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The Spirit Indestructible (Mosley/Interscope, 2012)

This album proved the opposite: the spirit definitely is destructible. This was the fifth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado. Though she worked with a variety of well known producers including Darkchild (Rodney Jenkins), Salaam Remi (whom she had worked with previously), John Shanks and Tiesto, quite frankly The Spirit Indestructible tanked. It debuted at #79 in the U.S., #18 in Canada and #46 in the UK. Germany and Switzerland were the most kind (#3), Austria and Czechoslovakia gave her a top ten performance (at #8 and #6respectively). Chalk this one up to poor promotion.

The singles released were Big Hoops (Bigger the Better), Spirit Indestructible, Parking Lot and Waiting for the Night. Despite the horrible performance, Furtado was still nominated for Pop Album of the Year award at the 2013 Juno Awards (Canada’s Grammys). Furtado lost to Carly Rae Jepson for Kiss.

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