He has two brothers and one sister. When he was 12, his mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He was recruited for many boy bands but believed that a good boy band had to have a good bond between the members. He also wrote the song " Wow Oh Wow " for Jedward. Humes was previously a member of another band called VS, created by Blue member Simon Webbe , but they split shortly after releasing an album.
Humes has been in a public relationship with Rochelle Wiseman since March They got engaged on 31 December and married on 27 July at Blenheim Palace. He is now hosting The Voice with Emma Willis. JB Gill JB performing on tour. Gill spent the first five years of his life living in Antigua , discovering his musical talent at a very early age. After completing his exams at university, he decided to audition for The X Factor in It was at this point that he came into contact with the other members of JLS.
Gill grew up, mostly, in Croydon and began making music at the age of seven when he played the recorder, piano, flute and guitar. At the age of nine, he joined the choir and went on to perform at the local church. He was involved with the choir at school.
He continued this until he was 15 but had to give it up due to the pressures from the school to concentrate on his rugby career; he was involved with London Irish rugby club until he was Gill eventually decided that he wanted to sing rather than play rugby and melon took up vocal coaching during a year out before attending university. During this period, Gill was contacted by Oritse to try out for the band because of his musical ear and attention to harmonies.
He studied theology at King's College London , staying in halls in Russell Square, before dropping out to pursue a music career. Gill started dating backing dancer Chloe Tangney in late , the couple announced their engagement on 25 January He is one of seven children; he has five brothers and one sister. In the show, Merrygold played the character "Cookie". However, after developing a nerve problem in his left foot, he tried singing and acting instead.
Through acting, he met Humes. As a result, he received a call from Williams an acquaintance of Humes about joining a boy band. Music career[ edit ] — He was originally scouted for a number of boy bands but did not feel they were right and believed that a group should have a "real" connection with each other, like his heroes Boyz II Men.
They signed to Tracklacers developing a sound they then called "Jack the Lad Swing", combining the phrase "Jack the lad" and the urban music of new jack swing. King and " Beautiful Girls " by Sean Kingston. Shortly thereafter, they released their second single, "Slap Ya Elbow". The X Factor and new name[ edit ] In , UFO auditioned for the fifth series of The X Factor , but had to change their name because it was already being used by another group , so they decided to go with the name JLS an initialism of Jack the Lad Swing, the style created with Tracklacers some months back.
Following the elimination of girl groups Bad Lashes and Girlband in weeks one and two respectively, JLS were Louis Walsh 's last remaining act in the competition, but throughout the live shows the judges called them the best band to come out of The X Factor. Cowell stated when casting his deciding vote that JLS did not deserve to be in the bottom two. Baby One More Time " and received negative comments from two of the four judges, with Cowell saying "at the moment you're out", but after their second performance, " You Light Up My Life ", Cowell commented that they were "back in the race" and that they could "have a hit record" with the performance.
Cowell then predicted they would win the competition. The public voted for the second time that night and Burke won the competition, JLS coming second. They were the fourth band to make the final.
Due to the success of their album, the group went on their first headline tour, with twenty-five dates around the UK and Ireland. Jay-Z predicted that they would become as big as 'N Sync. As of August , the album has sold over 1. Outta This World[ edit ] In an interview with HitQuarters recorded in March, producer-songwriter Steve Mac said he was currently at work writing for the second JLS album,  Another album contributor, Lucas Secon , said that the style of songs he worked on for the album were "a little more acoustic", prefiguring what he sees as a pop music trend shift from synthetic sounds to a more live approach.
The single debuted at number one, becoming the group's third UK number one single. It was their 4th UK number-one. Alongside promoting the single, the group confirmed to The Sun newspaper that they were already beginning the ground work for their third studio album. The album was released on 14 November ,  and the band will embark on another UK arena tour in support of the album in March and April The album charted at number 2 on the UK Album Charts, making it the second consecutive album to miss the number 1 spot, and entered the Irish Album Charts at number 5.
It was released on 18 March On 7 June , they performed at the Royal Albert Hall for the Rays of Sunshine concert, which grants wishes for seriously ill youngsters in the UK aged 3—18 years old.
The album will be released on 5 November. The documentary followed them in the year after they had finished second in The X Factor, capturing them as they toured with Lemar , released their singles and attended the MOBO Awards amongst other highlights. Filmed before a live studio audience, the band performed all of their hits, tracks from the Outta This World album and a special duet with Kylie Minogue on her hit song " All the Lovers ", as well as partaking in surprise hidden camera stunts for lucky fans who had been invited to be in the audience for the show.
The group have also released their own documentary film titled JLS: Due to many cinemas selling out tickets for the initial weekend, additional screenings were made in cinemas for the following weekend from 10 June , thus, more tickets were available to buy online or on the day of screening.
A DVD of the film was released on 5 December