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Ronan Keating

The youngest of five children, Dublin-born Ronan Keating could just as easily have been an athlete than a popstar but found his way to stardom after seeing an advert for an Irish boy band while working in a shoe store at 14. At the auditions the young Keating impressed by the panel singing Cat Stevens' Father and Son and joined Boyzone in 1993. After doing the pub and club circuit the group saw huge success releasing album after album, each of which hit the top of the charts, as well as 16 UK Top 3 singles. However, after several years Keating turned to his own projects, including managing Westlife and recording a version of When You Say Nothing At All for the film Notting Hill; it topped the UK singles chart and established him as a solo artist. This culminated in his self-titled solo debut, Ronan, released in 2000 which hit Number 1 in the UK album chart and went platinum four times. Keating continued to push out further successful albums including Destination, Turn It On, 10 Years Of Hits, Bring You Home, Winter Songs as well as Songs For My Mother - dedicated to the memory of his late mother. Keating's time is been divided between solo work and being back in Boyzone after the band reunited in 2007 for a tour and new album.

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07-07-2011