Robbie Williams Biography (Wikipedia)
Robert Peter "Robbie" Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.
Williams rose to fame in Take That's first run in the early-to-mid-1990s. After many disagreements with the management and group members, Williams left the group in 1995 to launch a solo career, in which all but one of his 11 studio albums have reached number one in the UK. Williams also released seven number-one singles. On 15 July 2010, he rejoined Take That. The group's subsequent album Progress became the second fastest-selling album in UK chart history and the fastest-selling record of the century at the time. Gary Barlow has since confirmed that Williams had left for a second time, although the departure was amicable and that Williams was welcome to rejoin the band in the future.
He is the best-selling British solo artist in the United Kingdom and the best selling non-Latino artist in Latin America. Six of his albums are among the top 100 biggest-selling albums in the United Kingdom, and in 2006 he entered the Guinness Book of World Records for selling 1.6 million tickets of his Close Encounters Tour in a single day.
- Ask Robbie Williams: In Conversationhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04kpqql.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04kpqql.jpg2016-12-08T18:57:00.000ZJo Whiley puts your questions to Robbie ahead of his Radio 2 In Concert performance.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04kpqsb
Ask Robbie Williams: In Conversation
- Robbie Wiliamshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04f8s0w.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04f8s0w.jpg2016-11-05T14:01:00.000ZRobbie chats to Graham about his new album, and he's joined by his wife Ayda Field too!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04f8s1m
- 'I've Googled myself 10 times this morning!' Robbie Williams on his career in the internet agehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04f8r8g.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04f8r8g.jpg2016-11-05T13:21:00.000ZRobbie Williams talks about streaming, downloads and social media.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04f8qzj
'I've Googled myself 10 times this morning!' Robbie Williams on his career in the internet age
- Robbie Williams Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cb3k0.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cb3k0.jpg2016-10-17T15:06:00.000ZEdi Stark talks to Robbie Williams about his new album, fame, sobriety and much more.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04cb3lx
Robbie Williams Interview
- Robbie Williams: "I don't want to be a has-been!"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p049j7gx.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p049j7gx.jpg2016-09-30T08:11:00.000ZRobbie tells Chris about his big return with new album The Heavy Entertainment Show.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p049j78j
Robbie Williams: "I don't want to be a has-been!"
- Robbie Williams is introduced by himself, Mr Burns and Johnny Vegas!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p049j4mk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p049j4mk.jpg2016-09-30T07:36:00.000ZChris gives Robbie a steller introduction to the Radio 2 Breakfast Show.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p049j4p8
Robbie Williams is introduced by himself, Mr Burns and Johnny Vegas!
- The song that made Robbie Williams cryhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ll710.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ll710.jpg2016-02-08T13:31:00.000ZRobbie reminisces about the first time he heard Bobbie Gentry's Ode to Billie Joe.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03hxnv8
The song that made Robbie Williams cry
- Take That are inducted in to Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02swyn1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02swyn1.jpg2015-06-07T19:51:00.000ZTake That are inducted in to Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02swynx
Take That are inducted in to Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame
- Rizzle Kicks in sessionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01nvdfn.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01nvdfn.jpg2013-12-22T14:08:00.000ZRobbie Williams chats with Rizzle Kicks as they perform in session.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01nvdgb
Rizzle Kicks in session
- Robbie Williams: 'I came out of Take That owing £500,000'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kw3f1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kw3f1.jpg2013-11-10T00:01:00.000ZRobbie Williams says leaving Take That cost him money but earned him a pineapple.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01kw3gv
Robbie Williams: 'I came out of Take That owing £500,000'
- Robbie Williams performs Swings Both Wayshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kwg59.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kwg59.jpg2013-11-07T12:55:00.000ZRobbie Williams sings the title track from his new album, Swings Both Ways.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01l3xgt
Robbie Williams performs Swings Both Ways
- Robbie Williams: ‘I’m a cabaret artist’https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01l3x6g.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01l3x6g.jpg2013-11-07T12:50:00.000ZRobbie explains why he doesn't seek critical acclaim and prefers to be an entertainer.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01l3x72
Robbie Williams: ‘I’m a cabaret artist’
- Robbie Williams sings Supreme for Mastertapeshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kwg59.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kwg59.jpg2013-11-07T12:44:00.000ZRobbie Williams performs Supreme from his third studio album, Sing When You're Winning.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01l3z2l
Robbie Williams sings Supreme for Mastertapes
- Robbie Williams ‘gutted’ by Radio 1 snubhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kw3f1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kw3f1.jpg2013-11-07T12:43:00.000ZRobbie tells John Wilson why it matters that BBC Radio 1 no longer plays his records.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01l3wl8
Robbie Williams ‘gutted’ by Radio 1 snub
- Robbie Williams sings Go Gentle - world premierhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kwg59.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kwg59.jpg2013-11-07T12:37:00.000ZRobbie Williams performs his new single Go Gentle for the first time in front of an audience.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01l3vyc
Robbie Williams sings Go Gentle - world premier
- Robbie Williams: Daughter is ‘difficult to talk about’https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kw3f1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kw3f1.jpg2013-11-07T12:29:00.000ZRobbie talks emotionally about the promise he makes to his daughter in his new song, Go Gentle.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01l3v4d
Robbie Williams: Daughter is ‘difficult to talk about’
- Robbie Williams sings No One Likes A Fat Pop Starhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kw89b.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kw89b.jpg2013-11-07T11:28:00.000ZRobbie performs No One Likes A Fat Pop Star from his new album, Swings Both Ways.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01l3ygj
Robbie Williams sings No One Likes A Fat Pop Star
- Robbie Williams on ‘dodgy pictures’ of him in the presshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kw89b.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kw89b.jpg2013-11-07T11:03:00.000ZRobbie Williams says he was upset by unflattering photos of him published by a newspaper.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01l3y2h
Robbie Williams on ‘dodgy pictures’ of him in the press
- Robbie Williams sings Angels for Mastertapeshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kw7wk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01kw7wk.jpg2013-11-06T18:55:00.000ZRobbie Williams performs Angels from his debut solo album, Life Thru A Lens.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01kw7x1
Robbie Williams sings Angels for Mastertapes
Robbie Williams Tracks
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BBC Music Awards: 2016
Children in Need Rocks: 2013
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