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Duffy (Singer)

Duffy is a Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and actress from Wales. Duffy’s debut album “Rockferry” was released in 2008 and it reached chart number one and became the best-selling album in the UK that year.

Early Life

On the 23rd of June 1984, Duffy was born in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom. It makes her age 39 and her full name is Aimée Anne Duffy. She is a citizen of Welsh and her horoscope is Cancer.

In addition, she practices the Christianity religion while she belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. Following her parents, she is the daughter of John Duffy (father) and Joyce Duffy (mother).

Moreover, she has a twin sister named, Kate and an older sister, Kelly Ann. When she was just 10, her parents got divorced and she moved to Letterston, near the Pembrokeshire town of Fishguard, with her mother and sister.

Education

Regarding her academic qualification, she went to Ysgol Nefyn (Nefyn School), Gwynedd on the Llŷn Peninsula, and Sir Thomas Picton School in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire as a child.

When she was 17 years old, she went to the Pwllheli campus of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor to study for A-levels. Afterward, she enrolled at the University of Chester and studied Commercial Music Production on the Warrington campus. Moreover, she then studied Performing Arts at the Parkgate campus.

Professional Career

She started her singing career as a teenager and worked with several bands including Swiss writer, Soren Mounir to form Soulego after completing her GCSEs at 15. Moreover, she also appeared in a Welsh television talent show “Wawffactor” in the year 2003.

She was expected to win the show but she was a runner-up after Lisa Pedrick wins the show. Later, she recorded a three-song Welsh extended play, titled “Aimée Duffy” in the year 2004.

While she was still working part-time in two jobs as a waitress and a fishmonger, she released this EP. It earned Welsh chart success in 2008, charting at number one on the “Start C2” music chart.

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Caption: Duffy singing at a concert (Source: The Guardian)

On the 23rd of November 2007, she signed a contract with A&M Records (UK). Later, she released her debut album “Rockferry” which got released on the 3rd of March 2008.

The album reached the first rank on the UK Album Chart and also became the best-selling album in the UK with 7 million copies sold. Similarly, her work also got Platinum certification. It also earned the  Grammy Award in the category Best Pop Vocal Album at the 51st Grammy Awards and also earned several other awards as well.

On the 26th of November 2010, this singer released her second studio album named “Endlessly” by A&M Records. For the album, she formed a songwriting partnership with Albert Hammond. It was released in the United Kingdom on 29 November 2010 and placed at number 9 in the album charts on 5 December.

And, it also was able to reach number 72 on the US Billboard 200. She sent an unreleased song “Something Beautiful”, to Jo Whiley to play on her BBC Radio 2 show in the March of 2020. In June 2020, she debut a new song entitled “River in the Sky” on her Instagram account.

Acting

In 2010, she made her film debut playing the character of Sissy in the drama film “Patagonia,” directed by Marc Evans. She played the role of American singer Timi Yuro in the 2015 crime thriller film “Legend” and contributes three songs to its soundtrack including new original music; “Whole Lot of Love.”

On the 11th of September 2015, this song along with the new song “Dear Heart”, was released as a digital download and streaming single. She was a featured artist in an episode of the Live @ Home music series in the April of 2021.

Awards

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Caption: Duffy wins three Brit Awards (Source: Daily Star)

Till now, this singer has won a total of 12 awards and 33 nominations. She has won three “BRIT Awards” (2009), “Grammy Award” (2009), “BMI Pop Music Award” 2009), “Fonogram Award” (2009), “Ivor Novello Award” (2009), “Meteor Ireland Music Award” (2009), “MOJO Award” (2008), “Q Award” (2008), and “Rockbjörnen Award” (2009). 

Duffy – Net Worth 2023

As of 2022, her net worth is estimated to be around $10 million while her salary and assets details are yet to be disclosed. She makes the majority of her money from her albums, concerts, songwriter, and occasional actress.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Duffy with her boyfriend, Mike Phillips (Source: Wales Online)

Currently, She is dating her ex-beau, Mike Phillips. Her boyfriend is a Welsh international rugby star from September 2009 to May 2011. However, no useful information is available regarding their first meeting and when they started dating.

In the past, this singer dated her ex-boyfriend named Mark Durston for over five years. Due to some misunderstandings, the couple broke up in November 2006. Before separation, the couple used to live together in Abersoch.

Kidnapping

In her post on her Instagram on the 25th of February 2020, she wrote that she had been “raped and drugged and held hostage over some days” and that she had disappeared from the spotlight so she could recover, adding that she was now doing well but it had taken her time to recover. However, she has not mentioned the identity of her attacker.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Duffy posing for a photo (Source: The Original “Duffy News”)

Regarding her body stats, she stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 52 kg. Moreover, she has a pair of blue eyes with blonde hair color and her body measurement measures 36-24-36 inches. Similarly, she wears a 34B Bra size.

Duffy – Social Media

On her Instagram page, there are over 180k followers. Similarly, there are over 803k followers on her Facebook page and over 1k followers on her Twitter page ‘@DuffyFans.”