Westlife Wikipedia. Westlife. Westlife performing live on their Gravity Tour in October 2. Hanoi, Vietnam. Background information. Origin. Dublin, Ireland. Genres. Pop, blue eyed soul, pop rock, classical crossover. Wicked Defying Gravity lyrics, Defying Gravity recordings, Elphabas song. Touch of Modern is the most popular mens fashion site. Discover Modern Designs up to 70 Off. Guaranteed Lowest Prices. Watch funny videos and video clips at Break. Our editors find the best funny videos, clips and pictures for you to watch right now. Break. com. Years active. Labels. RCA, Syco, Sony, Sony BMGAssociated acts. Diana Ross, Mariah Carey, Boyzone, Ronan Keating, Donna Summer, 9. Degrees, Cristian Castro. Websitewww. westlife. Past members. Nicky Byrne. Kian Egan. Mark Feehily. Shane Filan. Brian Mc. Fadden. Westlife were an Irishboy band, formed in Dublin in July 1. June 2. 01. 2. Originally signed by Simon Cowell and managed by Louis Walsh, the groups second and final line up consisted of Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, and Shane Filan. Brian Mc. Fadden was a member from July 1. March 2. 00. 4. Westlife sold over 5. Free Download Defy Gravity Karaoke In Style' title='Free Download Defy Gravity Karaoke In Style' />The group accumulated 1. United Kingdom. They achieved a total of 2. UK top ten singles over their 1. In 2. 01. 2, the Official Charts Company listed Westlife 3. British music history. Despite their success worldwide, Westlife never managed to break into the U. S. market, achieving only one hit single in 2. Swear It Again. Based on BPI certifications, the group have sold 1. UK. 34HistoryeditOrigin 1. Kian Egan, Markus Feehily and Shane Filan, along with fellow Sligo men Derrick Lacey, Graham Keighron, and Michael Garrett, were part of a six member pop vocal group called Six as One, changed in 1. IOYOU. The group, managed by choreographer Mary Mc. Donagh and two other informal managers, released a single titled Together Girl Forever. Louis Walsh, the manager of fellow Irish boy band Boyzone, came to know the group after he was contacted by Filans mother, but the group failed to secure a BMG record deal with Simon Cowell. Cowell told Walsh You are going to have to fire at least three of them. They have great voices, but they are the ugliest band I have ever seen in my life. Three members of the band Lacey, Keighron and Garrett were told they would not be part of the new group, and auditions were held in Dublin where Nicky Byrne and Brian Mc. Fadden were recruited. The new group, formed on 3 July 1. Westside but that name was already in use by another band, so it was changed to Westlife. In Westlife Our Story, Byrne revealed that, unlike the others in the group, he was keen to change the name to West High. Mc. Fadden also changed the spelling of his name to Bryan to make it easier to sign autographs. Boyzone singer Ronan Keating was brought in to co manage the group with Walsh. The band then released an EP titled Swear It Again. Debut album 1. 99. Westlifes first big break came in 1. Boyzone and Backstreet Boys concerts in Dublin. Later, they won a special Smash Hits Roadshow award at that years Smash Hits Poll Winners Party. In April 1. 99. 9, the group released their first single, Swear It Again which immediately topped the charts in Ireland and in the UK for two weeks. Their second single, If I Let You Go was released in August 1. Flying Without Wings produced by Steve Mac and written by Mac and Wayne Hector their first Record of the Year, released in October the same year, also followed suit. Flying Without Wings was also included on the soundtrack of the Warner Brothers film, Pokmon The Movie 2. Microsoft Visio Portable. Their first album, simply titled Westlife, was released in November 1. No. 2 in the UK. The album was the biggest chart dropper on the top 4. UK music history when, in its 5. No. 7. 9 to No. 3 before falling to No. In December 1. 99. I Have A DreamSeasons in the Sun. It knocked Cliff Richards The Millennium Prayer off the top spot and earned them the 1. UK Christmas number one single. The fifth and last single from the album, Fool Again, also peaked at 1. Then the group went on a short UK, US1. Asian tour in support of their debut album before releasing a second album. Coast to Coast was released a year later and was another No. UK album, beating the Spice Girls Forever album. Best Software Tools For Project Management. It became the countrys 4th biggest selling album of 2. The album was preceded by a duet with Mariah Carey singing the Phil Collins classic Against All Odds Take a Look at Me Now and the original song My Love their second Record of the Year award. Both singles reached No. UK charts. 1. With this, Westlife broke an unexpected record of the most consecutive number one singles in the UK, having their first seven singles debut at the top. However, in December 2. UK and Ireland exclusive What Makes a Man, only debuted at number two. Outside the UK and Ireland, they gained chart success with I Lay My Love on You and When Youre Looking Like That. In 2. 00. 1, they launched their first world tour, Where Dreams Come True Tour. The single My Love was reportedly used as part of a CIA torture program in Afghanistan. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, the music pounded constantly as part of a scheme to assault prisoners senses. Westlife released World of Our Own, their third album, in November 2. Uptown Girl, Queen of My Heart and World of Our Own were released as singles, all of which peaked at No. UK. 1. Bop Bop Baby was also released as a single, but it peaked at No. UK Singles Chart. In 2. 00. 2, Westlife went on their second world tour, the World of Our Own Tour In The Round. Unbreakable, Turnaround, and Brian Mc. Faddens departure 2. The group released their eleventh UK No. Unbreakable in 2. Amidst rumours of a split, Westlife released their first greatest hits album in November that same year titled Unbreakable The Greatest Hits Vol. No. 1 in the UK. The release was followed by the double A side single TonightMiss You Nights, which debuted at No. UK. 2. At this time, Because Films Inspire made a TV documentary titled Wild Westlife, directed by Iain Mac. Donald and starred the group, featuring their daily life as musicians and their tour experiences. In 2. 00. 3, Westlife went on their third world tour, The Greatest Hits Tour, shrugging off rumours of a split. Westlife was supported around the UK and Europe by newly formed British boyband FY8 with lead singer Chris Tolley who later became lead singer of D RAIL, After the band themselves asked the group to tour with them. In September 2. 00. Westlife released Hey Whatever, which peaked at No. UK Charts. 2. Their fourth studio album, Turnaround, was then released in November, earning the group another UK No. Mandy, a cover of the Barry Manilow hit, was released in November 2. Their version won them their third Record of the Year award, in under five years. Their version of Mandy is also considered the single with the longest leap to the top from No. No. 1 in UK music history. Obvious was released as the final single from the album, charting at 3. On 9 March 2. 00. Brian Mc. Fadden left the group to spend more time with his family and work on solo projects. On that day, a press conference was held where all the groups members were present, each giving emotional individual speeches. Mc. Faddens final public performance as part of Westlife was at Newcastle upon Tynes Powerhouse nightclub on 2. February 2. 00. 4. He subsequently began a solo career, and reverted the spelling of his first name back to its original Brian. He released his first solo single, Real To Me, which entered the UK chart at No. Irish Son under Sony Music. Gallery 7. 1 February 2. The Fantasy Issue by factory. Gallery 7. 1 February 2. The Fantasy Issue Published on Jan 2.