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The salient points

  • JLS stands for "Jack the Lad Swing" which doesn't really mean anything.
  • JLS were runners up on The X Factor but were second only to Alexandra Burke, so music was the real winner.
  • 'Beat Again' is an example of a good JLS song, while 'The Club Is Alive' isn't.
  • Aston from JLS is a fan of the back flip. Aren't we all?
  • Marvin from JLS is a fan of the cowl neck t-shirt. Aren't we all?  (No.)
  • 'She Makes Me Wanna' was another Number One single in 2011 and was produced by RedOne after JLS won him in a raffle (kind of).
  • Marvin is the best JLS member, in case you were wondering.
  • On April 24 2013 they announced that they would be splitting, but not quite yet as there was still money to be made on an arena tour.

Interviews & Features

marvin-luvbug Marvin Humes interview: “I knew I didn’t want to be a singer any more…”
“I knew I didn’t want to be a singer any more.” ...
October 8, 2014 in Interviews & Features
2011 In Review: Marvin Humes does July
JLS enjoyed a good 2-oh-oh-oh-0-11 but it is the month of July we wish ...
December 29, 2011 in Interviews & Features
A chat with Marvin Humes if you please
November 29, 2011 in Interviews & Features
The 2010 Popjustice Readers’ Poll: Results!
At the end of November we opened voting in the 2010 Popjustice Viewers' Poll. Thousands of votes and a lot ...
December 30, 2010 in Interviews & Features
Marvin from JLS interview
Marvin from JLS interview Questions: ...
July 6, 2009 in Interviews & Features


Britney Here’s a video of Britney Spears learning how to be a waitress
Nice cameo from Marvin JLS there too. The Surprise Surprise Christmas special 'airs' tonight on ...
December 18, 2013 in The News
JLS JLS’ greatest hits album now has a surprise-free tracklisting
The songs that will appear on JLS' 'Goodbye - The Greatest Hits' ...
October 3, 2013 in The News
JLS JLS’ new single is called ‘Billion Lights’ and will be out in November
What may well be JLS' last ever single is called 'Billion Lights' ...
September 26, 2013 in The News
Marvin Marvin from JLS is going to co-present The Voice next year
Retiring JLS rebel Marvin Humes has been announced as the new co-presenter ...
September 17, 2013 in The News
JLS The cover of the DVD for JLS’ forthcoming tour has appeared on the internet
Marvin from JLS has popped a picture of what will be the ...
September 12, 2013 in The News

From The Briefing

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