J-14 Hot Band Alert: The Wanted


J-14 is scouting out the hottest bands around... and this week's pick is The Wanted.

Here are five things you need to know about The Wanted, whose album Battleground drops on April 24!

  1. The Wanted is another British/Irish boy band based in London consisting of Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker, and Nathan Sykes.

  2. Combining pop and dance music, the band has taken over dance floors with the second single Battleground, "Glad You Came." It has also made Billboard history as the highest charting UK boy band ever in the U.S and the first boy band to hit the top 10 on the U.S. Airplay chart since the Backstreet Boys.

  3. The five guys aren't just bandmates, but they're also good friends -- they even lived together in two adjoined apartments in London!

  4. The Wanted toured with Justin Bieber for part of his South American tour. "We really enjoyed going over to Brazil to support Justin Bieber's tour," The Wanted says. "The kids over the there that are fans of his are literally insane. We can't put into words how excited they were."

  5. The music video for "Glad You Came" was filmed in Ibiza, Spain, to the delight of the guys. "I'm glad it came across in the video just how much fun we did have," they say. "When we were listening to treatments for the video we were like, 'They're all little bit [the] same and have already been done. Can we just go to Ibiza?!' It was just so cool." Check out an acoustic version of "Glad You Came" below and let us know what you think!

Courtesy of Island Def Jam

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