Popstar Nelly Furtado is expecting a baby next month (SEP03) - and will be releasing her new album at the same time.

The I'M LIKE A BIRD singer has been out of the music scene of late, and now her big secret has been revealed - that the 24-year-old's first child with her boyfriend is almost due.

The talented Canadian will also release FRESH OFF THE BOAT - a follow-up to 2000's WHOA, Nelly! by the end of the year (03).

But the TURN OFF THE LIGHT chanteuse won't be basing her music on motherhood just yet.

She says, "Two or three years from now, you'll hear the baby record. I take a while to reflect on things."

In the new longplayer, Nelly has once again teamed up with production duo TRACK AND FIELD, but is expected to explore a rootsier, more folky sound.

13/08/2003 01:47