Ronan Keating: Biography highlights
Ronan Keating is an Irish recording artist, singer-songwriter, musician, and philanthropist. He debuted in 1994, alongside Keith Duffy, Michael Graham, Shane Lynch, and Stephen Gately, as the lead singer of Irish group Boyzone.
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About Ronan Keating
Ronan Keating is a platinum selling artist, radio host and broadcaster.
With a career spanning over 25 years, Ronan shot to fame in 1993 as a member of multi-platinum award winning boyband ‘Boyzone’ who sold a staggering 25 million records. They hit the UK number one spot an impressive six times, toured the world and helped put Ireland firmly on the musical map. Celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2018, the band announced they would split for good following their last world tour ‘Thank you & Goodnight’ which ended in 2019.
As a solo star, Ronan has released eleven solo albums, four of which went straight to number one. Selling over 20 million records, he is the only artist to have 30 consecutive top 10 singles in the UK charts. He 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. His latest album, ‘Twenty Twenty’ features his no.1 hits re-imagined along with brand new music and an all-star line-up.
Alongside his music career, he has been a judge on several TV shows including The X Factor and The Voice Australia. He has also presented high profile awards shows such as the MTV Europe Music Awards, The Royal Variety Performance and the Eurovision Song Contest alongside starring on London’s west end in the hit musical ‘Once’.
In 2017, Ronan began co-hosting his successful weekday Breakfast Show on Magic FM alongside Harriet Scott, where he continues today. As of May 2021, he is the new co-host of BBC One’s ‘The One Show’ alongside Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas.
Keating is actively involved in charity work and has been a charity campaigner for the Marie Keating Foundation, which raises awareness for breast cancer and named after his mother who died from the disease in 1998. Alongside his wife Storm, he is also passionate about sustainability and environmental issues.
He lives just outside London with his wife Storm and their children.