Brian Mcfadden

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Brian McFadden (born 12.04.1980)
Brian McFadden is an Irish singer best known for having been in the boyband Westlife.

Brian McFadden: Childhood
Brian McFadden was born in Dublin, Ireland where was raised Catholic.
He attended the Billie Barry Stage School and had an avid interest in singing, dancing and football.
He later landed several acting roles including in the TV show 'Finbar's Class'.
He also had a pop group called Cartel and performed in pubs around Dublin.

Brian McFadden: Musical career
Brian McFadden joined Westlife with Nicky Byrne alongside Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan after auditioning in 1998.
They had four number one albums in Ireland while he was there, and ten number one singles including 'Uptown Girl' and 'Flying Without Wings'.
He left in 2004 to work on solo projects but co-wrote the song 'If My World Stopped Turning' which was subsequently sung by Chris Doran in that year's Eurovision Song Contest.
He signed to Sony BMG records and released his debut number one solo single 'Real to Me' in 2004. That year he released his debut solo album 'Irish Son'.
He had another number one hit in the shape of third single 'Almost Here' featuring Delta Goodrem.
In 2006, he co-wrote 'Together We Are One' for the Commonwealth Games and collaborated with LeAnn Rimes on the 'Everybody's Someone'.
He left Song BMG in 2007 after disagreements about his songwriting following some disappointing record sales. He instead set up his own label, BMF Records, before releasing single 'Like Only a Woman Can' which became another Irish number one.
In 2008, he signed to Universal Music Australia and released second album 'Set in Stone'.
In 2010, he teamed with rapper Kevin Rudolf for his song 'Just Say So' which hit the Australia charts at number one.
He released third studio album, 'Wall of Soundz' later that year and also recorded with Ronan Keating on Ronan's Bee Gees cover 'To Love Somebody'.
In 2011, he released a song called 'Just the Way You Are (Drunk at the Bar)' which was criticised for glorifying date rape but which he insisted it not be played on the radio and donated proceeds to a victims of rape charity.
He released a new single 'Wrap My Arms' in 2012 and later his his fourth studio album, 'The Irish Connection' which featured duets with Ronan Keating and Sinéad O'Connor. Later that year, Ronan Keating announced that Brian would support him on his 2013 UK Fires Tour.
Brian McFadden: Other career ventures
Brian McFadden became a co-host of FOX8's 'Football Superstar' in Australia in 2008. The following year he was a guest judge on 'Australian Idol'.
In 2010, he joined the judging panel on 'Australia's Got Talent' with Kyle Sandilands and Dannii Minogue.
In 2008, he presented the Summer Breakfast Show on 2Day FM with Ricki-Lee Coulter and Mike Goldman.

Brian McFadden: Personal life
Brian McFadden married singer Kerry Katona in 2002 with whom he has two daughters; Molly Marie and Lilly-Sue. They were divorced in 2006.
In 2004, he started dating Delta Goodrem and got engaged in 2007. However, in 2011, they announced their separation.
In 2012, he married reality star Vogue Williams.
He was criticized in 2008 for making apparent homophobic remarks during the breakfast show on More FM in New Zealand. He later denied that his comments were meant offensively, claiming they'd been taken out of context.
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Nobody in this world can judge Brian. Everyone of us is a sinner, so don't treat him like he is the worst man ever. I know God loves him and I always pray for him.

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I cant believe how much of an areshole brian is, he says he was to young to know what he was doing when he had kids well he should of used protection like all young kids get told. And to say having kids is like 'getting a new dog' is unbelieveable. How anyone can say that is beyond me. While he was married to kerry all you saw was love and affection from them both so how the hell can he say it was for the money i dont know. If he wasnt in westlife he wouldnt of been anything a nothing, just like he is now. Kerry is so much better off without him.

7 years 4 months ago
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firstladylynn

Brian McFadden is wonderful, he writes his own songs and is superb as a singer. Much better since he went solo.Have loved his 2 C.D.'s and looking forward to his 3rd soon.Wish people would leave his personal life alone, he has done nothing wrong. Katona chucked him out in Sep. 2004 and he met Delta Dec. 2004 (after both their partners cheated on them)Looking forward to their wedding 2010.

5 years 4 months ago
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firstladylynn

Brian McFadden never said about having children was like having the responsibility of having dogs, it was the British media. Brian is a talented singer and song writer and marriages split up all the time. No one knows the proper story and people should leave him alone. I doubt if any man could live with Kerry for long periods of time with all her mood swings and taking class A drugs and alcohol and having an affair with Robbie Williams (which was in the newspapers in 2004)

7 years 2 months ago
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kevster

what a top bloke!! you cant knock him hes a great dad and as for is x wife pissed up on tv!! shes no mother and what goes around comes around i say!!!time to take over the kids bri!!!

5 years 10 months ago
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I think people have WRONG IDEA about that quote "having kids was like getting a dog". The NEXT part of the quote he says they were too young and didnt realise the responsibility of children. Hence "like getting a dog" I'll always admire Brian for NOT running away from Kerry when she was pregnant like so many famous and indeed Non-famous young fathers do. Ive seen Brian with his girls in person and he definately loves them.Was this interview correctly printed anyway???The time I saw Bri with his girls; in the newspaper Kerry said then that Brian hadnt seen them for months!!!

7 years 4 months ago
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wida

May u read your bibble on MATHEW 6:33 N 2COR 1:6,Bry?I'll pray for u..........Then tell me.....i'll wait for your respont.GBUwida_feehily@yahoo.com

5 years 7 months ago
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Sheighla

what a bastard! If he did not like his ex-wife...thats OK, it happens. But to say having kids with her was like getting a dog, shows just what a grade A *sshole he is. I hope his kids end up hating his guts and he remembers what he said when he is old, sick and alone. What a jerk!!

7 years 4 months ago
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sxy sarah

brian always has those two girls. brian loves them more then anything.

7 years 3 months ago
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xoxAsHxox

Brian is totally the most awsomest guy in the whole world!! I love him so much an I think he has the best voice eva. I listen to his cd all the time and turn the volume up on the westlife cd's when hes sings, he had the best voice out of all of 'em. We recently got the dvd of westlife - Greatest hits an i lov it heaps, i lov it wen brian comes on of course!!! in fact im looken at a pic of him rite now its so kewl. MMMM anyway got 2 go lov Ashlee oxoxoxoxox :-)

8 years 4 months ago
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