Paloma Faith on her Brits snub, Lady Gaga and why she wants to duet with Susan Boyle!

Posted by Dean Piper On February 9th, 2010

The Brit Awards are notorious for snubbing certain artists over the years. And one new star isn’t taking a snub lying down! Step forward Paloma Faith.
The little firecracker gave me a call this week to discuss her Brits snub and she didn’t hold back – even standing up for Britain’s Got Talent Susan Boyle who despite having one of the biggest selling albums of 2009 also failed to get a nomination in any category. She fumed: “I just think everybody who got nominated deserved a nomination. But I think me and the Noisettes deserved a nomination. Not to win the award – but as a form of acknowledgment to what we contributed to British music this year. I’m not going to harp on about it because hopefully next year I’ll get one after my next album – but I was gutted.
“I think Susan Boyle deserved a Brit Nomination too. She’s had the biggest selling album in 2009 and got nothing. It’s ridiculous. She didn’t even get nominated for best breakthrough. Wild Horses blew me away. I’d love to duet with her.”
And it’s clear the star is struggling with being able to do what she wants with her career – because she hasn’t sold millions of records like Lady Gaga! “I’ll be brutally honest – Gaga has sold so many albums that she has the freedom to do as she wishes,” she admits. “I’ve not sold enough albums so I’m like Gaga on a lead – that’s how I like to define myself. I can’t wait to be off the leash.”
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One Response to “Paloma Faith on her Brits snub, Lady Gaga and why she wants to duet with Susan Boyle!”

  1. Danny Says:

    Wow. I didn’t know it.

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