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Sunday, January 31, 2010

If JLS Are Coming To America, Let's Hope They Don't Butch Up

This week came the news that JLS are "thrashing out a deal" to make it stateside, since apparently Epic and Jive are in a bidding war to snag the U.S. rights to their debut album. If that's true, let's hope these gals don't axe their pop-sounding tracks and water it all down with more bottom-barrel J.R. Rotem garbage like "Everybody In Love" to please the Yanks.

At any rate, JLS are up for Best British Single and Best British Group at the BRIT Awards, so maybe a win would help seal the deal for an American release. Their third single "One Shot" also jumps up from #10 to #6 this week on the UK singles chart.

Wonder what single they'd go with as their first release over here? Akon and Kardinall Offishall would probably stab them if it was "Beat Again." Sadly, I can see it being "Everybody In Love" or "One Shot," just because those sound the most like the type of middling R&B American radio would shoot its wad over.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Fireflies" - Owl City *2 weeks*
2. "Don't Stop Believin'" - Glee Cast
3. "Replay" - Iyaz
4. "Starstrukk" - 3OH!3 feat. Katy Perry
5. "Riverside (Let's Go!)" - Sidney Samson
6. "One Shot" - JLS
7. "Empire State Of Mind (Part II)'" - Alicia Keys
8. "Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey
9. "Won't Go Quietly" - Example
10. "Young Forever" - Jay-Z feat. Mr Hudson

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