Naked Eye Magazine Flies High with Nelly Furtado

MONTREAL, Nov. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Naked Eye magazine, Canada's only pop culture source, celebrates its second anniversary issue with pop star Nelly Furtado.

"Nelly is a great role model - a true lady and a strong business woman. Her new album Mi Plan embodies Canada and its multicultural, open-minded inhabitants," says Naked Eye editor-in-chief Karine LaRocque, "so the decision to feature her on the cover of this important issue seemed natural."

Furtado has been a household name across the globe since 2000, when she burst onto the music scene with her groundbreaking album "Whoah Nelly!" The songbird has managed to enjoy a steadily climbing fan-base while developing and maintaining a strong sense of artistic integrity. Naked Eye caught up with the Portuguese-Canadian star to talk about her first Spanish-language album, her label Nelstar Music, her new act Fritz Helder & The Phantoms, and working with everyone from Latin legends Alejandro Fernandez, Juan Luis Guerra and Josh Groban to hip-pop maven Timbaland. With a stunning series of images shot by renowned photographer Richard Bernardin, fans of Nelly will be delighted with this issue of Naked Eye.

The fall/winter issue also plays host to a number of multicultural Canadian musicians, from Haitian-born Montreal hip-hop artist Bad News Brown to Guyanese-Canadians Melanie Fiona and Anjulie. Other music features include interviews with electro-stars Thunderheist, teen pop sensation Shiloh, Montreal-born turntable pioneer A-Trak, heavy metal powerhouse Priestess, alternative rock legends Our Lady Peace, Swedish indie rock darling Lykke Li, and Australia's finest soul export, Daniel Merriweather.

The film section boasts an interview with our nation's finest unlikely heartthrob, Michael Cera, who discusses his speedy rise from Arrested Development shy guy to his latest role as a teen troublemaker in Youth In Revolt. X-Men's Shawn Ashmore plays a different kind of hero in Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures, and Funny People star Eric Bana takes us through his experiences as a Hollywood outsider. Naked Eye also goes behind the scenes at the Toronto International Film Festival and serves up the Top Twenty Horror Movies that have stood the test of time.

Also in this issue, party rockers LMFAO answer some of our reader's bluest queries, we talk shop with two of Canada's most influential street wear stores, Off The Hook and Livestock, while TV chef Ted Allen cooks up some food advice. With music, film, fashion, art, and lifestyle, this packed issue is a perfect celebration of two years on the scene!

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About Naked Eye

Naked Eye is Canada's nationwide guide to pop culture. Through articles and interviews, the magazine provides its readers with the latest on music, film, fashion, television, food, technology, art, and sex. Geared towards both men and women, Naked Eye is the young Canadian's most valued accessory. Naked Eye has been making waves since its very first issue in Fall 2007 and is proud to feature only Canadians on its covers. Celebs who have graced previous front pages include Ryan Reynolds, Pamela Anderson, Feist, Kids In The Hall, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rachelle Lefevre, Bianca Beauchamp, and Georges St-Pierre. The publication is distributed across the country and in select U.S. locations.

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