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5 After Midnight, also known as 5AM, are a British boy band formed in 2016 during the thirteenth series of The X Factor, finishing in 3rd place.[1] Their debut single, "Up in Here" peaked at 51 on the UK Singles Chart.[2]

5 After Midnight
OriginEast London, United Kingdom
Years active2016–present
  • Jordan Bruce Lee
  • Nathan Lewis
Past members
  • Kieran Alleyne


2016: The X FactorEdit

The group took part in the thirteenth series of the UK version of The X Factor. They competed in the "Groups" category mentored by Louis Walsh. In the finals, the group duetted with Louisa Johnson, where they performed hit single Tears. Eventually, they finished as the second runners-up, being defeated by Matt Terry and Saara Aalto.

2017: "Up in Here", The SauceEdit

In 2017, they released their debut single "Up in Here".[3] Subsequently, the trio released their first extended play, The Sauce, featuring a total of 4 tracks.[4]

2018–present: Dropped by Syco, Alleyne's departureEdit

With the limited success that the band had, they were dropped by Simon Cowell's record label Syco.[5]

On 21 January 2018, it was confirmed that Kieran Alleyne left the group to pursue a solo music career.[6]


Upon releasing their debut single "Up in Here", the group performed it on Britain's Got Talent, in which, they were accused of lip-syncing.[7] The group later confirmed that the allegations were in fact true.[8]


Extended playsEdit

Title Details
The Sauce
  • Released: 25 November 2017
  • Label: Syco
  • Formats: Digital download
Track listing
  1. "Taste"
  2. "Talk"
  3. "City Lights"
  4. "Flowers"


As lead artistEdit

Title Year UK Album
"Up in Here" 2017 51 Non-album single



  1. ^ "X Factor finalists 5 After Midnight have been signed to Simon Cowell's label". Metro. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 40 | Official Charts Company". Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  3. ^ "5 After Midnight on their DMX-sampling new single Up in Here and going global". Metro. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  4. ^ "5 After Midnight Release A Stunning Cover of UK Garage Classic 'Flowers' & It's Totally Breathtaking". Capital. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  5. ^ "X Factor's 5 After Midnight 'part ways' from record label". 19 January 2018.
  6. ^ "'The next chapter has started': Kieran Alleyne QUITS 5 After Midnight to pursue a solo career... one month after 'being diagnosed with potentially fatal heart condition'". Daily Mail. 21 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  7. ^ "X Factor stars 5 After Midnight accused of 'horrible miming' on BGT". Daily Mail. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  8. ^ "5 After Midnight admit they were lip syncing on BGT". Daily Mail. Retrieved 9 December 2017.