After 14 years together, ‘It just hits you that you keep telling yourself that we are not going to do this again,’ Nicky Byrne tells MTV News.
With more than 45 million albums sold worldwide, 14 #1 singles in the United Kingdom and 10 studio albums, fans of Irish boy band Westlife are still in shock that, after 14 years together, the members decided last month to go their separate ways.
Yet, Westlife did not go quietly, having one of their most successful years to date. In May, they were crowned champions of MTV News’ Battle of the Boy Bands. Following two weeks of intense matchups and more than 12 million votes, Westlife beat out music’s most-famous boy bands to take home the coveted trophy, which is now in their possession.
“Thank you very much. We were very proud, what an amazing thing to win,” Westlife member Nicky Byrne said to MTV News via Skype. “It was really really special. It’s sitting proudly now in my trophy cabinet amongst a few others we were lucky enough to win.”
(Thanks to TheWestliferin for uploading the Skype video that went with this interview as a lot of people outside the US cannot watch.)
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