Caro Emerald

Real Name:
Caroline Esmeralda van der Leeuw
Profile:
Dutch pop/jazz singer, born 26 April 1981 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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". Following a performance on a local Dutch TV station, the song entered the Dutch singles chart and remained there for 34 weeks. With only one track in the repertoire, David, Vincent, Jan and Caro started working on a full album, inspired by films and music from the 1940s and 1950s.

Second single "A Night Like This" reached #1 on the Dutch singles chart in January 2010. Debut album Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor was released in the same week and entered the albums chart at #1; reaching Platinum status within 6 weeks. Overall, the album spent 30 weeks at #1, breaking a record set by Michael Jackson's Thriller, and it sold 260.000 copies within the year in the Netherlands alone. It is IFPI-certified Platinum with sales of over 1.3 million in Europe.

Follow-up album The Shocking Miss Emerald was released in May 2013. The European arts, entertainment and fashion scene of the 1920s-1960s set the stage for this album. Like Caro's debut album, it entered the Dutch albums chart at #1. Both albums broke various sales records in the Netherlands, and Caro and the team received various awards including an MTV EMA Award (Best Dutch/Belgian Act), an EBBA Award, a Goldene Kamera and an Echo Award.

In August 2022, Van der Leeuw announced she had over time become more and more estranged from the persona of Caro Emerald, and felt a certain look and sound were expected from her. She stated she was heading into a new direction for her career, by herself, as The Jordan. Three singles were already released at that point.
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Albums

GM029 Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor (Album) Grandmono GM029 Benelux 2010 Sell This Version
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278 237 2 Live In Concert At The Heineken Music Hall — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald With The Grandmono Orchestra Caro Emerald With The Grandmono Orchestra - Live In Concert At The Heineken Music Hall (Album) Grandmono 278 237 2 Poland 2011 Sell This Version
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GMVL053 The Shocking Miss Emerald — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald The Shocking Miss Emerald (Album) Grandmono GMVL053 Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
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none Live In London — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald Live In London Not On Label (Caro Emerald Self-released) none 2014
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RBCP-2890 Live In Glasgow — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald Live In Glasgow(CD, Album) Rambling Records RBCP-2890 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
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none Absolutely Me Tour 2015 - Live in Tilburg 13-11-2015 — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald Absolutely Me Tour 2015 - Live in Tilburg 13-11-2015(File, MP3, @32) Grandmono none Netherlands 2015
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none Emerald Island Live — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald Emerald Island Live(21xFile, MP3, 192) Grandmono none 2017
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Singles & EPs

GM001 Back It Up — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald Back It Up (Single) Grandmono GM001 Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
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GM004 A Night Like This — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald A Night Like This (Single, Maxi) Grandmono GM004 Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
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GM008 That Man — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald That Man (Single) Grandmono GM008 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
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GM012 Stuck — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald Stuck (Single) Grandmono GM012 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
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GM032 You're All I Want For Christmas — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald & Brook Benton Caro Emerald & Brook Benton - You're All I Want For Christmas (Single) Grandmono GM032 Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
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DRAMCDS0068 Riviera Life — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald Riviera Life (Single) Grandmono DRAMCDS0068 UK & Ireland 2010 Sell This Version
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DRAMCDS0084 The Other Woman — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald The Other Woman (Single) Dramatico DRAMCDS0084 UK & Ireland 2011 Sell This Version
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none Bad Romance — Caro Emerald Grandmono Orchestra Featuring Caro Emerald Grandmono Orchestra Featuring Caro Emerald - Bad Romance(File, AAC, Single, 256) Grandmono none 2011
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none Live In The Netherlands — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald Live In The Netherlands(3xFile, AAC, EP, 256) Grandmono none Netherlands 2011
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DRAMCDS090 Dr. Wanna Do — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald Dr. Wanna Do (Single) Dramatico DRAMCDS090 UK 2012 Sell This Version
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GM039 Just One Dance — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald Just One Dance(7", Ltd) Grandmono GM039 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
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DRAMCDS122 One Day — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald One Day (Single) Grandmono DRAMCDS122 UK & Ireland 2013 Sell This Version
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DRAMCDS114 I Belong To You — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald I Belong To You (Single) Grandmono DRAMCDS114 UK & Ireland 2013 Sell This Version
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none Liquid Lunch — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald Liquid Lunch (Single) Grandmono none Europe 2013 Sell This Version
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DRAMCDS106 Completely — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald Completely (Single) Dramatico DRAMCDS106 UK & Ireland 2013 Sell This Version
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none Tangled Up — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald Tangled Up (Single, Maxi, EP) Polydor none Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
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none Live At Le Poisson Rouge, New York — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald Live At Le Poisson Rouge, New York(2xFile, AAC, Single, 256) Grandmono none Netherlands 2013
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none The Shocking Miss Emerald (Acoustic Sessions) — Caro Emerald Caro Emerald The Shocking Miss Emerald (Acoustic Sessions) (EP) Grandmono none 2013 Sell This Version