Westlife announced this evening that they are splitting up.
The Irish chart toppers, who have enjoyed a 13 year long career and notched 14 Number 1 singles (click here to see their artist page) and have sold a staggering 44 million records worldwide, released the following statement:
"We today announce our plan to go our separate ways after a greatest hits collection this Christmas and a farewell tour next year.
"The decision is entirely amicable and after spending all of our adult life together so far, we want to have a well-earned break and look at new ventures."
The band’s ‘Greatest Hits’, which features a second disc of Christmas classics, album will be released on November 21.