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PureSolo Competition

Westlife have teamed up with PureSolo allowing you to sing along to some of the boy’s greatest hits and win some amazing prizes in the process!

The best online fan recordings, as selected by Sony Music Executives, will receive prizes including two tickets to their Farewell Tour, a meet and greet with the boys, and a signed Greatest Hits disc. There are also copies of the brand new Greatest Hits album to be won!

Tracks available include ‘If I Let You Go’, ‘Flying Without Wings’, ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘Mandy’, and the new single ‘Lighthouse’!

To get started simply head over the PureSolo site here and follow the simple instructions!

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Competition – Album Listening Party!

Do you want a chance to be one of the first to listen to Westlife – Greatest Hits, which includes 4 new songs? We’re offering the chance for 10 lucky winners to attend a private listening party at Sony HQ in London next week!

Winners will each be allowed to bring a guest and listen to the brand new album with other Westlife fans before its official release on November 21st!

To be in with a chance of winning this money can’t buy prize simply click here and answer the simple question.

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Statement by Westlife

After 14 years, 26 top ten hits including 14 number one singles, 11 top 5 albums, 7 of which hit the top spot and have collectively sold over 44 million copies around the world, 10 sell out tours and countless memories that we will forever cherish, we today announce our plan to go our separate ways after a greatest hits collection this Christmas and a farewell tour next year. The decision is entirely amicable and after spending all of our adult life together so far, we want to have a well-earned break and look at new ventures. We see the greatest hits collection and the farewell tour as the perfect way to celebrate our incredible career along with our fans. We are really looking forward to getting out on the tour and seeing our fans one last time.

Over the years Westlife has become so much more to us than just a band. Westlife are a family. We would like to thank our fans who have been with us on this amazing journey and are part of our family too.
We never imagined when we started out in 1998 that 14 years later we would still be recording, touring and having hits together. It has been a dream come true for all of us.

Kian, Mark, Nicky and Shane

Greatest Hits’ to be released on 21st November
New Single ‘Lighthouse’ to be released 13th November

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Pre-order ‘Westlife – Greatest Hits’ and get special access to tickets

Pre-order your copy of Westlife – Greatest Hits directly from Westlife’s official store and get special access to buy Westlife tickets for their May 2012 UK tour!

The album/ticket bundle presale starts today and ends at 9am on Friday October 21st (when tickets go on general sale) so be quick! Once your album purchase has gone through on the store, you’ll receive a code to access the Ticketmaster tour presale and buy your tickets.

The album isn’t out until 21st November, but you’ll be sent an email around that time with instructions of how to download it, so please keep checking your inbox for details on 21st November as this is very important. Your CD, CD/DVD or boxset will be despatched to you on or around release date.

For customer support regarding your Westlife – Greatest Hits purchase, please contact MyPlay Direct’s customer service team here.

Enquiries related to the ticket purchase only can be directed to Ticketmaster customer services here.

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Do You Remember… (Week 3)

1999 was the year that saw the first of Westlife’s studio albums released. Unbeknown to anyone, the band would go on to release 9 more in the years following.

The boys’ first album, the self-titled ‘Westlife’ contained early hits including ‘Swear It Again’ and the unforgettable ‘Flying Without Wings’.

The band’s debut album spent an incredible 74 weeks inside the top 100 of the UK album chart and features the singles: ‘Swear It Again’, ‘If I Let You Go’, ‘Flying Without Wings’, ‘I Have A Dream’ and ‘Seasons In The Sun’, each of these peaked at No. 1 in the official UK singles chart. This amazing run set the UK record for the most consecutive No. 1 singles taken from a debut album, a record which still remains intact today!

Check out some of the videos from the band’s first album below!

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Vote for your best ever Westlife single

Westlife are preparing to release their new Greatest Hits collection and to celebrate, we’re asking you to vote for your favourite ever Westlife single.

Westlife have just flown out to South Aftrica to film the music video for their lead single from their upcoming Greatest Hits album. It’s a really exciting time for the boys as this is the first single since moving to RCA.

The name of the first single is being kept under wraps for now, but it is going to be a really fitting lead into the Greatest Hits. The boys are also going to be doing a very special photo shoot when they are over there.

The pictures are going to be featured in a special fan Box Set of their Greatest Hits, the first 500 of which will be signed by the boys. The box set is also going to include an amazing retrospective photobook showing their 14 years together + some specially selected fan pictures.

Between now and 31st October we want you to vote for your favourite ever Westlife single. Vote by using the form on the right as many times as you like. Everyone who votes will be entered into a prize draw to win a copy of the album.

You can vote here.

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Do You Remember…

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 12 years since Westlife burst onto the music scene with their first single which was also their first No.1 record. In the years gone by, the band have gone on to have 14 number one singles, 10 multi-platinum albums, win dozens of awards and have dominated the charts selling over 44 million records worldwide, making them one of the top selling groups of the decade!

To celebrate their illustrious career so far, we’ll be taking you through some of the most memorable moments and highlights of their musical journey so far.

If you can cast your minds back to April 1999, to the track that was on every radio station, TV show, CD player and music channel across the country then you would remember that it was ‘Swear It Again’ – The band’s debut, No.1 single.

Check out the video to ‘Swear It Again’ below!

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Bertie upset by 60th party reports, says Westlife star

BERTIE Ahern is upset with how his 60th birthday celebrations were portrayed, his son-in-law said yesterday.

Westlife star Nicky Byrne — who is married to Mr Ahern’s daughter Georgina — defended the former Taoiseach and his family’s decision to host a glitzy birthday party for him in Croke Park in Dublin on Friday night.
Continue reading Bertie upset by 60th party reports, says Westlife star

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Pre-order Westlife: The Greatest Hits now!

To date they’ve sold over 44 million records worldwide, had 10 multi platinum albums and 7 number 1 albums and now Westlife are excited to be releasing their Greatest Hits album.

‘Westlife: The Greatest Hits’ will feature hits from the boys’ career so far and is released on the 21st November.

The boys said: “It’s almost hard to believe that we’ve been doing this for as long as we have. We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved and are looking forward to releasing our Greatest Hits as a special thank you to our fans who have supported us throughout our career.”

There are two versions of the album available including a standard CD featuring the Greatest Hits plus brand new tracks as well as a 2CD/DVD deluxe version including the Greatest Hits, brand new tracks and video footage.

You can make sure you’re one of the first to get your hands on a copy by pre-ordering the album right now using the links below.

Stay tuned to find out the full track listing soon!

Pre-Order: Play.com – Standard

Pre-Order: Play.com – 2CD & DVD Deluxe Edition

Pre-Order: Amazon

Pre-Order: HMV – Standard, Exclusive Includes Postcards or Includes Dvd