Wednesday, April 30, 2008

30 Apr: 3 MOJO Nominations for Duffy!

Duffy has received 3 nominations in this year's MOJO awards.

Loads of papers reporting on this... The Daily Star has the headline "Duffy's Up For a Threesome", but I suppose we couldn't have expected more from them. LOL. Image of their paper version is below (click for a larger image) - anyone know where this pic of Duffy is from?

Popsugar have a photo of Duffy from Coachella. The Mirror mention it. The BBC mention it.... Anymore good articlse with photos people?

Metro's article is pasted below (their photo below is of Duffy on Jay Leno)
Duffy has her triple Mojo on

Newcomer Duffy has received three nominations in this year's Mojo Honours List, more than any other artist.

Alex Turner's band the Arctic Monkeys have two - and his project The Last Shadow Puppets have received another two nominations.

Welsh soul singer Duffy has been nominated in the Breakthrough Act category, while her album Rockferry is up for Best Album.

Her smash hit Mercy is also up for Mojo Song of the Year.

The Mojo Honours List will take place in London on June 16.

Here are the nominations:

The Mojo Song of the Year:
LCD Soundsystem: All My Friends
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds: Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!
The Last Shadow Puppets: The Age Of The Understatement
Richard Hawley: Tonight the Streets Are Ours
Duffy: Mercy

The Mojo Best Album:
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds: Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!
Arctic Monkeys: Favourite Worst Nightmare
Radiohead: In Rainbows
Duffy: Rockferry
Robert Plant And Alison Krauss: Raising Sand

The Mojo Compilation of the Year:
Theme Time Radio Hour With Your Host Bob Dylan (Ace)
The Very Best of Ethiopiques: Hypnotic Grooves from the Legendary Series (Buda/Manteca)
Cries From The Midnight Circus: The Ladbroke Grove Scene 1968 - 1971 (Sanctuary/Universal)
From the Motion Picture Control (Warners)
Juno OST (Warners)

The Mojo Best Live Act:
Arctic Monkeys
Rufus Wainwright
Seasick Steve
Led Zeppelin
Neil Young

The Mojo Breakthrough Act:
Pete Molinari
The Last Shadow Puppets
Bon Iver

[End Article]

The Times has this article (pasted below):

To some, Duffy is a purveyor of plastic soul but the Welsh newcomer has received critical approval with three nominations for the Mojo magazine awards.

She competes with Led Zeppelin, Radiohead and Arctic Monkeys at the awards staged by the magazine read by serious “musos” and stadium-filling artists.

Duffy, 23, who was initially compared to Dusty Springfield, has sold 700,000 copies of her debut album Rockferry inside two months. Her Sixties soul-influenced No 1 single Mercy is shaping up to be the year's top-selling download. Critics were split between those who hailed Rockferry as an inventive recreation of classic R&B and others who found a lack of depth in Duffy's vocals and lyrics.


Fred said...

The Daily Starrag picture has been photo-shopped. Duffy has never shown any cleavage.

danyelle6974 said...

Duffy sort of showed cleavage at Dublin LOL but it may have just been the position of the photographer combined with a tight top...

As for the Daily Star - i woulnd't put photoshopping past them but if you click on it to see the larger image I don't think it is really cleavage... certainly not distasteful at any rate.

I have been wondering where this pic is from... Duffy is wearing the same earrings as she wore at Coachella on 27th April but different dress.... Hmmm maybe it will all become clear.

danyelle6974 said...

For some reason this silly interface won't let me put a link to the blogpost for Dublin... anyway if you just search my blog (top left on my blog page) for sugar club dublin you will see it...

Texas Tom said...

"Mercy" debuts at Number 87 in the Billboard Hot 100 in U.S. !
May 01, 2008, 12:00 PM ET
Billboard Magazine

Katie Hasty, N.Y.
With help from "American Idol," Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" is back in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Moving 2-1, the track replaces Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" featuring Static Major, which flip-flops with "Bleeding Love" after only one week on top. Lewis performed the song, this week's biggest digital sales gainer, last week during the elimination round on "Idol."

Meanwhile, "Lollipop" does find it's way to the top of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as it moves 3-1, becoming the chart's first rap single to reach No. 1 since Ludacris' "Money Maker" climbed to the top in October 2006.

Back on the big chart, Jordin Sparks' "No Air" featuring Chris Brown holds at No. 3 while Madonna's "4 Minutes" featuring Justin Timberlake rebounds 6-4, aided by this week's release of the album on which it appears, "Hard Candy." Usher's "Love in This Club" featuring Young Jeezy falls 4-5 as "Sexy Can I" by Ray J & Yung Berg experiences an up-tick 7-6.

Mariah Carey, this week's Billboard 200 topper, sees her "Touch My Body" descend 5-7 while Sara Bareilles' "Love Song" keeps the No. 8 spot warm. Chris Brown's "Forever" is this week's Hot Shot Debut, bowing at No. 9. That achievement equals Yael Naim's "New Soul" for highest debut of 2008. Yet another Brown track, "With You," rounds out the top tier on the Hot 100, moving 9-10.

Jesse McCartney instantly gets his best Hot 100 peak by entering at No. 14 with "Leavin'." The single is culled from his forthcoming album "Departure," due May 20 via Hollywood. His previous peak came with the No. 16 high-water mark for "Beautiful Soul" in 2005.

Further down the chart, Lil Wayne's "A Milli" begins at No. 60 and Weezer earns its first song on the Hot 100 in two years with "Pork and Beans" at No. 84. Other debuts include Duffy's "Mercy" at No. 87, V.I.C.'s "Get Silly" at No. 92, G Unit's "I Like the Way She Do It" at No. 95, Ashlee Simpson's "Little Miss Obsessive" featuring Tom Higgenson at No. 96 and The-Dream's "I Luv Your Girl" at No. 97.

On Hot Country Songs, George Strait stays put at No. 1 for a second week with "I Saw God Today." Seether follows suit with "Rise Above This," holding tight on top also for a second week. 3 Doors Down is No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock tally for a third week with "It's Not My Time."