We’ve searched high, low and behind Aston’s silly barnet to find the 100 most common questions you’ve been asking about the boys. Then we’ve used official connections, hours of research and a little bit of family-friendly stalking to bring you the FACTS. Are JLS gay? What’s the JLS fanmail address? Which members are single? Let’s find out.
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And the hottest girls in the world right now aka the MP! JLS signed album give away winners are… *slow drum roll* Emma Hastings, Jenna Meyer, Olivia Rish, Ryan Henders and Petra Hatle. Everyone else, another massive competition coming right up.
Pop granddads JLS release their 4th album in as many years today and to celebrate we have FIVE *signed* copies to give away. The maximumpop.co.uk-endorsed disc contains massive single ‘Hottest Girl In The World’ and new acoustic favourite ‘Hold Me Down’ and sees Aston, Oritsé and Marvin JB reclaim their place at the top of the boyband pile. For your chance to win, simply:
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
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Will Young will be talking about his new book ‘Funny Peculiar’ in London. [save £10, just £8.99 delivered from the MP! shop]
Conor Maynard‘s UK tour reaches Leicester.
Ryan O’Shaughnessy heads to Leeds on his intimate UK tour.
Labrinth reaches Sheffield on his UK tour.
Dappy will be on TV show Loose Women.
JLS will be on Chatty Man.
‘Alice in Zombieland’ by Gena Showalter is published today.
‘Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares’ by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan also hits bookshelves today![For dates, times, locations, and to plan ahead visit the maximumpop.co.uk Pop Diary]
MP!ers it’s here. We’ve been attentively listening to JLS’s brand new fourth album ‘Evolution’ over the last few days and are ready to deliver our verdict. In a world where One Direction and The Wanted are the fresh faces of boyband pop, have grandaddies Marvin, JB, Ortise and Aston found the sound and the songs to keep them relevant, and you lot in the front row at their gigs? Let’s find out in our exclusive track-by-track review.
UPDATE: You can preview all the tracks on ‘Evolution’ here:
THE WINNER IS… 47 comments, and almost 2,000 votes and the winner of the ‘I Found You’ vs ‘Hottest Girl In The World’ head to head is JLS who grabbed 985 votes for their new tune. MP! agreed, scoring ‘Hottest Girl’ a B+ for it’s super-slick thundering production and amazing high notes, and The Wanted’s effort ‘I Found You’ a still very respectable C+.
Two of the week’s biggest songs head to head. Your vote decides the winner. 7 days to have your say. This week: The Wanted ‘I Found You’ Vs JLS ‘Hottest Girl In The World’. Let’s fight.
What: JLS will be meeting fans and signing copies of their new album ‘Evolution’
Where: HMV Newcastle, Bristol & Birmingham
When: 7th November (Newcastle), 8th November (Bristol) & 9th November (Birmingham) at 5pm
More Information: 600 wristbands will be available from each participating store, at 8am, on the day of the event. For further information, please visit the HMV website
It’s the JLS Evolution cover. Workaholics JLS are set to release their fourth album in as many years. Evolution includes production by Bangladesh, Rodney Jerkins and The Runners and is released November 5th.
JLS’s ‘Hottest Girl in the World’ has just had its world première on BBC Radio 1. We listened. We had precisely ten thoughts. Here they are:
- We like those Jackoesque “ooh, ooh”s at the start!
- Whoa, is this *NSYNC?
- No, it’s JLS.
- But it sounds really like ‘Girlfriend’.
- “How does it feel to be the hottest girl in the world right now, world right now?”
- It feels great, thanks for asking. Oh, you weren’t talking to us. As you were.
- Those handclaps are pretty catchy!
- We can imagine being on a dancefloor, singing this in the direction of someone we fancy…
- We can imagine that person not fancying us back, and then we’d just pretend we were only singing along anyway. Genius.
- This is classic boyband pop with a grown-up r&b vibe. i.e. it’s classic JLS!
Get all the goss on the new JLS album here!
Listen to ‘Hottest Girl In The World’
What: First play of JLS’s new single ‘Hottest Girl In The World’
When: 07.45, tomorrow Thursday 06, September 2012
Where: Radio 1, listen live
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JLS are one of those groups who seem like complete work-a-holics… it feels like just yesterday they announced their previous album and now here we are in September 2012 with ANOTHER one on the way already. Still, we’re not complaining if the music stays as poptastic as it always has been!
JLS have had more number ones in the UK than any other X Factor act and have sold out over ten nights at London’s O2 Arena, a record matched only by pop icons Take That and the Spice Girls! But that’s old news, you want to find out what’s NEW on the good ship JLS, right? Right. So here it is:
Album #4 is called Evolution
It will be released on 5 November 5 and the lads chose the title because it explains their new sound. This will be their fourth album since graduating from The X Factor in 2008. An album per year! Wowzers.
Their new material is “very grown up”
JB, Aston, Oritise and Marvin describe the first single as being a sleek, modern club song which takes the group out of pop territory. Hang on a second – out of pop territory? Will we need our passports?!
The single? It’s called… ‘The Hottest Girl In The World’
…and according to the lads themselves, they “go in” on the high notes. Well, it just wouldn’t be a JLS track without a few acrobatic vocals thrown in for good measure, would it?!
They’ve worked with some pretty BIG producers…
‘The Hottest Girl In The World’ was produced by Bangladesh, who has worked with Beyoncé and Usher! That’s quite a pop pedigree. Other producers on the album include Rodney Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears) and The Runners (Chris Brown, Rihanna)
A deluxe version of the album will be released too!
It will include bonus tracks and previously unreleased tracks! Rumour has it some acoustic versions of your favourite JLS hits might be on there too.
Stay tuned to Maximum Pop! as we bring you ALL the JLS news as we get it.
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