Aston Merrygold was catapulted to stardom in early 2008 when his band JLS auditioned for the fifth series of UK talent competition The X Factor. The four-piece group sailed through the various stages of the competition and under Louis Walsh's guidance ultimately finished as runners-up. Despite not winning the competition, the band later took four of their first five singles to No.1 and in three short years have won 11 music awards, including two BRITs. Merrygold's popularity with the public has also seen him nominated for the title of BBC Switch 'Prom King' and Virgin Media's 'Sexiest Male'.
February 13, 1988 (25)