New mum Nelly Furtado has recorded a new song in her native Portuguese tongue as a thank you to fans.

The Canadian singer got the idea to record the uplifting song FORCA when her Portuguese fans started crying the word out at concerts.

She says, "There really is no direct translation - it's a keep-the-strength sort of thing, like 'Carry on.'"

The new song will appear on Furtado's new album FOLKLORE.

22/10/2003 02:03