Duffy is a Welsh singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Gwynedd, Wales, she was introduced to Jeannette Lee of Rough Trade Records, which led to her signing a recording contract with AampM Records in 2007.
Duffy was born in Gwynedd to an English father John Duffy, who was born in Liverpool and brought up in Rock Ferry, Wirral and a Welsh mother, Joyce Smith , born in Gwynedd, Caernarfonshire and brought up in Nefyn, near Pwllheli. She was partly raised in Nefyn with her twin sister, Katy Ann, and older sister Kelly Ann, who was born in 1980. Duffys parents divorced when she wasand she moved to Letterston, near the Pembrokeshire town of Fishguard with her mother and sisters.