JLS ( Jack the Lad Swing) are a four-piece British R & B / pop band.

Band History

The result is the band, when Oritse Williams, who had previously made ​​several attempts already in the music business began to search for other singers after his schooling. He got to know Marvin Humes, who had already been successful in 2004/ 05 with the R & B band VS. He in turn knew Aston Merrygold and together formed the band UFO ( Unique Famous Outrageous - ). Together they wanted to compete in the talent show The X Factor. When applying they learned Jonathan Gill know, who also wanted to compete and then joined the band.

In 2007 they won at the Urban Music Awards the award for the best performer without a record deal. The following year, they were renamed to JLS participants at The X Factor After changeable course in which they barely survived as Penultimate round seven, they increased towards the end and were finally in December 2008 behind Alexandra Burke in second.

They were then taken by Epic under contract and went, among others, Lemar on tour. Her debut single Beat Again was released on 13 July 2009.

2013, they announced their resolution. In November 2013 Billion Lights was released as the last single the band also appeared a greatest hits album.

Band Members

  • Oritse Williams (born 27 November 1986)
  • Marvin Humes (born 18 March 1985)
  • Aston Merrygold (born 13 February 1988)
  • Jonathan Benjamin Gill (born 7 December 1986)



  • JLS (2009)
  • Outta This World (2010)
  • Jukebox (2011)
  • Evolution ( 2012)
  • Goodbye - The Greatest Hits (2013 )


  • Beat Again (2009)
  • Everbody in Love ( 2009)
  • One Shot (2010)
  • Everybody Hurts (only Marvin Humes and Aston Merrygold as members at Helping Haiti; 2010)
  • The Club Is Alive (2010)
  • Love You More (2010)
  • Eyes Wide Shut (feat. Tinie Tempah; 2011)
  • International ( 2011)
  • She Make Me Wanna (feat. Dev, 2011)
  • Take a Chance on Me (2011)
  • Do You Feel What I Feel? (2011)
  • Proud (2012)
  • Hottest Girl in the World ( 2012)
  • Billion Lights ( 2013)