Nelly Furtado made a surprise, rare live appearance this week to sing two of her hits alongside Drake at the rapper’s OVO Presents All-Canadian North Stars event in Toronto.
Furtado, who hasn’t performed live in nearly five years, provided an abridged rendition of her “Promiscuous” before being joined by Drake in a jovial, sing-along rendition of the single “I’m Like a Bird.”
“Thank God I’m a nice, humble, articulate person [person]I like dealing with people the right way, because that’s the only way to get the next person to get out of the house and do what they’re about to do,” said Drake when introducing his compatriot. noting her long absence from the stage.
“I don’t care how loud you sang tonight, right now, I need you to sing as loud as you can because this took a lot… This next person changed my life so much, love.” her so much.”
Grammy-winning actress Furtado hasn’t toured since 2017, the same year she released her latest studio album, The Ride. However, the singer has returned to the music world in the past year, releasing an EP with German production duo Quarterhead in May 2021, followed by a reissue of her 2006 album Loose.
The Furtado performance continues Drake’s hometown celebration of the TRL-era hitmakers, as the rapper himself made a surprise appearance to perform with the Backstreet Boys when that band visited Toronto.