It has been quite a week for Nelly Furtado.
Last week, the Canadian superstar picked up her very first Latin GRAMMY for Best Female Pop Album for her debut Spanish language debut "Mi Plan." And on top of that celebration, Furtado released her first greatest hits compilation "The Best of Nelly Furtado" on Tuesday that marks a milestone moment in her decade-long, hits-packed and fun-filled career.
The double disc set includes all of her greatest hits, fan favorites, rare remixes plus a few brand-new tracks, including her new "carpe diem" anthem "Night Is Young" that was co-produced by Salaam Remi and Staybent Krunk-A-Delic.
I caught up with Nelly via video chat for a few minutes on Tuesday from a hotel room to look back at a decade of making music, her forthcoming new English-language album "Lifestyle" (that features a collaboration with, get ready, Passion Pit), her eclectic brand of world pop and her evolved songwriting process.
She also talks about some of her favorite songs of the year, which includes songs by Janelle Monae and Robyn.
Totally fun and casual interview. Make sure to watch it all the way through to catch a signature "Nelly moment." In the last minute of our interview, the video image froze, which resulted in some unexpected hilarity. What you see is what you get with Nelly, and that makes her truly one of a kind. Click here to download "The Best of Nelly Furtado" on iTunes. It's a must-have for pop fans.
(A big thank you to Nelly for making time and for trying out a different type of interview format. Also a big thank you to the Facebook fans for submitting great questions. Big hugs also to Jamie for making it happen.)