Who is JLS and what is JLS net worth 2018? Made up of Oritse Williams, Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes and JB Gill, JLS was a former British band which shot to fame after finishing as runners-up on Simon Cowell’s talent show The X-Factor in 2008. Formed in 2007 by Oritse, the four piece boy band sold 10 million albums and had five number one singles during their six years together before they split in 2013. They also released four studio albums in their time. Beat Again (2009), Everybody in Love (2009), The Club Is Alive (2010), Love You More (2010) and She Makes Me Wanna (2011) are the Number one singles the all black boy band released in their time.
The famous foursome had also bagged two Brit awards and five Mobo awards. In 2010, JLS signed to American label Jive Records, and released “Everybody in Love” as their debut US single. Though the track failed to conquer the main “Hot 100” charts, it entered in the mainstream airplay chart at number 38. JLS also picked up several awards including two BRIT awards for British Breakthough and British Single in 2010.
They signed to Epic records and Beat Again, their debut song, became the third biggest-selling X Factor debut ever behind One Direction and Leona Lewis in 2009.
They played their final gig in London in December 2013.
Born on 27 November 1986 in the West London Oritse Williams is considered the driving force behind the band. He went to Larmenier & Sacred Heart Primary School in West London, British International School and the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School. He attended event management classes at London’s Metropolitan University.
When he was 12, he became a carer of his mother Sonia who was diagnosed with incurable illness Multiple Sclerosis (MS). He took part in documentary named Matron, Medicine And Me: 70 Years of the NHS where he delineates about how doctors have helped his mother.
London born Williams has a younger sister named Naomi, and a brother Temisan.
Marvin Humes was born on 18 March 1985, in Greenwich, London. He and his wife The Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes whom he married in 2012 in an idyllic ceremony in Blenheim Palace have two daughters named Alaia and Valentina.
Born on 13 February 1988 Aston Merrygold became a judge on the British dance talent show Got to Dance after the disbanding of JLS. He all set for the release of his debut solo album, Showstopper.
Born 7 December 1986, Jonathan Benjamin Gill turned to farming after the split of JLS and is the owner of a deer farm in Scotland. He had featured on the BBC’s Countryfile. He is married to his long term girlfriend dancer Chloe Tangney which whom he tied his knot in 2014. The couple has a son named Ace Jeremiah Gill.
Net Worth of JLS
The four members of JLS had a combined wealth of $24 million.
When it comes to cars, an Audi R8 blue sports car and a Ferrari are among the prized possessions of Aston Merrygold.
In 2016 it was reported in the Mirror that JB Gill earned £26,000 selling the turkeys to punters in December 2015.
When it comes to philanthropy, the band members are still involved in various charity works with their JLS Foundation which they set up in 2010. The group launched their own range of condoms.
Oritse Williams was arrested for raping a 20 year old woman in 2016. The incident took place at Gorgeous nightclub on School Street in Wolverhampton. He has stepped down from the charity works after the allegation.
Splitting in 2010 following the release of their final single called “Billion Lights” and a farewell arena tour across the UK, JLS – which stands for Jack The Lad Swing –was the role models for millions of young men and women. JLS had enjoyed stellar chart success since appearing on the ITV reality “The X Factor” in 2008. They were known for their throwaway hits. The band members have made it crystal clear that they have no intentions of uniting in future.