Take That

~ Group


Originally disbanded 1996-02-13

But, on 2005-11-25 the group (less Robbie Williams) announced they are reforming and going on tour in 2006. See: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4469098.stm

On 2010-07-15, Robbie Williams rejoined Take That.

Annotation last modified on 2011-01-16 00:05 UTC.


Take That are an English pop group, formed in Manchester in 1990. The group currently consists of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, and Mark Owen. The original line-up also featured Jason Orange and Robbie Williams. Barlow acts as the group's lead singer and primary songwriter, with Owen and Williams initially providing backing vocals and Donald and Orange serving primarily as dancers.

The group have had 28 top 40 singles and 17 top 5 singles in the United Kingdom, 12 of which have reached number 1, as well as having seven number 1 albums. Internationally the band have had 56 number 1 singles and 37 number 1 albums. They have received eight Brit Awards—winning awards for Best British Group and Best British Live Act.

Robbie Williams left the band in 1995 while the four remaining members completed their world tour and released a final single before splitting up in 1996. After filming a 2005 documentary about the group and releasing a new greatest hits album, a four-piece Take That without Williams officially announced a 2006 reunion tour around the UK, entitled The Ultimate Tour. On 9 May 2006, it was announced that the group were set to record new material together once again; their fourth studio album, Beautiful World, was released in 2006 and was followed up with The Circus, in 2008. The group achieved new success as a four-piece, scoring a string of chart hits across the UK and Europe while taking the number of records sold to 45 million worldwide.

Williams rejoined Take That in 2010 for the band's sixth studio album, Progress. Released on 15 November of that year, it was the first album of new material to feature Take That's original line-up since their 1995 album, Nobody Else. It became the fastest selling album of the 21st century and the second fastest selling album in British history.

In 2014 the band recorded a seventh studio album, this time as a trio without Williams and Orange. The album, titled III, was released in November 2014 and became the band's seventh number 1. It was preceded by the single "These Days", which became the band's 12th number 1 single in the UK.

Since 2011, Take That have set the new record for the fastest selling tour of all time in the UK with Progress Live, beating the previous record set by their Circus Live Tour in 2009, won the 2011 Brit Award for Best British Group, and were named as Amazon's top-selling music artist of all time. In 2012, the band were announced by Forbes as the fifth highest-earning music stars in the world. In the same year, the Official Charts Company revealed the biggest selling singles artists in British music chart history with Take That currently placed at 15th overall, making them the most successful boy band in UK chart history with four of their albums listed in the best selling albums of the millennium.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Take That & Party Take That 3
1993 Everything Changes Take That 3
1995 Nobody Else Take That 4
2006 Beautiful World Take That 6
2008 The Circus Take That 4
2010 Progress Take That 4
2011 Progressed Take That 1
2014 III Take That 4
Wonderland Take That 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Greatest Hits Take That 4
2002 Forever...Greatest Hits Take That 1
2005 Never Forget: The Ultimate Collection Take That 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 The Greatest Day: Take That Present The Circus Live Take That 1
2011 Progress Live Take That 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Do What U Like Take That 1
1992 I Found Heaven Take That 1
1992 A Million Love Songs Take That 6
1992 Could It Be Magic Take That 2
1992 It Only Takes a Minute Take That 1
1993 Babe Take That 1
1993 Pray Take That 1
1993 Relight My Fire Take That feat. Lulu 1
1994 Everything Changes Take That 2
1994 Love Ain't Here Anymore Take That 3
1994 Sure Take That 1
1995 Back for Good Take That 6
1995 Never Forget Take That 2
1995 Back for Good 2 Take That 1
1996 How Deep Is Your Love Take That 3
2006 Patience Take That 6
2007 Shine Take That 4
2007 I'd Wait for Life Take That 4
2007 Rule the World Take That 2
2008 Greatest Day Take That 2
2010 The Flood Take That 2
2011 Kidz Take That 1
2011 Love Love Take That 2
2014 These Days Take That 1
2016 Cry Sigma feat. Take That 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Progressed Take That 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
In Conversation Take That 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 III - 2015 EDITION Take That 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Shine: Hit Pac Take That 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Rule the World Take That 1

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