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To quote another great boy band Boyz II Men, “It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday,” but that’s precisely what the band JLS and their fans will have to do. The guys have decided to call it quits.

The British sensation formed on the U.K. version of ‘X Factor,’ back in 2008 have announced their split via letter on their official website. The statement read:

To each and every JLSter, our beloved fans around the world. We wanted to make sure that you heard it from the four of us, that we have decided to bring our time as a band to an end. It has been the most incredible journey over the last 6 years and we have achieved more things than we could have ever dreamed possible. Thanks to all of you guys, your support, your dedication and your love, you have changed our lives forever and we wouldn’t be where we are today without you.

We are currently in the studio working on what will be our last album- Goodbye; The Greatest Hits. We will be bringing you a new single later in the year to coincide with the album and the tour. Goodbye; The Greatest Hits Tour will be the last time that we will perform together as a 4 and we want to make sure that this tour is the best ever and that we end on a high! We will always remain brothers and friends and we will always be your boys.

We will continue to work on the JLS Foundation after our split, as we want to raise as much money and awareness as possible for great causes and our partner Cancer Research UK. We also want to continue the legacy that we started 3 years ago with the Foundation and we hope that you always continue to support that. To find out more please go to www.jlsfoundation.co.uk.

As always we will continue to support each other and we hope you will enjoy watching us grow individually in our new chapters going forward.We want to look at this final year as a celebration of all that we have achieved together. We hope you can look back and remember all the great moments that you have been responsible for.

All that’s left to say is the biggest THANK YOU for following us from day 1 and every day since then. You are truly the best fans in the world and we will always love you.
OJAM x

So it looks like JLS fans have a dose of good news with the bad. The guys are in the process of recording a greatest hits album that will contain a new single. Devoted fans will also get to see the disbanding group in a farewell series of shows titled Goodbye: The Greatest Hits Tour. This could get emotional!

Most importantly, we applaud the guys for keeping their commitment to the JLS Foundation, which helps fund Cancer Research U.K., an organization that works on finding a cure for cancers that affect young people. Such class acts!

We wish J.B., Marvin, Aston and Oritsé the best as they continue their careers elsewhere!

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