Caro Emerald wins EBBA
Dutch artist Caro Emerald is one of the winners of the 2011 European Border Breakers' Awards (EBBA) for emerging talent in European pop, rock and dance music. This was announced today by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and European music conference and showcase festival Eurosonic Noorderslag.
Emerald is in good company of other rising stars. Other EBBA winners are: Saint Lu (Austria), Stromae (Belgium), Aura Dione (Denmark), ZAZ (France), The Baseballs (Germany), Donkeyboy (Norway), Inna (Romania), Miike Snow (Sweden) and Mumford & Sons (UK)
The winners will receive their awards in a ceremony hosted by TV personality and musician Jools Holland at the opening night of Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen, Netherlands, on 12 January 2011.
Public Choice Award
The public are invited to vote online, from 1 December, to select the winner of the 'Public Choice Award': http://www.europeanborderbreakersawards.eu.
The European Border Breakers' Awards are presented to new or emerging European artists or groups for success in reaching audiences outside their own country with their first internationally-released album. The aim of the prize is to help increase their sales and visibility across Europe.