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1998 to 2012
July 3, 1998 in Sligo
November 30, -0001
Westlife was an Irish five-piece pop band. Simon Cowell signed the group in 1998, and they went on to release 10 studio albums. Westlife sold 11.9 million albums in the UK throughout their career. Their most successful release was 2000's Coast to Coast, which sold seven million units worldwide. Brian McFadden was a founding member, and he went on to a successful solo career after his departure from the band in 2004.