The Wanted's U.S. Debut Album Due April 24
While the effort's title and track list has yet to be revealed, it will presumably include "Glad You Came," which vaulted from No. 23 to No. 5 on last week's Hot 100 chart after it was covered on the Feb. 21 episode of "Glee."
The quintet has released two albums in its home base of the U.K. -- both of which have reached the top five on the Official U.K. Albums chart. It's unclear if their U.S. debut will comprise tracks from both albums.
On Feb. 29, the group's Jay McGuiness told DigitalSpy.com that they had been recording new songs with OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder for possible inclusion on the album.
While he couldn't confirm anything, he said "My guess would be we'll take some songs from the first album, some from the second and add some new ones in too, just so everyone is on the same page."
The group (Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes) is currently touring the U.K. and Ireland, but will return to the U.S. for a series of promotional appearances as the album's release nears. They will play "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on March 20, mtvU's spring break festivities on April 2, NBC's "Today Show" on April 24 and ABC's "The View" on April 25.
Signed to Mercury Records in America, the Wanted made its American TV debut on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Jan. 10 and has been blowing up the Billboard charts ever since. "Glad You Came" bowed on the Hot 100 and Pop Songs airplay charts dated Jan. 28. This week, the track rises one slot to No. 9 on the latter tally. (The new Hot 100 ranking will be revealed on Wednesday, March 7.)