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Brian McFadden (born 12.04.1980)
Brian McFadden is an Irish singer best known for having been in the boyband Westlife.
Childhood: Brian McFadden was born in Dublin, Ireland where was raised Catholic. He attended the Billie Barry Stage School and had an avid interest in singing, dancing and football. He later landed several acting roles including in the TV show 'Finbar's Class'. He also had a pop group called Cartel and performed in pubs around Dublin.
Musical career: Brian McFadden joined Westlife with Nicky Byrne alongside Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan after auditioning in 1998. They had four number one albums in Ireland while he was there, and ten number one singles including 'Uptown Girl' and 'Flying Without Wings'. He left in 2004 to work on solo projects but co-wrote the song 'If My World Stopped Turning' which was subsequently sung by Chris Doran in that year's Eurovision Song Contest. He signed to Sony BMG records and released his debut number one solo single 'Real to Me' in 2004. That year he released his debut solo album 'Irish Son'. He had another number one hit in the shape of third single 'Almost Here' featuring Delta Goodrem. In 2006, he co-wrote 'Together We Are One' for the Commonwealth Games and collaborated with LeAnn Rimes on the 'Everybody's Someone'. He left Song BMG in 2007 after disagreements about his songwriting following some disappointing record sales. He instead set up his own label, BMF Records, before releasing single 'Like Only a Woman Can' which became another Irish number one. In 2008, he signed to Universal Music Australia and released second album 'Set in Stone'. In 2010, he teamed with rapper Kevin Rudolf for his song 'Just Say So' which hit the Australia charts at number one. He released third studio album, 'Wall of Soundz' later that year and also recorded with Ronan Keating on Ronan's Bee Gees cover 'To Love Somebody'. In 2011, he released a song called 'Just the Way You Are (Drunk at the Bar)' which was criticised for glorifying date rape but which he insisted it not be played on the radio and donated proceeds to a victims of rape charity. He released a new single 'Wrap My Arms' in 2012 and later his his fourth studio album, 'The Irish Connection' which featured duets with Ronan Keating and Sinéad O'Connor. Later that year, Ronan Keating announced that Brian would support him on his 2013 UK Fires Tour.
Other career ventures: Brian McFadden became a co-host of FOX8's 'Football Superstar' in Australia in 2008. The following year he was a guest judge on 'Australian Idol'. In 2010, he joined the judging panel on 'Australia's Got Talent' with Kyle Sandilands and Dannii Minogue. In 2008, he presented the Summer Breakfast Show on 2Day FM with Ricki-Lee Coulter and Mike Goldman.
Personal life: Brian McFadden married singer Kerry Katona in 2002 with whom he has two daughters; Molly Marie and Lilly-Sue. They were divorced in 2006. In 2004, he started dating Delta Goodrem and got engaged in 2007. However, in 2011, they announced their separation. In 2012, he married reality star Vogue Williams. He was criticized in 2008 for making apparent homophobic remarks during the breakfast show on More FM in New Zealand. He later denied that his comments were meant offensively, claiming they'd been taken out of context.
Brian McFadden's departure from Westlife ''scared'' his bandmates.
Brian McFadden's departure from Westlife ''scared'' his bandmates.
The 36-year-old singer - who made up one fifth of the Irish boyband alongside Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan and Markus Feehily - has admitted when he decided to quit the group in 2004 his fellow band members feared how long their success would last, although they all ''hated'' being in the band.
Speaking to the Irish Sun newspaper, the dark-haired hunk said: ''None of the other guys were enjoying it at that stage. They hated it. But when I left, they all got scared with this feeling, how long is it going to last?''
Continue reading: Brian McFadden's Departure From Westlife 'scared' Bandmates
The former Westlife member described the group as ‘a clever marketing ploy’.
Kian Egan has hit out at his former Westlife bandmate Brian McFadden and Boyzone’s Keith Duffy, who have joined together to form Boyzlife. Earlier this month the duo announced they’d be playing a series of shows in Hilton hotels across the UK and Ireland where they will perform some of their groups’ biggest hits and talk about life in a boyband.
Kian Egan has hit out at Boyzlife.
Appearing on 98FM Egan was asked what he thought of the pair’s venture. "What do I make of it all? Good luck to them,” he said. “It’s a bit of an odd one. You know, a member of Westlife who left the band after four years decides to use half the name for whatever it is that they're doing.”
Continue reading: Kian Egan Is Not Happy About Brian McFadden And Keith Duffy's 'Boyzlife'
The series has been plagued by injuries, but it seems viewers are also deserting the Channel 4 show.
As ‘The Jump’ prepares to crown its series' winner, it’s been reported that the show may not make it back onto our screens again. According to The Sun, the series is facing the axe by Channel 4, after ratings have ‘fallen off a massive cliff’.
Former ‘The Jump’ contestant Sarah Harding.
A show source told the newspaper: “The feeling among the show team is that this has been the worst series yet. After so many injuries, the celebrities are terrified of everything — and then the viewer ratings have fallen off a massive cliff.”
Continue reading: Is 'The Jump' Set For The Axe After Ratings 'Fall Off A Cliff'?
The Irish boybands are said to be joining forces, McBusted style.
Boyzone’s Keith Duffy and ex-Westlife member Brian McFadden are combining their boyband powers to form new supergroup, Boyzlife. The pair will be performing some of their respective group’s biggest hits together, with an 11-date tour starting in October.
Brian McFadden is joining forces with Boyzone’s Keith Duffy.
The idea came from Keith, who went on to act in ‘Coronation Street’ after Boyzone initially split in 2000, the plan was hatched during Ronan Keating’s wedding last year. The duo are hoping that their collaboration will lead to a full on supergroup featuring more members from each band.
Continue reading: Westlife And Boyzone Stars Plan New Supergroup 'Boyzlife'
The singer could be hitting the Austrian slopes in the new year
Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding has swapped a forgettable appearance on Coronation Street’s cobbles for what she is hoping to be an unforgettable appearance on the slopes. The singer has become the latest celebrity rumoured to sign up for Channel 4’s winter sports show, The Jump.
Could the singer be swooshing down the slopes in January?
Despite the line-up yet to be confirmed by Channel 4, this could be Sarah’s first return to TV screens after her disastrous attempt to woo Weatherfield.
Continue reading: Sarah Harding Tipped To Join Channel 4's The Jump
The former Boyzone singer tied the knot with his Australian girlfriend Storm Uechtritz on Monday, and Sheeran surprised the guests by performing a couple of songs.
According to Irish entertainment news website goss.ie, the globally popular star performed a handful of songs before being joined on stage by Ronan himself and his former Boyzone bandmates Keith Duffy and Shane Lynch at the star-studded do in Scotland.
Ed Sheeran is carving out a niche as a wedding singer on the side
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Performs At Ronan Keating's Wedding
The Irish singer and model Vogue Williams have called time on their relationship
Former Westlife star Brian McFadden has called time on his second marriage after only three years of marital bliss. The singer married Irish model Vogue Williams in Tuscany in 2012 after a whirlwind romance but they have both recently taken to Twitter to confirm their separation.
Brian McFadden and his wife of three years, Vogue Williams, have split
McFadden wrote: "It is with great sadness that Vogue and I have made the tough decision to go our separate ways.
Continue reading: Westlife Star, Brian McFadden, Splits From Wife Of Three Years
The Atomic Kitten star announced on Thursday, 12 September, that is expecting her first child with current fiancé George Kay
On Thursday this week (12 September), Kerry Katona revealed to The Mirror that she is pregnant with her fifth child; her first with current fiancé George Kay. The Atomic Kitten starlet and her new hubby are said to be overwhelmed with the news that she is expecting and a spokesperson for the couple told the press, "I can confirm that Kerry Katona is pregnant and both Kerry and George Kay are absolutely delighted with the news."
Kerry with her fiancé George Kay
Kerry has already had four children from two previous relationships, Molly and Lilly-Sue from her four year-marriage to former Westlife singer Brian McFadden, followed by two children to from her troublesome marriage with Mark Croft; Heidi and Maxwell. Each child birth has come at a very different period of the tabloid darling's life, with her first coming during her most successful and rewarding period of her life, and her second set of children arriving at a much more difficult time for her. This time however, Kerry is happy again and back in the place she was ten years ago, and the pregnancy will no doubt make her even happier.
Continue reading: Kerry Katona Is Expecting Baby Number Five With Daddy Number Three
Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams - Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams Thursday 23rd August 2012 hail down a taxi as they leave Dublin's Wilde bar after watching a Burlesque show. The couple are due to marry within the next few days.
Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams Wednesday 24th August 2011 Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams outside Harry's Bar where Vogue was filming scenes for the RTE reality show 'Fade Street' Dublin, Ireland
Date of birth
12th April, 1980
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