20 Oct '11, 12am

Irish boyband Westlife to split up after 14-year career

Irish boyband Westlife to split up after 14-year career

Irish boyband Westlife comprises (from left) Kian Egan, Shane Filan, Mark Feehily and Nicky Byrne. -- PHOTO: KEVIN MCDAID DUBLIN (REUTERS) - Irish pop act Westlife will split up following a farewell tour next year in order to pursue new ventures, the band said on Wednesday, calling a halt to a 14-year career that has featured 14 British number one singles. The boy band, put together by pop impresario Louis Walsh when its five original members were still in the their teens, sold over 44 million albums worldwide and saw seven of their 11 albums hit the top spot in Britain. One of its members, Bryan McFadden, left in 2004 but the band continued on as a foursome, releasing six more albums. Westlife said on Wednesday their second greatest hits album, due out in November, would be their last. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered ...

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