Westlife are beginning a new label life.
The hitmaking Irish pop group signs with Warner Music U.K. label eastwest Records, ahead of the release of new music.
It’s a day of double celebration for the lads. They’ve sewn up a global record deal and they’ve shared the good news on St Patrick’s Day, Ireland’s national day of celebration.
The band’s members remark: “We have found a record label that share the same energy and high ambitions as the four of us, in what will be a very busy year, where there will be some surprise announcements and of course new music.”
Formed in 1998, Westlife made an immediate impact. They hold the record for most consecutive No. 1s in the U.K. (seven) and most singles to debut at the summit.
All told, they’ve scored eight No. 1 albums in the U.K. and have a remarkable bounty of 14 No. 1 singles, one of the biggest hauls for any act. Twenty-five Westlife singles have hit the U.K. Top 10.
According to Warner Music, the group has sold over 55 million records worldwide. Warner Music expects to add to that tally.
“Westlife is one of the most popular and commercially successful boybands of all time, and we’re thrilled to be working with them to share their new music– their fans are going to be blown away by what’s coming,” enthuses Jeremy Marsh, Head of Rhino U.K. and eastwest Records. “At eastwest, we believe we can find new and interesting spaces for them, and we already have a lot of ideas in full swing. It’s also great to be reunited with Sonny Takhar and to be working together again after 20 years.”
The foursome reunited for the 2019 album release Spectrum, which again ruled the Official U.K. Albums Chart. Their career trophy haul includes two Brit Awards, four MTV Awards and a venue record at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin, which they sold-out five times.