40 Fun Facts About The Wanted

Written by: Zoe Adams
Reading time: 2 mins
Last updated: March 17, 2021

Did you know British pop band The Wanted have sold over 4 million singles, and 1 million albums?

Facts About The Wanted

If you love The Wanted, or love a certain member from the band, then you just HAVE to read these top forty fun facts about The Wanted!

The Wanted are a British-Irish boy band.

Members include; Max George, Siva Kaneswaran Facts, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes.

The band formed in 2009 through mass auditions.

They have two albums to date; The Wanted and Battleground.

They have been signed with Geffen and Island Records.

The Wanted was 4th in the UK charts.

Battleground went Platinum in the UK.

Taio Cruz helped produce their debut album.

Their debut single ‘All Time Low’ was number one in the charts for a week.

Their song ‘Gold Forever’ was a Comic Relief single.

Their videos include; ‘All Time Low’, ‘Heart Vacancy’, ‘Lose My Mind’, ‘Gold Forever’, ‘Glad You Came’, ‘Lightning’, ‘Warzone’, and ‘Chasing the Sun’.

In 2011 they headlined their first nationwide tour, featuring 16 dates.

They supported Justin Bieber in Brazil.

They’ve also supported Britney Spears in Manchester.

In 2010, The Wanted won two 4Music Awards for Hottest Boys and Biggest Breakthrough.

In 2011, they won the Best Breakthrough Act for Arqiva Awards and BBC Radio 1 Teen Award’s Best British Music Act.

They have sold over 4 million singles, and 1 million albums.

They’ve had over 200 million views on Youtube.

Their single ‘Chasing the Sun’ appeared on Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.

The Wanted would love to perform with Chris Brown and Justin Bieber on their upcoming album.

They are to perform at summer festivals including T in the Park.

Famous fans include Olly Murs and Pixie Lott.

Max supports Manchester City.

He was a member of boy band, Avenue.

He also claims he’s a softy and cried when Jaws died.

Siva is half-Irish and half-Sri Lankan.

He had modelled from the age of 16.

His favorite food is chocolate brownies.

Jay went to the Charlotte Hamilton School of Dance.

He has a non-identical twin.

He was also named PETA’S Sexiest Male Vegetarian 2011.

Tom was born in Bolton.

He enjoys Take Me Out and Sex and the City.

He was ‘Mark Owen’ in a Take That tribute band.

He has also taught Brooklyn Beckham to play guitar.

Nathan is the youngest member.

He began performing when he was just 6.

Strangely, he wanted to name the second album, Alan.

The strangest things they have been given by fans are tins of baked beans.

The band shared two adjoining flats in South London, with Jay’s pet lizard, Neytiri.

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  1. tIyA_dReW_ March 10, 2013

    Hey … ShOo I fUuuUckKinG loVe nAtHaN sYkEs I tHiNk cAuSe hE’s tHe yOuNgeSt aNd dAmN hE’s eYes ! #enoughsaid aNd I loVe Max’S vIoCe #mmmmhhhh mY fAvoUrItE soNg iS chAsiNg tHe sUn …. AnD hOpE yOuU gUyS gEt tOo sInG wItH jUsTiN I wOuLd shOo loVe tHaRt …_ kEeP oN rOcKiNg #wInK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Pickachu November 27, 2012

    The Wanted is best boy-band ever! Nathan Sykes is mine :D

  3. cassie September 29, 2012

    i love all theyre songs especially gold forever and chasing the sun and glad you came and lose my mind i am a major fan of the and have a major crush on tom parker he is hot and a great singer!!!

  4. ash July 1, 2012

    Hi I luv the song glad u came its my fav