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CARO EMERALD AWARDED THE IFPI PLATINUM EUROPE AWARD

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‘Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor – Platinum Edition’ CD/DVD Out Now

Dramatico Records and Grandmono are proud to announce that Caro Emerald’s debut album ‘Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor’ is now certified Platinum in both Britain and Germany, 6x Platinum in Holland, and has been awarded the IFPI Platinum Europe Award for sales exceeding 1 million copies in Europe.

‘Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor’ spent 30 weeks at number 1 in Holland following its release in January 2010. Released across Europe in late 2010 and early 2011 the album has proved to be a perfect example of a word-of-mouth hit. This week in Britain it has been certified Platinum, with sales exceeding 300,000 copies, where it spent ten weeks in the top ten of the album chart. Caro has also been awarded the prestigious Edison Award and been nominated for both an MTV EMA and for ‘Best Independent Breakthrough’ at the inaugural AIM Awards.

Caro’s career started when an impromptu performance of her first song ‘Back It Up’ on a local TV station in Holland was posted to YouTube, leading to an overwhelming clamour to hear more of this phenomenally exciting new singer. Working with her producers David Schreurs, Jan van Wieringen and Vince Degiorgio, the result was an album that has now become the third best-selling independent record of the year in the UK, with Adele’s ‘21’ and ‘19’ taking the top two positions.

Upon its release in late 2010 ‘Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor’ debuted at number 1 on the Official Charts Company’s UK Jazz and Blues Albums Chart, knocking Michael Bublé’s ‘Call Me Irresponsible’ from the top spot. With strong reactions to her first two singles ‘Back It Up’ and ‘Riviera Life’, Caro was forced to take time off her promotional activities at the start of 2011 when a routine check-up revealed a polyp on her vocal chord that required emergency vocal surgery. Since her return to the spotlight in May, Caro has been a constant feature on UK TV, radio and in the press, with televised performances on ‘This Morning’, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and ‘Children In Need’, as well as a planned appearance on Jools Holland’s annual New Years’ Eve Hootenanny. To celebrate the album’s Platinum status, a new edition of Caro’s album has been released which comes bundled with a DVD of her live performance at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam.

Caro has only played a handful of sold-out live dates in the UK thus far, including an appearance for BBC Radio 2’s Live In Hyde Park. She played a capacity show at O2 Shepherds’ Bush Empire on December 13th, and will return for her first UK tour in March 2012, which is already well on the way to become another sell-out.

Featuring the singles 'Back It Up, 'Riviera Life' and 'A Night Like This', ‘Stuck’, The Other Woman’ ‘That Man’, Caro’s album is a winning, assured and highly individual pop record. Drawing from a rich pool of swing, jazz and pop influences, ‘Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor’ is an accessible record that recalls the glamour and sophistication of 40’s and 50’s film and music while updating that sound for a modern audience.

 

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