Global sales of Nelly Furtado’s third album, LOOSE, have passed 6.1 million and counting. No other female recording artist has achieved this level of sales during the past year, according to Universal Music Group. Additionally, LOOSE has racked up 7.4 million digital singles sales worldwide and 4.4 million in ringtones This week LOOSE will celebrate it’s 60th continuous week on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart, where it debuted at #1 after being released June 20, 2006. The album also recently returned to #1 for the second time on Billboard’s European Top 100 Album chart where it is currently at #2. LOOSE has been certified gold in 31 countries and platinum in 23 countries worldwide. Furtado has been nominated for Female Artist of the Year honors at MTV’s Video Music Awards, airing live on September 9 from Las Vegas. She is also nominated for the Teen Choice Award of Choice Music: Female Artist. Plus, she is included in Choice Music: Single nomination for “Give It To Me,” by Timbaland featuring Nelly and Justin Timberlake. Teen Choice airs live on Fox Network Sunday August 26. Plans are being firmed up for a fall re-release of LOOSE. The re-issue will contain bonus material such as Nelly’s cover of Gnarls Barkley’s 2006 hit “Crazy,” plus “In God’s Hands,” “All Good Things (Come To An End),” and “Try” from Nelly’s sophomore album, FOLKLORE, sung in Spanish.
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