Artist: Westlife Bio

06 Apr 2006, 16:30  12,437,876  623,562

Westlife

Westlife is an Irish pop group formed on 3 July 1998. The group's original lineup comprised Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Markus Feehily, Shane Filan and Brian McFadden (who left in 2004). The group is the only act in UK history to have their first seven singles go straight to Number 1, and they have gone on to sell over 45 million records worldwide.

They were signed by Simon Cowell and are managed by Louis Walsh. In 2008, they were declared as Republic of Ireland's ninth-richest celebrities under 30 years old and 13th in general. They garnered 14 number one singles in the United Kingdom, the third-highest in UK history, tying with Cliff Richard and trailing behind only Elvis Presley and The Beatles. The group has also broken a few top records, including "Music artist with most consecutive number 1's in the UK" and the "Biggest selling arena act in the Wembley Arena".

Over years of their career, Westlife's music has evolved from teen pop to a pop sound, with an emphasis on ballads. Most of the group's hits have been composed by experienced songwriters, most notably Steve Mac and Wayne Hector.

On 1 June 2008, Westlife marked their 10th anniversary with a concert in Croke Park, Dublin which saw more than 83,000 fans attending the special occasion. Music Week revealed on their website that Westlife is the official third top touring act within the years 2005–2008, while they were 7th top touring act of 2008.

They have announced that they are to split in 2012 after 14 years following a final tour.


Top Track "Westlife"

Uptown Girl - Westlife

Uptown Girl

117,125
493,375
You Raise Me Up - Westlife

You Raise Me Up

99,583
462,894
Flying Without Wings - Westlife

Flying Without Wings

90,869
447,278
Mandy - Westlife

Mandy

61,528
276,437
World of Our Own - Westlife

World of Our Own

57,366
251,697
My Love - Westlife

My Love

56,505
345,000
I Have a Dream - Westlife

I Have a Dream

50,867
158,162
Home - Westlife

Home

48,653
221,351
Fool Again - Westlife

Fool Again

48,523
228,708
The Rose - Westlife

The Rose

44,929
195,899
What About Now - Westlife

What About Now

43,607
287,860
More Than Words - Westlife

More Than Words

43,061
193,060
I Lay My Love on You - Westlife

I Lay My Love on You

38,131
197,547
If I Let You Go - Westlife

If I Let You Go

37,005
215,469
Seasons in the Sun - Westlife

Seasons in the Sun

33,483
161,755
Swear It Again - Westlife

Swear It Again

31,581
183,411
Us Against the World - Westlife

Us Against the World

31,496
180,692
Bop Bop Baby - Westlife

Bop Bop Baby

30,348
135,089
Something Right - Westlife

Something Right

28,372
158,637
Soledad - Westlife

Soledad

28,024
136,320
Amazing - Westlife

Amazing

23,308
125,807
Queen of My Heart - Westlife

Queen of My Heart

22,916
107,302
Unbreakable - Westlife

Unbreakable

21,922
98,731
What Makes a Man - Westlife

What Makes a Man

20,911
104,331
Tonight - Westlife

Tonight

19,335
88,410
I'm Already There - Westlife

I'm Already There

15,836
81,210
All or Nothing - Westlife

All or Nothing

15,700
69,668
Obvious - Westlife

Obvious

15,074
82,534
Written in the Stars - Westlife

Written in the Stars

14,198
75,785
Fly Me to the Moon - Westlife

Fly Me to the Moon

13,947
50,432
Miss You - Westlife

Miss You

13,598
63,910
Safe - Westlife

Safe

13,060
84,023
Lighthouse - Westlife

Lighthouse

12,927
53,336
When I'm with You - Westlife

When I'm with You

12,691
62,248
Evergreen - Westlife

Evergreen

12,649
56,805
Angel - Westlife

Angel

12,625
47,155
Why Do I Love You - Westlife

Why Do I Love You

12,031
52,320
Close - Westlife

Close

11,916
54,640
I Don't Wanna Fight - Westlife

I Don't Wanna Fight

11,820
51,417
Somebody Needs You - Westlife

Somebody Needs You

11,338
51,952
You Light Up My Life - Westlife

You Light Up My Life

11,185
46,615