The Spotlight


By Maura Harwood

Who: The Wanted
Where: London, England, United Kingdom
Sounds like: One Direction, Westlife, Justin Bieber

2012 has shown us the reemergence of old trends, many that we wish had stayed in the past. But there’s one trend we’re welcoming back with open arms. Reawaken your inner fan girl because the age of boy bands is back!

Over the past few months, bands such as Big Time Rush and One Direction have been slaying the Top 40 charts and the touring industry, and now there’s another boy band headed down the same path: The Wanted. Located in the heart of London, England, the band, comprised of members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes, released their debut single “All Time Low” in the summer of 2010 that stayed at number one for a short time in the U.K. The same year, The Wanted released their self titled debut album that hit number four on the U.K. charts. 

They have since released their second studio album Battle Ground and had a hit single with “Glad You Came” off of their sophomore album. They’ve also toured with the likes of Justin Bieber and Britney Spears and are heading out on their own American tour this spring, after signing a deal with Island Def Jam. 

With their perfect combination of dance-pop music and sugary sweet boy band personality, boy band enthusiasts are falling in love with these British boys and their ability to produce hit after hit. 

You can check them out on Facebook at and!


Music Video:  Glad You Came

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