Westlife is an Irish pop group originally composed of Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, Shane Filan and Bryan McFadden. However, one of his personnel, Brian McFadden, then decided to leave the boy band which was formed on July 3, 1998. Despite losing Bryan, Westlife has survived until now, even though at present their careers are not as bright as when the band was formed.
Bryan himself decided to leave Westlife on March 9, 2004, on the grounds of wanting more time with his wife, Kerry Katona, who is a former Atomic Kitten personnel. But finally, Bryan and Kerry parted ways, and Bryan changed the spelling of his name to Brian.
Westlife’s singles, videos, and compilation albums sold 44 million records worldwide. The band first appeared in 1998 during a concert with the Boyzone band and the Backstreet Boys in Dublin. In March 1999 the band released their first single, Swear It Again, which was included in the top charts in Ireland and the UK in two weeks and was followed by the release of their second single entitled If I Let You Go which was almost simultaneously with Flying Without Wings which became the soundtrack in the film POKEMON: The Movie 2000.
Their first album, WESTLIFE, was released in November 1999 and was ranked second in the UK. A month later, her fourth single titled I Have A Dream was released which continued with the last fifth single titled Fool Again. Westlife toured Asia to support their first debut before releasing their second album, COAST TO COAST accompanied by a duet with Mariah Carey on the song My Love.
Westlife released their third album in November 2001, WORLD OF OUR OWN and songs released as singles namely Uptown Girl, Queen of My Heart and World of Our Own. After that, Westlife held a second tour.
In the release of their eleventh single, Unbreakable, there were also rumors about the band’s split and during their third album tour on The Greatest Hits Tour. Bryan McFadden left Westlife almost simultaneously with Westlife’s fourth album tour in 2004 and lived with his family and career solo. Brian released many singles and achieved success in his solo career.
In 2007, the band released their 8th album entitled THE LOVE ALBUM by becoming first on the UK Music Charts. January 2009, a DVD entitled The Karaoke Collection was released and in March they won the 2009 Meteor Awards for the award as the best Irish pop musician.
They are also included in a charity concert for Haiti by bringing their single in 2010 entitled Everybody Hurts. Their latest album in 2010 entitled GRAVITY was also successfully released which is planned to be a promo in the tour in 2011.
In 2011, they again released a new album which was a collection of their best hits. The album titled WESTLIFE: THE GREATEST HITS (2011) also marked the existence of those who were still able to work in the music world. seeing best-selling and the popularity of Westlife’s name in the music scene, it is not wrong if they are again trusted to perform concerts in Indonesia on October 5, 2011.
October 2011, they issued an official statement that after 14 years, 26 top ten hits included 14 number 1 singles, 11 top 5 albums, 7 albums that made it to number 1 and sold no less than 44 million albums in total, 10 tours whose tickets were always sold-out and many memories that will remain in their minds, finally they announce plans to disband after releasing the greatest hits of Christmas and a farewell tour in 2012.