The Wanted are a English-Irish boy band, formed in 2009 who made their debut release in July 2010. The group consists of members Max George, Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness, and Siva Kaneswaran and are currently signed to Island Records and in the US Mercury Records. They are managed by Scooter Braun.
Their debut album, The Wanted, was released on 25 October 2010 and peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart. The album had three UK top 20 singles released from it: their debut single "All Time Low", which hit the UK number one spot, "Heart Vacancy", which reached number two, and "Lose My Mind", which managed a peak of number 19.
The group's second album Battleground saw release on 4 November 2011 and hit number five in the UK and number four in Ireland. The lead single from the album, "Gold Forever", was released in aid of Comic Relief and reached number three in the UK. Their second number-one hit, "Glad You Came", topped the singles chart in the United Kingdom for two weeks, and in Ireland for five weeks. Third and fourth singles "Lightning" and "Warzone" hit number two and number 21, respectively, in the UK.