Monday 25 September 2017

Ronan Keating's new solo album lags at number 26 in Irish charts, but hits number 3 in UK chart

Ronan Keating
Ronan Keating
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

It seems Britain is embracing Ronan Keating in a way the Irish audience is not as his new solo album fails to do the business in his home country.

The 38-year-old singer's tenth solo album, Time of My Life, has come in at a disappointing number 26 in the Irish chart following its release on February 12.

It sits on the official IRMA album chart below Decca label mate Andre Rieu's You Raise Me Up Songs for Mum.

However, it is faring much better in the UK where it currently sits at number 3 in the charts, and it has hit number 6 in the Australian ARIA album chart.

The 'Falling Slowly' singer revealed that the album took a year to write and is inspired by his love for his new wife Storm Uechtritz who he married in august 2015.

In the course of doing press for the album he has spoken at length about his personal life including the breakdown of his first marriage to Yvonne Connolly, his affair with dancer Francine Cornell, and his happiness with Storm.

Ronan and Storm Keating
Ronan and Storm Keating

Speaking about the album to The Sun, he said it's his "best yet".

“I think it’s my best yet. I’m in a great headspace, the songs are all very optimistic and positive,” he told the newspaper.

“I’m at this place in my life, I feel very secure. It’s all optimism and hope – it’s because of this woman. I feel very lucky.”

Keating has sold 22 million copies of his previous nine solo albums and 14 solo number one singles.

He is currently gearing up for the Time of My Life tour which includes a date at Dublin's Olympia Theatre on September 7.

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