Keating has worked as a charity campaigner most notably for the Marie Keating
Foundation, a foundation that raises awareness for breast cancer.
It is named after his mother, who died of the disease in 1998.
Keating's fortune is around £30 million. He made £500,000 from
the Boyzone Brother Tour in 2011.
Ronan Keating was born on 3 March 1977, the youngest of five children. He grew up on the Northside of Dublin and Co Meath. His father Gerry Keating was a lorry driver; his mother Marie was a hairdresser and had her own salon in Dunshaughlin, Co Meath. He has one sister: Linda, and three brothers: Ciaran, Gerard and Gary. He was a track and field athlete and represented Ireland in several tournaments, winning the All Ireland under-13 200m title. He also worked as an assistant in a shoe shop just as his siblings emigrated to the United States.
Keating is also godfather to Mackenzie Bannatyne. Keating joined the band Boyzone on 1993. Keating, Keith Duffy, Richard Rock, Shane Lynch and Stephen Gately were chosen as Boyzone members. Rock would later leave the group before being replaced by Mikey Graham. The group performed in various clubs and pubs before being signed by PolyGram in 1994 and released a cover version of "Working My Way Back to You" by The Four Seasons. The group also released a cover version of "Love Me for a Reason" which would peak on several charts. In 1998, his mother died at the age of 54 from breast cancer, resulting in the establishment of the Marie Keating Foundation. Keating married Yvonne Connolly in April 1998 and together, the couple have three children: Jack (born 15 March 1999), Marie (born 18 February 2001) and Ali (born 7 September 2005).
From 1994-1999, Boyzone released 3 studio albums
and 1 compilation album before disbanding in 2000.
In 1999, while still a member of Boyzone, Keating recorded a version of "When You Say Nothing At All" for the motion picture Notting Hill. The single peaked at number one in the UK charts, leading to a successful solo career. Keating released his debut solo album entitled Ronan in 2000, peaking at number one in the UK Albums Chart. The album was given several negative reviews, however, it sold over 750,000 copies and became one of the top selling albums of the year in the United Kingdom. It debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, and have been certified four-times platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for sales of 1.2 million copies. In the singer's native Ireland, the album debuted at number two. The album also became a commercial success in other European countries, where it charted within the top ten of eight countries. In 2001, Ronan was certified two-times platinum by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry for shipments of two million copies inside Europe.
The album produced four UK and Irish top-ten singles: "When
You Say Nothing at All" (originally recorded for the soundtrack of the 1999 film Notting Hill), "Life Is a Rollercoaster", "The Way You Make Me Feel", and "Lovin' Each Day", the latter of which was featured on the re-release edition of the album, and
later on Keating's second album, Destination (2002).Also the song "Lovin each day" is from a movie "Summer catch".
After the successful debut album Ronan, Keating continued on with his solo career and since has released four more studio albums: Destination (2002), Turn It On (2003), 10 Years of Hits (2004) and Bring You Home (2006), four of which peaked at number one in the UK Albums Chart. Keating collaborated with several major stars, including Elton John, Lulu, LeAnn Rimes and the Bee Gees, for these albums.
Keating and Paul Brady co-wrote the 2001 hit single "The Long Goodbye", one of Keating's most loved hits amongst fans and a huge hit for Brooks & Dunn in the United States. Keating and Brady won the "BMI European song-writing award" for the single. In 2003, Keating was named Rear of the Year - an award given to celebrities with a notable posterior. In October 2007, Keating was listed in the Guinness Book of Records for being the only artist ever to have 30 consecutive top 10 singles in the UK chart, beating the likes of Elvis Presley. Keating also embarked on two world tours, won the Ivor Novello and BMI songwriting awards, released an autobiography, had a role as ambassador for Christian Aid and earnt sales in excess of 22 million albums worldwide. In 2007 he released 2 fragrances,the range consists of a female fragrance, Hope By Ronan, which is based upon musk and amber scents and a male scent, Believe by Ronan, based on Sicilian Lemon, Lavender and Clary Sage smells. All proceeds go to the Marie Keating foundation.
Keating performed at the 2006 FIFA World Cup opening
party at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, in front of an
audience of nearly 250,000 people, and posed nude for Cosmopolitan
magazine's 10 Years of Naked Centrefolds. On May 9, 2007, Keating
became the first international number-one selling foreign artist
to perform a concert in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Keating also performed
at the Olympic Stadium Indoor Arena. Keating has dueted with Elton
John at Madison Garden in New York and has sung for the Pope twice
and performed for Prince Charles at the Prince's Trust 30th birthday,
which took place at the Tower of London. He performed on stage
for the Swedish Royal family at Crown Princess Victoria's birthday
celebrations, and at the opening ceremony of the 19th European
Athletics Championships in Gothenburg.
On 5 November 2007, Keating confirmed that Boyzone would reunite for a special appearance on the BBC's annual fundraiser, Children in Need, performing a medley of hits, although had not yet commented on the possibility of a new tour or album. Soon, the Boyzone went on a 29-date tour. The tour, taking in cities such as Cardiff, Newcastle, Liverpool, London at the O2 Arena and Wembley, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Edinburgh Castle and the RDS in Dublin. Stephen Gately, close friend and bandmate of Keating, died on 10 October 2009 of a pulmonary edema, or fluid in the lungs. This left Keating devastated.
In 2009 Keating co-wrote the song "Believe Again" sung by Niels Brinck, who won the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix and represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow where it qualified for the final from the second semi-final and finished in 13th place with 74 points. Following the success of Ronan Keating's album Songs For My Mother, he has recorded another entitled Winter Songs. Teaming up again with Songs For My Mother producer Steve Lipson, Keating pulled together eleven songs that evoked memories of winter and Christmas for him. Winter Songs is a mix of traditional and modern festive classics, including tracks from artists such as Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell and Sugarland along with perennials "Silent Night" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". The album also includes two brand new songs, "Its Only Christmas" and "Scars". In March 2010 the new Boyzone album ""Brother" was released and went to number one in UK and Ireland.
On 12 November 2010, Keating released his seventh
studio album entitled, Duet in Australia and New Zealand. "Believe Again" was released as the lead single from the album and features guest vocals from
Australian singer, Paulini
He joined Boyzone on their tour of the UK and Ireland during February and March 2011 with a 21 date tour of the Ireland and UK with their arena-based Brother Tour. Bringing some Antipodean sunshine to proceedings were the soulful vocals of singer/songwriter Guy Sebastian, support act from Australia. On the 21st March 2011 a new album from Ronan Keating was released worldwide named When Ronan Met Burt. In April he will make his film debut in Australia to shoot scenes for the top secret project.
He performed at the Westfalenhallen in Dortmund,
Germany in front of a 16,500 crowd.
A new fifth studio album will be released in around
April/May 2012 and a tour in the UK and Ireland later in the year.
In October 2005, shortly after joining Christian Aid and the Trade Justice Campaign in 2004, Keating went to Rome where he was appointed as a UN Goodwill Ambassador via the Food and Agricultural Organisation.
Keating ran in the London Marathon on 13 April 2008 to raise money for Cancer Research, with a personal best time of 3hr 59min. He has also walked the length of Ireland twice, each time raising money for the Marie Keating Foundation, now linked to Cancer Research in the UK. Each year the foundation holds charity balls and various events, raising funds to keep their mobile units on the road.
In 2009, Keating climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Comic Relief; joining him were Gary Barlow, Chris Moyles, Ben Shephard, Kimberley Walsh, Denise van Outen, Fearne Cotton, Alesha Dixon and Cheryl Cole.
In June 2009, Keating received a Special Achievement Award from Cancer Research UK - he was singled out for his work with them since 2006. He, along with the Marie Keating Charity, has helped to raise over £1.7 million for the UK charity. This money is used to fund three special mobile units which raise awareness throughout the UK.
In October 2009, he pulled out of the Chicago Marathon due to the sudden death of his bandmate Stephen Gately; he had intended to run in memory of his mother.
In September 2011, he swam the Irish sea 90 km
stretch from Dublin to Holyhead with a team of celebrities to raise
money for cancer charities and set a new Guinness World Record
for open water swimming with a 11-member celebrity team. They raised
£1 million for Cancer Research Britain and the Marie Keating Foundation.
Over the years he has won Smash Hits Best Solo
Male. He was given a tree in London's Hyde Park for performing
for The Prince's Trust. He also has a World Music Award for
the best selling Irish artist.
On 3 May 1997, Keating presented the Eurovision Song Contest along with Carrie Crowley. He presented the MTV Europe Music Awards in 1997 and 1999, and co-presented the MTV Asia Awards in 2002 with Mandy Moore. He also hosted Miss World 1998.
In 1999 Keating presented BBC1 talent show "Get Your Act Together" for the full 9 episodes.
On 20 April 2009, Keating guest co-hosted The Morning Show in Australia alongside Kylie Gillies, while the show's regular male co-host Larry Emdur was on holiday. In addition, he has stood in for Steve Wright on his Sunday Love Songs on BBC Radio 2. He currently presents a Sunday request show on Magic 105.4 FM.
In a section for the Jeremy Clarkson 2009 DVD Duel, Keating was invited to take part in an off-road race to find "the fastest off-road celebrity", along with newsreader Kate Silverton, Rugby player Matt Dawson, and Clarkson. He came third overall, after being forced to abandon the car with only 20 seconds left to complete the course to disarm the on-board time bomb.
Keating is a judge on the Australian version of The X Factor on the Seven Network in 2010. Season two has him mentoring the over 25's category. His fellow Boyzone bandmembers helped him in the judges' house selection of the contest. He was the winning mentor for the 2010 Season; his over 25 artist Altiyan Childs won the show.
He appeared as a guest on episode 7, series 5
of Celebrity Juice along with Kimberley Walsh and Chipmunk.
Keating has recently stated he would like to break into acting, but does not intend to stop working as a recording artist. He recently auditioned for a role in the upcoming fantasy movie "The Hobbit" and was unsuccessful. The film is based on the J. R. R. Tolkien novel of the same name.
April 2011 Ronan will start shooting his first
movie in Australia. It is a romantic musical comedy called "Goddess", his co-star is British Actress Laura Michelle Kelly. The film's being directed
by Mark Lamprell who also directed 'Babe - Pig in the city' and
is due for release in 2012. 
When Keating announced he wanted to take a break from Boyzone Louis Walsh continued to manage his career. Keating achieved a number one hit with "Life is a Rollercoaster" in 2000 while his album sold 4.4 million copies. Keating and Walsh later agreed to part company and then had a bitter falling out. Walsh told the press: "[Keating] wasn't the most talented one — he's not a great singer and he's got no personality." Keating later told Closer magazine: "That man absolutely tried to ruin me and if he thinks we can ever hug and make up he can forget it. I haven't heard from him in three years and I wouldn't have a problem if I never saw him again. He's not a nice character."
The feud between the two men had apparently ended
by March 2008 and they helped in selecting the finalists in
the Groups category in The X Factor, a reality show in the UK.
Keating has criticised Radiohead frontman Thom
Yorke several times in the press throughout late 2008 and early
2009, calling him a "muppet" and an "idiot" due to Yorke allegedly ignoring Keating at a hotel. Shortly after Keating's
remarks, Kanye West and Miley Cyrus also complained about Yorke's
alleged rudeness. In response to the accusations, Yorke left a
blog on Radiohead's official site for those who were not among "those people I have managed to offend by doing nothing."
Keating married model Yvonne Connolly in April
1998 and together, the couple have three children — Jack (born
15 March 1999), Marie (born 18 February 2001) and Ali (born 7 September
2005). Following the death of mother Marie in 1998 of breast
cancer, the family home, which Keating had bought at the age of
eighteen, was sold, rendering his father Gerry homeless and resulting
in a bitter feud between father and son — Gerry was not invited
to his son's wedding, which took place in Nevis. The two later
reconciled after two years without communication.
 Compliation and covers Albums
10 Years of Hits (2004)
Kemet & Maat
: before Judaism, Christianity and Islam