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Westlife to split in 2012

Posted by creative On October - 25 - 2011

The popular Irish boy band Westlife has announced they are to split up in 2012. Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan who have been together for fourteen years with fourteen Number 1 singles will go separate ways after releasing the Greatest Hits album this Christmas and a farewell tour next year.

The band launched in 1998 after originally being signed by Simon Cowell with Brian Mc fadden as the fifth member, went on to become one of the most successful bands in the world with popular hits like Flying Without Wings and Swear it Again. Brian Mc Fadden left the band in March 2004 to pursue a solo career and spend more time with his family.

A statement released by the band stated that “After fourteen years, 26 top ten hits including 14 number one singles, 11 top 5 albums, seven of which hit the top spot and have collectively sold 44 million copies around the world, 10 sellout tours and countless memories that we will forever cherish, we today announce our plan to go our separate ways “
The statement also stated that the spit was amicable and they want to take a break and look at new ventures.

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