In 2007, Caro Emerald was called upon to cut a demo for producers Jan van Wieringen, David Schreurs and Canadian songwriter Vincent Degiorgio. Caro seized the opportunity, and recorded "Back It Up". When she performed the song on a local Dutch TV station a year later, the song exploded onto the scene.
With only one track on the repertoire at that moment, the team started working on a full album inspired by films and music from the 1940's and 1950's.
Schreurs and Van Wieringen set up Grandmono Records to release and manage their music. The second single and first album were released in January 2010.
Both Caro's albums were released to popular and critical acclaim and the sales broke various records in the Netherlands.
Caro and her production team received various awards, including an MTV EMA Award (Best Dutch/Belgian Act), EBBA Award, Goldene Kamera and Echo Award.