Caro Emerald’s ‘The Shocking Miss Emerald’ Blasts In At # 1 On The UK Top 40


Back in 2011, when I wrote a post on Dutch Jazz chanteuse Caro Emerald (she had just begun her chart-slayage back then with her debut extravaganza ‘Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor‘), I predicted that the smokey-voiced vocalist would be making some major moves very soon indeed.


Following the # 4 peaking Platinum-certified success of ‘Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor‘ – her million selling 2010 debut extravaganza (and one of zomgtalk’s top 50 albums of 2011, Caro Emerald makes a triumphant return with her seductive blend of Jazz, Samba and Contemporary Pop as the singer’s sophomore album ‘The Shocking Miss Emerald‘ blasts in at # 1 on the UK Top 40 Albums Chart!

The cleverly crafted package of irresistible melodies zooms ahead of East London drum’n’bass band Rudimental’s debut album ‘Home‘, which proved to be a fierce competition for Emerald, owing to multiple # 1 singles spawned earlier. ‘Home‘ arrives at # 2 this week.

Over at the UK Top 40 Singles Chart, Daft Punk locks the # 1 spot for a third week in a row with ‘Get Lucky‘, selling a massive 123,000 units this week. The single almost touches the half a million mark within just 3 weeks, selling over 100,000 copies each week since its release.

The top 10 singles in the UK this week are :

1. Get Lucky – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams

2. So Good To Me – Chris Malinchak

3. Let Her Go – Passenger

4. Waiting All Night – Rudimental feat. Ella Eyre

5. Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Dalton

6. This Is What It Feels Like – Armin Van Buuren feat. T Guthrie

7. Play Hard – David Guetta feat. Ne-Yo/Akon

8. I Need Your Love – Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding

9. That Power – Will.I.Am feat. Justin Bieber

10. Just Give Me A Reason – Pink feat. Nate Ruess

The top 10 albums in the UK this week are :

1. The Shocking Miss Emerald – Caro Emerald

2. Home – Rudimental

3. Didn’t It Rain – Hugh Laurie

4. To Be Loved – Michael Buble

5. The Minutes – Alison Moyet

6. The Truth About Love – Pink

7. Golden – Lady Antebellum

8. All The Little Lights – Passenger

9. Our Version Of Events – Emeli Sande

10. Bad Blood – Bastille