Soul destroying news this morning folks…. yes it is true… JLS has announced through tabloid rag The Sun that after 5 years together they have decided to go their separate way.
Group member Marvin Humes said:
“It’s an emotional time. There’s no getting away from that.”
This morning the band also tweeted:
There will be a Greatest Hits album and a farewell tour.
In my opinion the writing was on the wall after the release of their last album titled Evolution. JLS worked with several American Hip Hop and R&B producers on the album but it didn’t do as well as expected. Then after that they all started to focus on their own individual ventures. Marvin Humes now hosts a show on Capital FM, Ashton Merrygold is now a judge on Sky 1 show Got To Dance and the others are working on their own music related projects.
I also think that the One Direction takeover also drove the final nail in the band’s coffin.
But it should be noted that JLS were runners-up on TV talent show X-Factor back in 2008 and since then have done phenomenally well, so I understand why many are shocked and saddened by this news.
I do however suspect that within 5 years they will be back promoting a “reunion” tour or appearing on the hit ITV 2 show The Big Reunion.
Categories: Music News, UK Artist, UK News
hands up no shame I am so dissapointed by their split. But from the stats they have done well 10million units sold in this day and age and they are said to be the 16th richest boyband in the world from a reality / singing contest. If only Alexandra had their success
Their star had fallen a little recently but a good decision to bow out at the top. For runners up in X Factor they have done quite well. Good luck to all of them in their future endeavors.
I doubt all that money went in their pockets. It went to simon cowell.