Ronan Patrick John Keating, in Gaeilge (Irish Gaelic): Rónán Pádraig Seán Mac Céitinn. Was born in 3 March 1977 in Swords, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. He is an Irish recording artist, singer-songwriter, musician, and philanthropist. Keating debuted on the professional music scene alongside Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Stephen Gately, in 1994 as the lead singer of Boyzone. His solo career started in 1999, and resulted in 9 studio albums.