UK chart topper Ronan Keating was in Capital FM’s studios to “Takeover” runs of the station. When quizzed by a fan how things are going in his bid to break into the American market, Ronan perhaps had his pride take over by responding, “It’s going well, but it’s still very slow, as America is in general. It’s not something that happens overnight, you’ve got to work at it for quite a while. I’m putting together this new album with some of the singles from the first album, plus re-shooting the video for ‘Life Is A Rollercoaster’, and it should be coming out after the summer. So fingers crossed it starts to go reasonably well for me in America, you never know!” Audio has since been removed.
World Entertainment News Network reports former Boyzone singer Ronan Keating is blasting the Pop Idol program calling it “a karaoke show.” Keating said of the show that will be invading the U.S. later this year on FOX, “It scares me that they are surrounded by these people who are pushing the whole marketing campaign rather than nurturing the artist. It’s fine for them because they reap the rewards either way, but not for the artist.”
The Sun reports former Boyzone singer Ronan Keating has given up trying to hit it big in the U.S. market after only selling 25,000 singles of Lovin- Each Day despite having promoted it in the states for five months. A source at Interscope admits, “He was supposed to be in America for most of the summer but he came back early. Sales of Lovin- Each Day were disappointing to say the least and he will not go back next year.” Keating will make up for lost time in the U.K. by rushing out a new album by next spring.
Dotmusic.com reports a1 bringing on fighting words to former Boyzone member Ronan Keating. a1’s Paul Marazzi calls Keating “the least talented person I’ve ever met in the industry – ever.” Paul added, “He’s been through a lot of hard times, our Ronan, but he still shouldn’t sing.”