The Wanted have announced that they have reunited, with new music on the horizon and a greatest hits album set for release in November.
Most Wanted - The Greatest Hits will arrive November 12, and will contain the first new music from the band since they announced their initial split in 2014 and is a retroactive celebration of their 10-year anniversary as a band.
Max George, Nathan Sykes, Jay McGuinness, Siva Kaneswaran and Tom Parker will also perform together for the first time in seven years at charity concern Inside My Head at the Royal Albert Hall on September 20 to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer, organised by bandmember Tom who is living with an inoperable brain tumour.
"We have been talking on and off for a few years about getting back together for the anniversary," McGuinness said in a statement. "This is all about having fun with our mates. No pressure, just FUN."
#WantedWednesday pic.twitter.com/DWRny4tgHK— The Wanted (@thewanted) September 8, 2021
MORE: View The Wanted's full Official Charts history here
Formed in 2010, The Wanted's debut single All Time Low debuted at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart, becoming the first of two chart-topping singles by the boys, the other being 2011 EDM banger Glad You Came. Across three albums (all of which hit the Top 10 of the Official Albums Chart), the boys logged 10 UK Top 10 singles.
With the likes of The Saturdays and One Direction, The Wanted spearheaded a renewed appreciation for girl group/boy band pop acts around the turn of the last decade. They even cracked America, with Glad You Came reaching Number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and was covered on Glee.
After announcing a hiatus in 2014, members Max George and Nathan Sykes would attempt solo careers. Sykes' was the more successful, logging one Top 10 single with Over and Over Again, a duet with Ariana Grande. Elsewhere, Jay McGuinness pivoted into reality TV, winning the 2015 series of Strictly Come Dancing.