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Westlife's 10 Biggest Selling UK Hits


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Upon the news this morning that late Nineties / early Noughties chart titans Westlife will be reuniting for a 20th anniversary tour marking their formation back in 1998, we thought we’d look back over their massively successful career and identify the biggest-sellers they ever registered.

Indeed, a quick look at a discography online shows just how much the Irish quintet – latterly a four-some, following Brian McFadden’s 2004 departure – achieved in such a short time. Chart data from the time of their split in 2012 showed that Westlife had sold over 6.8 million singles in Britain alone over their 13-year career, along with seven chart-topping albums.

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Music News Round-Up: Westlife Reunite, David Bowie's Glastonbury, Grammys Voting Overhaul


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Westlife REUNION ANNOUNCED

Irish boyband Westlife have called an end to their six-year hiatus and decided to reunite to mark the 20th anniversary of the band’s foundation in 1998.

The quartet will be getting back together for a massive stadium tour of the UK in 2019, and not only that, they’ll be returning with new music too. The group’s manager, Louis Walsh, suggested that they had brought Ed Sheeran on board to write songs for a new Westlife album.

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Westlife Announce Reunion Tour And New Music


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Six years after they seemingly split up for good, Westlife have announced that they’re to reunite for another tour, as well as release new music after signing a new record deal with Universal.

The Irish boyband, who sold tens of millions of records around the world during their pomp at the turn of the millennium, announced their comeback in a video posted to social media on Wednesday night (October 3rd). In it, Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan announced a huge stadium tour of the UK in 2019, as well as some new music, sitting on stools facing the camera and declaring “We’ll be seeing you soon”.

The reunion is to mark the 20th anniversary of the original formation of Westlife back in 1998. It’s set to take part, however, without original fifth member Brian McFadden, who quit the group back in 2004 and this week committed himself to the upcoming series of ‘Dancing On Ice’.

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Are Westlife Really Making A Comeback?


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We knew it was only a matter of time but boyband fanatics will be pleased to learn that Westlife are strongly rumoured to be getting back together after a six-year hiatus - though one member is maintaining his distance from the group. Plus, they've apparently been working on a new song with a very special guest.

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New songs and live dates have allegedly been confirmed for the Dublin quartet as Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan reunite for the first time since 2012. However, Brian McFadden will sadly not be returning having left the group way back in 2004.

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Kian Egan Is Not Happy About Brian McFadden And Keith Duffy's 'Boyzlife'


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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 EaganKian 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.”

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Westlife And Boyzone Stars Plan New Supergroup 'Boyzlife'


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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 McFaddenBrian 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.

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Westlife's Shane Filan Teams Up With Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle For New Single


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Former Westlife star Shane Filan has revealed that he’s recorded a duet with Girls Aloud’s Nadine Coyle. Though it’s easily a decade since each group was at the peak of its commercial powers, Filan is hoping that the collaboration will attract interest in his new solo album.

Speaking to The Mirror on Tuesday night (September 8th), 30 year old Coyle said: “I’m a huge fan of Shane and used to love listening to his songs growing up. I love the track we’ve done and can’t wait for us to perform it live.”

Nadine CoyleNadine Coyle will feature on Shane Filan's new single 'I Could Be'

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Robin Thicke's New Album Titled 'Paula': Ten More Cringe-Worthy Album Titles


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In perhaps the most audacious and downright ridiculous move the music business has witnessed in the last few years, singer Robin Thicke has announced his new album will carry the title of Paula, which by some strange coincidence just happens to be the name of his estranged wife- actress Paula Patton.

Thicke and Patton at 56th Grammy AwardsThicke and Paula in more happy circumstances.

To say such a public declaration of love is cringe-worthy would be an understatement, it is such a trite attempt at reconciling with his wife that is seems like something straight out of Spinal Tap. You can imagine the album title sitting quite comfortably alongside the likes of Smell The Glove and Shark Sandwich. As if that wasn’t irksome enough, Thicke’s debut single from the album is entitled "Get Her Back” and it sees the ageing crooner positively straining to exude as much heartfelt sincerity as he can before he gives himself a heart attack.

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It Happened: Kian Egan Announces Plans For Debut Solo Album


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Kian Egan is the reigning King of the Jungle after being crowned the victor of the last season of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here and now he wants to be King of the Charts once again as he plans on re-launching his singing career.

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Egan was crowned the winner of I'm A Celeb... last year

The former Westlife singer is heading back to the studio to begin work on his debut solo album, saying he's "excited" to get started.

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Ex-Westlife member Nicky Byrne arriving at Rte Studios wearing cropped denim trousers and a grey skull-print hoodie - Dublin, Ireland - Saturday 3rd August 2013

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One Direction Rack Up £100 Million Fortune In Under Two Years


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One Direction may still be teenagers but they are worth a fortune, after less than two years in existence. One Direction shot to fame after appearing on the UK version of X Factor in 2010; the irony of their subsequent fortune, of course, is that they didn’t even win the contest: they came third behind Rebecca Ferguson and Matt Cardle. The revelations about the band’s fortune have come from Tom Bower’s new book about Simon Cowell, The Mirror have reported.

According to today’s report (September 20, 2012), the five young lads known as One Direction are now officially one of the UK’s most successful music groups ever. And it’s thought that the band have raked in around £200 million for Simon Cowell and Sony, on top of the vast sum of money that they have earned for themselves, too. It’s a pretty impressive story for a band that are barely out of their teens. Their eldest member, Louis Tomlinson is 21 and Harry Styles, the youngest member of the band, is still only 18. In his book, Bowen writes “One Direction were Cowell’s new Westlife – a revival of his mastery of the music business. Nothing had been left to chance by Sony Music, with the band’s hit album Up All Night selling over five million copies.”

In addition to sales of One Direction’s songs, Simon Cowell and his colleagues have managed to strike up some lucrative endorsements for the band. These include partnerships with Nokia, Hasbro toys and Pokemon games. Apparently, the boys like to splash their cash, now that they have plenty of it. Louis splashed out £2.5 million on a five bedroom pad in London and Harry’s got his own bachelor pad, as well as a number of pricey sports cars. Nice work if you can get it, eh lads?


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Westlife - Westlife (Mark Feehily) Friday 22nd June 2012 The final ever performance of record breaking boyband Westlife at Croke Park

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Nicky Byrne and Westlife - Nicky Byrne of Westlife Friday 3rd December 2010 at O2 Arena Dublin, Ireland

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Westlife Sunday 18th July 2010 Midlands Music Festival at Tamworth Castle - Day 2 Birmingham, England

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