Brian McFadden (UK)

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About Brian McFadden (UK)

Brian McFadden joined Westlife with Nicky Byrne alongside Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan after auditioning in 1998. They had four number one albums in Ireland while he was there, and ten number one singles including 'Uptown Girl' and 'Flying Without Wings'. He left in 2004 to work on solo projects but co-wrote the song 'If My World Stopped Turning' which was subsequently sung by Chris Doran in that year's Eurovision Song Contest.

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Brian McFadden joined Westlife with Nicky Byrne alongside Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan after auditioning in 1998. They had four number one albums in Ireland while he was there, and ten number one singles including 'Uptown Girl' and 'Flying Without Wings'. He left in 2004 to work on solo projects but co-wrote the song 'If My World Stopped Turning' which was subsequently sung by Chris Doran in that year's Eurovision Song Contest.

He signed to Sony BMG records and released his debut number one solo single 'Real to Me' in 2004. That year he released his debut solo album 'Irish Son'. He had another number one hit in the shape of third single 'Almost Here' featuring Delta Goodrem. In 2006, he co-wrote 'Together We Are One' for the Commonwealth Games and collaborated with LeAnn Rimes on the 'Everybody's Someone'.

He left Song BMG in 2007 after disagreements about his songwriting following some disappointing record sales. He instead set up his own label, BMF Records, before releasing single 'Like Only a Woman Can' which became another Irish number one. In 2008, he signed to Universal Music Australia and released second album 'Set in Stone'. In 2010, he teamed with rapper Kevin Rudolf for his song 'Just Say So' which hit the Australia charts at number one.

He released third studio album, 'Wall of Soundz' later that year and also recorded with Ronan Keating on Ronan's Bee Gees cover 'To Love Somebody'. In 2011, he released a song called 'Just the Way You Are (Drunk at the Bar)' which was criticised for glorifying date rape but which he insisted it not be played on the radio and donated proceeds to a victims of rape charity.

He released a new single 'Wrap My Arms' in 2012 and later his his fourth studio album, 'The Irish Connection' which featured duets with Ronan Keating and Sinéad O'Connor. Later that year, Ronan Keating announced that Brian would support him on his 2013 UK Fires Tour.

Brian McFadden: Other career ventures Brian McFadden became a co-host of FOX8's 'Football Superstar' in Australia in 2008. The following year he was a guest judge on 'Australian Idol'. In 2010, he joined the judging panel on 'Australia's Got Talent' with Kyle Sandilands and Dannii Minogue. In 2008, he presented the Summer Breakfast Show on 2Day FM with Ricki-Lee Coulter and Mike Goldman.

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