Nelly Kim Furtado (born December 2; 1978) is a Canadian singer-songwriter; record producer; actress and instrumentalist; who also holds Portuguese citizenship.Furtado came to fame in 2000 with the release of her debut album Whoa; Nelly!; which featured her breakthrough Grammy Award-winning single Im like a Bird. After becoming a mother and releasing the less commercially successful Folklore (2003); she returned to prominence in 2006 with the release of Loose and its hit singles Promiscuous; Maneater; Say It Right; and All Good Things (Come to an End). "Manos al Aire" (English: "Hands in the Air") is the lead single from Nelly Furtado's upcoming Spanish album Mi Plan. It was released to worldwide radio on June 29, 2009, with digital and mobile retail availability to follow the next day, which is June 30, 2009. A sneak preview of the song was released on Universal Music Latino website. The song is sung from the first person perspective to a lover. The lover is controlling and does not listen. The lover demands subservience, telling the singer that this is the reality of love. The singer, who is not happy with the way their relationship is, longs for.