Yet another memorable night; Caro Emerald has won the Dutch Popprijs!
Every year during the Noorderslag festival in Groningen (NL) this award is presented to the most influential artist of the year. ”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”.
The Popprijs 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).
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)