Duffy’s Begging For Mercy

By: Catherine Strawn / March 17, 2008

Duffy, the 23-year-old Welsh singer-songwriter who has the number one album and song in the U.K., sounds like a combination between Dusty Springfield and Amy Winehouse. Thankfully, she looks more like Dusty than Amy. Even though her album, Rockferry doesn’t come out in the states until May, her first single, “Mercy,” is currently the iTunes Free Single of the Week. Download it now because 1) Duffy is actually her last name, and 2) she is the first female Welsh singer to have a number one single in the last 25 years. [Duffy on MySpace]