Artist: Westlife Bio

06 Apr 2006, 16:30  12,761,551  637,176

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

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516,260
You Raise Me Up - Westlife

You Raise Me Up

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470,908
Flying Without Wings - Westlife

Flying Without Wings

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457,502
Mandy - Westlife

Mandy

62,637
282,204
World of Our Own - Westlife

World of Our Own

59,950
263,763
My Love - Westlife

My Love

58,910
360,485
I Have a Dream - Westlife

I Have a Dream

50,979
158,769
Fool Again - Westlife

Fool Again

50,124
237,732
Home - Westlife

Home

49,288
224,827
The Rose - Westlife

The Rose

45,391
198,313
What About Now - Westlife

What About Now

44,457
293,167
More Than Words - Westlife

More Than Words

43,870
197,060
I Lay My Love on You - Westlife

I Lay My Love on You

38,292
198,710
If I Let You Go - Westlife

If I Let You Go

37,163
216,661
Seasons in the Sun - Westlife

Seasons in the Sun

34,390
166,334
Us Against the World - Westlife

Us Against the World

31,729
182,497
Swear It Again - Westlife

Swear It Again

31,691
184,436
Bop Bop Baby - Westlife

Bop Bop Baby

30,838
137,620
Soledad - Westlife

Soledad

28,606
139,530
Something Right - Westlife

Something Right

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160,002
Amazing - Westlife

Amazing

23,444
126,950
Queen of My Heart - Westlife

Queen of My Heart

22,989
107,772
Unbreakable - Westlife

Unbreakable

22,030
99,369
What Makes a Man - Westlife

What Makes a Man

21,877
107,875
Tonight - Westlife

Tonight

19,358
88,603
All or Nothing - Westlife

All or Nothing

16,115
71,595
I'm Already There - Westlife

I'm Already There

16,011
82,170
Obvious - Westlife

Obvious

15,488
84,142
Written in the Stars - Westlife

Written in the Stars

14,219
76,014
Fly Me to the Moon - Westlife

Fly Me to the Moon

14,080
51,070
Hello My Love - Westlife

Hello My Love

13,942
72,277
Miss You - Westlife

Miss You

13,748
64,978
Safe - Westlife

Safe

13,344
85,591
Lighthouse - Westlife

Lighthouse

13,087
54,080
Evergreen - Westlife

Evergreen

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57,849
When I'm with You - Westlife

When I'm with You

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62,937
Angel - Westlife

Angel

12,714
47,634
Close - Westlife

Close

12,346
56,422
I Don't Wanna Fight - Westlife

I Don't Wanna Fight

12,196
53,051
Why Do I Love You - Westlife

Why Do I Love You

12,146
53,211
Somebody Needs You - Westlife

Somebody Needs You

11,685
53,469