Award-Winning Singer Duffy to Perform at the GSMA's Mobile World Congress Party and Awards Celebration

By Gsma, PRNE
Tuesday, January 4, 2011

LONDON, January 5, 2011 - The GSMA today announced that Duffy, the Grammy and Brit Award-winning
singer/songwriter behind the multi-platinum album "Rockferry" and brand new
album "Endlessly", is to perform at the Mobile World Congress Party and
Awards Celebration on Tuesday 15 February 2011 in Barcelona. The Congress
Party and Awards Celebration is being sponsored by telecommunications leader
the Qtel Group, which has operations across the Middle East, North Africa and

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The Global Mobile Awards 2011 will be presented in a two-part ceremony,
with the main body of awards presented as part of the Mobile World Congress
conference programme on Tuesday afternoon, and with select awards including
the "Best Mobile Device" and the "Global Mobile App Awards" being presented
at the evening Congress Party and Awards Celebration.

Honouring excellence and innovation in mobile communications worldwide,
the mobile industry's leading annual awards also include categories for "Best
Marketing and Advertising", "Best Mobile Innovation", "Best Mobile Enterprise
Product or Solution", "Best Technology", the "Green Mobile Award", "Best
Mobile Contribution to Social and Economic Development", the "Government
Leadership Award" and the annual "Chairman's Award" for outstanding
contribution to the industry.

Welsh singer-songwriter Duffy's 2008 debut album "Rockferry" entered the
UK Album Chart at number one and reached number one across Europe. It was the
best-selling album in the United Kingdom in 2008 with 1.68 million copies
sold. The album was certified as platinum several times and sold more than
6.5 million copies worldwide, spawning the hits "Mercy" and "Warwick Avenue".
With "Mercy", Duffy became the first Welsh female in 25 years to achieve the
number-one position on the UK Singles Chart. In 2009, she won the Grammy
Award for Best Pop Vocal Album for "Rockferry", and she was nominated for two
other Grammy awards. In 2009, she won three Brit Awards: British
Breakthrough, Best Female Solo and Best British Album. Duffy has just
completed recording and released her second album "Endlessly" and made her
acting debut in the film "Patagonia".

The afternoon awards presentation is open to all Mobile World Congress
Platinum and Gold Pass conference attendees as well as Global Mobile Awards
ticket holders, Global Mobile Awards nominees and all accredited press
attending Mobile World Congress. Tickets for the Congress Party and Awards
Celebration are on sale now at the online registration point for the Mobile
World Congress, which you can access via

In addition to the Qtel Group, other Global Mobile Awards sponsors
include: Huawei (Platinum Awards Sponsor); the Government of Catalonia
(Global Mobile App Awards Sponsor and Host Sponsor); and Myriad (Best Mobile
Device category). Entries for the 2011 Global Mobile Awards are now closed,
and the shortlisted nominees will be announced in January 2011. More
information on the awards can be found at

About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications
industry. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's
mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile
ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers,
Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations. The GSMA is
focused on innovating, incubating and creating new opportunities for its
membership, all with the end goal of driving the growth of the mobile
communications industry.

For more information, please visit Mobile World Live, the new online
portal for the mobile communications industry, at or the GSMA corporate website at

Ben Evetts, +44(0)7879-614941, bevetts at, or press at

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