Human Nature land Legacy deal as US onslaught continues
US-based Australian R&B vocal group Human Nature has signed to Legacy Recordings, ahead of the November 3 release of their Jukebox: The Ultimate Playlist album.
Legacy is a division of Sony Music Entertainment, whose Australian operation they signed to in 1996.
The Legacy signing comes as the band surges further into the US market, with a PBS special Human Nature: Jukebox In Concert From The Venetian, set for a November / December screening, and a US tour in the northern spring of 2018.
“For nearly three decades, Australia’s Human Nature has been one of the world’s foremost pop vocal music ensembles, continually surprising and delighting their fans with fantastic interpretations of classic songs and their own original material,” said Adam Block, President of Legacy Recordings.
“We are happy to welcome Human Nature to the Legacy family and look forward to bringing their music to a whole new generation of fans in the U.S. and beyond.”
Band member Andrew Tierney added, “This year we celebrated our 28th year together and the release of Jukebox in the USA is a huge moment for us and our career.
“It’s amazing to think the four of us have been doing this and loving this for nearly three decades.
“We are so honored to be joining such a prestigious label, Legacy Recordings, and unifying our releases with the best record label in the world Sony Music Entertainment.”
The Jukebox album stems from their current residency at Sands Showroom at the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
In 2006, the band re-signed to the venue for a further three years.
The album includes their renditions of covers of ’Will You Love Me Tomorrow’, ’Stand By Me’, ’Unchained Melody’, ’Be My Baby’, ’Gimme Some Lovin’’ and ’Under The Boardwalk’ as well as two original songs.
Teaming up in high school, the band has signed 2.5 million albums, earned 27 platinum awards, 18 top 40 hits and five top 10 hits worldwide, according to Legacy.