- 17 Mar 21
Westlife announced in February 2021 that they had parted ways with EMI Records "by mutual consent."
Irish boyband Westlife have announced that they have signed a new record deal.
The group shared the news with their fans on St. Patrick's Day that they have signed to the East West Records - owned and distributed by Warner Music.
With group members Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan and Markus Feehily raising a glass to toast the news, Westlife posted, "We've got some big news for you today!
"Not only is it St Patrick’s Day but we are also celebrating our brand new partnership with East West Records and Warner Music," the tweet read.
"We have found a record label that share the same energy and high ambitions as the four of us, in what will be a very busy year, where there will be some surprise announcements and of course new music!"
In a social media post last month commenting on their exit from EMI Records, the band said: “This change now allows us to embark on a very exciting new chapter. The next 18 months is shaping up to be our biggest year, including a ground-breaking global partnership which we will be announcing imminently.
“We can also reveal we have started work on our brand-new album due for release later this year.”
2021/22 is set to include TV specials, a brand new album and plans for the recently reunited band's US debut – including their first ever New York show.
Their most recent album Spectrum was released in 2018 following a six-year break for the band.
We've got some big news for you today! 🎉 Not only is it St Patrick’s Day but we are also celebrating our brand new partnership with eastwest and Warner Music. pic.twitter.com/aI3CnzpL1S
— Westlife (@westlifemusic) March 17, 2021