The Wanted May Release Two Albums in 2013
After One Direction released two albums, "Up All Night" and "Take Me Home," in 2012 and guided both releases to the top spot of the Billboard 200 chart, fellow British boy band The Wanted has revealed that next year could yield a pair of new full-lengths of their own.
In an interview with Billboard about their upcoming "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" performance, the group's Tom Parker says, "I think we're going to do two albums, one in April and one towards the end of the year, because we've written quite a lot of songs this year. We didn't get to release one at this end of this year so it's probably going to squeeze to next year, hopefully."
The group, whose 2012 hits included "Glad You Came" and "Chasing The Sun," was expected to release a full-length album this fall after their self-titled EP was released in the U.S. last April. An album has yet to surface, and earlier this month, Jay McGuiness told Billboard of the album, "It was meant to be this Christmas, but it wasn't ready yet so… we're thinking around April, we'll have something ready."
The new LP would include the single "I Found You," which the Wanted performed at the 2012 American Music Awards last month and will bust out again at "Rockin' Eve" on Monday night. Along with the possibility of a pair of new albums, the vocal group is eyeing a world tour for 2013, although details have yet to be announced.
ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on Monday (Dec. 31) with a two-hour tribute to the late Dick Clark. At 10, host Ryan Seacrest takes over in Times' Square with performances set from Justin Bieber, OneRepublic, Jason Aldean, The Wanted, Brandy and many others. Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas will host the festivities in Los Angeles.