JLS

English pop/R&B group formed in 2007

JLS (short for Jack the Lad Swing)[2] are an English boy band, which consists of members Aston Merrygold, Oritsé Williams, Marvin Humes, and JB Gill, originally formed by Williams. They initially signed to Tracklacers production company New Track City[3] 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. During their initial stint as as boy band, they have sold over 3 million records worldwide. They were runners-up in the 2008 UK series of The X Factor. JLS signed a record deal with Epic records in 2009. Their debut album peaked at number-one on the UK Albums Chart and sold more than 1 million copies.[4]

JLS
JLS in 2010
JLS in 2010
Background information
Also known asUFO (2007–2008)
OriginLondon, England
Genres
Years active
  • 2006–2013
  • 2020–present
Labels
MembersAston Merrygold
Oritsé Williams
Marvin Humes
JB Gill
WebsiteOfficial website

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Ceremony Category Nominated work Result Ref
2007 Urban Music Awards Best Unsigned Act Won [5]
2009 2009 BRIT Awards Best British Single "Hero" (with The X Factor finalists) Nominated [6]
MOBO Awards Best UK Newcomer Won [7]
Best Song "Beat Again" Won [8]
BBC Switch Live Awards Switch's Outstanding Artist Won [9]
Prom King Aston Merrygold Nominated [9]
Virgin Media Music Awards Best Group Nominated [10]
Best Newcomer Nominated [11]
Best Track "Beat Again" Nominated [12]
Hottest Male Aston Merrygold Nominated
2010 2010 BRIT Awards British Group Nominated
British Breakthrough Won [13]
British Single "Beat Again" Won
Shockwave NME Awards Worst Band Nominated [14]
BT Digital Music Awards Best Group Won [15]
Best Video "Everybody In Love" Won [15]
MOBO Awards Best UK Act Won [16]
Best Album Won [17]
Urban Music Awards Best R&B Act Won [18]
Best Group Won [18]
2011 BT Digital Music Awards Best Group Won [19]
Best Video "Eyes Wide Shut" Won [19]
Best Fansite "Eyes Wide Shut" Nominated [19]

DiscographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "JLS to make new music after signing record deal". 8 March 2021.
  2. "JLS through the years - from 2008 to 2013". BBC Newsround. 24 April 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  3. "Tracklacers: It's a London thing".
  4. "Aston Gets Excited Single is Out Now". Digital Spy. 2 November 2009. Archived from the original on 22 May 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
  5. "Urban Music Awards". JLS MAKE THE URBAN MUSIC AWARDS PROUD!!!. Retrieved 16 December 2008.
  6. "BRIT Award Nominees". Digital Spy. 20 January 2009. Retrieved 4 June 2009.
  7. Best UK Newcomer MOBO 2009 Nomimation
  8. Best Song MOBO 2009 Nomination
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Switch - Switch Live - Awards". BBC. 8 November 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2009.
  10. "Best group 2009 Awards 2009 - Music". Virgin Media. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2009.
  11. "Best Newcomer 2009 Awards 2009 - Music". Virgin Media. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2009.
  12. "Best track - Awards 2009 - Music". Virgin Media. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2009.
  13. Lady Gaga, jay-Z, Lily Allen Win 2010 Brit Pop Music Awards Bloomberg.com
  14. "Worst Band Nominations". NME. 25 February 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2010.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "2 DMA Awards! | News|JLS (United Kingdom)". Archived from the original on 2010-10-03. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  16. "BEST UK ACT - In association with Lebara Mobile | MOBO Awards". Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  17. "BEST ALBUM | MODO Awards". Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Urban Music Awards 2006
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 "2011 BT Digital Music Awards". Archived from the original on 2011-12-04. Retrieved 2011-11-30.

Other websitesEdit