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JLS sign to BMG

By | Published on Tuesday 9 March 2021


JLS have only gone and signed a new record deal. Who with? With BMG, that’s who. The group have been recording new music since last year, aided by the postponement of their reunion tour. Speaking of which, some of those dates have now been rescheduled again.

The group haven’t released any new music since 2013, when they split up. They announced their reunion in February last year, although until now have been without a label.

“After eight years, it feels great to sign a new record deal with BMG”, say the group. “For us, music is the core of everything we do and we are so excited to bring new music to the world again”.

BMG UK’s VP A&R, Jamie Nelson, adds: “We’re excited for the return of JLS. They have enjoyed a stellar career and we are delighted to be part of their next step. The music is already sounding great, they return fully on top of their game”.

Reunion shows were originally scheduled to take place last autumn, but couldn’t because of all the things and stuff. Providing an update on those shows this morning, the group said: “We’re excited to say the ‘Beat Again Tour’ WILL be going ahead in October/November 2021”.

However, they went on: “Unfortunately, due to government restrictions, we aren’t able to go ahead with the summer dates, but we’re so gassed that we still get to see you this year! All current ticket holders are advised to keep hold of their existing tickets, as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates. It’s going to be a huge celebration, so get brushing up on those lyrics, start practising the dance moves and we’ll see you all there!”

We don’t have any new music from JLS to share with you right now, but the group’s Aston Merrygold shared three solo singles last month – ‘Overboard’, ‘Share A Coke’ and ‘Hundreds And Thousands’ – which may or may not fill the gap for you.

Those self-released tracks aimed to capitalise on Merrygold’s appearance on ‘The Masked Singer’. It’s not clear if he’ll now shelve his solo career again, pending the new music from JLS.