Boy band JLS have announced their split in a statement, telling reporters they have 'achieved more things' than they ever thought possible
Boy band JLS have announced they are to split after five years together.
The X Factor four-piece announced the news in a statement yesterday, telling fans they have achieved more than they ever thought possible.
‘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,’ JLS said in a statement.
‘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.’
Revealing details of their final plans, the boys said they’re hard at work on a greatest hits album, with a final arena tour in the pipeline.
‘We are currently in the studio working on what will be our last album – Goodbye; The Greatest Hits,’ they added.
‘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!’
The group, who narrowly lost out on winning the X Factor to Alexandra Burke in 2008, have notched up an impressive five number one singles, 10 top 10s and three arena tours during their short time together.
Speaking in an interview with the Sun, Aston Merrygold said: ‘It’s just that time. We are still best of friends and always will be – but this is the end.’
Marvin Humes added: ‘We wanted to finish on a high. We’re finishing with an arena tour – our third arena tour – and that is a massive achievement.
‘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.
‘The last five or so years have been nothing short of incredible. It has been an incredible journey.’
Aston added: ‘We haven’t fallen out. We leave with some amazing successes under our belt and we can say goodbye in style.’
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