Shane Filan was born on 5 July 1979 and grew up in Sligo, a small town in the northwest of Ireland.
Before Westlife, Filan was in a band known as I.O.U. In 1997, he attended an audition for a new Irish boyband, where he was spotted by Boyzone manager Louis Walsh, and Walsh approached him to join his new venture, Westlife. The three Sligonans joined the band along with Nicky Byrne and Brian McFadden.
Filan, along with Mark Feehily, is the main lead singer (first voice) in Westlife. Their first album was released in November, 1999, titled Westlife. With Westlife, Filan has had 14 UK number ones and six number one albums in the UK, and sold 40 million records worldwide.
In 20 October 2011, Westlife announced and decided to split and go separate ways until the end of their 2012 Farewell Tour. Filan showed interest of being a solo music artist as his daily living. In December that year, it was announced that Filan has landed with a recording contract with Universal Music Entertainment.
On 31 May, he announced that the website will be launched soon, and that he had finished the album and had been doing some shooting in Los Angeles for the video of the first single. He also stated that the first single will be released in few weeks, and he would be doing some radio work and some small gigs to promote his album. On 14 May, Shane revealed that the first single will be out on
August 14 On 4 July, Filan revealed the title of his first single was "Everything to Me", and the resulting EP has three other songs "Everytime", "Today’s Not Yesterday" and "Once". The release date was also announced as 25 August.
On 20 August 2013, Filan performed "Everything to Me" live at the 2013 Rose of Tralee festival, his first live solo TV performance.
On 10 September 2013, Filan released About You, the second single from his album You and Me. Shane released his latest CD You and Me in November 2013.