Former X Factor runners up, boy band JLS, have revealed details of their new album and lead single.
The new LP, named Evolution will be released on November 5 and will be preceded by the single Hottest Girl In The World on October 21.
Evolution is said to see JLS ‘move in a more urban direction’ and features collaborations with a host of American urban producers including hip hop producers The Runners [Rihanna, Chris Brown, Rick Ross] and Midi Mafia [Brandy, Frank Ocean] to Rodney Jerkins [TLC, Kanye West, Beyonce].
The lead single Hottest Girl In The World is produced by Bangladesh [Lil Wayne, Beyonce, Usher] and will be premiered on UK radio on Sept 6. It is described as ‘a sleek, modern club song and shows a maturity and progression, which takes the group out of pop territory.’
‘A seamless transition into grown-up R&B, JB, Marvin, Oritsé and Aston go in on the high notes, showcasing their audacious vocals alongside the tight production.’
Since JLS came second on X Factor in 2008, they have been one of the most successful acts in the show’s history. They are the only act from the show to have had five number one singles. Over the last four years they have sold over six million records.
The group are currently finishing up their run of summer dates around the UK. They are only one of three British bands ever to sell out more than ten dates at the O2 arena, along with the Spice Girls and Take That.
JLS have also racked up a number of awards over the years including two Brit Awards, four MOBOS and four Urban Music Awards.