New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
When Grammy winning singer/songwriter Nelly
Furtado released Loose, her third studio album, the nightlife anthem for summer 2006 quickly proved to be the third track, "Promiscuous
" feat. Timbaland. The breezy, worldly pop that initially defined Furtado expanded to include an empowering self-assuredness across so many genres that she reinvented what it means to be a pop star. Today, IGA/UMe marks the 15th anniversary of a career milestone with Loose (Expanded Edition), a digital reissue with an additional 12 rare remixes and bonus tracks, many previously unavailable on streaming services.
Available now, Loose (Expanded Edition) further illuminates the attitude, vibe and creativity that captured the hearts of fans and critics alike. Among the rarities and bonus material on Loose are a version of "Do It
" feat. Missy Elliott, Spanish versions of "All Good Things (Come To An End)," "In God's Hands" and "Te Busque
" feat. Juanes, plus several remixed tracks.
IGA/UMe kicked off the 15th-anniversary celebration of Loose with the May 28 release of Nelly
Furtado x Quarterhead, a remix EP featuring "All Good Things (Come To An End) (Nelly Furtado x Quarterhead)," a new remix by gold and platinum award-winning German production duo Quarterhead. The single is one of the bonus tracks on the expanded edition (and the Remix EP with three additional edits is available here).
Loose spawned eight singles, including Furtado's first No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit, "Promiscuous
" feat. Timbaland, which topped the charts just weeks after the album's original release and has also seen tremendous activity on social media this year with fans creating over 2 million short-form videos, including mashups with other hit songs, dance videos and remixes with other trending sounds, among others. "Promiscuous
" now has three remix versions on the expanded edition: "Promiscuous (Axwell Remix) (feat. Timbaland)," "Promiscuous (Crossroads Vegas
Mix)" and "Promiscuous (Josh Desi Remix)." An alternate version of the second Billboard chart topper, "Say It Right," is also included as one of the bonus tracks: "Say It Right (Reggae Main Mix) (Featuring Courtney John)."
Certified gold or platinum in 26 countries, Loose revealed Nelly's ability to expand beyond -- and even cohesively synthesize -- hip-hop, Latin, pop and R&B; she firmly established her place as a bold pop-music talent. The album's accomplishments and success merely reflect the underlying authenticity that excited music fans worldwide and The Fader pinpointed in 2016: "…Loose was hinged on her magic chemistry with producer Timbaland, and [it] set them both up as even more versatile artists than fans had previously understood."
The Guardian declared Loose "a blueprint for modern pop." Idolator said, "The most impressive thing about Loose…is its depth and variety." Fuse TV hailed 2006 "as one of the best years in pop music...the credit goes to Nelly
Furtado's Loose for elevating the genre."
Following up her hit debut Whoa, Nelly!, available here as a 20th anniversary digital deluxe, was her second album Folklore, an exploration of her Portuguese heritage. Furtado worked with hip-hop and R&B producer extraordinaire Timbaland
to bring Loose to life. In 2009, she said to UK's Daily Mail about Timbaland: "Of all the great talents I've worked with, he's got the genius touch." The following year, Furtado told BBC, "We wanted it raw, we wanted it visceral, we wanted the speakers to buzz. We fought for that."
NELLY FURTADO LOOSE (EXPANDED EDITION) [15TH ANNIVERSARY eALBUM]
Afraid (feat. Attitude)
Promiscuous Interlude (feat. Timbaland)
Promiscuous (feat. Timbaland)
No Hay Igual Interlude (feat. Timbaland)
No Hay Igual
Te Busque (feat. Juanes)
Say It Right
In God's Hands
Wait For You Interlude (feat. Timbaland)
Wait For You
All Good Things (Come To An End)
Te Busque (feat. Juanes) (Spanish Version)
Let My Hair Down
Somebody To Love
What I Wanted
Crazy (Radio 1 Live Lounge Session)
Do It (feat. Missy Elliott)
All Good Things (Come to an End) (Spanish version)
En Las Manos
De Dios (In God's Hands, Spanish version)
In God's Hands - Single version (feat. Keith Urban)
Say It Right (Reggae Main Mix) (feat. Courtney John)
No Hay Igual (Remix) (feat. Calle 13)
Promiscuous (Axwell Remix) (feat. Timbaland)
Promiscuous (Crossroads Vegas
Promiscuous (Josh Desi Remix)
All Good Things (Come to an End) (Nelly Furtado x Quarterhead)