Wanted (The) Biography
The Wanted were formed in 2009 through a mass audition, by Jayne Collins, the same woman who put together The Saturdays. They soon started working on their debut album with producers Guy Chambers, Taio Cruz and Steve Mac. They all share a house in South London. Their debut single, "All Time Low", produced by Mac, and also co-wrote by hit maker, Ed Drewett. It was released in the summer of 2010. Upon its first week of release, the song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart. And has since remained in the UK Top 40 for 11 weeks. The band's official second single, "Heart Vacancy", written by Jonas Jeberg, Mich Hansen, Wayne Hector and Lucas Secon was released on 17 October 2010. The Wanted presented "The Wanted's Best Brit Boys Top 20" on August 23 on the 4Music channel.. In November 2010 the band opened up the Christmas song list for 4Music. The band confirmed that their debut album would be self titled and it was released on 25 October 2010.
The Wanted announced in November 2010 that they will be having a tour for their album. The concerts will be held in Wolverhampton, Nottingham, London, Newcastle, Manchester, Brighton, Cardiff, Plymouth, Bournemouth and Glasgow.
In November 2010 the group confirmed they had signed a record deal with American label Def Jam and planned on releasing their album stateside at some stage in 2011.