Ronan (album)

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Ronan
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Studio album by Ronan Keating
Released 31 July 2000
Recorded Hollywood, California
London, England
Nashville, Tennessee
Burbank, California
Genre Pop
Length 52:57
Label Polydor
Producer Anders Bagge, Arnthor Birgisson, Gregg Alexander, Patrick Leonard, Phil Thornalley, Rick Nowels, Stephen Lipson, Steve Mac
Ronan Keating chronology
Ronan
(2000)
Destination
(2002)Destination2002
Singles from Ronan
  1. "When You Say Nothing at All"
    Released: 26 July 1999
  2. "Life Is a Rollercoaster"
    Released: 10 July 2000
  3. "The Way You Make Me Feel"
    Released: 20 November 2000
  4. "In This Life"
    Released: 2 December 2000
  5. "Lovin' Each Day"
    Released: 16 April 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars
Entertainment.ie2/5 stars

Ronan is the self-titled, debut solo album from Irish singer-songwriter and Boyzone frontman, Ronan Keating. It was released by Polydor Records on 31 July 2000, and has become a commercial success.

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.

Reception[edit]

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.[1] The album sold 9 million copies worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Life Is a Rollercoaster"Gregg Alexander, Rick NowelsAlexander, Nowels3:56
2."The Way You Make Me Feel"Phil Thornalley, Bryan AdamsThornalley3:54
3."In This Life"Mike Reid, Allen ShamblinStephen Lipson3:10
4."Heal Me"Alexander, NowelsAlexander, Nowels4:05
5."Keep on Walking"Ronan Keating, Patrick Leonard, Robin ThickeLeonard3:56
6."When You Say Nothing at All"Paul Overstreet, Don SchlitzLipson4:18
7."Brighter Days"Gordon Chambers, Andy HillLipson4:55
8."If You Love Me"Gary Baker, Steve Diamond, Keating, LipsonLipson3:27
9."If I Don't Tell You Now"Diane WarrenSteve Mac3:20
10."Only for You"Anders Bagge, Arnthor Birgisson, Paul TuckerBag & Arnthor4:29
11."Addicted"Wayne Hector, Michael Power, LipsonLipson5:25
12."When the World Was Mine"Billy Livsey, Wayland HolyfieldLipson5:18
13."Believe"Keating, LeonardLeonard5:04

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Hits of the World: Denmark (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 08/28/00". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 112 (38): 49. 16 September 2000. ISSN 0006-2510. 
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  6. ^ "Archive Chart". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  7. ^ "ARIA Charts > Accreditations > 2001 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
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  12. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community – Awards 2000". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
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