Ronan Keating is a musician who first became famous as a member of Boyzone, and then, built a brilliant solo career. He was born March 3, 1977, in Dublin, Ireland. When the young man was sixteen, he got spotted by producer Louis Walsh who offered him a place in his new project Boyzone. This formation turned into one of the most popular bands of the mid nineties posing a perfect example of a well-managed project with the excellent cast. Boyzone made four albums, each getting number one in the UK charts, with Ronan Keating being the main figure in the group. He was standing out not only thank his artistic skills, but also as a very attractive man who gathered himself a huge army of female fans all over the world. Although it was never officially announced about the spilt-up of Boyzone, the band has not release any record since 1999.
Tired of his band’s inactiveness, Ronan made up his mind to start a solo career. His first step on this path was releasing the single When You Say Nothing At All, a theme for the Notting Hill movie. In 2000, Ronan went to Los Angeles to prepare his debut long layer. He collaborated with such established performers as Bryan Adams and ex-Bee Gees member Barry Gibb. To make the listeners ready for this release, Keating offered them beforehand the single Life is a Rollercoaster. The album itself hit the stores in the summer of 2000 under the title Ronan. This record sold an immense amount of copies and featured the remarkable ballad The Way You Make Me Feel. In 2002, Keating’s discography was enlarged by the fresh album Destination. The artists debuted as a song-writer as he penned three compositions for this long player. Two years later, Keating prepared his third studio work to be titled Turn It On, and the collection 10 Years Of Hits, as celebration of his ten years spent on the stage. Around the same time, the singer got registered in Guinness Book of Records as the only artist with thirty songs to enter the UK Top Ten. Keating’s subsequent album, Bring You Home, saw light in the summer of 2006 and met a warm welcome not only in the Great Britain, but also in a number of other European states. The same month, Ronan performed at the Soccer World Cup opening ceremony in Berlin in front of 250,000 people.
Ronan Keating broke his tradition of releasing new albums each two years in 2008 when he joined the restored Boyzone for the 21 gig tour in the UK and Ireland. He came back to his supporters in the spring of 2009 with the brand new studio album. He dedicated it to his mother who died of breast cancer. The majority of the tracks from Songs For My Mother were the covers of the old compositions that Ronan used to listen with his mother. Moreover, Keating’s sixth studio attempt titled Winter Songs saw the light in 2009, and the singer collaborated with the producer Stephen Lipson, who had worked with Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox and many other famous artists. It is important to mention Keating’s activities beyond the music industry. He is a good will ambassador of the United Nations Organization and the founder of the fund supporting the cancer researches. A proper family man, Ronan is married to Yvonne Connolly since 1998 and a father of her three children. However, the family life was never a hindrance to Keating’s music career, which gives us good chances to expect some more strong releases from this singer. Thereby in 2010 Ronan released the album Duet, which became a result of his joint creative activity with musicians from Australia, New Zealand and other countries. Traditionally strong record again proved Keating’s highest level of performance skills.