Boyband JLS announce split

X Factor group are breaking up after five years together

Boyband JLS announce split

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JLS have announced that they are splitting up after five years together.

The boyband, who lost out to winning the X Factor in 2008 to Alexandra Burke, have had five number one singles and released four studio albums. A statement posted on their website says they are currently working on a greatest hits album, which will be their last. Its release will coincide with a farewell tour. "We wanted to make sure that you heard it from the four of us, that we have decided to bring our time as a band to an end," the post reads.

"We are currently in the studio working on what will be our last album- Goodbye; The Greatest Hits. 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 four and we want to make sure that this tour is the best ever and that we end on a high! We will always remain brothers and friends and we will always be your boys."

JLS are Oritse Williams, Marvin Humes, JB Gill and Aston Merrygold. Over their career they have sold more than 10 million records, won two Brit awards in 2010.

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