Well it was only going to be a matter time…..

I pray that they brought in a lawyer to pick through the contract with a fine toothed comb before signing.

Via BBC News

X Factor runners-up JLS have signed a recording contract with Epic, it has been announced.

The foursome came close to being the first group to win the show, but were beaten by Alexandra Burke.

“JLS are the best boy band to emerge from a TV talent show,” Nick Raphael of Epic Records said.

JLS, whose name stands for Jack the Lad Swing, features vocalists Marvin Humes, 23, Jonathan “JB” Gill, 21, Ortise Williams, 21 and Aston Merrygold, 20.

Formed in 2007, the group already have a legion of fans and were hailed by X Factor judge Simon Cowell as “brilliant”. 

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To be brutely honest I don’t rate JLS at all.  Throughout their stint on the X-Factor they continuously sang off key, and could not harmonize to safe their lives.

However they seem to have the 10-14 year old demographic on lock, so I wish them the best of luck.

14 replies »

  1. Hurray, so pleased 4 them. They will get some coaching hopefully to solve that issue but i wish them every luck. How can i not.

  2. They will be needing a large tub of industrial strength vaseline. This country does not do black boy bands, period. Have they forgotten what country they reside in?

  3. this should be interesting to watch, black boy bands good point Verbs… not sure if britain is now ready for black boy bands, I mean America has a black president, perhaps it’s time lol

  4. Oh dear. As long as they earn a buck. I’ll warn them against casting white girls in their videos.

  5. Britain is never ready for anything coming from a black person period. You have to fight your ass off. Better to try, i say. I’ll be interested to see how they get on. I am supporting them though unlike you all anti black male musicians.

  6. i absolutly love aston and when you came runners up i got a jls jumper and i have got tickets to go and see x-factor live tour. i have got posters , t-shirts, and everything you can think of with aston on it. i am so in love with aston and i would love to meet him.

  7. Aston good he is the best i love him…… i watched all of there shows so don’t diss them cos they are black…. most black people are fit and not like all the suckers here in britain and how about if someone came on here who was black and is a musicion who would they like it. all the bands i like are mostly bvlack and i am putting up for is so all u people how are not ready for them yet then fuck off up someones arse….

  8. All you people are out of order saying all that about this country not being ready for ”black boy bands”. You gotta grow up and get a life. Seriously JLS are amazing. They deserved to win X-factor.
    And yer i agree with you Peyton. Goood one. :), Aston && Marvin are HOT and JB && Ortise are gorgeous. Just cause they are Black doesn’t make them any different.
    JLS i Love you so much,, Good luck. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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