Ronan Keating

Born 3 March 1977.
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Ronan Keating on Boyzone's No.1

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Biography

Ronan Patrick John Keating (born 3 March 1977) is an Irish recording artist, singer-songwriter, musician, and philanthropist. Keating debuted on the professional music scene alongside Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Stephen Gately, in 1994 as the lead singer of Irish group Boyzone. His solo career started in 1999, and resulted in 9 albums. Keating gained worldwide attention when his single "When You Say Nothing at All" was featured in the film Notting Hill and peaked at number one in several countries. As a solo artist, Keating has sold over 20 million records worldwide alongside the 20 million records with Boyzone, and in Australia he is best known as a judge on The X Factor. Keating has worked as a charity campaigner, most notably for the Marie Keating Foundation, a foundation that raises awareness for breast cancer. It is named after his mother, who died of the disease in 1998.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Fires

    Fires 2012

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    Keating’s first LP of originals since 2006 recalls the joie de vivre of earlier hits.
  2. Review of Winter Songs

    Winter Songs 2009

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    Its gentle modesty might well make it the best example of its kind in 2009.
  3. Review of 10 Years of Hits

    10 Years of Hits 2004

    Reviewed by Adam Cumiskey
    Ronan's image of an everyday lad is not rock 'n' roll. At a party he'd be the one...
  4. Review of Turn It On

    Turn It On 2003

    Reviewed by Kate Lawrence
    Ronan Keating's third solo album is described as the chance for the public to see the...