Westlife Biography (Wikipedia)
Westlife are an Irish pop vocal group, who were formed in 1998 in Sligo, Ireland. They disbanded in 2012 and reunited in 2018. They were originally signed by Simon Cowell in the UK, Clive Davis in the US and managed by Louis Walsh and Sonny Takhar. The group currently consists of Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Kian Egan, and Nicky Byrne, with Brian McFadden having left in 2004 to pursue a solo career.
So far, they have a total of thirteen major album releases, eleven of which are studio albums. Five albums are as a five-piece and eight are as a four-piece. The group rose to fame with their debut international self-titled studio album, Westlife (1999). It was followed by Coast to Coast (2000), World of Our Own (2001), Unbreakable – The Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (2002), and Turnaround (2003), which continued the group's success worldwide. Before the start of their Turnaround Tour in 2004, one of the original members, Brian McFadden, departed from the band. The four remaining members continued as a group to release their cover albums Allow Us to Be Frank (2004) and The Love Album (2006) and the studio albums Face to Face (2005) and Back Home (2007). After an almost one-year hiatus of studio recording in 2008, they regrouped and released the studio albums Where We Are (2009), and Gravity (2010), and the compilation album Greatest Hits (2011). After eight years, the quartet group released their eleventh studio album, Spectrum, in 2019.
- 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!https://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 singlehttps://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.https://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 Lonestarhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01dztnz
Shane Filan performs live for Sir Terry Wogan