Westlife Biography (Wikipedia)
Westlife were an Irish boy band, formed in Sligo in July 1998 and disbanded in June 2012. Originally signed by Simon Cowell and managed by Louis Walsh, the group's second and final line-up consisted of Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, and Shane Filan. Brian McFadden was a member from July 1998 until his departure in March 2004.
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. They achieved a total of 26 UK top ten singles over their 14-year career. 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".
Based on BPI certifications, the group have sold 11.1 million albums and 6.8 million singles in the UK.
- Shane Filan and Nadine Coyle Live in Sessionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p036tp9v.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p036tp9v.jpg2015-11-02T12:20:00.000ZShane and Nadine performed their duet live in the studio for the very first time!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p036xk8r
Shane Filan and Nadine Coyle Live in Session
- Brian McFadden Live in Sessionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03304n7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03304n7.jpg2015-09-20T12:51:00.000ZThe former Westlife star performed one of their many hits along with his new singlehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0330815
Brian McFadden Live in Session
- Markus Feehily discusses going solo from Westlife with Steve Wrighthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02pp6rc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02pp6rc.jpg2015-04-21T15:55:00.000ZMarkus talks about making his debut solo album and how life has changed for him.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02pp6sh
Markus Feehily discusses going solo from Westlife with Steve Wright
- Shane Filan performs live for Sir Terry Woganhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01dzt8n.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01dzt8n.jpg2013-08-11T15:14:00.000ZShane sings his new single Everything To Me and an exclusive cover of Amazed by Lonestarhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01dztnz
Shane Filan performs live for Sir Terry Wogan