Formed in the UK in 2009 through mass auditions of over 1,000 people, The Wanted consists of Max George, Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness, and Siva Kaneswaran. They made their debut in 2010 with their first album, "The Wanted." The first single from that record hit #1 in the UK and spent 17 weeks in the UK top 40.
It wasn't until 2012 when they made their American debut with their single "Glad You Came," which peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has since sold over 3 million copies. While making the move to America, the band decided to start their own reality show called "The Wanted Life," about them beginning new life in Los Angeles.
Their 3rd studio album, "Word of Mouth," is out now, but was recorded over the course of two years from 2011-2013. They performed their single "We Own the Night" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in November 2013. In February 2014, The Wanted will also being going on their first world tour to promote the album.