The Emergence of A Side Productions

The X Factor Winner the X-Mas Number One

Since the band was formed, Westlife had issued a new album every year. On the seventh album, "Face To Face" due October 2005, the quartet teamed up with Diana Ross. Originally released by the Motown legend in 1991, the song "When You Tell Me That You Love Me" was now re-arranged into a duet. Successfully working with Magnusson/Kreuger for many years, Westlife turned to A Side for the production. Released as the album's second single it reached #2 on the UK chart, the same position as Ross' original version 14 years earlier.

In the summer of 2005, a new exciting collaboration for Magnusson/Kreuger was mounted. CÚline Dion was recording songs for her first French Greatest Hits album "On Ne Change Pas" set for release in October. A brand new duet with Il Divo had been suggested and A Side Productions co-wrote and produced "I Believe In You". Later the song also was featured on the official "2006 FIFA World Cup" album "Voices".

Before the fall of 2004 practically no one had heard of Il Divo. Now their global fanbase was huge. It was high time for their follow-up. Il Divo's second album "Ancora", including the duet with CÚline Dion was, except for the US, issued on November 5, 2005. Only a few days after the release the quartet could celebrate their 2nd straight UK #1.

Shayne Ward

On December 17, 2005, that year's finale of The X Factor was aired. After one of the biggest votes ever for an UK reality talent show, Shayne Ward was crowned winner. Hoping to compete for the prestigious Christmas Number One, Ward's debut single "That's My Goal" was released the following Wednesday. Selling 310,000 copies in only 24 Hrs and more than 742,000 copies in the next four days, the single captivated the position. Produced by Magnusson/Kreuger, this was the duo's sixth UK #1.

Magnusson/Kreuger's UK #1 Singles this far:

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