Brian McFadden
Brian McFadden
Brian Nicholas McFadden, is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1990s as a member of the Irish boyband Westlife. He is now a judge on Australia's Got Talent. Following his departure from Westlife, McFadden released his debut solo album, Irish Son which peaked within the top 5 on both the Danish and Irish Albums Charts, and produced his first two No.
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I've been on and off the Atkins diet for 10 years: Brian McFadden under the microscope
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
Former Westlife member and TV presenter Brian McFadden, 35, answers our health quiz.
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Brian McFadden: Marriage has made me grow up
Monsters and Critics - almost 4 years
Brian McFadden has 'grown up' since meeting Vogue Williams and says he and his model spouse love nothing more than
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Morning Booking Call
Fox News - over 4 years
It's 42 days until election day! President Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will square off in their first presidential debate next week in Denver focusing on domestic policy. The stakes are high as national polls are showing a tight race. What impact will this first debate have on undecided voters? We'll bring you the very latest from the campaign trail. Plus: Don't miss our power panel with the week's hot political news. We'll see you on Sunday!
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Goo grief: stars slip and slime at tween festival
Brisbane Times - over 4 years
NEWLY married Brian McFadden returned to the Australian celebrity circuit yesterday in time to be covered in green goo at Slimefest, the tween festival staged at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney.
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News International may face 230 new claims over alleged phone hacking
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
Claimants include the former Arsenal and England footballer, Sol Campbell and former Atomic Kitten singer, Kerry Katona News International is expected to face at least 230 new compensation claims from alleged victims of News of the World phone-hacking, including former England footballer Sol Campbell. Other new claimants include former Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona, her ex husband Brian McFadden, formerly of boyband Westlife, and The Apprentice contestant Ruth Badger. The names were revealed at a high court case-management conference overseen by Mr Justice Vos on Friday, during which it emerged that 68 new civil claims for phone-hacking damages have now been lodged. Hugh Tomlinson, QC, representing phone-hacking victims, also told the high court that 395 people had now applied for disclosure of phone-hacking evidence from the Metropolitan police and up to 40 more claims were expected to be lodged by the deadline set by Vos of next Friday, 14 September. Tomlinson added tha ...
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Brian McFadden shines in silver suit while fiancée Vogue Williams shows off her legs in mini dress
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
The couple looked sharp as they made their way to the K-Club, in County Kildare, Ireland, on Monday evening.
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Brian McFadden and fiancée Vogue Williams run some wedding errands in Dublin ahead of Italy nuptials
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Couple, who have been dating for 15 months, set to wed in Italy.
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McFadden's girl vocal for gay rights
Byron Shire News - over 4 years
SOON-to-be Mrs Brian McFadden, Irish model Vogue Williams, has been a vocal gay rights activist Down Under and now we know why.
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Fev to choose: finals or Florence
The Border Mail - over 4 years
THE wedding of Irish popstar Brian McFadden threatens to derail Yarrawonga’s finals campaign.
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Delta opens up about split with Brian
BigPond News - almost 5 years
Delta Goodrem said she 'didn't know how to get out' of her relationship with Brian McFadden.
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No-show hungover Williams tells why
Byron Shire News - almost 5 years
VOGUE Williams, fiancee of sometime badboy Brian McFadden, appears to have picked up some his bad habits.
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Daily Sports Digest: Poloni, Dominican College Come Home With Title
Pearl River Patch - almost 5 years
The Dominican College softball team won its third straight Central Atlantic Athletic Conference (CACC) title by beating Bloomfield (NJ) College, 9-0, in the title game and earned its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.  Four teams will participate in double-elimination tournaments at each of 16 regional sites. Regional competition will be held May 4-6. The Lady Chargers will participate in the East 2 regional site, which will be hosted by No. 3 C.W. Post University.   Dominican has an overall record of 37-15 and posted a 4-0 record last week during play at the CACC Championships. Junior shortstop Julie Plante of Swansea, MA, was voted tournament MVP. Bloomfield, which finished 32-22, was sparked by Krystina Poloni of Pearl River. The junior alumna of Pearl River High School led the Deacons with 39 RBI, finished second with a .500 slugging percentage, tied for second in home runs with six, and her .331 batting average was third-best on the team. Joining Plante ...
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EUSD Plants the Seeds for Farm and Education Center
Ecinitas Patch - almost 5 years
The Encinitas Union School District’s vision for an education center and organic farm on its Encinitas Ranch property moved another step forward when the board of trustees approved a development proposal from Scott Murray Farms during its April 17 meeting. Scott A. Murray, an organic farmer and leader of Slow Food San Diego, originally presented a conceptual proposal for the site last fall. The vacant 10-acre site off Quail Gardens Drive would offer students opportunities for hands-on educational activities at the farm and learning stations. The farm’s produce could be used for school lunches, or sold at a stand on site or to partners in the community. Originally meant to house a school site, the property is being developed so the district doesn’t have to pay a fine for not using it. The development of the property is being funded by money from Proposition P, which was approved by voters in 2010; the measure also funds technology and school site improvements. The board’s actio ...
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You are having a bubble!
Kent Online - almost 5 years
EastEnders fans can see Brian McFadden, who plays Phil Mitchell, in pantomime this Christmas
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Apprentice reject blames firing on gastric flu
Independent - almost 5 years
THE Apprentice's latest reject Michael Copp has blamed his downfall on gastric flu.
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Three more reasons to love New York - yourhome.ca
Google News - over 5 years
There's also Chamber of Commerce executive director Brian McFadden, who lived in a waterfront condo at Harbour Square in Toronto until moving here two decades ago, and his stepdaughter Shanell Kiersz, director of sales and marketing at the town's
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Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams pucker up in Ireland - Herald Sun
Google News - over 5 years
IT was a busy lunchtime in Dublin's city centre, but Brian McFadden and new girlfriend Vogue Williams appeared to be more interested in each other than their food. Despite being surrounded by friends and crewmembers from Williams' reality TV show Fade
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Brian McFadden
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 35
    In 2016, McFadden participated in the third series of The Jump on Channel 4.
    More Details Hide Details He was the fourth celebrity to be eliminated from the show. Television Guest appearances
  • 2015
    Age 34
    In July 2015, he announced on Twitter that he and Vogue Williams were no longer a couple and that they would separate.
    More Details Hide Details In August 2008, GayNZ.com drew attention to remarks about gays and lesbians McFadden made while he co-hosted the breakfast show on More FM in Auckland, New Zealand, stating: McFadden's comments made headlines in news reports, gossip websites and weblogs worldwide, provoking considerable condemnation from the LGBT community. He later denied he was homophobic, saying through his publicist that his comments had been "taken out of context".
    In December 2015, McFadden and Vogue Williams took part in a celebrity couples edition of Catchphrase.
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    In January 2015, McFadden took part in celebrity talent show Get Your Act Together.
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  • 2014
    Age 33
    In September 2014, McFadden began hosting daytime ITV series Who's Doing the Dishes?
    More Details Hide Details The show returned for a second series in Autumn 2015 and a third aired in Autumn 2016.
    In 2014, McFadden co-hosted the Channel 5 dating game show Stand By Your Man alongside Laura Jackson.
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  • 2013
    Age 32
    2013 saw McFadden and his former wife Vogue Williams come in second place on ITV dancing show Stepping Out, hosted by Davina McCall.
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  • 2012
    Age 31
    They were married on 2 September 2012 in Florence, Italy.
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    On 18 September 2012 Ronan Keating announced that McFadden would be joining him on his 2013 UK Fires Tour.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, McFadden took on the role of television presenter as co-host of FOX8's Football Superstar in Australia. He reprised his role for the second season in 2009. In August 2009, McFadden appeared as a guest judge on Australian Idol. In 2010, McFadden became one of the new judges on Australia's Got Talent alongside Kyle Sandilands and Dannii Minogue. He was a judge for series 4-6, but did not return for series 7. In late 2008, McFadden teamed up with singer Ricki-Lee Coulter and former Big Brother host Mike Goldman to present the Summer Breakfast Show on 2Day FM. In September 2009, McFadden returned to radio by co-hosting on the breakfast show on 2dayFM with Jackie O and Andrew G, replacing host Kyle Sandilands for a short period of time.
    On 13 September 2012, McFadden announced the release of his fourth studio album, The Irish Connection, featuring covers of his favourite Irish songs as well as duets with Ronan Keating and Sinéad O'Connor.
    More Details Hide Details The album was recorded in both Sydney and Dublin. This album features none of McFadden's past five single releases which do not appear in an album format to date.
    McFadden released his new single "Wrap My Arms" on 20 January 2012 in Australia.
    More Details Hide Details The song was used in a Promo for Home and Away and it managed to peak at 70 in the ARIA top 100.
  • 2011
    Age 30
    In June 2011, McFadden appeared on Australian radio show The Kyle & Jackie O Show to launch both of his new singles Come Party and That's How Life Goes, which was co-written by multi-platinum singer, songwriter and producer Ray Ruffin.
    More Details Hide Details Despite heavy promotion and appearances on TV shows such as Dancing With the Stars, the new singles failed to impact the charts at all, which was surprising considering his high-profile appearances on Australia's Got Talent. Some of this has been attributed to the negative press surrounding his previous single "Just the Way You Are (Drunk at the Bar)". This, as well as his much-publicized split with Delta Goodrem, appear to have had a negative impact on his music career. There is speculation that the release of his fourth album may be put on hold.
    McFadden's cancelled the shooting of a proposed pop video for the song; he asked that the song not be played on the radio and pledged via his Twitter account to donate all proceeds from the song to rape victims. "Just the Way You Are (Drunk at the Bar)" debuted on the ARIA Singles Chart at number sixty-one on 8 March 2011, and peaked at number forty-nine the next week.
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    On 25 February 2011, McFadden released a new single "Just the Way You Are (Drunk at the Bar)".
    More Details Hide Details The song has been criticised as a glorification of date rape.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 29
    In September 2010, McFadden released the third single entitled "Mistakes", a duet with his then fiancée Delta Goodrem.
    More Details Hide Details McFadden also recorded a duet with Ronan Keating on Keating's duet album, a cover of the Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody".
    Following the release of "Just Say So", McFadden released his third studio album, Wall of Soundz, in Australia on 23 April 2010. The album was originally going to be released as a side-project McFadden embarked on with American songwriter Rob Conley but both decided to release it as McFadden's third solo album. It debuted at No. 27 on the ARIA Albums Chart and spent only three weeks in the ARIA top 50. "Chemical Rush" was the second single released from the album in June 2010 and peaked at No. 12 on the charts.
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    In April 2010, McFadden released "Just Say So", which features American rapper Kevin Rudolf.
    More Details Hide Details The single debuted on the ARIA Singles Chart at No. 1 and stayed there for three weeks. It spent seven weeks in the ARIA top ten and thirteen weeks in the ARIA top 50 and gained a platinum accreditation.
  • 2008
    Age 27
    In early 2008, McFadden signed to Universal Music Australia and released the single there in April 2008, which peaked within the ARIA top 15.
    More Details Hide Details Following the release of "Like Only a Woman Can", McFadden released his second studio album, Set in Stone. The album peaked in Australia at No. 5 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Other singles were released from the album: "Twisted" peaked within the top 30 on the ARIA Singles Chart and "Everything But You" failed to chart the ARIA top 50.
  • 2007
    Age 26
    It was later revealed in March 2007 that McFadden parted ways with Sony BMG.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, he set up his own record label under the name of BMF Records and released his new single "Like Only a Woman Can" in Ireland, through the label. "Like Only a Woman Can" became his third Irish No. 1 single as a solo artist.
  • 2006
    Age 25
    McFadden continued writing songs for artists such as, Il Divo and Girls Aloud, as well as co-writing the theme song "Together We Are One" for the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, McFadden collaborated with American singer LeAnn Rimes on the song, "Everybody's Someone". While working on the second album, McFadden's record label, Sony BMG insisted that he work with an A&R man, after disappointing sales of his last album, which only sold 800,000 copies worldwide. However, there were claims that McFadden's A&R man did not want McFadden to work with Guy Chambers, who had previously worked with McFadden on his last album and fought about his songs and musical direction. His A&R man wanted him to make songs like James Morrison, Paolo Nutini and the Scissor Sisters but McFadden insisted he make songs that are of his style.
  • 2004
    Age 23
    McFadden filed for divorce from Katona in September 2004 and separated for two years until their divorce was finalised in December 2006.
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    In 2004, McFadden began dating Australian singer and actress Delta Goodrem, On 1 April 2011, McFadden and Goodrem released a joint statement announcing that they had broken up.
    More Details Hide Details McFadden got into trouble with law for being drunk and hostile on a Air Virgin flight Since May 2011, he has been together with Irish DJ and reality star Vogue Williams and their engagement was announced on 12 January 2012.
    Following the release of the two singles, McFadden released his debut solo album, Irish Son, in November 2004 and it peaked within the top 10 on the Irish Albums Chart.
    More Details Hide Details McFadden co-wrote most of the songs on the album with Guy Chambers, best known for his successful collaboration with Robbie Williams and INXS. The third single "Almost Here", a duet with Australian singer Delta Goodrem became McFadden's second No. 1 single in Ireland as a solo artist and his first in Australia and gained a platinum accreditation there. The fourth and final single, "Demons" peaked within the top 30 on the charts in Ireland and Britain.
    Following his departure from Westlife, McFadden signed to major record label, Sony BMG. In September 2004, he released his debut solo single "Real to Me", which became his first solo No. 1 single in Britain, Ireland, Denmark and Norway.
    More Details Hide Details His second single and title track, "Irish Son", peaked within the top 10 on the British and Ireland Singles Charts.
    Before launching his solo career he co-wrote the song "If My World Stopped Turning", which was sung by Ireland's entry Chris Doran in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004.
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    In March 2004, McFadden left the group to spend more time with his family and work on solo projects.
    More Details Hide Details He subsequently began a solo career and decided to revert the spelling of his first name back to its original, "Brian".
    Following his departure from Westlife in 2004, McFadden released his debut solo album, Irish Son, which peaked within the top 5 on both the Danish and Irish Albums Charts, and produced his first two No. 1 solo singles "Real to Me" in four European countries and also "Almost Here", a duet with his now ex-fiancée Delta Goodrem which gained a platinum accreditation in Australia. "Like Only a Woman Can", the lead single from his second album, Set in Stone (2008), became his third No. 1 single as a solo artist.
    More Details Hide Details In 2010, McFadden scored his fourth No. 1 with the hit single "Just Say So", featuring American singer Kevin Rudolf, and gained his second Australian platinum accreditation. The single received a nomination at the 2010 ARIA Music Awards for Most Popular Australian Single. McFadden was born in Dublin, Ireland, and was raised Catholic. Throughout his younger years, he always had an interest in singing, dancing and football. Along with his sister Susan, McFadden attended the Billie Barry Stage School in Dublin, which led him to doing stage and TV roles, including a role in the Irish TV show Finbar's Class, a comedy revolving around a group of student-swingers.
  • 2002
    Age 21
    McFadden married former Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona on 5 January 2002 in Rathfeigh, County Meath, Republic of Ireland.
    More Details Hide Details They have two daughters: Molly Marie McFadden (born 31 August 2001) and Lilly-Sue McFadden (born 3 February 2003).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1998
    Age 17
    In June 1998, McFadden auditioned for Irish male band, Westlife and was against another blond Nicky Byrne and eventually both joined the group alongside Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan.
    More Details Hide Details After joining, he changed the spelling of his name Brian to Bryan to make it easier to sign autographs. He shared lead vocals with Filan and Feehily. With McFadden as part of the group, Westlife released their first single Swear It Again. Four Irish No. 1 studio albums and a No. 1 greatest hits album. They also released seventeen Irish top 5 singles including the hit single "Uptown Girl", which peaked within the top 10 in seven European countries and also in Australia and New Zealand.
    In early 1998, he formed a pop-R&B group with his friends Tim and Darragh, called Cartel, and performed live gigs in Dublin pubs.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Born
    Born on April 12, 1980.
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