We track Irish boyband Westlife's 14-year-long career

Jun 26, 2012, 09:01 IST | Special Features

The Irish boy band Westlife that was formed in 1998, recently disbanded this year after their final concert at Croke Park in Dublin during their farewell tour

This last concert was screened live at cinemas across the UK, Ireland and Europe. CS tracks the band’s 14-year-long career:

>> The band’s line-up was Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Kian Egan, and Nicky Byrne. Brian McFadden left the group in 2004 for his family.

>> Despite the group’s worldwide success, they had only one hit single to their credit in the US, ‘Swear It Again’.

>> The band had 14 number ones in the UK and 25 top ten singles, including 20.2 million records and videos in the UK across. They are made 6.8 million singles, 11.9 million albums and 1.5 million videos throughout their entire career.

>> On June 1, 2008, Westlife celebrated their tenth anniversary with a concert in Dublin.

>> A website announced that Westlife was officially the third top touring act in 2005–2008, while they were the seventh top touring act of 2008.

>> In the same year, the band members were declared as Ireland’s ninth richest celebrities under 30 years of age and 13th in general.

>> Westlife broke the news of their split after releasing their final album Greatest Hits on 21 November 2011. 

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