20th Anniversary of Nelly Furtado’s ‘Turn Off The Light’

On this day in 2001, Nelly Furtado released ‘Turn Off The Light’ from her debut album, ‘Whoa, Nelly!’.


‘Turn Off The Light’ was a Top 20 hit around the world. It became Nelly’s first of four #1 singles in New Zealand, and was certified Gold there. It also peaked at #1 in Portugal and Romania. In the US, it peaked at #5 and the dance remix topped the Dance Club Songs chart.

The single won numerous awards including a Billboard Music Video Award, and a Radio Music Award.


There were two music videos filmed for the song, although only one is available on her YouTube channel.


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