Hot Shots: JLS’ Aston Merrygold ‘Lights Up’ At ‘Ocean Beach Club’

Published: Saturday 10th Aug 2013 by David

Despite spawning many a musical mishap, little can take away from JLS‘ impact on the UK’s Pop scene during their short but sweet time at the top.

Now, after losing the bulk of their audience to rival group One Direction, the now inactive JLS saw their lead singer Aston Merrygold take to Balearic Island, with long time pal / Olympic gymnast Louis Smith.

Lighting up while catching a tan at the ‘Ocean Beach Club‘, the vocalist was snapped in the company of friends and fans one year after Smith picked up a silver medal at last year’s Olympics, and months after JLS announced their demise here.

More from the pair below…

 

While there’s been no word of a solo Aston album, we can’t wait to hear whatever cooks up.

For, as long as he stays away from EDM and rebrands himself as a contemporary act with mature appeal, there’s no reason he couldn’t enjoy the international notoriety JLS missed out on.

As far fetched as this may sound, Aston- if partnered with the right producers, writers and management could easily slide into the very lane that sees him use his aesthetic to his advantage on a PR tip, but cultivate a serious and loyal following with an album loaded with infectious mid tempos.

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For Aston to truly pop on a global scale, his ascent needs to seem authentic and- on all fronts- see him put tween thrilling choreography and reposition himself as a laddish boy next door, who just so happens to be a credible musician.

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  1. 2bad2bme August 10, 2013

    is that an electric cigarette? they are so gay omg

  2. Sterling Infinity #SexDrone August 10, 2013

    In tears with the above comment

  3. Casual August 10, 2013

    I’m not going THERE, but I’ll be back to read the comments.

  4. POP ROYALTY (F*** Yeah Rihanna) August 10, 2013

    I see rainbows, i see Glitter, I see Hearts on Caps.

  5. LittleMixOverEverything August 10, 2013

    Oh my. I see Louis is proud of his cakes.

  6. Lil Mo Stan and trey burkes husband (Kendricks d*** game wasnt on point) August 10, 2013

    S***, but whooooo?

  7. BITCHPLEASEEEEE August 10, 2013

    BITCHPLEASE SAMANTHA THIS HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS SINCE MONDAY AND YOU’RE JUST POSTING IT??? GIRL BYE! 🙂

  8. BITCHPLEASEEEEE August 10, 2013

    AS FOR LOUIS, HE HAS NO ROOM TO BE PUTTING ON WEIGHT DUE TO HIS STRICT REGIME TO BETTER HIS PERFORMANCES SOON IN THE OLYMPIC. LOUIS YOU CAN DO THIS AFTER YOUR CAREER BUT RIGHT NOW YOU MUST MAINTAIN YOUR BODY WEIGHT CUZ THERE ARE SOME YOUNGER ONES COMING UP THAT MIGHT END UP PUTTING YOU TO SHAME IF YOU DON’T TAKE CARE. THIS IS COMING FROM THE HEART CUZ I LOVE YOU. 😉

  9. Belladonna1363 August 10, 2013

    I get that this is a Urban Music Blog but Sam also likes POP Artist like Gaga & Katy Perry so way does he want every black artist to make R&B but is always ok with white artists making EDM or Pop unless your Nicki then he’ll love Starships & Supper Bass. Lol Aston need to keep making Pop music like he’s been doing because he’s a Pop/EDM artist.

    • MalikOnMyMind August 11, 2013

      If he makes EDM he’ll end up like Jay Sean.

  10. bibi93 August 10, 2013

    Ridiculous…

  11. SummertimeHappiness August 11, 2013

    They’re both very handsome, but erm yeah- I know what I can see.

  12. Justin August 11, 2013

    Aaah my baby is looking fiiine as always. Can’t wait for him to come out. I’m sure he is doing some “gymnastics” with Louis. If these two boys are straight then I’m going to be a lesbian.

  13. YorkshireBreezy August 11, 2013

    You are really giving him too much right TGJ. You wrote this long essay about what he can do to help himself when you know he doesn’t take his career seriously. 100 pounds says his album WILL be a dance album because that’s the easiest route to take.

  14. Mrs.TheRisk August 11, 2013

    I don’t think we should be mean to Louis because he’s a nice guy and has never said anything mean or hurtful about anyone. If he is gay or bi that’s his business and nobody has the right to poke fun at him especially when he’s just living his life and doing his things.
    ASTON on the other hand likes to pretend he’s as straight as a ruler when everybody in London has seen the company he keeps and knows that his crew is one cherry shy of a fruitcake.
    There’s nothing wrong with that but don’t try and act hyper masc but expose yourself in real life.

    • QueenMerrygold August 11, 2013

      Aaah babez. Don’t be sad that That Grape Juice don’t even write about The Flops ok. The boys tried to help them but a flop is a flop is a flop is a flop and the risk are flops.

      Anyway, thank you for showing Aston love guys, and I hope he takes your advice even though I do want to see him dance a bit.

      • Mrs.TheRisk August 11, 2013

        I know you are not talking about flops when Evolution sounded like they rummaged through Justin’s dustbin to find the songs. Even if TR never make it big they still have more talent in their little fingers than Aston has in his entire throat.

        And btw, who gives a f*** if TGJ don’t write about TR, tgj are only big in America and the boys don’t care about America. The only reason people from here give them interviews is because they know it will help them get big in America but the boys don’t give a damn about America so there.

  15. ItsCheryl2bh August 11, 2013

    So because TGJ supports JLS they think Aston’s above dance? Oh pulease, Aston couldn’t sing the songs you gave as examples if you tried because he still wants to be JT.
    I have no doubt because you’ve decided to support him you’ll be forcing him down our necks like you did Rita, trying to make us like him when we just won’t.

    • MarinasDiamonds August 11, 2013

      You used to be so nice about Rita until she overshadowed Tweedy.

      • ItsCheryl2bh August 11, 2013

        Overshadowed Tweedy? You must be on drugs again love. Don’t make me pull out my stats cos I can embarrass Maflopna and Ripromiscuora with GA’s sales alone.

      • RitasLipstick August 11, 2013

        But Rita has overshadowed Chezza. When did Cheryl ever have three number one singles from one album?

    • Aston/Zayn/Rihanna August 11, 2013

      This was a nice read Sam. I like the ideas but I don’t think Aston wants to be that kind of performer even though I see what you mean. The thing is, because he can dance I think he should make songs that let him do that but time will tell. BTW, I didn’t even know The Frisk had fans.

  16. RitasLipstick August 11, 2013

    WOOOIIIIII! Both Aston and Louis could get it from me.

    • AmelleSugarSugar August 11, 2013

      Why am I not surprised?

      • RitasLipstick August 11, 2013

        So you decided to follow me from the other forum I was just at? Ok sis, you’re giving me stalker realness right now.

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