Top 50 Facts About JLS

JLS Facts



JLS was a four-piece English boy band formed in 2008.

If you’re a fan of JLS, check out these top fifty fun facts on the band and its members.

JLS split up on April 24, 2013.

The four members of the band JLS were: Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes, Jonathan “JB” Gill, and Oritsé Williams.

They were an English boy band from London.

They became famous by coming in second place on The X Factor in 2008.

They lost to Alexandra Burke.

Their first two singles ‘Beat Again’ and ‘Everybody in Love’ both went to number one on the UK Singles Chart.

JLS won the awards for British Breakthrough and British Single (Beat Again) at the 2010 BRIT Awards.

In 2010, JLS signed an American record deal with Jive Records and released ‘Everybody in Love’ as their debut US single.

‘The Club is Alive’ was released in the UK in July 2010.

Aston was born on February 13, 1988. He has the same birthday as Robbie Williams.

Marvin was born on March 18, 1985.

Oritsé was born on November 27, 1986.

JB’s birthday is December 7, 1986, which makes his star sign Sagittarius.

Marvin is from London, England. His grandparents are Scottish, English, and Jamaican.

Aston appeared as an extra when he was 14, on stage with Micheal Jackson.

Marvin’s first job was washing cars when he was thirteen. He has also worked at Marks and Spencer and Safeway.

JLS’ official Twitter profile is @JLSOfficial.

JLS don’t follow fans on Twitter

They have over 1 million followers on Twitter and over 1.9 million likes on Facebook.

Their website is

JLS have a condom range with Durex, which is called Just Love Safe – to encourage safe sex.

The JLS condom range is sold to over 16’s only throughout the UK.

The money they earn from their condom sales goes to the JLS Charitable Foundation.

‘JLS’ is an acronym for Jack the Lad Swing.

Marvin was in the English show Holby City between the ages of 13 and 16.

JB Gill was in the school choir throughout his school years.

Before they became famous, their band name was UFO (Unique Famous Outrageous).

Their band name UFO was changed because it was already being used.

‘Beat Again’ was at the number one spot for two weeks in the UK.

Oritsé used to sing on the bus to school after walking 1 .5 miles to get to the bus stop.

Marvin had a picture of Cheryl Cole on his wall when he was younger and when his girlfriend came round he’d hide it in the wardrobe!

If Aston was to grow his hair, he’d have an afro!

JLS have had two TV shows, the first was an hour-long documentary called JLS Revealed, which first aired on November 7, 2009, in the UK.

The second show was an hour-long entertainment show for ITV1 called This is JLS, which first aired on December 11, 2010.

JLS have released their own documentary film titled JLS: Eyes Wide Open 3D, this makes them the first British music act ever to release a 3D film.

The UK DVD  was released on December 5, 2011.

They have had two books published called Our Story So Far and Just Between Us: Our Private Diary.

Aston has one sister and five brothers.

JB likes to stand next to a window, look upon the horizon and put lotion on himself!

Marvin’s full name is Marvin Richard James Hume.

JB has one brother called Neequaye Gill.

Oritsé has two brothers and one sister.

Aston is afraid of big dogs.

Oritsé loves to watch Family Guy!

Oritsé is the only JLS member to have hazel eyes, the rest are brown.

JB plays the flute and piano.

Aston’s favorite color is blue.

JB is scared of snakes.

JB’s nicknames at school were Gilly, Gillster & JG.

Aston’s nicknames at school were Lil Man and A.S.

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