Fact: Rising singer/songwriter KATHRYN JOSEPH has seen off competition from acts including BELLE AND SEBASTIAN, Paolo Nutini and IDLEWILD to win the 2015 Scottish Album of the Year Award for her record Bones You Have Thrown Me, And Blood I've Spilled.
Quote: "Jay Z said he liked the show. I was very grateful. He said, 'Maybe one day down the line we could maybe do something together?' If that's an offer, then of course!" Scottish singer Paolo Nutini caught rapper Jay Z's attention with his set at Britain's Glastonbury festival.
Fact: A wooden egg decorated by Johnny Depp has sold for $5,850 (£3,900) in a charity auction. The piece was one of a number personalised by stars including singer Paolo Nutini and actor Anthony Daniels to raise money for the Royal Blind, an organisation which helps the visually-impaired.
Quote: "Alcohol seems to bring out a lot of violence in people but it just makes me a bit merry, then tired and then sick." Scottish singer Paolo Nutini doesn't react very well to booze.
Fact: Rocker Paolo Nutini has become the first ever Scottish male solo star to land a number one album in the U.K. charts. His second record Sunny Side Up shot to the top of the countdown last week (ends07Jun09).
Quote: "I actually did get offered a kidney - and a liver - by a fan for use in later life if I could get him a pair of tickets. By the time I hit 40, if I've lived a hard drinking life they could come in very handy, so the offer is on hold right now." Scottish singer Paolo Nutini's fans are willing to go to extreme measures to see him support Led Zeppelin on their one-off reunion concert in London next week (10Dec07).
Fact: Scottish singer Paolo Nutini got hold of a ticket for the Euro 2008 soccer qualifier between Scotland and Italy by calling his rocker pal Rod Stewart. He says, "I couldn't believe it. I told him I didn't have a ticket and jokingly asked if he had a spare, then he invited me along to Hampden (soccer ground) with him."
Quote: "Sometimes I get a pair of shoes and tie them to the back of my mum's car and ask her to drive around for a bit to give them an instant worn-in look." Scottish singer Paolo Nutini shares his fashion style tips.
Quote: "I don't wash that often. I go for a Glasgow shower, which is just a good drenching in deodorant." Scottish singer Paolo Nutini reveals his hygiene secrets.
Fact: Pop veterans the Pet Shop Boys and teenage guitar star Paolo Nutini will ring in the new year at Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland (01JAN07) They follow in the footsteps of UB40, Culture Club, the Pretenders and Blondie in landing the coveted spot