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Boy band

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Birth Place :

Dublin, Ireland

Claim to fame :

Single "If I Let You Go" (1999)

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Westlife Get Nostalgic in 'Beautiful World' Music Video

December 16, 2011 07:19:05 GMT

are looking back at their heyday in a music video for their single "Beautiful World". The cameras follow the boys from Ireland as they travel around the globe to perform for their screaming fans. Compiling footage from the past years throughout their career, it additionally highlights their bromance on and off stage.

Westlife Announce Split and Reveal Farewell Tour Dates

October 21, 2011 01:37:18 GMT

are going their separate ways. Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan announce in a joint statement that they will split in 2012. To bid goodbye to their loyal fans, they will release a greatest hits collection and embark on a farewell tour together.

Feeling Unloved, Westlife Cut Ties With Simon Cowell

April 14, 2011 04:35:36 GMT

Irish pop stars terminated their 13-year contract with 's record label because they felt "unloved" by the music mogul. Cowell signed the band up to Sony BMG before they hit the big time in 1998 and they later moved to work with the reality TV star under his Sony imprint Syco in 2002.

Westlife Suspended Mid-Air During Concert

March 22, 2011 09:29:10 GMT

Irish pop stars were left dangling in mid-air during their show in Liverpool, England on Friday night, March 18, after a suspension stunt went wrong. The "Flying Without Wings" hitmakers were midway through their performance at the city's Echo Arena when a technical fault with their stage set left them suspended above the crowd, and they had to wait for security guards to step in and work out the problem.

Shane Filan Adamant Westlife Will Not Split

December 28, 2010 03:47:31 GMT

Irish pop stars have vowed never to split and pursue solo careers - because they're convinced life is more fun in a boy band. The "Swear It Again" hitmakers were rocked when singer Brian McFadden quit the group in 2004, sparking fears the band was over for good.

Brian McFadden Dreams to Rejoin Westlife to Challenge JLS and Take That

November 24, 2010 04:41:46 GMT

Brian McFadden would love to re-team with to battle fellow boybands and - because he's tired of the Irish group's "emotive" songs losing out in the British charts.

Westlife Offer to Sing at Prince William's Wedding

November 23, 2010 10:07:59 GMT

Boy band are desperate to perform at British royal Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton's big wedding next year - because "every artist in the world" would want to perform at the high profile event. The couple announced wedding plans last week after revealing the romantic prince had proposed to his girlfriend in Kenya.

Westlife Debut Music Video for Single 'Safe'

November 05, 2010 08:42:33 GMT

save people in a music video. Shane Fillan stands up for a woman when her boyfriend is about to lay a hand on her, Nicky Byrne prevents another female from jumping off the rooftop, and Kian Egan helps Mark Feehily in a car accident.

Westlife Rule Out Reunion With Brian McFadden

November 03, 2010 06:07:25 GMT

Irish pop stars have ruled out following in the footsteps of by reuniting with former member Brian McFadden, insisting a nostalgia tour is out of the question. British singer recently rejoined Take That and last month they announced plans for their first concerts together in 15 years.

Westlife's Mark Feehily Calls N-Dubz 'Total Idiots'

May 15, 2010 03:02:34 GMT

star Mark Feehily has taken aim at British rap trio - berating the hip-hop stars for their "irresponsible behavior" and branding them "total idiots". The clean-cut singer has slammed the group for not taking their task as role models for their impressionable fans seriously, after N-Dubz member Dappy was embroiled in two drugs scandals last month.

Westlife Say Their Decision to Cover Other Artists' Songs Is a Mistake

May 14, 2010 09:55:24 GMT

Irish crooners regret recording so many cover songs during their pop career - insisting they have been "lazy" on many of their albums. The boyband is famous for re-recording tracks by other artists, most famously taking on 's "Mandy", 's "Uptown Girl" and a cover of ' "Against All Odds", a duet with .

Nicky Byrne Hospitalized After Fighting With Kian Egan

May 11, 2010 09:49:57 GMT

star Nicky Byrne was hospitalized at the weekend after cutting his head during a playful post-gig wrestle with bandmate Kian Egan. The Irish crooners were performing in Liverpool, England on Friday, May 7 and returned to their hotel in the city to carry on the fun.

Westlife Glad for Having Long Career Following Brian McFadden's Exit

February 15, 2010 07:36:15 GMT

Irish boyband are stunned by their long career - because record bosses predicted they'd split within five years. The "Flying Without Wings" stars found fame in 1999 as a five-piece before Brian McFadden left the group in 2004.

Westlife's Shane Filan Blessed With Third Child

January 25, 2010 06:02:50 GMT

singer Shane Filan is a dad for the third time - his wife Gillian has given birth to a baby boy. Shane Peter Filan was born on Friday night, January 22, weighing 2.98 kilograms (six pounds and nine ounces). The newborn is a little brother for the couple's elder children Nicole, four, and one-year-old Patrick.

Westlife's Brian McFadden to Tie Knot With Delta Goodrem This Summer

January 25, 2010 04:58:36 GMT

Sport-loving Brian McFadden is planning to marry Australian singer this summer - as long as they can fit the ceremony around the year's major sporting events. The couple has been engaged since 2007 and had planned to walk down the aisle last month, but they decided to put off the nuptials due to their work schedules.

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