Brian McFadden is a singer-songwriter from Ireland with a net worth of $18 million. As a singer, songwriter, and musician, Brian McFadden amassed a substantial fortune. Pop and soft rock are his preferred genres.
Brian Nicholas McFadden was born in Dublin, Ireland, on April 12, 1980. Brian rose to fame as a member of the Irish boyband Westlife in the late 1990s. Prior to joining Westlife, McFadden created Cartel, a pop-R&B combo with his mates Tim and Darragh, and performed live in Dublin pubs.
He joined Westlife, a new male band at the time, in June 1998. He remained a member of the band until March of 2004. Westlife had four #1 studio albums and a #1 greatest hits album in Ireland with McFadden in the lineup, including multiple smash singles like Uptown Girl. The song was so well-liked that it reached number one in seven European nations, as well as Australia and New Zealand.
Brian McFadden has recorded four studio albums as a solo artist, including award-winning singles such as Like Only a Woman Can (2008), Set in Stone (2008), and Just Say So (2010), which featured American rapper Kevin Rudolf. The latter earned him a second Australian platinum certification and a nomination for Most Popular Australian Single at the 2010 ARIA Music Awards. In 2010, he also served as a judge on Australia’s Got Talent.
From 2012 to 2017, Brian was married to reality personality Vogue Williams. He has two daughters from his previous marriage to Kerry Katona, a singer.
McFadden began his career as a television personality in 2008, co-hosting FOX8’s Football Superstar in Australia. In 2009, he returned to the show for the second season. McFadden was a guest judge on Australian Idol in August 2009.
McFadden replaced Red Symons as one of Australia’s Got Talent’s new judges in 2010, along with Kyle Sandilands, who replaced Tom Burlinson and Dannii Minogue. He served as a judge for three seasons before being asked to return for the seventh. McFadden controversially fired Owen Campbell in season 6 following a short dispute in which it appeared that McFadden could not grasp the outlaw-type genre of the participant and image he was portraying, which may have contributed to his rating decline and eventual departure from the show.
McFadden co-hosted the Summer Breakfast Show on 2Day FM with singer Ricki-Lee Coulter and former Big Brother host Mike Goldman in late 2008. McFadden returned to radio in September 2009, co-hosting the 2dayFM breakfast program with Jackie O and Andrew G, temporarily replacing host Kyle Sandilands.
McFadden and his previous wife Vogue Williams came in second place on Davina McCall’s ITV dancing show Stepping Out in 2013.
McFadden and former Freshly Squeezed co-host Laura Jackson co-hosted the Channel 5 dating game show Stand By Your Man in 2014.
McFadden began hosting the daytime ITV series Who’s Doing the Dishes? in September 2014. In September 2015, the show was renewed for a second season, followed by a third in September 2016. McFadden appeared in the celebrity talent competition Get Your Act Together in January 2015. McFadden and Vogue Williams appeared in a celebrity couples edition of Catch in December 2015.
McFadden appeared in the third season of Channel 4’s The Jump in 2016. He was the show’s fourth celebrity to be eliminated.
McFadden competed in the eleventh season of Dancing on Ice with professional partner Alex Murphy in 2019. After a skate-off with Saara Aalto, he came in fourth place.