South African-based identical twins Andrew and Brian Chaplin have signed a worldwide deal as Locnville with Sony Music International.

The New York-born 19-year-olds will see their debut electronic and hip-hop album, "Sun In My Pocket," released via Jive for the world, excluding the U.K. where the album will be issued on the Epic label. The twins were raised in South Africa.

The deal also excludes South Africa where "Sun In My Pocket" is released on Johannesburg-based indie Just Music. Karl Anderson, owner of Just Music, is managing Locnville for the world and hopes to repeat the duo's domestic success internationally when the album hits global markets.

Anderson reports that the album's first radio single, "Sun In My Pocket," has scored chart-topping success at both retail and local radio in South Africa. Released Feb. 22, "Sun In My Pocket" was certified gold (20,000 units) in the first month of its release, according to Just Music.

"There has been huge interest in the guys ever since we presented their album at MIDEM earlier this year," says Anderson. "Kevin Lawrie and the Sony team have shown incredible passion and commitment to Locnville."

Lawrie, president of Sony Music International, Europe and Africa said in a statement, "The Locnville guys have written and recorded the album on their own and approached it from an independent standpoint. It's incredible what they have accomplished to date working with Just Music in South Africa. Sony Music's role is to now broadcast this great story to the rest of the world."

"Landing a deal with Sony/Jive is an absolute dream come true," says Andrew Chaplin. "We've been working long and hard for this, so to finally have it happen is just phenomenal to say the least. We're honored to be on the same label as so many of our favorite artists".

Anderson reports that a release date for "Sun In My Pocket" is being planned in conjunction with the Sony Music International team.