JLS Sign US Deal With Jive

Published: Thursday 28th Jan 2010 by Sam

According to Hits Daily Double, UK boyband JLS are set to make a crack at US success after signing a lucrative deal with Jive Records – home to the likes of Britney Spears, Chris Brown, Ciara, and Usher. The 4-piece will release ‘Everybody In Love’ as their first Stateside offering on February 9th; a song which topped the UK charts for weeks upon its release last year. {Source}

In as much as it’s hard not to burst out laughing, I feel congratulations are definitely in order for the boys. For, regardless of my stance on them or their music, it is great to see another UK act being given the chance to make their mark on a world-class stage (Alexandra Burke is already signed in the US to Epic and will be debuting later this year). That said, if ever was a time an act had to step their game all the way up, it’d be now. Them cheesy dance moves and wack songs (this one aside, I’ve actually have kinda grown to like it) need to go with the swiftness, as the US will probably tear them a new one if they come with the nonsense they’ve been getting away with over here.

In any case, I will be watching how this unfolds intently.

For those unaware of JLS, check out the video to the JR Rotem produced ‘Everybody In Love’ below:

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  1. Ranity January 28, 2010

    Yes you know us Ameeicans very well. After years of New Kids, New Edition, Backstreet Boys, NSync and most recently Day26…we get very particular about boy band choreography. MTV started playing “Beat Again” in the fall and that’s what set my interest in them. I can’t wait for this new UK pop invasion. Good article.

  2. thatmangojuice January 28, 2010

    Lol.. come on.

  3. Phil January 28, 2010

    I hope it goes well but they really need to step their game up both vocally and dancing.When they performed a duet with Alex on X-factor they looked like her backing dancers that were just not that good.

  4. g3 January 28, 2010

    why do they all look weird or is it just me??

  5. Li January 28, 2010

    Ummmmm Have you looked at the american music industry… They pride themselves on all around entertainment… Cheesy music, lip synching, whack dance moves and just general snoozefest is not going to interest them in the slightest!!!!!

    Look at the US boy band history, BSB, NSync, Day 26, B26, they all had some element of Swagger, something that JLS dont have, they will more take to FDM (Fun*Dmental) When they finally release their album!!!

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  7. jesse January 28, 2010

    I kinda dissagree look at kesha and lady gaga….synth pop and r&b is where music is right now, theyl all fit right in….I play everybody in love and one shot all the time and they are always the songs people ask “who dat” about.

  8. Keekster January 28, 2010

    Great song actually, the video=FAIL! They need new wadrobe, new look, new choreographer and a comepletely new concept for this video.

  9. DizzyGuy1985 January 28, 2010

    They all look ugly..wierd isn’t the word. But to each is own, but they are not very attractive and the song is NOT whats up.

  10. CoCo January 28, 2010

    LOL This mess. They can stay where they at. We don’t need it! lol
    Alexandra Burke is legit though. When is she gonna get out here?

  11. Phil January 28, 2010

    I think Alexandra should be in the US no later than June-I like her alot she is a true entertainer who can sing and dance and works hard to be a good performer.She is going to be enterring the Top 10 in some European countries tomorrow with Badboys.Chery is rubbish and JLS are very weak vocalists.

  12. Kyus93 January 28, 2010

    I don’t think they’re gonna explode like they did over here, but I think they will have moderate success. I still think Alex is going to do better though *fingers crossed*

  13. Alex January 28, 2010

    FLOP! Jive needs to stop signing new artists and focus on the ones they have now that are not doing so well (Jordin Sparks, Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen, Ciara).

  14. Ben January 28, 2010

    Alex is the real deal she will chart tomorrow in the Top 10 of at least 4 European countries wih Cadboys and Top 20 in maybe three others.She is great.Jive do not know what to do with their acts they have too many falling and are trying to cash in.I like JLS but they are vocally not good and need to take dancing lessons.As for Cheryl stop mentioning her she is truly dreadful

  15. Ben January 28, 2010

    In the UK they are saying that this has not been confirmed by anyone and even Jive are not saying this is true.It could turn out to be nonsense as releasing Everybody in Love when they have done no promo in the US and none in Europe as soon as February seems unlikely.

  16. rightround(U.S.A pride!- help HAITI!) January 28, 2010

    NOOO ! please stay in the U.K. we don’t need/want another cheesy boy band.

  17. vegasgirl January 28, 2010

    EWWWW! not interested , maybe if they change up their look someone girls may be interested. It’s been awhile since a “boy band” has really had any impact in the U.S (maybe Jonas Brothers). I think they may appeal to pre-teens and some teenagers (music and look wise ) but i really don’t like looking or listening to them at all, but you never know anything is possible here!

  18. Erica24 January 28, 2010

    Who are these fruit baskets Fruit loop Fruity pebble Fruit by the foot fruit stripe gum looking boys?

  19. Kendra January 28, 2010

    I will agree there is some bad music in America but when “Boy Bands” were hot Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC we worth watch these dudes are terrible

  20. Erica24 January 28, 2010

    –They don’t look too fruity when I watch the video, how wrong of me to judge prematurely..lol. The song is Hot, honestly. I like them. At first I was like no, but MAN..I was being sooo superficial…

    I hope success for them.

  21. MACartist January 28, 2010

    they s*** except the short one he is a bottom the tall one is a vers. top and the other two are fully versitale

  22. MACartist January 29, 2010

    @erica24 you assume they are gay and survey says you are right. I want the tall guy, he can break my back out all night anytime any place.

  23. Elizabeth February 4, 2010

    No, they wont be successful over their cos the Us have bad taste in music in my opinion and listen to shitty Soulja Boy and that. JLS will have more success than Alexandra though due to the fact she’s 12 with broken heels with both downloads and cd’s out whilst jls only on downloads at number 4

  24. Maya February 12, 2010

    I think JLS are awesome and they’re taking the UK by storm and i reckon they can be successful in the USA aswell. They managed to win the hearts of many teenage girls here by being themselves and i think thats exactly what they need to be like to be huge in america as well. Jive know what they’re doing their professionals in what they’re doing and they made a smart move signing JLS

  25. aggie October 28, 2010

    hi jls i saw your new album it was ever better than enyone elses.lisen to me tha new web site
    it is called stardoll you make your own face and body
    it is so cool you should go on it but when it says kids safe dont press on it because you
    wont have friends

  26. aggie October 28, 2010

    jls is the best.jls i now your secret

  27. aggie October 28, 2010

    jls is so cute.please say you like me

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