BAND members Jaymi Hensley, Josh Cuthbert and JJ Hamblett were Triple J before George Shelley was added to the mix and they became Union J and finished fourth in the 2012 series of The X Factor.

The boy band’s self-titled debut opens with the upbeat Top Ten single Carry You, which was featured on Kick-Ass 2, as well as ballads Beautiful Life and Amaze Me, the cheeky Head In The Clouds and Where Are You Now with its heavy dance beats.

Comparisons to One Direction are inevitable, with Shelley a dead ringer for One Direction’s Harry Styles, but musically, they have more dance influences than Niall, Zayn et al. With the future already looking bright for the boys, with a book deal with Penguin and merch-andise, their debut is sure to be a hit with fans.