JLS have announced their breakup. The English boy-band which does consist of members Aston Merrygold, Oritse Williams, J.B. Gill and Marvin Humes and known for being contestants on the reality talent show ‘X Factor’
.They will part ways in December as they complete a farewell tour of it’s greatest his. The ‘Everybody in Love’ stars have made a painful decision as to go their separate ways when they do come to the end of their five-year record deal with Epic Record. Twenty five year old Merrygold had expressed to the
”It’s just that time. We are still best of friends and always will be, but this is the end.”
Marvin Humes, 28, added:
”It’s an emotional time. There’s no getting away from that. We have been through so much together. But we have to be mature and look at this decision as a celebration of what we managed to achieve. We never wanted to overstay our welcome. We never wanted to be that band where people said, ‘Oh, bloody hell. It’s JLS again.’ We wanted to finish on a high. We’re finishing with an arena tour — our third arena tour — and that is a massive achievement.”
The boy band shot to fame being runner-ups on the X Factor back in 2008, going on to be a huge success, scoring a string of hits – including five number one singles – and sold out arena tours.
‘She Makes Me Wanna’ singers felt it was time to bow out of the music industry as they move on with their personal lives; Marvin is set to become a father for the first time with wife Rochelle Humes and also recently became a radio presenter for Capital FM, while Aston joined the judging panel of Sky 1 dancing competition ‘Got to Dance’ earlier this year.
Marvin explained: ”We are the first ‘X Factor’ act to finish a five-year recording contract. If we wanted to carry on and sign to another label, it was going to be another three, four or five albums. So we all thought about it for a few months and it sort of made sense to say we were moving on with our lives.”
”The question was asked, ‘Can you do this together for another five or so years? Can you see that happening?’ Between the four of us, there was no definite ‘Yes’ in the room. We had to dig deep and find the right solution. We haven’t fallen out. We leave with some amazing successes under our belt and we can say goodbye in style.”
About the other band members, Oritse, and Gill twenty six years old have planned life without the band, Oritse wants to become a music manager and J.B. purchased a deer farm in Scotland..