Artist Spotlight: JLS

Did you know JLS stands for 'Jack the Lad Swing'? Find out much more about the boys here.

Line-Up Born
Aston Merrygold
13 February 1988 (1988-02-13) (23)
Marvin Humes
18 March 1985 (1985-03-18) (26)
Ortise Williams
27 November 1986 (24)
JB Gill
7 December 1986 (24)

Did you Know?

  • JLS finished second to Alexandra Burke in the fifth series of The X-Factor.
  • Their first two singles "Beat Again" and "Everybody in Love" both went to number-one in the UK.
  • Marvin: "Aston lives on tomato ketchup - literally!"
  • Ortise's perfect date would be taking Rihanna to Disney World.
  • Aston's first crush was on the Olsen twins and it remains 'still to this day'.
  • The first album JB bought was The Backstreet Boys: "Backstreets Back".
JLS' first
Single Beat Again
Album JLS
UK No.1 Beat Again
JLS' Awards Wins Nominations
BRIT Awards 2
MOBO Awards
Urban Music Awards 4
BT Digital Music Awards 2
Virgin Media Music Awards 0

JLS have also just released their 3D movie 'Eyes Wide Open' which follows them on tour, showing what life is like in the band as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes access to gigs, parties and much more.

Check out the trailer below as well as their first X-Factor audition - when they were just four friends with a dream..