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JLS (disambiguation)

JLS are an English boy band.

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JLS (an initialism of Jack the Lad Swing) were an English pop/ R&B boy band consisting of black origin members Aston Merrygold, Oritsé Williams, Marvin Humes, and JB Gill, originally formed by Oritsé Williams. They initially signed to Tracklacers production company New Track City and then went on to become runners-up of the fifth series of the ITV reality talent show The X Factor in 2008, coming second to Alexandra Burke. Following their appearance on The X Factor, JLS signed to Epic Records. Their first two singles " Beat Again" and " Everybody in Love" both went to number one on the UK Singles Chart. The band's self-titled debut album was released on 9 November 2009, and has since sold over 1 million copies in the UK. JLS won the awards for British Breakthrough and British Single (" Beat Again") at the 2010 BRIT Awards. They also won several awards at the MOBO Awards for Best song for " Beat Again" in 2009 and also Best Newcomer in the same year. In 2010 they won the MOBO Awards for Best UK act and Best Album. They also went on to win their fifth MOBO in 2012 by winning Best Video for " Do You Feel What I Feel?". They won the title of the UK's hardest-working band for two constitutive years, in 2011 and 2012.

In 2010, JLS signed a record deal with the US record label Jive Records, and released " Everybody in Love" as their debut US single, but it failed to chart. " The Club Is Alive", the lead single from their second studio album, was released in the UK on July 2010, and earned the band their third number-one on the UK Singles Chart. Their single " Love You More", was the official single for Children in Need in 2010, and gave the group their fourth number one single in the UK. Their single " She Makes Me Wanna" featuring Dev was their fifth UK number one. As of 2012, their debut album and single has been named one of The X Factors top ten biggest-selling debut singles and albums. As of 2013, they are the 16th richest reality TV stars in the UK, with an estimated fortune of £6 million per member, thus giving the band a financial worth of approximately £24 million.

JLS have sold over 6 million records in the UK alone and more than 10 million records worldwide. The group later split up due to personal differences.

JLS (album)

JLS is the debut studio album by English boy band JLS. It was released in the UK on 9 November 2009 by Epic Records. It was preceded by the lead single, " Beat Again" on 13 July 2009. The album debuted at number-one in the UK and Ireland. It has been certified four times platinum in the UK, where it was the sixth best-selling album of 2009.

In the US, the album was issued as a six track EP featuring their three UK singles, their new single " The Club Is Alive" and two other tracks from the UK version of the album. This version was released on 2 August 2010, but failed to chart.