Dutch jazz singer Caro Emerald debuted on 6 July 2009 with her single "Back It Up". Her debut album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor set an all time chart record on 20 August 2010 by spending its 30th week at number one on the Dutch album chart, beating the previous record set by Michael Jackson's Thriller by one week. The album has become the biggest selling album of 2010 in the Netherlands, selling over 270,000 copies so far. Caro was awarded the Dutch Music Prize "Edison" for Best Female Artist and won the Popprijs 2010 for best Dutch pop act of 2010.
With more than 2.5 million record sales, 15 platinum discs, 32 million YouTube views, a host of awards (including an Echo, Goldene Kamera, Edison Award, EBBA & MTV Music Award), a string of sold out tours and, of course, the thrill of seeing ‘The Shocking Miss Emerald’ enter the UK charts at number 1 it is fair to say that Caro Emerald is having a pretty good time.
Released in May throughout Europe ‘The Shocking Miss Emerald’, Caro’s second studio album, continued the musical theme set by 2010’s ‘Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor’. Her retro-pop sound is a “fun mix of vintage jazz, beats and pop” that is rooted in the past yet thoroughly modern with its samples, scratching and beats blending with the rhythms and style of yesteryear. That signature sound has proven to be a winning formula and ‘The Shocking Miss Emerald’ entered both the UK and Dutch charts at number 1.