Westlife singer Shane Filan is set to make his first solo album with record company Universal, according to reports.

The 32-year-old singer who is currently on Westlife’s farewell tour due to end in Croke Park this June is believed to have signed a deal with Universal, despite the bands 14-year long career with Sony Music.


It is believed that Mark Feehily will also make a solo album, while other band mates, Kian Egan and Nicky Byrne are set to focus on television.


Kian Egan recently judged the Irish version of the hit US show, The Voice. While according to reports in the Daily Star, Nicky Byrne is in talks with US show, Dancing With The Stars.

In an interview earlier today with 98FM, Kian said: “I have been in talks with Sky amongst other people aswell about other TV projects. Nothing is in the bag, nothing is finalised. I haven’t signed any contracts or anything like that – it’s all talk at the minute. I signed up with a big agency in the UK. It’s looking good. It’s looking like I will probably be doing one or two more things in the UK in the coming months and the next year or so but to be honest, I’m not chasing anything. I don’t want to be running after anything – if something comes up that feels natural, then I’ll go for it”


Nicky Byrne, who will be playing tonight in Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena alongside the band as part of their farewell tour has tweeted a picture of two fans that got his autograph tattooed on their wrists hours after he signed them.

Byrne took to Twitter to say: “Signed two girls wrists in Cardiff earlier.. Came back out of the Arena two hrs later and they’ve had them Tattooed !!!”

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