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.
Ronan Keating was born on 3 March 1977, the youngest of five children.
He grew up on the Northside of Dublin and County Meath.
His solo career started in 1999 and has recorded nine albums.
He 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 countries.
After the successful debut album Ronan Keating continued on with his solo career and has since 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.