Full names: Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, Shane Filan (Brian McFadden was in the band until 2004)
Career highlights: 14 number ones, 10 chart-topping albums, 40million sales, playing to 83,000 fans at Croke Park.
Highest charting single: All 14 of these tracks have topped the UK charts... 'Swear It Again' (1999), 'If I Let You Go' (1999), 'Flying Without Wings' (1999), 'I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun' (1999), 'Fool Again' (2000), 'Against All Odds' w/ Mariah Carey (2000), 'My Love' (2000), 'Uptown Girl' (2001), 'Queen of My Heart' (2001), 'World Of Our Own' (2002), 'Unbreakable' (2002), 'Mandy' (2003), 'You Raise Me Up' (2005), 'The Rose' (2006)

Recommended Tracks:


Flying Without Wings
The Rose
Swear it Again You Raise Me Up
Uptown Girl Home

Key Facts:

  • When Westlife first formed they were all under twenty years old!
  • They were signed by Simon Cowell in 1998 along with former band member Brian McFadden.
  • Westlife were originally called Westside, but there was already a band with that name so they had to change it.
  • The boys were originally managed by Louis Walsh and Ronan Keating.
  • 2010 will see Westlife embark on their 10th tour entitled 'Where We Are Tour'.