Ronan Patrick John Keating (born 3 March 1977) is an Irish recording artist, singer-songwriter and philanthropist. Keating made his debut, alongside with 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 7 studio albums. Keating gained worldwide attention when his single "When You Say Nothing at All" was featured in the film Notting Hill and peaked at number one in several charts. As a solo artist, Keating has sold over 22 million records worldwide. As a solo artist and with Boyzone he has sold over 40 million records worldwide. In Australia he is best known as a judge on The X Factor.
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.