But instead of relaxing for the holidays and waiting for the American Music Awards (she’s up for the favorite new pop/rock artist), she’s getting ready for a string of radio-sponsored festival concerts that will keep her on the road well into December.

It’s not like she’s new to pleasing an arena-sized audience; the eclectic 22-year-old impressed fans and critics when she opened a few dates during the first North American leg of U2’s Elevation tour.

Furtado has contributed her talents to a number of high-profile benefit shows in recent months. She performed at the “Come Together” John Lennon tribute show at Radio City Music Hall, the MuchMusic-sponsored Music Without Borders telethon, and the star-studded Women Rock! Girls & Guitars breast cancer awareness concert.

Now, Furtado has some big shows of her own coming up. Right now, she’s set to launch a major theatre tour January 28 in Victoria, B.C.. There are a couple of U.S. dates mixed into the mostly Canadian itinerary and more shows could pop up at any time.

In between tours, and special events, Furtado has been writing material for her second album, which she plans to release late next year.