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Background information
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genre(s) Pop
Years active 1994—1999
Label(s) Universal
Mercury Records
Ronan Keating
Keith Duffy
Mikey Graham
Shane Lynch
Former members
Stephen Gately

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Boyzone Overview


Boyzone is an Irish boy band that formed in 1994. The grouphave 6 UK number one Singles and 9 number one singles in Ireland with 18 of their 20 singles in the UK being in the Top 2. "Love is a Hurricane" (44 in the UK and 39 in Ireland) and "Better" (22 in the UK and 26 in Ireland), were released straight after albums of the band and that affected sales of the singles. Boyzone remain one of the most successful bands in the UK and Ireland. The group has released six #1 UK hit singles and four #1 albums, with approximately 15 million records sold by 2009 in the British Isles and Worldwide.

Brother (2010) Back Again... No Matter What (2008) B-Sides & Rarities (2008) By Request (1999) Where We Belong (1998) A Different Beat (1996) Said And Done (1994)

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Damon Albarn 'Gutted' Boyzone Beat Gorillaz To Number One

October 27, 2010
Damon Albarn has revealed that he was disappointed when Gorillaz were beaten two number one on the UK album chart by Boyzone. The cartoon band's latest effort 'Plastic Beach' had been expected to take the top spot back in March, but missed out to the the Irish band's 'Brother'.  Read more 

Gorillaz Pipped By Boyzone To UK Number One Album

March 15, 2010
Boyzone have beaten Gorillaz to number one on the UK album chart, despite initially being behind on the midweek countdown. The cartoon band’s new album, ‘Plastic Beach’, had been expected to top the chart on Sunday (March 14).  Read more 

Gorillaz Ahead Of Boyzone In Race For Number One Album

March 10, 2010
Gorillaz are currently ahead of Boyzone in the race for the album chart number one this Sunday. According to sales figures from the Official Chart Company, 'Plastic Beach' is stretching out a lead ahead of Boyzone's 'Brother' – the Irish boy band's first record in twelve years and first without Stephen Gately.  Read more 

PCC Reject Complaint Over Jan Moir's Stephen Gately Column

February 18, 2010
The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) has rejected a complaint over a controversial newspaper column about the death of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately. The Daily Mail article, written by journalist Jan Moir, claimed Gately's death was not “natural” and described events leading up to it as “less than respectable”.  Read more 

Judge Confirms Boyzone's Stephen Gately Died Of Natural Causes

January 22, 2010
Boyzone singer Stephen Gately died of natural causes whilst on holiday in Majorca last October, a judge has confirmed. The decision was made by investigating judge Carmen Abrines after studying police and pathology reports and interviewing Gately's husband Andy Cowles.  Read more 

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