Nelly Furtado's been working quietly over the past few years, but is now ready to break back into the mainstream with her new LP, The Spirit Indestructible, slated for release on September 11th.

The first single, "Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)," hasn't really picked up much steam yet, but hoping to give it a boost, Nelly performed the song last night at the Billboard Music Awards.

The song isn't what got people talking, though. Rather, it was Furtado's notably thicker frame, which seems to have left her healthier in the hip and thigh area.

And while singers rarely gain weight and look better, this may be one of the rare instances that buck the trend. What do you think?