Natalie Cole Signs to Verve

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Singer Natalie Cole recently signed a recording deal with Verve Records. The contract reunites her with Verve Music Group Chairman Tommy LiPuma, who produced Cole’s 1991 release Unforgettable.

“Working with Tommy again is like returning home,” Cole said. “He is so good with this kind of music. I feel very fortunate that he really understands what I do, which is evidenced by Unforgettable and the new album. We have grown together and we are very compatible. I am looking forward to more great work with Tommy and Verve,” she said of her move to the label.

“It is an honor to work with Natalie again after all these years,” LiPuma said. “I am thrilled that she has joined the Verve family and that she will be continuing in the great tradition of vocalists that have always been a cornerstone of Verve Records.”

Unforgettable earned six Grammy awards, including Album of the Year, and has sold over 14 million units worldwide. Cole and LiPuma are currently putting the finishing touches on Cole’s Verve debut, set for a fall 2002 release.



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