Brian Nicholas McFadden was born on April 12, 1980 in Dublin, Ireland. In the late 1990s, Brian rose to prominence as a member of the Irish boy band Westlife
In early 1998, he formed the pop-R&B group Cartel with his buddies Tim and Darragh and performed live in Dublin pubs. McFadden was invited to audition for what would become Westlife after the band’s credentials were presented to the renowned Irish music manager Louis Walsh.
In 2004, Brian left the band to pursue a solo career with Sony BMG, releasing his debut solo album later that same year. His album “Irish Son” was not as well-received as Westlife’s, but his duet with Delta Goodrem, “Almost Here,” topped the Australian and Irish charts and was certified platinum in Australia, significantly increasing his net worth.
Brian’s most recent album, “The Irish Connection,” was released in 2013. It was a cover album of popular Irish songs that helped Brian fall in love with the music of his hometown, but it failed to chart, peaking at No. 75 in Ireland and No. 66 in Australia.
Late in 2008, McFadden co-hosted the Summer Breakfast Show on 2Day FM with Ricki-Lee Coulter and former Big Brother host Mike Goldman. McFadden returned to radio in September 2009, co-hosting the 2dayFM breakfast programme with Jackie O and Andrew G, briefly replacing Kyle Sandilands as host.