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Nelly Furtado finds Gwen Stefani a hard act to follow

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Nelly Furtado / Xcel Energy Center / June 13, 2007 Text by Geoff Cannon | Photos by Daniel Corrigan

Nelly Furtado was positioned as the pop star with a little earthiness to her; remember her first album cover, lying down in the grass with that green sweater on, underneath the 60's throwback font, looking out at us wistfully? Her Latin-ness (she's Portuguese-Canadian) and rags-to-riches bio signified realness and accessibility; she could be an around-the-way girl, whether you're from Sao Paulo or St. Louis Park.

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