After almost 15 years on the pop music scene, Westlife
have announced they will disband in 2012 following a farewell tour. Cast in the same mould as boy bands such as Boyzone and
Take That, Westlife was formed in 1998. They quickly attracted a devoted following, becoming one of Europe's most successful
groups. Westlife saw their first seven singles hit the top of the charts and six of their albums go platinum in the UK, and
they've sold more than 40 million records worldwide - impressive by any standards.
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Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne and Brian McFadden formed Westlife in Dublin in 1998 and enjoyed immediate
pop music success, with their debut single 'Flying Without Wings' entering the top of the UK charts. Their next two singles
'Seasons in the Sun' and 'Swear It Again' also went straight to number one. In total, the boys have seen 14 of their singles
reach the top spot in the UK - a record equal to Cliff Richard and only surpassed by The Beatles and Elvis Presley.
Despite Brian McFadden leaving in 2004 to launch a solo career, Westlife continued to soar from strength to strength. Adored
albums including Allow Us To Be Frank and Face to Face illustrate how they've matured as artists and through
the years. Westlife songs have also appeared on soundtracks to major films like Notting Hill and the uber-successful
Pokemon movie, further solidifying their place in the pop culture canon. After 2012, fans of the Irish quartet will
be left wishing and hoping for a Westlife reunion tour. Time will only tell whether the boy band phenomenon will reconvene
and soulfully serenade audiences after the 2012 Westlife farewell tour.
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