About Ronan Keating
As a solo artist and member of the Irish boy band Boyzone, pop singer Ronan Keating has notched nine No. 1 UK albums and more than 30 Top 10 hit singles.
• An accomplished track athlete in his youth, Keating dreamed of competing in the Olympics. However, in 1993, at age 16, he traded his athletic pursuits for an opportunity to join Boyzone.
• Boyzone topped the UK charts with each of their first four albums: Said and Done (1995), A Different Beat (1996), Where We Belong (1998), and By Request (1999). During that same stretch, they scored six No. 1 singles in the UK.
• Keating made his solo debut in 1999, topping the UK charts with his rendition of Keith Whitley’s “When You Say Nothing At All.”
• His eponymous 2000 debut album topped the UK charts, as did his 2001 follow-up, Destination.
• In 2007, Keating was recognized by the Guinness World Records as the only artist to score 30 consecutive Top 10 singles in the UK.
• Keating’s 2009 album Songs for My Mother is a tribute to his mother, who died from breast cancer in 1998.
• His aptly titled 2020 album Twenty Twenty hit No. 2 on the UK albums chart.
BORNMarch 3, 1977