Boybands, you just can’t get enough of them, and right now two of the UK’s biggest groups are on the right path for conquering the US market – a historically notoriously difficult area for British bands to crack.
JLS, previously our biggest boyband (prior to the recent success of One Direction) have never really broke American shores, and Take That never did either, despite having a hugely successful career over here.
The first song to be released by The Wanted in the States is proving a surprise hit, has been taken on by radio stations in all states, and entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 23.
One Directions first US single, “What Makes You Beautiful” is also in the same chart right now and debuted at number 28, despite having little radio play so far. Granted, the major radio stations are surely set to add the song to their playlists, so a higher position is to be expected soon.
With The Wanted playing up to the older teenage crowd whilst One Direction cater for the younger masses, it seems both bands have got the 2012 world of boybands sewn up, and as well as other exports like Adele, Coldplay and Jessie J, things may have never been rosier for the British music scene.
Keep it up guys! We might be a purely One Direction fansite but we support all the Brits!
Elsewhere, in stricly 1D land, Caroline Flack was apparently banned from speaking to Harry Styles at last weeks Brit Awards.
According to the Daily Star, Miss Flack was furious about being told to say away from Harry, and was allegedly overheard saying: “Why aren’t I allowed to speak to him? Why can’t I speak to him?”
Caroline took to Twitter after the event saying: “Note to some people/mags … You are still speculating over something that clearly finished a while ago… Leave it now.. Please.”