I wouldn't be here without Oasis: Furtado

Pop star Nelly Furtado was inspired to pursue a career in pop after falling for the music of Oasis - and wouldn't be in the charts if it wasn't for the lasting effect the British group had on her.

Pop star Nelly Furtado was inspired to pursue a career in pop after falling for the music of Oasis - and wouldn't be in the charts if it wasn't for the lasting effect the British group had on her.

The Maneater singer credits the band with giving her the determination to succeed in the industry, and believes she shares a lot in common with the Manchester rockers.

She says: "I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Oasis. I bought my first acoustic guitar because of them and the first tracks I learned to play were Live Forever and Wonderwall.

"I was inspired by their working-class roots because that's the kind of background I come from."

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