Duffy Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


4th March 2014

Fact: Bananarama, The Feeling and Duffy will perform at Annabel's nightclub in London on Tuesday night (04Mar14) to support Goldie Hawn's charity, The Hawn Foundation.


12th January 2011

Quote: "We spend the majority of our time in bed. We enjoy time together so much we don't really have an interest in being elsewhere. At parties we end up snogging (kissing) in the corner. We were at one recently and thought, 'We can do this at home' and left." Welsh singer Duffy is besotted with her rugby player boyfriend, MIKE PHILLIPS.


5th January 2011

Quote: "I always knew I'd get a record deal. Whether people really wanted what I did... Anyone can be a chef. Whether people eat your food is a different matter. No-one can answer that. Pavarotti can't answer that, or couldn't; James Brown couldn't answer that; Dusty (Springfield) couldn't." Welsh soul star Duffy never doubted she would land a record deal.


15th September 2010

Fact: Welsh singer Duffy is to make her acting debut in upcoming movie PATAGONIA alongside BROTHERS AND SISTERS actor Matthew Rhys. Director Marc Evans reveals, "When she saw the script she fell in love with the character Sissy. She is a sort of Welsh Marilyn Monroe character."


13th January 2010

Fact: British soul singer Duffy has recruited The Roots drummer/producer AHMIR '?UESTLOVE' THOMPSON and ALBERT HAMMOND, SR. to work on her sophomore album. Thompson and Hammond, Sr. will help with both production and songwriting duties on the follow-up to her Grammy winning Rockferry disc.


8th April 2009

Quote: "I always listen to Duffy's hit MERCY when I'm in the car. (If Duffy asked to sample Abba's music) and did it cleverly in the way Madonna did. We might well agree to it. She's fantastic." ABBA star BJORN ULVAEUS would consider giving DUFFY the rare honour of re-using the band's tracks.


8th March 2009

Quote: "I'd love to work with Duffy if the song is right - she has a unique sound. Perhaps we can write something together or maybe she has something she would like to do." Veteran crooner Tom Jones is eager to team up with fellow Welsh singer DUFFY.


16th February 2009

Fact: Welsh soul sensation Duffy tickled her gay fans pink when she performed at London's G-A-Y nightclub on Saturday (14Feb09) by donning a fuchsia wig for her St. Valentines Day show.


15th February 2009

Fact: Welsh singing star Duffy has had a flower named after her in her native country - a variety of daffodil has been christened the 'Duffydil'.


6th February 2009

Quote: "You're pretending you're feeling the same emotion as when you wrote the song. I'm not trying to have pretend good sex, I'm trying to have good sex." Pop star Duffy on her trick to filming convincing music videos.


13th January 2009

Fact: Artists including Lily Allen, Mick Jones, Duffy and Estelle are lending their vocals to the new War Child charity album. The stars will cover classic tracks for the LP Heroes, which is slated for release in the U.K. on 19 February (09).


5th January 2009

Fact: Welsh singer Duffy's hit track MERCY was the most-played song in U.K. pubs last year (08), according to a Performing Rights Society poll.


4th December 2008

Fact: Mariah Carey kicked off the inaugural Grammy Nominations Concert in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (03Dec08) with a little festive flavour. Wearing a mini-dress with a white trim, the pop superstar performed CHRISTMAS (BABY PLEASE COME HOME). R+B star NE-YO announced the first nominations for Best New Artist at next year's (09) Grammy Awards - THE Jonas Brothers, Adele, Duffy, LADY ANTEBELLUM and JAZMIN SULLIVAN. The Grammy Nominations Concert was hosted by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift.


27th November 2008

Quote: "People talk to me as if I've hit the big time, like I'm Neil Diamond. But I'm still finding out what it's all about." Welsh singer Duffy sees herself as a novice in the music industry despite her success.


2nd September 2008

Quote: "I started again because I just needed something to allow me to feel human again. It's a way of getting five minutes to yourself. Before I go on stage I have a glass of wine and a cigarette." Welsh singer Duffy admits fame has encouraged her to take up smoking again.


16th August 2008

Quote: "My first word was 'meat'. Isn't that brilliant? Everyone else was saying 'mum' and 'dad' and I'm this huge fat kid saying 'meat'. Welsh soul star Duffy explains why her childhood nickname was Chunky.


14th August 2008

Quote: "I really like Rihanna. I think she's great. And the girl Duffy, I think she's amazing. I like Leona Lewis too." Britney Spears gives her chart rivals the seal of approval.


5th August 2008

Fact: Welsh soul star Duffy will compete against the likes of Estelle and Leona Lewis for the Best U.K. Video category at next month's (Sep08) MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). Duffy's WARWICK AVENUE is nominated for the award, alongside Estelle's AMERICAN BOY, Lewis' BLEEDING LOVE, Coldplay'S VIOLET HILL, and Ting Tings' SHUT UP AND LET ME GO.


29th July 2008

Fact: Welsh soul star Duffy has become the first artist to sell a million albums in the United Kingdom this year. Her album, Rockferry, hasn't left the top five in the British album chart since its release in March (08).


28th July 2008

Quote: "PATRICK (Duffy) and I are good friends. We go hunting and fishing a lot. Linda Gray and my wife and I have lunches or dinner a couple of times a month." Larry Hagman insists he's still close to his Dallas co-stars 30 years after the show ended.


24th July 2008

Fact: Duffy's manager JEANNETTE LEE is a former member of John Lydon's band PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED.


24th July 2008

Quote: "It's a strange feeling when a person at that level is playing a song that I wrote. It's like, 'Oh my gosh, I'm really here now. Bon Jovi knows that I exist.'" Duffy on hearing Bon Jovi have covered her hit MERCY at recent concerts.


24th July 2008

Quote: "I make the best tea." Welsh pop star Duffy on her hidden talents.


27th June 2008

Quote: "When I listen to Amy Winehouse, I believe that her heart and soul is in the music, or if I listen to other British artists like Duffy or Estelle. The aesthetic of it is different, and it's my point of view. It's not anything formulaic." Superstar JAY-Z is a big fan of U.K. soul acts.


19th June 2008

Quote: "I have to sing that song sometimes four or five times a day and... I feel a little bit burned out because it is a little bit about a sexual subject which I have to relive every day." Singer Duffy on performing her international smash-hit MERCY.


16th June 2008

Fact: Soul singer Duffy competed on the Welsh version of The X Factor, WAWFFACTOR, in 2003.


29th May 2008

Quote: "I've seen him live and it was one of the best shows I've ever been to. He was just an amazing showman. It was really fun and you left feeling good. I'm completely excited about seeing him again." Welsh singer Duffy backs rapper JAY-Z's forthcoming controversial appearance at U.K. music festival Glastonbury.


25th March 2008

Quote: "I've never even been there. It's embarrassing." Welsh singer Duffy on her chart-topping ROCK FERRY tune. She penned the track after noting the name of the riverside town on a train journey to nearby Liverpool.


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