Duffy has joined an elite band of female superstars, that includes Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and Barbara Streisand, who have all held the UK number 1 position on the single and album charts simultaneously, something only 9 solo female artists have ever done in history.
Duffy is probably the most exciting prospect for 2008. Her ascent from the Llyn Peninsula to 2008’s pole position continues on April 14th when the 23-year old artist releases her debut album “Rockferry”.
A masterclass in mature, resonant pop, the album includes the singles "Mercy" and "Rockferry". Her soulful voice has already beguiled many of the nation’s musical tastemakers and news of its beauty and of the strength of her songs is spreading by word of mouth Now, as the comparisons fly (Dusty Springfield has emerged as the favourite), it’s time to discover her for yourself. Duffy was born and spent her childhood years in the north Wales coastal community of Nefyn, a place too remote to be driven by style wars or opposing music factions (the nearest record counter was a bus ride away and only stocked the Top 40). The upbringing she describes is one in which everyone had to rub along together, making do and mending, accepting each other and their tastes without prejudice.
'A star in the making' – The Sun
“Remember Duffy – she will be the sound of 2008” – Evening Standard
“The new soul-pop genius on the block” – Time Out