Back It Up

Caro Emerald

About Back It Up

"Back It Up" is the debut single by Caro Emerald taken from the debut album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor. It was released on 6 July 2009. The single was certified gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.


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Caro Emerald

Caroline Esmeralda van der Leeuw (b. 26 April 1981 in Amsterdam), best known by her stage name, Caro Emerald, is a Dutch jazz singer. She debuted on 6 July 2009 with her single "Back It Up". Her debut album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor set a new all-time chart record on 20 August 2010, 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 300,000 copies so far. In total more than a million copies have been sold so far. On 3 October 2010, Van der Leeuw was awarded the Dutch Music Prize "Edison Award" for Best Female Artist. more »

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Song and Artist Introduction
"Back It Up" is a song by Dutch jazz singer Caro Emerald.
The song is best described as pop fused with jazz.
Release Date
"Back It Up" was initially released on July 6, 2009.
Song Composition
Caro Emerald, along with Vince Degiorgio, Jan van Wieringen, Robin Veldman and David Schreurs, contributed to the writing and composition of "Back It Up".
First Song for Caro Emerald
This was the first song that Caro Emerald recorded under her stage name.
Initial response
Even before a formal studio version was available, the song gained traction and popularity when Caro Emerald performed it live on a local Amsterdam television station.
Debut Album
"Back It Up" is included on Caro Emerald’s debut studio album "Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor", which was released in 2010.
The album "Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor", with "Back It Up" as one of its songs, became the most listened to album in the Netherlands for 30 non-consecutive weeks, breaking the previous record set by Michael Jackson's "Thriller".
Global Success
"Back It Up" gained international success and made Caro Emerald popular not only in the Netherlands but allowed her to have a solid fan base in Europe, as well as in Canada, New Zealand, and the United States.
Music Video Facts
The accompanying music video for the song is taken from a live performance, consistent with Caro's initial live performance on TV.
Classic Appeal
The song, along with much of Caro's music, is designed to recreate the glamorous atmosphere of the 1920s and 30s, combining modern music with sounds from the past.
Song Influence
Since its release, "Back It Up" has been used in a variety of TV shows and commercials, demonstrating its broad appeal and catchy melody.
Cover Versions
Several artists have performed covers of "Back It Up," underscoring the song's popularity and wide-ranging influence.
Underrated Success
Despite its international success, "Back It Up" didn't enter the UK singles chart, but it did reach number 68 in her home country of the Netherlands.
Lasting Impact
More than a decade after its release, "Back It Up" continues to be one of Caro Emerald's most recognizable and popular songs.

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