Westlife | The Entertainment Consultancy

Westlife are an Irish boy band, formed in 1998 in Sligo, Ireland. They disbanded in 2012 and reunited in 2018. The group currently consists of Shane Filan, Markus Feehily, Kian Egan and Nicky Byrne. They have released eleven studio albums: four as a five-piece, including ex-band member Bryan McFadden, and seven are as a four-piece. The group rose to fame with their debut international self-titled studio album, Westlife in 1999.

19 out of their 29 singles as lead artists and as featured artists received UK certifications from 1999 to 2019, 17 out of 29 singles from 1999 to 2009 reached the top 2 on the UK Singles Chart. They are the top act with most Number 1 debuts on the UK Singles Chart, with all 14 of their chart-toppers landing there in their first week. They have the second most certifications for a boy band in the UK Singles Chart after Take That and the most singles certifications for a pop band on the UK number one singles chart since The Beatles.

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