He was originally scouted for a number of boy bands but did not feel they were right, Williams decided to form his own boy band and, through friends, met Marvin Humes who had experience in R&B and pop music, being a part of VS in 2004.
They bonded, became friends and together they were called UFO (an initialism of Unique Famous Outrageous).
In 2008, UFO auditioned for the fifth series of The X Factor, but had to change their name because it was already being used by another group, so they decided to go with the name JLS (an initialism of Jack the Lad Swing, the style created with Tracklacers some months back).
Following the elimination of girl groups Bad Lashes and Girlband in weeks one and two respectively, JLS were Louis Walsh's last remaining act in the competition, but throughout the live shows the judges called them the best band to come out of The X Factor.
JLS won the awards for British Breakthrough and British Single ("Beat Again") at the 2010 BRIT Awards.
6 months pregnant and bossing it tonight.you baby @Rochelle Humes” All together now… Fans of the couple were shocked that Rochelle had managed to keep her bump out of the limelight for so long - and we have to say, so were we!It also seems that the singer's experiencing some killer (and rather convenient 😉 ) cravings...The 27-year-old star posted a delicious-looking snap of ‘donut fries’ (which are basically the same as churros) to her 968k Instagram followers, with a public request to hubby Marvin: “Donut fries!!!!!!!!! #cravings @marvinhumes please don't come home from work until you have found them 🐷 🐽 🍩 ” Keen not to let his 6-month pregnant wife down, Marvin delivered and Rochelle updated fans to let them know he’d found her mysterious donut fries.JLS' last ever performance was on 22 December 2013 on the last night of their "Goodbye - The Greatest Hits Tour".On 23 July 2014, Humes announced through social networking sites that he had formed a new dance group featuring 'The White N3RD & JKAY called Luv Bug.