraid" (featuring rapper Attitude), is a description of Furtado's fear of what people think of her, and she has said the chorus reminds her of "walking down the hall in high school ... because you live from the outside in. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_64

Now that I'm an adult, I care about the inside of me ... Before I said I didn't care about what people thought about me, but I really did." Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_65

"Maneater" is an uptempo electro rock song that combines 1980s electro synths and a more dance-oriented beat. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_66

The up-tempo song has prominent electropop and synthpop influences and is lyrically related to how people become "hot on themselves" when dancing in their underwear in front of a mirror. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_67

"Promiscuous" (featuring Timbaland) was inspired by a flirting exchange Furtado had with Attitude, who co-wrote the song. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_68

She has characterized the fifth track, "Showtime", as "a proper R&B slow jam". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_69

"No Hay Igual" is a hip hop and reggaeton song, that has a Spanglish tongue twister over "future-tropic" beats. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_70

The song contains a "sharp mix" of percussion and "empowered chanting". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_71

In "No Hay Igual", Furtado sings in Spanish and raps in Portuguese over a reggaeton rhythm. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_72

The album also features more introspective songs, and The Sunday Times wrote that it "has a surprising sadness to it." Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_73

The seventh track, "Te Busqué", which features Latin singer Juanes, is about Furtado's experiences with depression, which she said she has had periodically since she was around seventeen years old. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_74

Furtado said she was unsure what "Say It Right" is about, but that it encapsulates her feeling when she wrote it and "taps into this other sphere"; in an interview for The Sunday Times, it was mentioned that it is about her breakup with DJ Jasper Gahunia, the father of her daughter. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_75

"In God's Hands", another song on the album, was also inspired by the end of their relationship. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_76

Singles Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_section_5

In April 2006, a remix of "No Hay Igual" featuring Calle 13 was issued as a club single in the US. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_77

During the same period, "Promiscuous" (featuring Timbaland) was released for digital download in North America. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_78

Promiscuous became Furtado's first single to top the US Billboard Hot 100 and was released in Australia, where it reached the top five. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_79

The lead single in Europe and Latin America, "Maneater", was released in late May to early June 2006. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_80

It became Furtado's first single to top the UK Singles Chart and made the top ten in other countries; it reached the top five in Germany and the top twenty in France and Latin America. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_81

The second single in Europe, "Promiscuous", was released in late August to early September 2006 but it did not perform as well as "Maneater". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_82

It peaked inside the top five in the UK and the top ten in other countries, including Germany, and it reached the top twenty in France. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_83

During the same period, "Maneater" began its run as the second single in North America; it was not as successful as "Promiscuous", reaching number twenty-two in Canada and the top twenty in the US, though it became a top five single on the ARIA Singles Chart. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_84

Releases of the third North American single, "Say It Right", and the third Europe single, "All Good Things (Come to an End)", took place in November and December, and the third Latin American single, "Promiscuous", was released in January 2007. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_85

"Say It Right" went to number one in the US and on the Nielsen BDS airplay chart in Canada (where it was not given a commercial release), and it reached the top five in Australia. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_86

"All Good Things (Come to an End)" reached number one on the pan-European singles chart and the top five in the UK, and it was the album's most successful single in Germany, where it topped the chart, and in France, where it became a top ten hit. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_87

After the release of "Say It Right" in Europe in March 2007, the single reached the top five in Germany and the top ten in the UK, where it was a download-only release. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_88

The video for "All Good Things (Come to an End)" was released in North America during this period. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_89

"All Good Things (Come to an End)" peaked in the top five in Canada and in the top twenty in Australia, though it only reached the lower half of the US Hot 100. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_90

The album's fifth and final UK single was "In God's Hands", and the fifth and final single in North America was "Do It". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_91

In May 2007, Furtado mentioned the possibility of a sixth or seventh single, mentioning the examples of Nickelback's All the Right Reasons and The Pussycat Dolls' PCD as albums that were being supported by six or more singles at the time. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_92

Furtado said she liked the possibility because she thought Loose was good and "want[ed] people to hear as much of it as possible" before she took time off. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_93

Two other songs, "Te Busqué" and "No Hay Igual", were released as singles in other regions of the world. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_94

"Te Busqué" was the lead single in Spain because of the limited success hip-hop/R&B-influenced songs in the style of "Promiscuous" and "Maneater" achieved in the country. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_95

It was not released in the United States, but it was given airplay on Latin music radio stations and reached the top forty on Billboard's Latin Pop Airplay chart. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_96

The "No Hay Igual" remix featuring Calle 13 was released in Latin America, and the music video debuted in September. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_97

Release and promotion Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_section_6

See also: Get Loose Tour Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_98

The album was first released in Japan on 7 June 2006 through Universal Music Group before being released two days later in Germany. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_99

In the United Kingdom Loose was released on 12 June 2006 via Geffen Records and was released eight days later on 20 June 2006 in Canada and the United States. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_100

In 2007 the album was re-released in Germany. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_101

The re-release included bonus content. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_102

During the promotion of Loose, Furtado performed at major music festivals and award shows. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_103

In Europe, she appeared at Rock am Ring and Rock-im-Park in Germany and the Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands in June 2006. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_104

She performed in Canada at the Calgary Stampede, the Ottawa Bluesfest in July, and at the Ovation Music Festival in September. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_105

Shortly after her August 2006 performance at the Summer Sonic in Japan, she sang at the Teen Choice Awards. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_106

In November, she contributed to the entertainment during the World Music Awards, the American Music Awards and the 94th Grey Cup halftime show. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_107

She performed at the 2007 NRJ Music Awards, held in January 2007. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_108

Furtado embarked on a world concert tour, the Get Loose Tour, on 16 February 2007 in the UK, in support of the album; the tour included thirty-one dates in Europe and Canada, with additional shows in the US, Japan, Australia and Latin America. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_109

Furtado described the show as a "full sensory experience" with "a beginning, middle and end ... [it] takes you on a journey", also stressing the importance of crowd involvement and "spontaneity and rawness, because those are my roots, you know? Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_110

I started by doing club shows, and that's the energy I love, the raw club energy of just feeling like you're rocking out." Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_111

Though Furtado said choreographed dance routines were to be included in the show, she described it as "music-based ... Everything else is just to keep it sophisticated and sensual and fun." Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_112

Furtado said she hoped to have Chris Martin, Juanes, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland and Calle 13 to guest on the tour, and have a "revolving door" of opening acts with Latin musicians opening in the US. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_113

Commercial performance Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_section_7

Loose debuted at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling more than 34,000 copies in its first week, at that time the year's strongest debut for a Canadian artist. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_114

In late July, after Furtado embarked on a short tour of Canada and made a guest appearance on the television show Canadian Idol, the album returned to number one. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_115

It subsequently stayed near the top of the album chart until late January 2007, when it reached number one again for two weeks. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_116

It was the third best-selling album of 2006 in Canada, and the highest selling by a female solo artist, with 291,700 copies sold. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_117

The Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) certified Loose five times platinum in May 2007 for shipments of more than 500,000 copies. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_118

It stayed in the top twenty for fifty-seven weeks. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_119

The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, making it Furtado's first album to top the chart with first-week sales of 219,000 copies; it was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and ranked sixty-fourth on the Billboard 2006 year-end chart. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_120

Loose exited the US top ten in August 2006 but re-entered it in March 2007, and according to Nielsen SoundScan in October 2007, it had sold two million units. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_121

The album ranked thirty-second on the Billboard 2007 year-end chart. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_122

In the United Kingdom, Loose entered the albums chart at number five; in its forty-third week, it reached number four, and it was certified double platinum for shipments to retailers of more than 600,000 copies. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_123

As of July 2007, it had sold roughly 827,000 copies in the UK. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_124

The record was certified two times platinum in Australia for more than 140,000 units shipped; it reached number four there and was placed forty-fourth on the Australian Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) list of 2006 bestsellers. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_125

The album entered the chart in Germany at number one, spent a record forty-nine weeks in the German top ten, and was certified five times platinum. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_126

Loose reached number one on the European Top 100 Albums chart in early 2007, spending ten non-consecutive weeks at number one. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_127

By March 2007, it had been certified gold or platinum in twenty-five countries. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_128

As of 2019, the album has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_129

Critical reception Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_section_8

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Loose received generally positive reviews from music critics; it holds an average score of 71 out of 100 at aggregate website Metacritic. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_130

AllMusic and musicOMH cited the "revitalising" effect of Timbaland on Furtado's music, and The Guardian called it "slick, smart and surprising." Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_131

Q found most of it to be "an inventive, hip-hop-inflected delight." Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_132

Kelefa Sanneh of The New York Times wrote that "the music and the lyrics are mainly aimed at dance floors, and yet this album keeps reminding listeners that a dance floor is one of the most complicated places on earth." Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_133

In its review, AllMusic wrote "It's on this final stretch of the album that the Furtado and Timbaland pairing seems like a genuine collaboration, staying true to the Nelly of her first two albums, but given an adventurous production that helps open her songs up ... Timbaland has revitalized Nelly Furtado both creatively and commercially with Loose". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_134

She won her first BRIT Award—Best International Female—in 2007. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_135

In a mixed review, Nick Catucci of The Village Voice felt that Furtado "sauces up a bit too luridly" and lacks "chemistry" with Timbaland, writing that Loose "isn't a love child, but a bump-and-grind that never finds a groove". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_136

Vibe stated, "she loses herself in Gwen Stefani–like posturing, as on "Glow," and ethnic fusions like "No Hay Igual" or "Te Busqué." Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_137

In his consumer guide for The Village Voice, Robert Christgau gave the album a "B" and named it "dud of the month", indicating "a bad record whose details rarely merit further thought." Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_138

Christgau viewed that its dance-oriented tracks "might accomplish God's great plan on the dance-floor. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_139

But as songs they're not much". Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_140

Legacy Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_section_9

Considerable attention was generated by the more sexual image of Furtado presented in promotion and publicity for the album, and in particular the music videos for "Promiscuous" and "Maneater", in which she dances around with her midriff exposed. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_141

According to Maclean's magazine, some said that Furtado's progression was a natural transformation of a pop singer; others believed that she had "sold out" in an effort to garner record sales, particularly after her second album was a commercial failure in comparison to her first. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_142

Maclean's wrote that her makeover "seems a bit forced" and contrasted her with singers such as Madonna and Emily Haines of Metric: "[they] seem to be completely in control, even somewhat intimidating in their sexuality: they've made a calculated decision for commercial and feminist reasons. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_143

In contrast, Furtado's new, overt sexuality comes off as unoriginal—overdone by thousands of pouty pop stars with a quarter of Furtado's natural talent ... the revamping feels as if it's been imposed rather than chosen by the unique, articulate singer we've seen in the past." Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_144

Dose magazine wrote that Furtado's new "highly sexualized" image was manufactured, and noted the involvement in the album's development of Geffen's Jimmy Iovine, who helped to develop the Pussycat Dolls, a girl group known for their sexually suggestive dance routines. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_145

The writer also criticised Furtado's discussion of her buttocks and apparent rejection of feminism in a Blender magazine interview, writing: "Girls, do you hear that churning? Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_146

Those are the ideas of Gloria Steinem turning in their grave." Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_147

A writer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said that cynics could attribute Furtado's commercial success with Loose to her "amped-up sex appeal." Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_148

The writer added that, the failure of Janet Jackson's album Damita Jo (2004) indicated such a move was not infallible. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_149

Furtado was "still demure compared to many of her competitors"—she avoided sporting lingerie or performing "Christina Aguilera-style gyrations or calisthenics" in the "Promiscuous" and "Maneater" videos. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_150

"Despite its dramatic arrival ... Furtado's new image doesn’t feel calculated", he said. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_151

"[She] seems to be thinking less and feeling more, to the benefit of her music." Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_152

In early 2007, a video hosted on YouTube led to reports that the song "Do It", and the Timbaland-produced ringtone "Block Party" that inspired it, used—without authorization—the melody from Finnish demoscene musician Janne "Tempest" Suni's song "Acidjazzed Evening", winner of the Assembly 2000 oldskool music competition. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_153

Timbaland used the record of C64 adaptation of the song written by Glenn Rune Gallefoss (GRG). Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_154

Timbaland admitted sampling the song, but said that he had no time to research its intellectual owner. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_155

Hannu Sormunen, a Finnish representative of Universal which represents Nelly Furtado in Finland, commented the controversy as follows in 15 January 2007 issue of Iltalehti; "In case that the artist decides to pursue the matter further, it's on him to go to America and confront them with the local use of law. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_156

It will require a considerable amount of faith and, of course, money." Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_157

On 9 February 2007, Timbaland commented on the issue in an MTV interview: "It makes me laugh. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_158

The part I don't understand, the dude is trying to act like I went to his house and took it from his computer. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_159

I don't know him from a can of paint. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_160

I'm 15 years deep. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_161

That's how you attack a king? Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_162

You attack moi? Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_163

Come on, man. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_164

You got to come correct. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_165

You the laughing stock. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_166

People are like, 'You can't be serious.'" Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_167

On 12 June 2009, Mikko Välimäki, who is one of the legal counsels of Kernel Records, the owner of the sound recording rights, reported that the case had been filed in Florida. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_168

In January 2008, Turkish newspapers reported that Kalan Müzik, the record label that released Turkish folk singer Muhlis Akarsu's album Ya Dost Ya Dost, pressed charges against Furtado for the Loose track "Wait for You", which label officials said features the bağlama instrumental part of Akarsu's song "Allah Allah Desem Gelsem." Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_169

Track listing Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_section_10

Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_description_list_0

Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_unordered_list_1

  • signifies a vocal producerLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_item_1_0

Personnel Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_section_11

Credits adapted from the Loose liner notes. Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_sentence_170

Production Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_section_12

Charts Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_section_13

Certifications Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_section_14

Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_table_general_1

RegionLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_0_0 CertificationLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_0_1 Certified units/salesLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_0_2
Australia (ARIA)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_1_0 2× PlatinumLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_1_1 140,000Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_1_2
Austria (IFPI Austria)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_2_0 2× PlatinumLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_2_1 60,000Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_2_2
Belgium (BEA)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_3_0 2× PlatinumLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_3_1 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_3_2
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_4_0 GoldLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_4_1 30,000Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_4_2
Canada (Music Canada)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_5_0 5× PlatinumLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_5_1 500,000Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_5_2
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_6_0 3× PlatinumLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_6_1 60,000Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_6_2
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_7_0 GoldLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_7_1 18,800Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_7_2
France (SNEP)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_8_0 PlatinumLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_8_1 200,000Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_8_2
Germany (BVMI)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_9_0 5× PlatinumLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_9_1 1,000,000Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_9_2
Greece (IFPI Greece)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_10_0 GoldLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_10_1 7,500Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_10_2
Hungary (MAHASZ)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_11_0 2× PlatinumLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_11_1 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_11_2
Ireland (IRMA)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_12_0 PlatinumLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_12_1 15,000Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_12_2
ItalyLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_13_0 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_13_1 180,400Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_13_2
Mexico (AMPROFON)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_14_0 GoldLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_14_1 50,000Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_14_2
Netherlands (NVPI)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_15_0 PlatinumLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_15_1 70,000Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_15_2
New Zealand (RMNZ)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_16_0 2× PlatinumLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_16_1 30,000Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_16_2
Norway (IFPI Norway)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_17_0 PlatinumLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_17_1 40,000Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_17_2
Poland (ZPAV)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_18_0 DiamondLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_18_1 100,000Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_18_2
Romania (UFPR)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_19_0 3x PlatinumLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_19_1 N/ALoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_19_2
Russia (NFPF)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_20_0 6× PlatinumLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_20_1 120,000Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_20_2
Sweden (GLF)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_21_0 GoldLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_21_1 20,000Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_21_2
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_22_0 5× PlatinumLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_22_1 150,000Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_22_2
United Kingdom (BPI)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_23_0 3× PlatinumLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_23_1 1,100,000Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_23_2
United States (RIAA)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_24_0 PlatinumLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_24_1 2,115,000Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_24_2
SummariesLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_25_0
Europe (IFPI)Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_26_0 3× PlatinumLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_26_1 3,000,000Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_26_2
WorldwideLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_1_27_0 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_27_1 12,000,000Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_27_2
sales figures based on certification alone

shipments figures based on certification alone sales+streaming figures based on certification aloneLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_1_28_0

Release history Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_section_15

Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_table_general_2

RegionLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_0_0 DateLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_0_1 EditionLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_0_2 LabelLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_0_3 Ref.Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_0_4
JapanLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_1_0 7 June 2006Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_1_1 StandardLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_1_2 Universal MusicLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_1_3 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_1_4
New ZealandLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_2_0 8 June 2006Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_2_1 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_2_2
PortugalLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_3_0 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_3_1
AustriaLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_4_0 9 June 2006Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_4_1 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_4_2
GermanyLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_5_0 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_5_1
SwitzerlandLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_6_0 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_6_1
United KingdomLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_7_0 12 June 2006Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_7_1 PolydorLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_7_2 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_7_3
SwedenLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_8_0 14 June 2006Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_8_1 Universal MusicLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_8_2 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_8_3
CanadaLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_9_0 20 June 2006Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_9_1 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_9_2
United StatesLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_10_0 GeffenLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_10_1 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_10_2
FranceLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_11_0 26 June 2006Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_11_1 Universal MusicLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_11_2 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_11_3
AustraliaLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_12_0 8 July 2006Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_12_1 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_12_2
PortugalLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_13_0 12 December 2006Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_13_1 ExclusiveLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_13_2 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_13_3
1 March 2007Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_14_0 TourLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_14_1 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_14_2
AustriaLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_15_0 2 March 2007Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_15_1 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_15_2
GermanyLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_16_0 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_16_1
SwitzerlandLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_17_0 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_17_1
New ZealandLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_18_0 12 March 2007Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_18_1 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_18_2
CanadaLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_19_0 20 March 2007Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_19_1 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_19_2
AustriaLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_20_0 13 July 2007Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_20_1 Limited SummerLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_20_2 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_20_3
GermanyLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_21_0 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_21_1
SwitzerlandLoose (Nelly Furtado album)_header_cell_2_22_0 Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_cell_2_22_1

See also Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_section_16

Loose (Nelly Furtado album)_unordered_list_2

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