Having sold over 44 million records worldwide, had 14 number one singles and 7 number one albums, Irish super-group Westlife are celebrating over 14 years of success by releasing their brand new single ‘Lighthouse’ on November 13th (physically 14th) with the release of their ‘Greatest Hits’ on November 21st.
The single written by Gary Barlow and John Shanks is an instantly recognisable Westlife classic complete with soaring melodies, rousing lyrics and is one of four brand new tracks to feature on their album.
With two Brits, an MTV Award, a World Music Award, no less than four Record of The Years under their belt and an incredible back catalogue spanning well over a decade not many artists can compare to Westlife’s extraordinary success. In the UK alone they have earned the title of Biggest Selling International Band this Decade, scoring 10 multi platinum albums, the third highest number one single record in UK history (with only Elvis Presley and The Beatles ahead) and they also hold the crown for the Biggest Arena Act of All Time in the UK performing a record of 25 concerts at Wembley Arena.
The band 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.”
The specific tracklisting will be released at a later date, but fans can preorder the album from Monday. Versions will include a standard CD featuring the Greatest Hits plus brand new tracks and there’ll also be a 2CD/DVD deluxe version including the Greatest Hits, brand new tracks and video footage.