- Became a member of Take That after his mother found an advertisement looking for young talent to be part of a new boy band.
- Was the youngest member of the group, at the mere age of sixteen.
- Williams quit the band in 1995 after internal conflict and a desire to try new material as a solo artist.
- The first seven solo albums of his career all reached number one in the UK album charts, as well as achieving seven number one singles as a solo artist.
- In 2002 Williams signed a four album deal with EMI Records, worth 80 million pounds, a feat only second to Michael Jackson.
- Entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 2005 for selling 1.6 million tickets for his world tour in a single day.
- Alongside close friend Jonathan Wilkes, established and organised the charity football event, Soccer Aid, to raise money for UNICEF.
- Fifteen years after leaving Take That, Williams announced that he had re-joined the band.
- In November 2010 the band released the album Progress, which became the second fastest selling album in UK history.
- Patron of children's charity, the Donna Louise Trust, providing respite and care to terminally ill and life-limited children.
- Is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold 75 million records worldwide.
- In 2014, was awarded the freedom of his home town of Stoke-on-Trent, and had a tourist trail created and streets named in his honour.
- In 2018, was a judge on the fifteenth series of The X Factor in the UK, alongside his wife Ayda Field.