JLS are a four piece highly successful and awards winning British collective band. They have a knack of using acronyms to – they were initially formed under the name UFO. The band began with a set of covers and samples and even managed to bag an award at the Music Of Black Origin Awards at an early age.
In order to advance their career in the pop music industry the troupe decided to compete in the reality TV show that was developed by Simon Cowell – The X Factor. It emerged that a another band has already secured their original name, so they were forced in to re-think and came up with an another acronym JLS. The campaign was not smooth sailing but eventually the they emerged as runners up in 2008 edition of the show. A short lived deal resulted with Cowell’s record label.
2009/10 were the real breakthough years for Jack the Lad Swing. Following a change of label, the band released the non self penned song Beat Again, The track received instant success reaching the pinnacle of the UK charts. This was followed by Everybody in Love, which matched the chart success of their first release, and One Shot. The songs were all also contained within their self titled debut album.
The group tried to break the US with another label but did not achieve the level of success that they had expected, despite making some in roads. The band began to use the medium of television to help generate publicity and participated in TV shows focused on the development of the band and a behind the scenes look at their development.
A second album closely followed. Outta This World featured hit tracks including ‘The Club Is Alive, Love You More and Eyes Wide Shut. The singles charted higher than the album in their respective charts. The third album followed in 2011 was titled Jukebox. Three single were released from the album this time with longer titles. This album was to date, the lest successful in terms of their chart peaks for the JLS. The releases included ‘She Makes Me Wanna’, ‘Take a Chance On Me’ & ‘Do You Feel What I Feel’
As of September 2012, the band were working on their 4th album Evolution and release it’s lead single – ‘Hottest Girl In The World’. Oritsé Williams, Marvin Humes, J.B. Gill, Aston Merrygold can consider themselves honoured at what JLS have achieved in the British pop scene in a few months