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Boyzone Biography

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Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
Years Active: 1993–2000, 2008–Present
Genres: Pop

Boyzone are an Irish boy band. The group are most successful in Ireland, the UK, Asia, Australia and New Zealand; they also have differing levels of success in parts of Europe. The group has released six #1 UK hit singles and five #1 albums, with approximately 20 million records sold by 2009.

They famously made a comeback in 2007, originally with the intention of just touring but Ronan Keating confirmed in an interview that they wanted to "outdo Take That's success" in terms of a successful reunion. Boyzone was put together in 1993 by Louis Walsh who is also known for managing Johnny Logan and Westlife. Alan Thomson was one of the bandmates before he left to go work in aable. Before even recording any material they made a now infamous appearance on RTÉ's ''The Late Late Show''. Their first album ''Said and Done'' was released in 1995 and the following three studio albums in 1996, 1998 and 2010. Seven compilation albums have been released so far. Co-lead singer Stephen Gately died on 10 October 2009 at the age of 33 of natural causes in Majorca, Spain.