The English-Irish band, The Wanted, was formed in 2009. The members of the band are Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, and Jay McGuiness. Jayne Collins held a mass auditions to form this band.
On the 25th of July 2010, the boy band released their first single “All Time Low.” The band reached the number one spot in United Kingdom and it was in UK Top 40 in seventeen consecutive weeks. Then their second song “Heart Vacancy” was released on the 17th of October. Unlike their first song, the second single only reached the number two spot in UK. While their third song entitled “Lose My Mind” was in number nineteen in UK Singles Chart. Their first self-titled debut album was released on the 15th of April.
The year after, 2011, they worked on their second album, Battleground. Ten of the fifteen tracks were written by the band members themselves. The album was number five in UK and number four in Ireland. The song “Gold Forever” gained the number three spot in UK. Meanwhile, “Glad You Came” reached the number one spot for two consecutive weeks and remained within the top 10 songs for the next six weeks in UK. The second song also became Ireland’s number one for five consecutive weeks. It also became very popular in the continent of Australia. “Lightning” on the other hand was number two in UK and number five in Ireland. “Warzone” was released with a music video on November. The boy band conducted several concerts and was able to work with Britney Spears and Justin Bieber.
Early 2012, the band scheduled “The Code” tour promoting their album. The band toured all over Europe. As the band wanted to penetrate the United States market, they made appearances on radio stations and clubs before their scheduled European tours. They were successful since their single “Glad You Came” reached the number three spot on Billboard Hot 100 in US. The band became a big hit and sold more than three million copies of their album in US. “Chasing the Sun” peaked at number fifty on Billboard Hot 100. On the 14th of June 2012, the boy band had a concert in New York.
To further expand their market, they even visited Australia and New Zealand. On 2013, they released their third album, Word of Mouth. And on 2014, after all their success and busy schedules, the boy band announced that they will have a break but promised to work again in the future.