Slant Magazine called the album "a delightful and refreshing antidote to the army of 'pop princesses' and rap-metal bands that had taken over popular music at the turn of the millennium".
Following the release of the album, Furtado headlined the "Burn in the Spotlight Tour" and also appeared on Moby's Area: One tour.
The material recorded during these sessions was shopped to record companies by her attorney Chris Taylor and led to her 1999 record deal with Dream Works Records, signed by A&R executive Beth Halper, partner of Garbage drummer and record producer Butch Vig.
Furtado's first single, "Party's Just Begun (Again)", was released that year on the Brokedown Palace: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
The album spawned four successful number one singles; "Promiscuous", "Maneater", "Say It Right" and "All Good Things (Come to an End)".
She released her first Spanish language album Mi Plan in 2009 which won her a Latin Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Album.
At the age of 12, she began writing songs, Furtado has acknowledged her family as the source of her strong work ethic; she spent eight summers working as a chambermaid with her mother, along with her brother and sister, who was a housekeeper in Victoria.Furtado continued the collaboration with Eaton and West, who co-produced her debut album, Whoa, Nelly! The album was an international success, supported by three international singles: "I'm Like a Bird", "Turn Off the Light", and "... It received four Grammy nominations in 2002, and her debut single won for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.