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Battle of the Boy Bands

12. Westlife

Hometown: Dublin, Ireland

Years Active: 1998–present

Number of Members: 4

Most Famous Member: Nicky Byrne

Origin of Name: The band originally chose the name Westside, but switched it after receiving complaints from another band with the same name.

Number of Top 10 Hits: 0, although “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard’s version of the band’s "Flying Without Wings" reached No. 2

Number of No. 1 Singles: 0 (14 in the UK)

Albums Sold: 44 million —Jeff Royer

(Photo: Dave Hogan, Getty Images)



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