Westlife sold over 50 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 (the third-highest in UK history), tying with Cliff Richard and ranking just behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley. They achieved a total of 26 top ten singles over their 14-year career. By 2010, Westlife was listed in the Guinness World Records, as the UK's top-selling album group of the 21st century. They also won The Record of the Year (the only music award based on public votes in the UK) a record-breaking four times and in 2012, the Official Charts Company listed Westlife 34th amongst the biggest-selling singles artists in British music history. Despite their European and Asian success, Westlife never managed to break into the U.S. market, achieving only one hit single in 2000: "Swear It Again".
In October 2011, Westlife announced their intention to split in 2012, following their Greatest Hits Tour and the release of their Greatest Hits album. The boyband's final concerts were held on 22 and 23 June 2012 at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin. The first farewell concert, offering 85,000 tickets, sold out in a record-breaking 5 minutes and the latter screened live in cinemas worldwide.
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