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Jack the Lad Swing

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England, UK

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Runner-up of the fifth season of "The X Factor"


JLS a.k.a Jack the Lad Swing are a four-piece boyband. This group were formed around 2007 under the name of UFO (Unique Famous Outrageous). The four members of the band had their own story when it came to what they did before joining the JLS.

Oritse Williams started competing in various talent contests since he was 14. In order to get his first break in the industry, he worked for free at a P. Diddy- inspired internship at Deal Real Records. By a chance, he ran into DJ Trevor Nelson and his talent was recognized as he was asked by Trevor to perform his own original song at the end of MTV's show "The Lick".

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JLS Splits Up After Five Years, Plans Farewell Tour

April 24, 2013 05:09:34 GMT

British boyband has announced that they will be breaking up for good after five short years together as a singing group. The quartet, which shot to fame after finishing as the runner-up in the 2008 season of British "", will first go on a farewell tour and release a greatest hits album before finally bidding their career as a group adieu.

New Videos: JLS' 'Proud', Mindless Behavior's 'Valentine's Girl'

February 11, 2012 04:16:19 GMT

and debut a new music video each. The British boyband are campaigning 2012 Sport Relief in a clip for single "Proud", while the American teen boys are hyping up the upcoming February 14 in a video for single "Valentine's Girl".

Video Premiere: JLS' 'Do You Feel What I Feel'

November 26, 2011 02:21:00 GMT

have a blast throwing a party in a music video for their newest single "Do You Feel What I Feel". The story starts when Aston Merrygold's parents are away and he's asked to babysit his cousins. Taking the advantage of the situation, he invites his three friends in the boyband to come over for a party.

JLS' 'She Makes Me Wanna' Music Video Ft. Dev

July 09, 2011 04:37:42 GMT

take their fans for a beach party in a newly-premiered music video for their new single "She Makes Me Wanna". Jack the Lad Swing set up a mini stage and work up a sweat, dancing, flipping and flaunting their toned bodies in front of a bunch of scantily-clad ladies.

Black Eyed Peas Plan New York Charity Show

March 04, 2011 03:41:27 GMT

The are reportedly planning to raise money for charity by holding a massive show in New York City's Central Park this summer. The group, fronted by Fergie and will.i.am, is said to have scheduled a fundraising gig for June 9 on the famous Great Lawn, following in the footsteps of stars including Sir , , and , who have all played in the park.

Jason Derulo: I'm Too Busy for JLS Duet

March 04, 2011 03:22:39 GMT

R&B singer has been forced to turn down a collaboration with hit British boy band - because he's too busy writing tracks for his own album. The U.K. band has enjoyed stellar chart success since appearing on 's talent show "" in 2008 - racking up four number one singles and two top-selling records.

JLS Follow Justin Bieber by Releasing 3D Movie

February 15, 2011 06:04:57 GMT

British pop stars are following in 's footsteps by releasing a 3D concert movie. The "Baby" hitmaker gives fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his life with new performance film "Never Say Never", which took a massive $30.3 million at the U.S. box office at the weekend.

Alexandra Burke and JLS to Launch Joint Clothing Line

November 26, 2010 06:40:06 GMT

British singer and boyband are teaming up to launch a joint clothing line. The "Beat Again" hitmakers were runners-up to Burke on U.K. TV show "" in 2008, but they've put their former rivalry behind them to join forces to design pieces for their 2KX fashion range, which will hit British stores in the spring 2011.

Bruce Willis Is New Face of Russian Bank

November 24, 2010 06:31:37 GMT

Hollywood star has become the unlikely face of a top Russian bank. The "Die Hard" tough guy will represent Trust Bank in Moscow for at least a year, replacing late Russian weightlifter and actor Vladimir Turchinsky, who died in 2009 at the age of 46.

Cheryl Cole Tops Online Survey as the Celebrity Most Idolized by Kids

November 24, 2010 04:43:01 GMT

British singer is the celebrity most idolized by kids - beating out competition from , , and in a new poll. The star topped a survey by online video network Parentchannel.tv to find the showbiz icon most children consider the perfect role model.

Brian McFadden Dreams to Rejoin Westlife to Challenge JLS and Take That

November 24, 2010 04:41:46 GMT

Brian McFadden would love to re-team with to battle fellow boybands and - because he's tired of the Irish group's "emotive" songs losing out in the British charts.

2010 MOBO Awards Winners List: Tinie Tempah, JLS and Eminem

October 21, 2010 06:14:48 GMT

The winners of this year's MOBO Awards have been revealed in a ceremony held in Liverpool on Wednesday, October 20. and led the pack with double victories. The former won Best Newcomer as well as Best Video, and the latter bagged Best Album and Best U.K. Act.

JLS' Faces Are on Condom Boxes

September 10, 2010 07:03:59 GMT

British boy band are launching their own range of condoms to promote safe sex. The "Everybody in Love" hitmakers have teamed up with bosses at contraceptive firm Durex to release their Just Love Safe brand, which features the pop stars' faces on each packet.

JLS Debut 'Club Is Alive' Music Video

June 02, 2010 06:31:32 GMT

are going to a club in a music video promoting their new single "The Club Is Alive". The British boyband are seen invading the dance floor while singing to the ladies, "You could be the DJ, I could be the dance floor."

Simon Cowell Is Special Honoree at 2010 BAFTAs

May 29, 2010 03:29:25 GMT

will be presented with a special honour at next month's British Academy (BAFTA) Television Awards. The music mogul has been chosen by the BAFTA committee to receive a trophy for his "outstanding contribution (to TV) and for his development of new talent."

Alicia Keys Celebrated Baby News With Star-Studded Charity Gig

May 29, 2010 03:28:21 GMT

Pregnant singer celebrated her baby news by performing with British rockers and crooner at a benefit gig in London on Thursday night, May 27, which raised thousands of dollars for her children's charity. The "Fallin' " hitmaker, who has confirmed she's expecting a baby with her producer fiance , hosted the Black Ball in the British capital in aid of her Keep A Child Alive foundation.

Rihanna and Beyonce Knowles to Duet With JLS

March 16, 2010 06:50:35 GMT

has confirmed that she is going to make music together with . The Barbadian songstress, who is linked to the group by , is also confident that the rapper's wife and his fellow MC will make a duet with the British boyband.

Winners List of 2010 NME Awards, Jonas Brothers Voted Worst Band

February 25, 2010 02:42:50 GMT

This year, Shockwaves NME Awards has been held at the O2 Academy Brixton Wednesday, February 24. Leading the winners list of the annual event were such bands as , and with two prizes.

New On-Set Pics of 'Predators' Expose the Home Planet

February 17, 2010 02:40:52 GMT

Bloody Disgusting has got its hand on new behind-the-scenes images from upcoming "". The five photos give a look at the filming location, which is set to be a barren jungle, without any of the cast being captured by the camera. The barren jungle actually has been seen in the previous on-set pictures but this time there are some photos which expose bones and what looks like fake flesh scattered around the woods.

Full Winners List of 2010 BRIT Awards, Lady GaGa Leads the Pack

February 17, 2010 02:20:42 GMT

dominated this year's BRIT Awards which was held on February 16 at Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London. The dance queen who arrived on the red carpet in a beehive and huge white dress won three prizes.

JLS' Singer Became a Target of Thugs

February 11, 2010 10:00:18 GMT

star Oritse Williams was left fearing for his life after coming face-to-face with a gang who threatened to mug him. Williams, who found fame with the British boyband on TV talent contest "" in 2008, was targeted by a group of thugs while shopping at Christmas 2009 - and he's convinced he would have been attacked if he hadn't confronted them first.

JLS' Parents Ask the Bandmembers to Keep Condoms

February 03, 2010 09:00:23 GMT

The parents of British pop hunks are keeping the band stocked up on condoms, to ensure they practice safe sex with groupies. Since shooting to fame on the 2008 season of British TV talent show "", bandmembers Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes, Jonathan Gill and Oritse Williams have attracted a swarm of keen female fans.

Lady GaGa and Lily Allen Lead Nominations List of 2010 BRIT Awards

January 19, 2010 02:35:23 GMT

Those vying for prizes at this year's BRIT Awards have been revealed. Female singers and dominate the list with three nods along with , and .

JLS Bringing Forward 'One Shot' Music Video

January 15, 2010 04:43:09 GMT

U.K. boyband have premiered a music video in companion to their latest single called "One Shot". Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes, Jonathan "JB" Gill and Oritse Williams are seen dancing, singing and dropping low to the ground in this video.

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