Caro Emerald – winner of Dutch pop award
foto: Monica Duffels (zwarte cross)
Dutch artist Caro Emerald has won the Dutch Popprijs on the Noorderslag festival in Groningen. This award is presented to the most influential artist of the year. The singer comments: ”This award means so much to me, we have had a great year and winning this feels like a token of recognition by the Dutch music industry. Again I would love to thank everyone supporting me and buying my album’‘.
Earlier that day she also won the Mega Award 2010, for the most popular artist in the Dutch Mega Top 50. The Poprijs has been the most important award in Dutch pop music since 1986 and has been awarded to some impressive Dutch acts in previous years. Urban Dance Squad (1990), 2 Unlimited (1994), Marco Borsato (1997), Junkie XL (1998), Anouk (2001), Tiësto (2002) , Bløf (2003), Within Temptation (2005), Spinvis (2006) and Armin van Buuren (2007).
Caro Emerald received a sculpture and ten-thousand euros to invest in her career. The jury described the 29-old singer as ‘ an phenomenon with international allure.’ It was an earthshaking year for the diva; she sold-out 3 times the HMH, stood on many festivals and her debut album reached the first position in the album top 100.
The debut album ” Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor” is the best selling album this year and reached the charts in Sweden, France, Denmark etc. Her songs are inspired on movies from the fifties, like danceable songs with a modern twist.
The price is placed at one’s disposal by Buma Cultuur and Sena Performers. The winner is yearly chosen by a well renowned panel. This years members have been: Guus Bleyerveld (BV Pop), Johan Gijsen (Tivoli), Ben Houdijk (3FM), Gijsbert Kamer (De Volkskrant / VPRO), Jan Douwe Kroeske (Double 2), Peter Sikkema (De Oosterpoort / Eurosonic Noorderslag), Gert van Veen (ID&T). Jury President was Hans Kosterman (BV Pop/FNV Kiem).
Source: Caro Emerald and Buma Cultuur.