Top 50 Facts About JLS

JLS Facts
Luke Ward
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JLS were 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 members.

JLS split up on 24th April 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.

The 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 13th February 1988. He has the same birthday as Robbie Williams.

Marvin’s birthday is 18th March 1985.

Oritsé was born on 27th November 1986.

JB’s birthday is 7th December 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 in 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 7 November 2009 in the UK.

The second show was an hour-long entertainment show for ITV1 called This is JLS, which first aired on 11 December 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 5th December 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 up on 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 was Gilly, Gillster & JG.

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

JLS were a four-piece English boy band formed on the X-Factor in 2008. They placed second after Alexandra Burke.

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  1. Jen 8 July 2014

    ‘number 1 is wrong JLS did not split on the 24th of April that was when the split was announced ,the actually split on the 22nd of December

  2. JLS'ter for life mrs merrygold 17 December 2013

    15 is wrong he went on stars is their eyes and dressed up as him singing rockin robin

  3. jess 19 March 2013

    Love jls

  4. lauren 29 November 2012

    jls is so good at singing i <3 aston the best hes got such a sweet voice hahahahahahahhaha

  5. iluvjls 22 November 2012

    who agree’s with me if they beat one direction

  6. jade 21 November 2012

    i love jls thay are so hot

  7. AMY 11 August 2012


  8. 4 Years Of JLS 30 July 2012

    They DO follow fans, they follow alot of them, only they do it every 3 months through Quizzes and so on but if you check their profile every day or weekly you’ll notice the amount of people they follow goes up by abround 2/3 people :D

  9. Jadexxmerrygold 7 July 2012

    No 17 is incorrect tey follow me on twitter amd im a fan ‘@Jadexxmerrygold’

  10. Fluffball786 6 June 2012

    going to see jls on 1st september – cant wait xx

  11. Jessicaelle97 11 May 2012

    17 is incorrect, i think youi will find that they do

  12. Derayyo 30 April 2012

    I went to see JLS and it was awsome! i love Astons new hairstyle

  13. Jayleigh 29 April 2012

    i <3 JLS i went to see them on ever tour xx cooooooocll

  14. Elisebrewer 24 April 2012

    this so cool i love jls so this web is so good who ever made this rocks pleas ceap in macking thes they are so cool if you want emale me at [email protected]

  15. 10tjon 16 April 2012

    I Love JLSxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  16. 10tjon 16 April 2012

    hi jls how are jou today

  17. Ciaralambe23 30 March 2012

    is it me or is jls the hottest band ever!!

  18. Jaimeasutherland 21 February 2012

    Wow this really helped me with my reading homework!

  19. Jaimeasutherland 21 February 2012

    Wow those facts were really good and handy for my school homework!

  20. Abbiehaddowjune12 11 February 2012

    This is really helpfull i might come on this
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    1. Guestt:) 22 April 2012

      They actually do follow+ retweet fans on twitter but not very often, if you look on their profile they have retweeted loads of fans and they are following quite a lot of JLS fans!! but not me yet!:( follow me on twitter @amybabeemorgan but no weirdos please. on top of this, this was so helpful for my fact file on JLS, thanks:D

  21. Princessg99 1 February 2012

    Thank you this is so helpful :)