About Caro Emerald
Caro Emerald has taken the UK and the world by storm since she debuted on 6th July 2009 with her single “Back It Up”. Caroline Esmeralda van der Leeuw was born on 26 April 1981 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands to a Dutch father and an Aruban mother. She started singing lessons at age 12 with James Gilloffo in Amsterdam and joined a girl vocal group, Les Elles, under his guidance. Following high school she trained as a jazz vocalist at the Amsterdam Conservatory, graduating in 2005.
In early 2007 Dutch producer Jan van Wieringen invited van der Leeuw to sing the vocal on a demo track he was co-producing with songwriter and producer David Schreurs. The song, “Back It Up“, had been written by Schreurs together with Canadian songwriter Vince Degiorgio and was based on a hip-hop beat created by Jan and Robin Veldman. Caro’s jazzy vocal style was considered a “perfect match” for the new song.
Her debut album ‘Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor’ was released on 29 January 2010 and immediately occupied the number 1 position of the Dutch Album Top 100 charts. On 20 August 2010, the album had been number 1 for 27 weeks, an all time record, beating Michael Jackson’s Thriller, which spent 26 weeks at number one in 1983. The album reached double platinum status in the Netherlands on 5 July 2010. In August 2010 it reached triple platinum, in November 2010 four times platinum (200.000) and in December 2011, six platinum (over 300,000 albums sold). Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floorspent 104 weeks in the official album charts, until it was removed due to a Dutch chart rule which provided that albums can’t spend more than 2 years in the charts. It later returned and climbed as high as No. 8 after albums could re-enter the album charts if they are sold at full price.
“The Shocking Miss Emerald” is the second studio album by Dutch singer Caro Emerald. It was released on 3 May 2013 by Grandmono Records and Dramatico. The album includes the singles “Tangled Up” and “Liquid Lunch”.
In the UK, she performed tracks from the album at BBC Radio Theatre, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 2 and on the BBC Red Button. The Shocking Miss Emerald debuted atop the UK Album Charts with 34,246 copies sold in its first week, becoming Emerald’s first UK number-one album.
There have been appearances from Caro Emerald on Strictly Come Dancing, This Morning, Children in Need, Jools Holland 2011/13, The Royal Variety Performance and an amazing BBC Radio 2 In Concert performance and live web interview.
During Caro Emeralds September 2013 UK tour, the sultry singer announced the news of the pregnancy of her first child. This exciting announcement meant that her planned March UK arena tour would be postponed until October 2014. Fans await the news of the birth of the baby and the upcoming arena tour. Dates of the tour are listed below:
09 Oct 2014 – Brighton Centre
11 Oct 2014 – Birmingham NIA
12 Oct 2014 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
14 Oct 2014 – Plymouth Pavilions
15 Oct 2014 – Bournemouth International Centre
17 Oct 2014 – London The O2
18 Oct 2014 – Leeds First Direct Arena
20 Oct 2014 – Newcastle City Hall
21 Oct 2014- Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
23 Oct 2014 – Manchester Phones 4 U Arena
24 Oct 2014 – Glasgow The SSE Hydro
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