Robbie Williams Biography (Wikipedia)
Robert Peter Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer-songwriter and entertainer. He found fame as a member of the pop group Take That from 1989 to 1995, but achieved greater commercial success with his solo career, beginning in 1997. Williams has released 7 UK number 1 singles and all but one of his 11 studio albums have reached number one in the UK. 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–four albums in the top 60–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.
Williams has received a record eighteen Brit Awards—winning Best British Male four times, and two awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music and the 2017 Brits Icon for his "lasting impact on British culture", twelve German ECHO Awards, and three MTV European Music Awards. In 2004, he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame after being voted the "Greatest Artist of the 1990s". According to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), Williams has been certified for 19.8 million albums and 7 million singles in the UK as a solo artist. He is also one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold 75 million records worldwide. Williams also topped the 2000–2010 UK airplay chart, racking up almost 50% more plays than the Sugababes at number 2. In 2014, he was awarded the freedom of his home town of Stoke-on-Trent, as well as having a tourist trail created and streets named in his honour.
- 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.https://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!https://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.https://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.https://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.https://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.https://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.https://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 Famehttps://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.https://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.https://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.https://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.https://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.https://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.https://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.https://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.https://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.https://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.https://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.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01kw7x1
Robbie Williams sings Angels for Mastertapes
Robbie Williams Tracks
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