Shane Filan of Westlife to release solo debut album

Shane Filan
Are you still 'Flying Without Wings' after Irish heartbreakers Westlife has broken up? Don't! Shane Filan of Westlife has now signed to London Records as a solo artist and has already started recording his debut solo album in Nashville as well as the UK. reports that the album will be released towards the end of this year. Shane says 'I am so excited to be joining London Records, Universal Music and being back in the studio in London and Nashville recording new songs has been amazing. One of the things that pleases me the most about this record is that I've been given the opportunity to write my own songs. I'm so excited for people to hear them!' Louis Walsh, Shane's manager said: 'This is a fantastic new deal for Shane, we are thrilled to be part of the team at London Records.' London Records President Nick Raphael says: 'We are over the moon to have Shane on our roster. I already feel that the strength of the song writing shows Shane at his most creative." Westlife have sold over 50 million records worldwide and have accumulated 14 Number One singles, the third highest in UK history and cementing them as the UK's top-selling album group of the 21st century in 2010. They also won The Record of the Year (the only music award based on public votes in the UK) a record-breaking four times and in 2012, the Official Charts Company listed Westlife 34th amongst the biggest-selling singles artists in British music history. Shane will release his new album on London Records later in 2013.