Duffy’s ‘Rockferry’ sales top 4 million as singer picks up three Grammy nominations

Singer Duffy is having a good year. Her debut album, ‘Rockferry,’ has sold more than four million copies worldwide, and Duffy grabbed three Grammy Award nominations at Wednesday’s “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night.”

Duffy picked up nominations for Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Mercy.”

‘Rockferry’ includes the hit singles “Mercy,” “Warwick Avenue,” and “Stepping Stone.” It was released on Mercury Records.

Duffy was voted Breakthrough Act Of the Year at the Q magazine awards in November, and just finished her major headline tour of North America – where she opened six major-market arena shows for Coldplay. 

The singer also graced the cover of the August issue of SPIN Magazine and performed on Saturday Night Live, Ellen, The View, Regis & Kelly, CBS Early Show, Leno, Letterman, Conan, Ferguson and “Fashion Rocks” .

“Fashion Rocks” marked the launch of Duffy’s exclusive endorsement deal on behalf of Nivea’s line of Kiss lip-care products, and coincided with her appearance on the cover of Women’s Wear Daily that week. 

Nivea’s campaign extends into 2009, encompassing massive print and television advertising, with “Mercy,” “Syrup and Honey” and “Oh Boy” featured prominently in all television spots.

In Addition, Clear Channel Online Music & Radio has supported Duffy from the begin­­ning of her career, spotlighting her as Featured Artist in their NEW program and adding her to the roster of artists for their live performance series, Stripped.  Duffy has also performed “The Interface” for AOL and is currently featured as Yahoo Who’s Next- Success Story. In addition Duffy was featured as a VH1 You Oughta Know artist for 6 months.

“Mercy” hit #1 on iTunes and Amazon, and was heard everywhere in 2008. The song appeared on the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy and on episodes of ER, Smallville, The Ghost Whisperer, The Hills, and American Gladiator.

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