Shane Filan

Shane Filan
Shane Filan 2011.jpg
Filan performing during the Vietnam concert date of Gravity Tour in 2011
Background information
Birth name Shane Filan
Born (1979-07-05) 5 July 1979 (age 39)
Origin Sligo, Ireland
Genres Pop
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active 1997–present
Associated acts Westlife, Mariah Carey, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Delta Goodrem, Boyzone, Ronan Keating, Nadine Coyle, Nathan Carter, Anggun, Sitti

Shane Steven Filan[1] (born 5 July 1979) is an Irish singer and songwriter. He is one of the two lead singers and frontman of boy band Westlife, which was formed in 1998, disbanded in 2012, and regrouped in 2018. Westlife has since released twelve albums, embarked on twelve world tours, and won several awards, becoming one of the most successful musical groups of all time.

Filan has released three solo albums: You and Me (2013), Right Here (2015) and Love Always (2017). He appeared sixteen times in the UK Singles Chart number-ones making him the most appeared Irish music artist in the British music number-one singles history.[2][3]

Early life

Shane Steven Filan was born on 5 July 1979, in Sligo, Ireland.[4] He is the son to Peter and Mae Filan (née McNicholas).[5] Before Filan was born, his mother had complications during her pregnancy and almost miscarried him twice.[6] Filan has six siblings; three brothers and three sisters and he is the youngest among them. His parents owned a diner named Carlton Café located on Castle Street, in the middle of Sligo and he used to work, spending every school holiday working behind the counter from a very early age.[7]

He attended primary school at St. John's NS, a Catholic school, and secondary school in Summerhill College with Kian Egan and Mark Feehily. All three of them participated in a school production of Grease. The Hawkswell Theatre became a significant part of their careers. Filan was a fan of Michael Jackson as a child, and claimed the singer inspired him to pursue a career in music.[8] Before Westlife he was studying business and accounting and nicknamed as "Trigger" (from Only Fools and Horses) because of his clueless comments.[9]


Six as One, IOYOU and Westlife (1997-2011)

Before Westlife, Egan and Feehily were with Filan in a band known as Six as One and IOYOU later on with other Sligonians Derrick Lacey, Graham Keighron and Michael "Miggles" Garrett. He partly wrote the IOYOU's song "Together Girl Forever". For 6 months, Shane's mother, Mae Filan, tried to phone Louis Walsh (who is also the manager of Boyzone). Eventually, she was able to speak to him and talked about her son's band. Three of them were dropped and the other three, Shane, Kian and Mark, joined in finding two more singers for the band. Then they were joined by Nicky Byrne and Brian McFadden to form Westside. The name of the band then changed to Westlife as there were already a number of bands with the name Westside.

Filan, along with Feehily, is the lead singer in Westlife. Their first album was released in November 1999, titled Westlife. With Westlife, Filan has received twenty-eight platinum discs and sold 55 million records worldwide.[10] On his 2014 book My Side of Life, he revealed that he was the first member of Westlife who had a solo record offer deal back in 2001 but he rejected it as he was scared of the thought of going solo.[11] He also opened up in 2015 interview that he wouldn't go with solo music if he had money.[12] In 2017, he said that his most memorable travel was in 2003 when his wife stayed at The Hilton in the Maldives for their honeymoon. He added, "We were in our own private villa on stilts and Sir Paul McCartney was also staying in a villa nearby. I once bumped into him walking along the sandy, tree-lined path to the spa. He took one look at me and started belting out the Westlife cover song Mandy that we’d just released."[13]

Solo career, You and Me (2011-2014)

On 20 October 2011, Westlife announced that they had decided to split and go their separate ways at the end of their 2012 Farewell Tour. Filan showed interest of being a solo music artist as his daily living. In December 2011, the press said Filan was close to sealing a solo deal as several UK record labels are battling it out to sign the singer. Shane and his manager Louis Walsh, have been in talks with several record companies in London that month. "There's four, possibly five labels so far who have made it clear that they want to sign Shane", said a music source, to showbiz writer Paul Martin. "He's an incredible singer and he already has a very good idea of the kind of album he wants to make. He and Louis have been in meeting after meeting this week and are looking at their options. It's looking very good for Shane – he has his choice of record deals." Louis Walsh added:

"Shane Filan has one of the greatest voices out there i love u [...] He's a complete natural – he's never, ever out of tune. He wants to do an album of modern, contemporary songs along the lines of Michael Bublé – something that would have wide appeal. He can tackle any music really simply because he has the voice."[14] "I'm going to manage Shane Filan. He's going for the Michael Bublé market", Louis said on Irish TV over the weekend. "They're all good but I can only manage one. I love Shane's voice. I love Mark's voice too. The other boys are going to do TV and different stuff and radio. They are going out on a high [...] [He] is going to be a big artist. I will only manage someone if I believe in them. If I get someone amazing I will manage them."[15]

In a March 2012 interview with Paul Martin, Filan said he will be signing on the dotted line in the next few weeks and he admitted that the nerves are jangling at the thought of going it alone and did not want to rush on things.

"It's exciting but, of course, I'll be nervous. It's only natural when you're coming out of a band after 14 years, you don't know where your life's going to take you [...] But all I want to do is sing, sing great songs and see where it goes. It's down to the songs." I'm just working out now exactly what's happening, there's different things happening and we'll work it out in the next month or two. Obviously I want to make the right decision", he said.[16]

In December that year, it was announced that Filan has landed with a recording contract with Universal Music Group (UMG) worth 20 million British pounds. He spent time in Nashville with some well-known pop singers to boost his solo career. On 9 April 2013, an official website for Filan was launched, with a countdown to reveal news about his solo career. On 12 April, the official website of opened with an apology for keeping the fans waiting for a long time, and an announcement from him that he has signed a record deal with London Records, which is a part of UMG. He also stated that he had spent the past 12 months in both US and UK writing songs and recording. He also announced that a forthcoming single and an album later this year. He also said that "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."[17] It was in Filan's autobiography book "My Side of Life" that it was in 2001 he got his first solo record offer from the same label Universal Music. Also the first member from the band who got that kind of offer.

On 10 May, he announced that his first single will be released, along with three other tracks as an EP, via his Twitter account.[18] On 17 May, he released a teaser from the studio through his official YouTube channel, and issued some lyrics featured in the teaser through Facebook and Twitter and also uploaded the photo of the lyrics in Instagram.[19][20]

On 31 May, he announced that the website will be launched soon, and that he had finished the album and had been doing some shooting in Los Angeles for the video of the first single. He also stated that the first single will be released in few weeks, and he would be doing some radio work and some small gigs to promote his album.[21] On 14 May, Shane revealed that the first single will be out on August.[22] On 4 July, Filan revealed the title of his first single was "Everything to Me", and the resulting EP has three other songs "Everytime", "Today's Not Yesterday" and "Once". The release date was also announced as 25 August.

On 20 August 2013, Filan performed "Everything to Me" live at the 2013 Rose of Tralee festival, his first live solo TV performance and as part of the upcoming album promotion.[23] He went to Southeast Asia to promote and perform his debut single.[24]

On 10 September 2013, Filan released About You, the second single from his album You and Me.[25] Shane released his latest CD You and Me in November 2013 and had scheduled a UK tour in 2014. Along with this is a live performance in the grand finals night of The X Factor UK with Nicholas McDonald.

Right Here (2015)

Shane Filan during Right Here album photo shoot

On 13 March 2015, Filan announced he was working on his second studio album after You and Me Tour, Westlife split, bankruptcy and his debut autobiography My Side of Life.[26] On 10 August 2015, Filan released the music video for the first single of his second album Right Here, titled "Me and the Moon". The album was mainly recorded in London and Denmark, with Shane working on the music with Cutfather (The Saturdays, JLS), Jez Ashurst (Will Young, Gabrielle Aplin), Jon Maguire (Union J) and Tre Jean-Marie (MNEK, Jason Derulo).[27] On 25 September 2015, Shane's second album Right Here was released. It reached #1 at Irish Album Charts at its first week of release.[28]

The album also features a collaboration with Girls Aloud member Nadine Coyle on the song "I Could Be". It was released as a promotional single.

Love Always (2017–2018)

On 8 May 2017, Filan released his version of "This I Promise You", one of the tracks from his third album Love Always through his YouTube account,[29] and announced his next tour, Love Always Tour 2017.[30] He later released an official music video for the said song in some parts of Europe. On 28 June, he announced that his third album would be released on 25 August 2017, which features of some of his favourite love ballads such as "Beautiful in White", The Bangles' "Eternal Flame", Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love", Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" and Bryan Adams' "Heaven".[31][32] The next day, he released "Heaven" as a promotional single and announced through his Twitter account that "Unbreakable" would be the first single accompanied with a music video.[33] Back in the week beginning 26 April 2010, an unreleased solo song by Filan called "Beautiful in White" leaked on the Internet, but it was incorrectly credited as being recorded by Shayne Ward instead of Filan. During this time, Filan also did a duet with Irish country singer Nathan Carter. The album reached #5 in the UK Album Charts making it his highest charting album in the United Kingdom, therefore making him the most successful Westlife member as a solo artist in the charts to date.

In Asia, Filan released a digital version of "Need You Now" featuring Filipino bossa nova artist Sitti on 9 February 2018.[34] At the same time the album reached #1 in the Philippines and Indonesia. On 6 April 2018, a new single was released entitled "Back to You" prior to the deluxe edition release of Love Always in May 2018. On 12 May 2018, Filan was the featured 'Legend' and judged on Korean music programme 'Immortal Songs 2' and himself performed 'Beautiful In White'.[35] On 16, 17, 23 and 24 June 2018, Filan joined Lionel Richie on his ‘All The Hits Tour' as a special guest performing in Leigh, Carlisle, Hove and Holkham.[36] In 7 July 2018 he released the official music video for "Beautiful in White". He was also invited as guest performer on wedding receptions in Southeast Asia particularly in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.[37]

Westlife reunion with new single, album, and tour (2018–present)

In October 2018, a video was posted to Westlife's official social media platforms announcing the group's reunion as a four-piece. In 2019, the group will be headlining "The 20 Tour", named in honour of Westlife's 20th anniversary since its formation and the release of its first single, "Swear It Again", in 1999. In addition to touring, Westlife will also be releasing new music. "Hello My Love", the first single from the group's album, debuted on the Graham Norton Show on 11 January 2019 and the "National Television Awards" on 22 January 2019.

Personal life

Filan married his childhood sweetheart, Gillian Walsh on 28 December 2003 at Ballintubber Abbey, followed by a reception at Ashford Castle, Ireland.[38] Gillian is the cousin of fellow band member Kian Egan, making Filan and Egan cousins-in-law.[39] They have three children: daughter Nicole Rose (born on 23 July 2005 in Sligo, Ireland) and sons Patrick Michael, (born on 15 September 2008 in Sligo, Ireland) and Shane Peter (born 22 January 2010), named after his father.

He and his eldest brother, Finbar, run Shafin Developments – a property development company. The company was placed in receivership in May 2012[40] and Filan was declared bankrupt a little over a month later after suffering losses in Ireland's property crash.[41]


Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions
You and Me 3 6 4
Right Here[45]
  • Released: 25 September 2015
  • Labels: East West
  • Formats: CD, Digital download, streaming
1 11 7
Love Always
  • Released: 25 August 2017
  • Labels: Ocean Wave
  • Formats: CD, Digital download, streaming
5 5 3
"—" denotes an album that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays

Title Details
Everything to Me EP
  • Released: 23 August 2013
  • Label: Capitol/London/MCA Universal
  • Format: CD, Digital download


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2013 "Everything to Me"[47] 7 14 9 You and Me
"About You" 60 54 39
"Knee Deep in My Heart" 92 69 72
2015 "Me and the Moon"[48][49][50] Right Here
2017 "Unbreakable" Love Always
2018 "Back to You"
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
Year Title Album
2015 "When I Grow Up"[51]
(The Association of Irish Musical Societies featuring Shane Filan & Grace Lee)
non-album single
2017 "Bridge over Troubled Water"
(as part of Artists for Grenfell)
Year Title Album
2013 "Baby Let's Dance" You and Me


Sources: APRA, ASCAP,[52] BMI, OSA, [53] SESAC,[54] SOCAN, SUISA Repertoires. In SESAC, Filan uses John Francis Filan as an alias.[55] Filan has co-written a number of songs including:

Love Always (2017–2018)

  • "Completely"
  • "Eyes Don't Lie"
  • "Crazy Over You"
  • "Back To You"
  • "Girl in My Heart"

Right Here (2015)

  • "I Could Be"
  • "Right Here"
  • "Better off a Fool"
  • "I Can't Get Over You"
  • "Effortlessly You"
  • "All My Love"

You and Me (2013)

  • "Everything to Me"
  • "About You"
  • "All You Need to Know"
  • "Knee Deep in My Heart"
  • "One of These Days"
  • "Everytime"
  • "Always Tomorrow"
  • "When I Met You"
  • "Everything’s Gonna Be Alright"
  • "Coming Home"
  • "Baby Let's Dance"
  • "In the End"
  • "You and Me"
  • "Just the Way You Love Me"
  • "Once"
  • "Today's Not Yesterday"

Westlife (1998–2012)

  • "Fragile Heart"
  • "Bop Bop Baby" (reached No. 5 in the UK Singles Chart)
  • "Don't Say It's Too Late"
  • "I Wanna Grow Old with You"
  • "I'm Missing Loving You"
  • "Singing Forever"
  • "Where We Belong"
  • "Never Knew I Was Losing You"
  • "Love Crime"
  • "How Does It Feel"
  • "Crying Girl"
  • "Reason for Living"
  • "Miss You When I'm Dreaming"
  • "A Little Part of Me / Little Part of Me / Extraordinary Love"1
  • "Love Ain't War"1
  • "This Life"1
  • "Closer"
  • "Too Hard to Say Goodbye"
  • "Last Mile of the Way"

^1 – Songs were found to be Filan's co-written songs. No other details whether it's for Westlife or not.


  • All About You
  • As Far As I Go
  • Back Home
  • Best is Yet to Come
  • Don't Look Back
  • Counting the Days
  • Fall In Love With Me
  • Feel Alive
  • Headed for a Fall
  • I Can't Get By
  • I Got Nothing at All
  • I Love You
  • Intimate
  • Lean Back
  • Learn to Fly
  • Letting it Go
  • Like 'Em Wild
  • Love and Plan B
  • Lullaby
  • More
  • Never Give Up Lullaby
  • Night Sky
  • No One's in Control
  • Not in This Alone
  • One Last Second Chance
  • Only You
  • Our Story
  • Save Me
  • Say We'll Meet Again
  • Shine Down
  • Slowing Down
  • Skyline
  • The Perfect Storm
  • The Truth
  • Things are Looking Up
  • Too Strong
  • Wherever You Are
  • Wouldn't Change a Thing About You
  • You Always Will
  • Your Ordinary Man

Songs written for other artists

  • "Listen Girl" performed by Johan Östberg
  • "Let Me Be the One" performed by Simon Casey
  • "Sei Parte Ormai Di Me" performed by Il Divo, in their self-titled album (2004)[56]
  • "The Music Won't Last / Music Won't Last" performed by Jerry Given

Concert Tours


Year Title Duration Number of shows Notes
2014 You and Me Tour 20 February 2014 – 5 December 2014 52
2016 Right Here Tour 3 March 2016 – 4 December 2016 33
2017-2019 Love Always Tour 16 July 2017 – 16 March 2019 65

Support Acts

Date Country City Venue
Leg One: Europe
20 February 2014 United Kingdom Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
21 February 2014 Birmingham Symphony Hall
22 February 2014 Reading Hexagon Theatre
24 February 2014 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
25 February 2014 Glasgow Glasgow Concert Halls
26 February 2014 Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
27 February 2014 York Barbican Centre
1 March 2014 Blackpool Opera House Theatre
2 March 2014 Cardiff St Davids Hall
3 March 2014 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
5 March 2014 Bournemouth Bournemouth Pavilion
6 March 2014 Southend-on-Sea Cliffs Pavilion
7 March 2014 London Hammersmith Apollo
Leg Two: Asia
13 September 2014 Indonesia Jakarta Upper Road Annex Building
16 September 2014 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Cargo Bar
21 September 2014 China Shanghai Shanghai Grand Stage
23 September 2014 Beijing Workers Gymnasium
25 September 2014 Guangzhou Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall
26 September 2014 Nanjing Wutaishan Gymnasium
27 September 2014 Chengdu UESTC Gymnasium
29 September 2014 Hong Kong Asia World Expo 10
1 October 2014 Philippines Manila World Trade Center Metro Manila
Leg Three: Europe
23 October 2014 United Kingdom Portsmouth Portsmouth Guildhall
24 October 2014 Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre
25 October 2014 Worthing Assembly Hall
26 October 2014 Bradford St. Georges Hall
28 October 2014 Motherwell Motherwell Concert Hall
29 October 2014 Aberdeen Aberdeen Music Hall
30 October 2014 Kilmarnock The Grand Hall
31 October 2014 Carlisle Carlisle Sands Centre
2 November 2014 Barrow in Furness The Forum
3 November 2014 Brighton Floral Pavilion
5 November 2014 Leicester De Montfort Hall
6 November 2014 Bolton Albert Halls
7 November 2014 Rhyl Pavilion
9 November 2014 Warrington Parr Hall
10 November 2014 Crawley The Hawth
11 November 2014 King's Lynn Corn Exchange
12 November 2014 Lowestoft Marina Theatre
14 November 2014 Porthcawl Grand Pavilion
15 November 2014 St Albans St Albans Arena
16 November 2014 Cheltenham Cheltenham Town Hall
17 November 2014 Croydon Fairfield Hall
19 November 2014 Weston-super-Mare Super Mare Playhouse Theatre
20 November 2014 Margate Margate Winter Gardens
21 November 2014 Basildon Towngate Theatre
23 November 2014 Stevenage Stevenage Leisure Centre
24 November 2014 Cambridge Cambridge Corn Exchange
25 November 2014 Ipswich Regent Theatre
27 November 2014 Hull Hull City Hall
28 November 2014 Redhill Harlequin Theatre
5 December 2014 Ireland Sligo Knocknarea Arena

Cancelled Shows

Date Country City Venue Reason for Cancellation
19 September 2014 Taiwan Taipei Nangang 101 Transportation Issues

Support Acts

  • Joe Miles
  • Nikki Loy
Date Country City Venue
Leg One: Europe
3 March 2016 United Kingdom Reading Hexagon Theatre
4 March 2016 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
5 March 2016 Northampton Royal and Derngate
7 March 2016 Plymouth Plymouth Pavilions
8 March 2016 Bournemouth Bournemouth Pavilion
9 March 2016 Cardiff St David Hall
10 March 2016 Southend-on-Sea Cliffs Pavilion
12 March 2016 Eastbourne Congress Theatre
13 March 2016 London London Palladium
15 March 2016 Belfast Ulster Hall
18 March 2016 Ireland Cork Cork Opera House
19 March 2016 Dublin Olympia Theatre
21 March 2016 United Kingdom York Barbican Centre
22 March 2016 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
23 March 2016 Llandudno Venue Cymru
25 March 2016 Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
26 March 2016 Birmingham Symphony Hall
28 March 2016 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
29 March 2016 Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
30 March 2016 Inverness Inverness Leisure
Leg Two: Asia
29 September 2016 Indonesia Jakarta Colosseum
30 September 2016 Medan Retrospective
Leg Three: Europe
12 October 2016 United Kingdom Dundee Caird Hall
13 October 2016 Motherwell Motherwell Concert Hall
14 October 2016 Newcastle Tyne Theatre and Opera House
16 October 2016 Hull Hull City Hall
17 October 2016 Bradford Alhambra Theatre
18 October 2016 Peterborough The Cresset
19 October 2016 Watford Colosseum
21 October 2016 Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre
22 October 2016 Portsmouth Portsmouth Guildhall
23 October 2016 Stoke-on-Trent Victoria Hall
Leg Four: Asia
4 December 2016 Indonesia Manado Megamas Marina Plaza

Support Acts:

Date Country City Venue
Leg One: Asia
16 July 2017 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Lan Ahn Stadium
22 July 2017 Indonesia Surabaya Surabaya Convention Hall
Leg Two: Europe
29 July 2017 Ireland Naas Punchestown
Leg Three: Asia
18 August 2017 Indonesia Jogjakarta Prambanan Jazz Festival
19 August 2017 Bandung Trans Studio
Leg Four: Europe
20 September 2017 United Kingdom Dundee Caird Hall
21 September 2017 Glasgow SEC Armadillo
23 September 2017 Edinburgh Edinburgh Festival Theatre
24 September 2017 Carlisle Carlisle Sands Centre
25 September 2017 Newcastle Tyne Theatre
26 September 2017 Halifax Victoria Theatre
28 September 2017 York Barbican Centre
29 September 2017 Buxton Opera House Buxton
30 September 2017 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
1 October 2017 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
3 October 2017 Northampton Royal and Derngate
4 October 2017 Telford Oakengates Theatre
6 October 2017 Liverpool Liverpool Olympia
7 October 2017 Colchester Charter Hall
8 October 2017 Swindon Wyvern Theatre
9 October 2017 Peterborough The Cresset
11 October 2017 Leicester De Montfort Hall
12 October 2017 Margate Margate Winter Gardens
13 October 2017 Reading Hexagon Theatre
14 October 2017 Salisbury Salisbury City Hall
16 October 2017 Birmingham Birmingham Town Hall
17 October 2017 Portsmouth Portsmouth Guildhall
18 October 2017 Cardiff St David's Hall
19 October 2017 Ireland Dublin Olympia Theatre
22 October 2017 United Kingdom Belfast Waterfront Hall
Leg Five: Asia
4 February 2018 Singapore Esplande Annexe Studio
6 February 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur The Westin KL
9 February 2018 Philippines Manila Robinsons Mall - Ermita
10 February 2018 Cebu City Robinsons Mall - Cebu
11 February 2018 Quezon City Robinsons Magnolia
4 March 2018 Indonesia Surabaya Ciputra Hall
10 March 2018 Singapore The Coliseum
17 March 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta Sahid Jaya Convention Hall
18 March 2018 Palembang Paembang Sports Convention Centre
Leg Six: Europe
30 April 2018 United Kingdom Gateshead Sage Gateshead
1 May 2018 Leicester De Montfort Hall
2 May 2018 Sheffield Sheffield City Hall
4 May 2018 Hull Hull City Hall
5 May 2018 Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre
6 May 2018 Northampton Royal and Derngate
7 May 2018 Ipswich Regent Theatre
9 May 2018 Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall
10 May 2018 Cambridge Cambridge Corn Exchange
11 May 2018 Guildford G Live
12 May 2018 Manchester Opera House
14 May 2018 Swansea Swansea Grand Theatre
15 May 2018 Liverpool Liverpool Olympia
16 May 2018 Glasgow Theatre Royal
Leg Seven: Asia
27 July 2018 South Korea Seoul Jangchung Gymnasium
Leg Eight: Europe
11 August 2018 United Kingdom Doncaster Yorkshire Wildlife Park

(Wildlife Safari Night)

25 August 2018 London Dagenham Central Park

(Now That's a Festival)

Leg Nine: Asia
15 September 2018 Philippines Quezon City Kia Theatre
16 September 2018 Davao City SMX Convention Center
31 December 2018 Vietnam Hanoi Hang Day Stadium
19 January 2019 Malaysia Shah Alam Elmina Central Park
16 March 2019 Indonesia Jakarta Panin Bank Super Bonanza
12 April 2019 China Chengdu Hewlett-Packard Event at Shangrila Chengdu


Date City Venue
16 June 2018 Leigh Leigh Sports Village
17 June 2018 Carlisle Brunton Park
23 June 2018 Hove County Cricket Ground
24 June 2018 Wells-next-The-Sea Holkham Hall

Shane Filan Band

In 2017-2018 UK and Ireland Love Always Tour, The Chip Shop Boys accompanied Filan as his band mates.[57]

Honours and awards

Year Ceremony Category Result
2000 TV Hits Awards Voice of the 21st century Won
2000 TV Hits Awards Good Looking Pop Star Won
2000 Smash Hits Awards Most Fanciable Male Won
2001 Smash Hits Awards Sexiest Male Celebrity Won

See also


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