Artist: Westlife Bio

06 Apr 2006, 16:30  12,548,557  628,341

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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500,681
You Raise Me Up - Westlife

You Raise Me Up

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Flying Without Wings - Westlife

Flying Without Wings

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450,428
Mandy - Westlife

Mandy

61,864
277,999
World of Our Own - Westlife

World of Our Own

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255,685
My Love - Westlife

My Love

57,212
349,707
I Have a Dream - Westlife

I Have a Dream

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158,330
Fool Again - Westlife

Fool Again

49,022
231,624
Home - Westlife

Home

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The Rose - Westlife

The Rose

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What About Now - Westlife

What About Now

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More Than Words - Westlife

More Than Words

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194,255
I Lay My Love on You - Westlife

I Lay My Love on You

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If I Let You Go - Westlife

If I Let You Go

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Seasons in the Sun - Westlife

Seasons in the Sun

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Swear It Again - Westlife

Swear It Again

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Us Against the World - Westlife

Us Against the World

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Bop Bop Baby - Westlife

Bop Bop Baby

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Something Right - Westlife

Something Right

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Soledad - Westlife

Soledad

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Amazing - Westlife

Amazing

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Queen of My Heart - Westlife

Queen of My Heart

22,937
107,449
Unbreakable - Westlife

Unbreakable

21,953
98,876
What Makes a Man - Westlife

What Makes a Man

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Tonight - Westlife

Tonight

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88,472
I'm Already There - Westlife

I'm Already There

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81,526
All or Nothing - Westlife

All or Nothing

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Obvious - Westlife

Obvious

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83,130
Written in the Stars - Westlife

Written in the Stars

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Fly Me to the Moon - Westlife

Fly Me to the Moon

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50,626
Miss You - Westlife

Miss You

13,646
64,330
Safe - Westlife

Safe

13,161
84,480
Lighthouse - Westlife

Lighthouse

12,974
53,577
When I'm with You - Westlife

When I'm with You

12,747
62,534
Evergreen - Westlife

Evergreen

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57,197
Angel - Westlife

Angel

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47,321
Why Do I Love You - Westlife

Why Do I Love You

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52,593
Close - Westlife

Close

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I Don't Wanna Fight - Westlife

I Don't Wanna Fight

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Hello My Love - Westlife

Hello My Love

11,891
58,102
Somebody Needs You - Westlife

Somebody Needs You

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52,433