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Westlife’s Mark Feehily, Cailean O’Neill Welcome Baby Girl

Mark FeehilyWestlife’s Mark Feehily is currently elated after he welcomed a baby girl with his partner, Cailean O’Neill.

Announcing their baby’s arrival on social media, the singer disclosed that their baby who has been named Layla, stormed the world on the 1st of October.

He also flaunted a picture with his fiance in which they were seen wheeling their baby down a hospital corridor with the caption “we’re the happiest dads in the world!”

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They new fathers got engaged in February 2010 after six years together.

Mark announced that he and his partner were expecting a child during the band’s second gig in Croke Park in July.

Congrats to them.

Westlife are an Irish pop vocal group, which formed in 1998 in Sligo, disbanded in 2012 and reunited in 2018. They were originally signed by Simon Cowell in the UK, Clive Davis in the US and managed by Louis Walsh and Sonny Takhar. The group currently consists of Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Kian Egan, and Nicky Byrne.

The group rose to fame with their debut international self-titled studio album, Westlife (1999). It was followed by Coast to Coast (2000), World of Our Own (2001), Unbreakable – The Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (2002), and Turnaround (2003), which continued the group’s success worldwide. Before the start of their Turnaround Tour in 2004, one of the original members, Brian McFadden, departed from the band. The four remaining members continued as a group to release their cover albums Allow Us to Be Frank (2004) and The Love Album (2006) and the studio albums Face to Face (2005) and Back Home (2007). After an almost one-year hiatus of studio recording in 2008, they regrouped and released the studio albums Where We Are (2009), and Gravity (2010), and the compilation album Greatest Hits (2011). After eight years, the quartet group will release their eleventh studio album, Spectrum, in 2019. Its first single “Hello My Love” was released on 10 January 2019, its second single “Better Man” on 29 March 2019, the third single “Dynamite” on 5 July 2019, and the fourth single “My Blood”.

The band have sold over 45 million studio albums and 55 million records overall worldwide. 33 albums peaked at number-one globally from 1999 to 2011. They have the most consecutive number-one studio albums in a decade or for ten years of all time in Ireland, and in the UK for a band since The Beatles and for a pop band and act since ABBA. They are the biggest selling album group of the 2000s decade in the UK as well. The band has received over a billion views on their official YouTube channel alone with more than 2.2 million page subscribers as well, were streamed more than 300 million times, and more than 550 million streams on Spotify as of 2018 and more than a million followers on the said streaming media platform as of May 2019. More than one million followers are also recorded in the largest music streaming site in China, QQ Music, for the band. They generated hit singles including “Swear It Again”, “If I Let You Go”, “Flying Without Wings”, “I Have a Dream”, “Seasons in the Sun”, “Fool Again”, “My Love”, “What Makes a Man”, “Uptown Girl”, “Unbreakable”, “When You’re Looking Like That”, “Queen of My Heart”, “Mandy”, “Tonight”, “Hey Whatever”, “You Raise Me Up”, “Bop Bop Baby”, “The Rose”, and “World of Our Own”. 19 out of 29 singles as lead artist and as featured artist only released in the United Kingdom have certifications from 1999 to 2019, 17 out of 29 singles in the top 2 from 1999 to 2009 in the UK Singles Chart, and 24 out of 29 peaked inside the top 2 from at least one of all of the Official Singles Charts in the United Kingdom. They have the most certifications for a boy band in the UK Singles Chart after Take That. Also, they have the most singles certifications for a pop band and a male band in the UK number one singles artists chart since The Beatles.

They are holders of the following Guinness World Records: first to achieve seven consecutive number-one singles in the UK, most public appearances in 36 hours by a pop group, most singles to debut at number one on the UK chart and top selling album group in the United Kingdom in the 21st century.

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