JLS have announced they’re to split following a greatest hits album and farewell tour.
The boys – Marvin Humes, Oritse Williams, JB Gill and Aston Merrygold – released a statement via their management team, saying: “To each and every JLSter, our beloved fans around the world. We wanted to make sure that you heard it from the four of us, that we have decided to bring our time as a band to an end.
“It has been the most incredible journey over the last 6 years and we have achieved more things than we could have ever dreamed possible. Thanks to all of you guys, your support, your dedication and your love, you have changed our lives forever and we wouldn’t be where we are today without you.”
Sob. Sniff. The boys first found fame on The X Factor in 2008 when they came second to Alexandra Burke. They’ve enjoyed five years of success and said they want to “go out on a high”. WHY. Can’t they just keep popping out tunes? We’ll babysit baby Humes for you, Marvin…
They added: “We are currently in the studio working on what will be our last album – Goodbye: The Greatest Hits. We will be bringing you a new single later in the year to coincide with the album and the tour. Goodbye: The Greatest Hits Tour will be the last time that we will perform together as a 4 and we want to make sure that this tour is the best ever and that we end on a high! We will always remain brothers and friends and we will always be your boys.”
‘Our boys’ revealed also that they’ll continue to work with the JLS Foundation to raise money for various charities, including Cancer Research UK.
Watch their first ever audition for The X Factor below… pass the tissues!
By Rebecca Martin, 24th April 2013
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