Westlife finally call it a day
The news that Westlife are to call it a day after 14 years will no doubt come as a great shock to the ageing boyband's legions of fans. The quartet will split "amicably" after completing a farewell tour next year. During their time together the band sold 44 million albums and had 14 number one hits. As band break-ups go this one seems to have been relatively well handled.
Not the usual acrimonious split accompanied by wall-to-wall litigation but a dignified press release thanking their fans and announcing that the band members are looking forward to "new ventures".
That's it lads, don't wear out your welcome and leave the fans wanting more.