Seal’s ‘Standards’ tops jazz charts


This week, the new record from British soul legend Seal, Standards [Republic Records], is the No. 1 jazz album in the country! Today (Nov 21st), Standards debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz Album Chart, while the new album also claimed the No. 1 spot on both the Top Current Jazz Albums & Top Traditional Jazz Albums SoundScan Charts.

Next up, he launches a full-scale television takeover. Kicking off on November 29th Seal will perform a holiday classic on NBC’s Christmas In Rockefeller special. On December 5th, he performs classics from Standards on ABC’s Good Morning America followed by LIVE with Kelly & Ryan on December 6th, and The Wendy Williams Show on December 7th. Expect one unforgettable performance after another with a holiday surprise or two courtesy of the icon.

Seal recently captured a live performance of these classic songs for public television’s Front and Center which will air early 2018. Also, be on the lookout for a very special episode of Speakeasy featuring an insightful storytelling conversation between Seal and his longtime friend and manager Amy Thomson, to air on public television early next year.

Standards sees Seal breathe signature soul into seminal classics such as “Luck Be A Lady,” “I Put A Spell On You,” “Autumn Leaves,” and many more. The deluxe version of Standards also includes bonus holiday tracks “Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting),” and “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” just in time for the season.

For Standards, Seal reimagines the classics that shaped his formative years. Recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios in Hollywood, CA, he takes a step back in time only to make a giant artistic leap forward. It’s a record he was always meant to make.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.