Westlife

Westlife | music artists
Great people, great Job works. People easily embraced their songs, to the point of having meaningful and inspirational songs contributed on the Music Industry. Within their looks... songs and charm, for sure, lots of employment opportunities were offered on each of them at their high times. How can we forget their songs?!

Westlife | music artists rocksWestlife is an Irish pop band that was formed on July 3, 1998. They were signed on by Simon Cowell and are currently managed by Louis Walsh. Over the years, Westlife's music has evolved from teen pop to an adult contemporary sound, with an emphasis on ballads. The group's original lineup comprised Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, Shane Filan, and Brian McFadden. Filan and Feehily are the band's lead vocalists. All of the band members are songwriters, although most of their hits have been composed by external writers. They garnered 14 number one singles in the United Kingdom, the third-highest in UK history, tying with Cliff Richard and tailing behind Elvis Presley and The Beatles. The band has also won numerous awards such as the "Best Irish Pop Act" at the annual Ireland Meteor Awards and ITV "Record of the Year" award in the UK.

Westlife | musicianThe band has also broken a few top records, including "Music artist with most consecutive number 1's in the UK" and the "Biggest selling arena act in the UK". Westlife have had 14 UK no.1's and were the first act in UK history to have 4 number 1s in a year. Not only that, they were the only band to have no.1's with their first 7 singles. All the rest of their hits have got to the top 10, if not the top 5.
Prior to Westlife, Kian, Mark and Shane along with fellow Sligonians Derrick Lacey, Graham Keighron and Michael Garrett, were part of a six-member pop vocal group called 'IOYOU'. The group was groomed and managed by choreographer Mary McDonagh along with two other informal managers and they released a single titled "Together Girl Forever". Louis Walsh, the manager of the 1990s boy band Boyzone, was contacted by Shane's mother and came to know about the band.

Westlife | famous singers However, IOYOU did not meet Simon Cowell's approval for a record deal with BMG, thus changes were needed. Two members of IOYOU were given the sack and auditions were held in Dublin where Byrne and McFadden were recruited. A third original member of IOYOU, Michael Garrett, was also dropped. The new group, formed on July 3, 1998, was re-named Westside but as the name was already taken by another band, it was changed to Westlife. Boyzone singer Ronan Keating was brought in to co-manage the band with Walsh. Westlife then began to release an album titled Swear It Again EP, though it was only released in Asia. The album has songs such as Until The End Of Time, Everybody Knows, Let's Make Tonight Special, Forever, Don't Calm The Storm and On The Wings of Love; many of of these singles were used as B-Sides to some of their number 1 hits.

6 comments:

lorna said...

westlife ive been a fan of ye since i was 8 and im now 14 i have yeer book and i love nicky and kian i have my room covered in westlife posters.

Priyanti said...

I've loved Westlife since I was 14...I'm now 24. They still make my heart flutter...Mark is the best! :)

Anonymous said...

westlife is my favorite ever since.....
i love them very much especially nicky bryne......
i love him very much.....
and alo i'm proud to be a filipino.
hope they will visit here again in philippines.i discover this band when i'm 12 yrs.old because of my brother.
they're very handsome and talented.

VINZAL (VITA ISWANI NIKEN ZHARA ALISTARIA) said...

I LOVE THEY VERY MUCH, UNTIL I DEADTH I WILL ALWAYS LOVE THEM...

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westlife s my favorite