Westlife Biography

Westlife were an Irish boy band, formed in July 1998 and disbanded in June 2012. Originally signed by Simon Cowell and managed by Louis Walsh, the group's final line-up consisted of Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan. Brian McFadden was a member from 1998 until his departure in 2004. Filan and Feehily act as the lead singers of the band.

Westlife sold over 45 million records worldwide, a total that included studio albums, singles, video releases, and compilation albums. The group accumulated 14 number-one singles in the United Kingdom. They achieved a total of 26 UK top ten singles over their 14-year career. Westlife are the most frequent winner of The Record of the Year, winning four times, and in 2012, the Official Charts Company listed Westlife 34th amongst the biggest-selling singles artists in British music history. Despite their success worldwide, Westlife never managed to break into the U.S. market, achieving only one hit single in 2000: "Swear It Again".

The group have currently based on BPI certifications sold a minimum of 11.1 million albums and 6.8 million singles in the UK alone.

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Westlife's Shane Filan declared bankrupt

Boyband star has lost millions after Ireland's property crash

  • Jun 14, 2012

Westlife fan chooses boyband over her husband

Jane Holmes says she left her other half after he told her: 'Choose Westlife or me'

  • Nov 9, 2011

Westlife to split after 2012 arena tour

The multi-million-selling boy band are calling it a day

  • Oct 19, 2011

Westlife postpone more shows on 'Back Home' tour

The Irish boy band announce rescheduled gigs however

  • May 21, 2008

Westlife postpone Cardiff date tonight (May 20)

Irish mum favourites forced to drop another gig

  • May 20, 2008

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Westlife Reviews

Westlife : Bop Bop Baby

Westlife : Bop Bop Baby

Even All Tomorrow’s Parties had more tunes than this...

  • May 17, 2002

Westlife : World Of Our Own

The phrase 'doing a Bryan Adams, might have been deployed at some point...

  • Feb 15, 2002

Westlife: Cape Town Bellville Velodrome

Westlife manage to escape Israel and make it to Cape Town for a solid pop fandango...

  • May 21, 2001

Westlife: London Astoria G.A.Y.

Westlife don't get in the day-glo, tight-thonged, oil-chested swing of things at G.A.Y.

  • Apr 17, 2001

The Westlife Support Act Allstars: London Wembley Arena

Reel, Fixate, Masai and Bellefire whip the crowd into a frenzy...

  • Mar 11, 2001

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