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by Tina Hart
Former Westlife member Shane Filan has signed to London Records as a solo artist.
He’s started recording his debut solo album in Nashville as well as the UK. It will be released towards the end of this year.
Shane says ”I am so excited to be joining London Records, Universal Music and being back in the studio in London and Nashville recording new songs has been amazing. One of the things that pleases me the most about this record is that I’ve been given the opportunity to write my own songs. I’m so excited for people to hear them!”
Louis Walsh, Filan’s manager said: “This is a fantastic new deal for Shane, we are thrilled to be part of the team at London Records.”
London Records President Nick Raphael commented: “We are over the moon to have Shane on our roster. I already feel that the strength of the song writing shows Shane at his most creative.”
As part of Westlife, Filan sold over 50 million records worldwide and have accumulated 14 No.1 singles, the third highest in UK history – a feat that won them the accolade of the UK’s top-selling album group of the 21st century in 2010
They also won The Record of the Year (the only music award based on public votes in the UK) a record-breaking four times and in 2012, the Official Charts Company listed Westlife 34th amongst the biggest-selling singles artists in British music history.
Filan will release his new album on London Records later in 2013.
Amazing news everyone! Shane’s debut solo single will be released in the Summer, while his album will be out later in the year! Shane announced the news through his official website, shanefilan.com. There, you can also find some gorgeous photos of Shane signing his record deal with London Records and working in the studio.
Shane revealed the link of his official website yesterday, which is shanefilan.com. Visiting the site you can see a beautiful picture of Shane along with a countdown to Friday which could hopefully bring his full site and some very exciting news!
Shane updated his Twitter page letting us all know that he has “some great news” for us all next week adding an icon of a microphone which got me (and I bet many many other peeps out there) all impatient and excited for what’s coming! Roll on next week!
By Mark Boardman
Former Westlife stars Shane Filan and Mark Feehily will make a welcome return to the music scene later this year.
Mark has said that he is “not waiting around” as is expected to release his debut solo record later this year having been spotted recording in Grouse Lodge, Co Westmeath amongst other studios recently.
When pushed for a date his reply was “Hopefully it will be soon.”
Meanwhile Shane has been busy recording in Nashville, US.
Whilst the guys want to put out there music, both undoubtedly will ensure it matches the usual high standard they’ve set for themselves.
We keep you posted with more news as soon as we have it in-relation to release dates.
Die-hard fans will guarantee a big following for their return to the charts after Westlife who had 14 number 1 singles announced their split in 2011, which finished with a farewel tour ending in June 2012.
Shane has opened a page on Facebook so head over and click the ‘LIKE’ button if you haven’t done so already! The link is facebook.com/ShaneFilanOfficial.
By JENNIFER O’BRIEN
JUNE saw the end of the country’s most successful ever boyband — after 14 years at the top.
Shane, Nicky, Kian and Mark made the heartbreaking decision to call it a day, having spent nearly half their lives on stage together.
After 50million record sales worldwide, and earning an estimated €10million each, the four lads hung up their Westlife barstools and went their separate ways.
Showbiz Editor JENNIFER O’BRIEN checks out what they have been up to since.
SISTERSITE: for more Mark updates you can visit Mark-Feehily.Net.
By GORDON SMART, Showbiz Editor
AT LEAST two members of WESTLIFE will be dusting off their stools in 2013.
SHANE FILAN has signed a big-money record deal for his solo career and his old DA LOIFE bandmate MARK FEEHILY isn’t far behind.
Shane has signed on the dotted line with London Records and is already deep into work on a debut album, to be released in 2013.
And Mark has taken on PAUL McCARTNEY’S manager to help him carve out a solo career.
It made me smile seeing that Shane and Gillian will be attending tonight’s Strictly Come Dancing in support to Nicky. Fingers crossed we can catch a glimps of them in the audience too! Best luck to Nicky and Karen! KEEP VOTING like loons Lifers!!!!
Former Westlife star Shane Filan has turned down an offer to appear on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.
The 33-year-old will not be jetting out to the jungle to take part in the UTV show.
According to the Irish Daily Star, the singer turned down the chance to appear on the show in order to concentrate on his musical career.
His manager, Louis Walsh said: “Reality TV is not his thing.
“He doesn’t want to be a celebrity, he wants to be a recording artist!
“He’s concentrating on putting a solo album together and is looking for songs and talking to producers.
“He doesn’t have time to be eating insects in the jungle.
Louis also denied that Jedward also turned down an I’m A Celebrity offer.
He said: “No, I don’t know where those reports came from.
“It’s definitely not true. They have received offers from other reality shows but they’re not doing them either. “
Rumoured contestants in this year’s I’m a Celebrity show include darts champion Eric Bristow, Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan and singer Grace Jones.
N’awww it’s little Patrick’s 4th birthday today! I’m sure he’s having a wonderful one with Shane, Gillian, Nicole and Shane Jnr. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the sweety!!