Robbie Williams

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Robert Peter "Robbie" Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer-songwriter, and occasional actor. He is a member of the pop group Take That, having been a member from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to the present day. He has also had great 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. He continues to perform both as a member of Take That and as a solo artist.

Williams has sold more than 77 million albums and singles worldwide. 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 also been honoured with seventeen BRIT Awards—more than any other artist—and eight ECHO Awards. In 2004, he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame after being voted as 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 Rating Releases
1997 Life Thru a Lens Robbie Williams 3 2
1998 I've Been Expecting You Robbie Williams 3 3
2000 Sing When You're Winning Robbie Williams 2 7
2001 Swing When You’re Winning Robbie Williams 3.5 9
2002 Escapology Robbie Williams 4 7
2005 Intensive Care Robbie Williams 3.5 6
2006 Rudebox Robbie Williams 3 5
2009 Reality Killed the Video Star Robbie Williams 3
2012 Take the Crown Robbie Williams 2
2013 Swings Both Ways Robbie Williams 5 5

Album + Compilation

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

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 Live at Knebworth Live Robbie Williams 6
2003 Live in Horsens Live Robbie Williams 1
2012 Live at the O2: 24.11.2012 Live Robbie Williams 1
Live at the Albert Live Robbie Williams 1
Live: Take the Crown Stadium Tour 2013 (21.06.2013 Etihad Stadium Manchester) Live Robbie Williams 1


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

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