Robbie Williams

Active - 1999 - 2010  |   Born - Feb 13, 1974 in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England  |   Genres - Music [nf], Children's/Family, Comedy

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  • 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.