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Seal x Standards

SEAL’S STANDARDS DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD JAZZ ALBUM CHART

ADDITIONALLY #1 ON SOUNDSCAN TOP CURRENT JAZZ ALBUMS & TOP TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUMS CHARTS

The new record from British soul legend Seal, Standards [Republic Records], is the #1 jazz album in the country!  Today, Standards debuted at #1 on the Billboard Jazz Album Chart, while the new album also claimed the #1 spot on both the Top Current Jazz Albums & Top Traditional Jazz Albums SoundScan Charts! Get it HERE.

Next up, he launches a full-scale television takeover. Kicking off on November 29th he will perform a holiday classic on NBC’s Christmas In Rockefeller special.  On December 5, he performs classics from Standards on ABC’s Good Morning America followed by LIVE with Kelly & Ryan December 6, and The Wendy Williams Show December 7. 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.  Check out a sneak peak of the captivating night with Seal’s performance of “Luck Be A Lady” HERE.  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.

Ladylike’s Kristin Chirico Gets Photoshopped

Check out the new episode of Ladylike starring Kristin Chirico who explores today’s beauty standards. In a simulation of what it would be like to go under the knife, Chirico ventures into Beverly Hills with the finest of plastic surgeons Dr. Harrison Lee, Dr. Linda Li and Dr. David Amron (as seen on TMZ, Cosmopolitan, CNN and more) to understand what it takes to become “society’s model.” The surgeons recommended a battery of procedures including liposuction, jaw and cheek contouring, restylane injections, nose narrowing, bone retractions, bone cement inserts, genioplasty and more. 
Kristin explores self-identity issues all have struggled with in one way or another. The results will surprise you. The full episode is live now on Ladylike’s YouTube Channel

Highlights from this episode:

Patients don’t come in with (pictures of) celebrity faces, but they do come in with faces of people from Instagram, from social networks they had just found that they happened to like. And I explain to them that these pictures aren’t real, they’re all photoshopped.” – Dr. Linda Li, Certified American Board of Plastic Surgery Practitioner

“Being in a plastic surgeon’s office and having them tell you all the things about your face that you’ve lived with your entire life that really need to be fixed… to view you as beautiful enough to be model is a lot. It’s a lot emotionally to do it once, and I did it three times” – Kristin Chirico

About “Ladylike”: BuzzFeed’s Ladylike is an all female team that writes, edits, produces, and stars in video content created for women by women. In their work, the group covers the struggles and triumphs associated with being a woman, experimenting with everything from free bleeding to contouring, from breast exams to hair removal, plus fashion and beauty trends, photoshopping, and more! Ladylike strives to empower women through content that explores all facets of womanhood.