Personalities | Duffy | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Singer-songwriter, b. 1984)

Aimée Ann Duffy’s 2008 debut album Rockferry was the UK’s top seller of the year, an astounding achievement for the singer-songwriter given she grew up with Welsh as her first language. Her retro soul-pop, exemplified by derivative but catchy hit single ‘Mercy’, drew comparisons with Dusty Springfield, while a Grammy award in 2009 confirmed she appealed to Americans too. A similar success in 2010 would potentially confirm her as more than a one-album wonder.

Styles & Forms | Twenty-First Century | Rock
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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