#WATN: JLS

JLS  the band consisted of consisted members Aston Merrygold, Oritsé Williams, Marvin Humes, and  Jonathan Benjamin” JB” Gill , In 2008 the boys came second on the X factor. Shortly after the reality show they released ” Beat Again ” and ” Everybody in Love “. Both singles topped the charts in the U.K. JLS won numerous awards the following year including ” best single ” for “Back again ” and best British Breakthrough. Their debut album ” JLS”  released in 2009 has sold over 1 million copies in the UK.
In 2013 the boys announced that they will be breaking up after their tour.
Today all 4 members of JLS are active in the music industry


The first member to release music as a solo artist was JB Gill. In 2014 JB  collaborated with a DJ And music producer Charlie Hedges to release his debut solo single Best Night of My Life.

Aston Merrygold is also embarking on a solo career he released an EP album ”  Precious”

After JLS  Oritse  Williams launched own entertainment company, Overthrow Recordings. Oritse changed his stage name to OWS and his first solo song under that name is called Waterline (OWS song) featuring American rapper Pusha T which was released


Last but not least Marvin has formed dance group featuring ‘The White N3RD & JKAY called LuvBug. They were officially signed to Polydor Records and their first single, “Resonance” featuring Talay Riley, was released on 5 October 2014.

Written by Karina Kurani

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