|Birth name||Richard Burton Cronin|
|Also known as||Rich Nice|
|Born||August 30, 1975
Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States
|Labels||Arista, J Records|
Cronin was raised in Kingston, Massachusetts and attended Sacred Heart High School, class of 1993. He is of Irish and Swedish descent. Cronin has a brother named Mike Cronin, who was a manager for the pop group O-Town.
Cronin was the founding member of the pop group LFO. The group's breakout hit Summer Girls, written by Cronin in 1999, hit #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 and #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Single Sales chart for six weeks. The single also went platinum in the US with sales of over 1,000,000 units. The members of LFO broke up in 2002 to pursue other endeavors.
In 2007, Cronin was a cast member for the VH1 Reality Show Mission: Man Band. The show also starred Chris Kirkpatrick of NSync, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees and Bryan Abrams of Color Me Badd. The four former pop stars came together in Orlando, Florida to hit the music scene. Recording with producer Brian Michael Cox, performing and pitching their new music to major record labels, VH1 chronicled their month long endeavor in 8 episodes. In 2008, Cronin released his first solo album Billion Dollar Sound on May 16, 2008.
He also formed a rap duo with Doug Ray (formerly of Bad Ronald called Loose Cannons. They released one album entitled "Life Goes On". The band performed shows from 2006-2008.
In March 2005, Cronin went to the hospital after suffering from constant headaches. He was diagnosed with a form of leukemia known as acute myelogenous leukemia. He was given chemotherapy at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. In January 2006 he was in remission. He started his own foundation called the Rich Cronin Hope Foundation to raise awareness about the deadly disease, making it his mission to educate people about the need for donating blood, and even more so, bone marrow.  
On June 3, 2009, LFO posted a blog entitled "LFO IS BACK" on their official MySpace page which announced that they have reunited and are going on tour beginning July 9, 2009, with Rookie of the Year, Go Crash Audio, and Kiernan McMullan. A new song titled "Summer of My Life" was also announced in associated with the reunion. 
|July 9||Atlanta, GA|
|July 10||West Columbia, SC|
|July 11||Akron, OH|
|July 12||Buffalo, NY|
|July 13||Boston, MA|
|July 14||Poughkeepsie, NY|
|July 17||Philadelphia, PA|
|July 18||New York, NY|
|July 21||Allentown, PA|
|July 22||Syracuse, NY|
|July 23||Virginia Beach, VA|
|July 25||Orlando, FL|
In September of 2009 they have announced that they have broken up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-0cZJw8PG4&feature=channel