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Rich Cronin (born Richard Burton Cronin, on August 30, 1975) is an American singer and songwriter. He was the lead singer and primary songwriter for the pop group LFO.

Rich Cronin
Birth name Richard Burton Cronin
Also known as Rich Nice
Born August 30, 1975 (1975-08-30) (age 34)
Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Pop
Years active 1998-present
Labels Arista, J Records
Website [1]

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Biography

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.

In 2000, Cronin began dating Jennifer Love Hewitt, but she supposedly cheated on him with 98 Degrees member Jeff Timmons. [2]

LFO

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.

After LFO

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.

Battle with leukemia

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. [3] [4]

2009 reunion tour with LFO

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. [5]

Date Location
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

References

  1. ^ www.richcronin.net
  2. ^ http://www.usmagazine.com/news/rich-cronin-i-would-have-married-jennifer-love-hewitt
  3. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1500203/20050414/lfo.jhtml
  4. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1519415/20051228/lfo.jhtml
  5. ^ http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=38046454&blogId=492651964

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