RONAN Keating has had a rollercoaster of a career from being the lead singer of the Irish group Boyzone to becoming a permanent fixture on The One Show.
Here’s everything you need to know about the father whose son Jack is appearing on Love Island.
How old is Ronan Keating?
Ronan Keating was born in Dublin on March 3, 1977.
The singer auditioned for Stars In Their eyes before joining the boyband – Boyzone.
He’s the youngest of five children with one sister, Linda, and three brothers – Ciarán, Gerard and Gary.
His dad Gary was a lorry driver and his mum Marie was a hairdresser.
In his youth, Ronan was a promising track and field athlete and won the All Ireland under-13 200m title.
What is Ronan Keating’s net worth?
According to CeleWorth.net, Keating’s estimated net worth is around £28.8 million.
The website claims the former Boyzone member earns around £4.8 million per year.
CelebrityNetWorth also has Ronan’s net worth valued at £30 million.
When did Ronan Keating join Boyzone?
Ronan joined Boyzone in 1993 after attending an open audition.
The other band members were Shane Lynch, Keith Duffy, Stephen Gately, Mark Walton, and Richard Rock.
Mark and Richard were then replaced by Mikey Graham and the band was initially managed by Louis Walsh.
The boyband had six number one singles with Words, A Different Beat, All That I Need, No Matter What, When The Going Gets Tough and You Needed Me.
Their first four albums all peaked at No1 in the UK charts.
They split in 2000 but had a reunion tour in 2009 – in 2018/19 they went on tour one last time in the UK & Ireland in their Thank You & Goodnight tour.
Ronan was deeply affected by the loss of his friend and bandmate Stephen Gately who died in 2009 at the age of 33 due to an undetected heart condition while in Majorca with his partner.
What are Ronan Keating’s hit songs?
In 1999, while still a member of Boyzone, Ronan released his hit When You Say Nothing At All which became part of the soundtrack for the movie Notting Hill.
The song topped the UK charts and launched his solo career and in 2000 he released his debut self-titled album – Ronan.
The album produced three other top ten UK and Ireland singles – Life Is A Rollercoaster, The Way You Make Me Feel and Lovin’ Each Day.
The singer went on to produce four more studio albums – Destination (2002), Turn It On (2003), 10 Years Of Hits (2004) and Bring You Home (2006).
In 2021 the singer released his new album Songs from Home.