|Birth name||Shane Filan|
|Born||(1979-07-05) 5 July 1979|
|Associated acts||Westlife, Mariah Carey, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Delta Goodrem, Boyzone, Ronan Keating, Nadine Coyle, Nathan Carter, Anggun, Sitti|
Shane Steven Filan (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. 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.
Shane Steven Filan was born on 5 July 1979, in Sligo, Ireland. He is the son to Peter and Mae Filan (née McNicholas). Before Filan was born, his mother had complications during her pregnancy and almost miscarried him twice. 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.
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. Before Westlife he was studying business and accounting and nicknamed as "Trigger" (from Only Fools and Horses) because of his clueless comments.
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. 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. He also opened up in 2015 interview that he wouldn't go with solo music if he had money. 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."
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." "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."
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.
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." 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. 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.
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. On 14 May, Shane revealed that the first single will be out on August. 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. He went to Southeast Asia to promote and perform his debut single.
On 10 September 2013, Filan released About You, the second single from his album You and Me. 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)
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. 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). 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.
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, and announced his next tour, Love Always Tour 2017. 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". 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. 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. 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'. 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. 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.
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."Hello My Love" will perform on the"National Television Awards" on 22 January 2019.
Filan married his childhood sweetheart, Gillian Walsh on 28 December 2003 at Ballintubber Abbey, followed by a reception at Ashford Castle, Ireland. Gillian is the cousin of fellow band member Kian Egan, making Filan and Egan cousins-in-law. 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 and Filan was declared bankrupt a little over a month later after suffering losses in Ireland's property crash.
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions|
|You and Me||3||6||4|
|"—" denotes an album that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
|Everything to Me EP||
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2013||"Everything to Me"||7||14||9||You and Me|
|"Knee Deep in My Heart"||92||69||72|
|2015||"Me and the Moon"||—||—||—||Right Here|
|2018||"Back to You"||—||—||—|
|"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
|2015||"When I Grow Up"
(The Association of Irish Musical Societies featuring Shane Filan & Grace Lee)
|2017||"Bridge over Troubled Water"
(as part of Artists for Grenfell)
|2013||"Baby Let's Dance"||You and Me|
Love Always (2017–2018)
- "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"
- "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"
- "Today's Not Yesterday"
- "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
- "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
- Lean Back
- Learn to Fly
- Letting it Go
- Like 'Em Wild
- Love and Plan B
- 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
- 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 John Ostberg
- "Let Me Be the One" performed by Simon Casey
- "Sei Parte Ormai Di Me" performed by Il Divo, in their self-titled album (2004)
- "The Music Won't Last / Music Won't Last" performed by Jerry Given
|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|
|2017-2018||Love Always Tour||16 July 2017 – 19 January 2018||64|
|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|
|Date||Country||City||Venue||Reason for Cancellation|
|19 September 2014||Taiwan||Taipei||Nangang 101||Transportation Issues|
- Joe Miles
- Nikki Loy
|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|
|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 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.
Honours and awards
|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|
- Westlife songlist
- Westlife tours
- Westlife awards
- UK Singles Chart records and statistics
- List of artists who reached number one on the UK Singles Chart
- List of best-selling music artists in the United Kingdom in singles sales
- List of artists by number of UK Singles Chart number ones
- List of UK Singles Chart number ones of the 2000s
- List of UK Singles Downloads Chart number ones of the 2000s
- List of UK Albums Chart number ones of the 2000s
- List of artists who reached number one in Ireland
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- "Westlife singer Shane Filan's company in receivership". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
- "Westlife singer Shane Filan is declared bankrupt". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 14 June 2012.
- Hung, Steffen. "Discography Shane Filan". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
- "Shane Filan > UK Charts". officialcharts.com/ Official Charts Company.
- Peak positions for albums in Scotland:
- For You and Me: "Chart Archive > 10 November 2013 – 16 November 2013". Official Charts Company.
- "Shane Filan — "Right Here"". iTunes Store. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
- "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
- Peak positions for songs in Scotland:
- For "Everything to Me": "Chart Archive > 01 September 2013 – 07 September 2013". Official Charts Company.
- For "About You": "Chart Archive > 10 November 2013 – 16 November 2013". Official Charts Company.
- For "Knee Deep in My Heart": "Chart Archive > 26 January 2014 – 01 February 2014". Official Charts Company.
- "Everything To Me – EP by Shane Filan on Apple Music". 1 January 2013.
- "itunesm4a.net". itunesm4a.net.
- Me and the Moon (single). Shane Filan. East West Records. 2015.
- "Shane Filan announces second solo album – watch the video for new single 'Me and the Moon' now". Independent.ie. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
- "When I Grow Up (feat. Shane Filan & Grace Lee) – Single by The Association of Irish Musical Societies on Apple Music". 27 November 2015.
- https://www.ascap.com/repertory#ace/writer/268464236/FILAN SHANE
- "BMI – Repertoire Search". repertoire.bmi.com.
- "Songs by Writer :: SESAC". www.sesac.com.
- "Songs by Writer :: SESAC". www.sesac.com.
- "Sei Parte Ormai Di Me Lyrics". Rhapsody. Archived from the original on 30 November 2007. Retrieved 22 April 2018.