Robbie Williams

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Legal name: Robert Peter Williams


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 the band'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 hugely successful solo career, which saw his first seven albums each reach number one in the UK. Williams also released seven number-one singles and found similar success across Europe. On 15 July 2010, it was announced he had rejoined Take That. The group's subsequent album became the second fastest-selling album in UK chart history and the fastest-selling record of the century so far. Gary Barlow has since confirmed that Robbie Williams had left the band for a second time, although the departure was amicable and that Williams was welcome to rejoin the band in the future.

Williams has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. 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.

He has received a record seventeen Brit Awards—winning Best British Male four times and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, eight German ECHO Awards, three MTV European Music Awards and two Grammy Award nominations. In 2004, he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame after being voted the "Greatest Artist of the 1990s". Williams is married to actress Ayda Field. He has a net worth of £130 million (2014).

Williams has currently (based on BPI certifications) sold a minimum of 18.9 million albums and 5.4 million singles in the UK alone as a solo artist. 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 Stoke-on-Trent, as well as having a tourist trail created and streets named in his honour.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Life Thru a Lens Robbie Williams 3 2
1998 I've Been Expecting You Robbie Williams 3.65 3
2000 Sing When You're Winning Robbie Williams 3 7
2001 Swing When You’re Winning Robbie Williams 3.65 9
2002 Escapology Robbie Williams 3 8
2005 Intensive Care Robbie Williams 4 7
2006 Rudebox Robbie Williams 3 5
2009 Reality Killed the Video Star Robbie Williams 4 3
2012 Take the Crown Robbie Williams 2 2
2013 Swings Both Ways Robbie Williams 4.5 6
2014 Under the Radar, Volume 1 Robbie Williams 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 The Ego Has Landed Robbie Williams 2.5 1
2001 Rules of Life Robbie Williams 4 3
2001 Supreme Angels and Millionaires Robbie Williams 5 1
2003 The Love Songs Robbie Williams 2.5 1
2004 Greatest Hits Robbie Williams 4 14
2005 B-Sides & Rarities Robbie Williams 4 1
2010 In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990-2010 Robbie Williams 3.5 5
20 Super Hits Robbie Williams 2 1
Back for Good the Hits Robbie Williams 5 1
Greatest Hits 2003 Robbie Williams 3 1
Millennium Hits Robbie Williams 5 1
The Very Best Of Robbie Williams 5 1
Very Best Robbie Williams 2 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Live at Knebworth Robbie Williams 1 6
2003 Live in Horsens Robbie Williams 5 1
2012 Live at the O2: 24.11.2012 Robbie Williams 1
2013 Live: Take the Crown Stadium Tour 2013 (17.07.2013 Krieau Vienna) Robbie Williams 2 1
Live at the Albert Robbie Williams 1
Live: Take the Crown Stadium Tour 2013 (21.06.2013 Etihad Stadium Manchester) Robbie Williams 4 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Freedom Robbie Williams 2
1997 Lazy Days Robbie Williams 2 3
1997 Angels Robbie Williams 5 7
1997 Old Before I Die Robbie Williams 3 4
1997 South of the Border Robbie Williams 2
1998 Let Me Entertain You Robbie Williams 4 3
1998 No Regrets Robbie Williams 4 3
1998 Millennium Robbie Williams 1 6
1999 Strong Robbie Williams 3
1999 It's Only Us / She's the One Robbie Williams 5 4
2000 Rock DJ Robbie Williams 1 3
2000 Kids Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue 4 3
2000 Supreme Robbie Williams 1 6
2000 United Robbie Williams 4 2
2001 Let Love Be Your Energy Robbie Williams 3 3
2001 Somethin' Stupid Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman 3 4
2001 Eternity Robbie Williams 3
2002 I Will Talk and Hollywood Will Listen / Mr. Bojangles Robbie Williams 2 1
2002 Feel Robbie Williams 2 3
2003 Come Undone Robbie Williams 2 3

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