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JLS in Chicago, April 2010
Background information
Origin London
Genres R&B, pop, dance-pop
Years active 2006-2008 (as UFO)
2008-2013 (as JLS)
Labels Epic (2009–2013)
Members Oritsé Williams
Marvin Humes
JB Gill
Aston Merrygold

JLS were an English boy band. They have sold over 3 million records worldwide. They were runners-up in the 2008 UK series of The X Factor. JLS signed a record deal with Epic records in 2009. Their debut album peaked at number-one on the UK Albums Chart and sold more than 1 million copies.

Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Category Nominated work Result Ref
2007 Urban Music Awards Best Unsigned Act Won
2009 2009 BRIT Awards Best British Single "Hero" (with The X Factor finalists) Nominated
MOBO Awards Best UK Newcomer Won
Best Song "Beat Again" Won
BBC Switch Live Awards Switch's Outstanding Artist Won
Prom King Aston Merrygold Nominated
Virgin Media Music Awards Best Group Nominated
Best Newcomer Nominated
Best Track "Beat Again" Nominated
Hottest Male Aston Merrygold Nominated
2010 2010 BRIT Awards British Group Nominated
British Breakthrough Won
British Single "Beat Again" Won
Shockwave NME Awards Worst Band Nominated
BT Digital Music Awards Best Group Won
Best Video "Everybody In Love" Won
MOBO Awards Best UK Act Won
Best Album Won
Urban Music Awards Best R&B Act Won
Best Group Won
2011 BT Digital Music Awards Best Group Won
Best Video "Eyes Wide Shut" Won
Best Fansite "Eyes Wide Shut" Nominated


  • JLS (2009)
  • Outta This World (2010)
  • Jukebox (2011)

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