The Veronicas Sign Global Deal With Sony Music, New Album Coming

The Veronicas are making a comeback. The Australian sibling pop duo will release a third studio album later this year, through a new global deal with Sony Music Entertainment.

Twenty-nine-year-old twins Lisa Origliasso and Jessica Origliasso formed the Veronicas in Brisbane, Australia back in 1999.

They were originally signed by Sire founder Seymour Stein and developed in the United States, though their biggest following has always been in their homeland, where their two studio albums are certified multi-platinum and both peaked at No. 2 (2005’s “The Secret Life Of...” and 2007’s “Hook Me Up”).

Billboard Presents The Veronicas

International success came with “Untouched” (Engineroom/Sire/Warner Bros). The song reached No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2009, making the Veronicas the first Australian pop act to crack the top 20 since Kylie Minogue peaked at No. 7 in March 2002 with “Can’t Get You out of My Head.” “Untouched” has sold more than 1.7 million downloads worldwide, according to reps for the pair, and it reignited interest in its album, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseeker Chart.

“The opportunity to work with such a successful team that understand and support our freedom as the artists we are, and who have embraced us to help lift us higher than we've known in the past, is nothing short of a privilege and blessing,” comments Jess Origliasso in a statement, “With (Sony Music Australasia chairman/CEO) Denis Handlin and the Sony Music team worldwide, we finally feel at home to create music and a career without limits.”

According to Sony Music, the album will be issued “later this year,” though the title and specific release date haven’t been revealed.

The pair have been working on a third album since early 2010, and a new song "Lolita" was released in 2012. The Veronicas split with Warner Bros Records last year. It's unclear whether the track will appear on the new album, which has had various working titles, the most recent being "You and Me".