Robbie Williams (info)

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Robbie Williams
was born in Stoke On Trent, England on February 13th, 1974. Having played in school productions of "Oliver" and, obviously showing a flair for entertaining, Williams' mother saw an advert for auditions to be in a new boy band which he applied for and, at age 16, was a member of Take That. After the incredible success of Take That and countless number one hits, Robbie Williams departed from the band in July, 1995. He started his solo career slowly with modest sales for his debut album "Life Thru A Lens" on Chrysalis Records. Record sales exploded after the single "Angels" was released for Christmas 1997 - a beautiful ballad, written within 20 minutes, which recently got voted the second best song of all times by British voters. Since then, Robbie has released 4 more original albums: "I've Been Expecting You", containing the hit singles "Millennium", "Strong", "No Regrets" and "She's the One", the follow up "Sing When Your Winning", where he dueted with Kylie Minogue, the million seller "Escapology" and the live album "What We Did Last Summer", which was recorded in front of 375,000 people at his legendary Knebworth performances. Additionally to his original albums, Williams also released an extremely successful cover album of classic swing songs ("Swing When Your Winning"), on which he dueted with actress Nicole Kidman on the Frank Sinatra cover "Something Stupid", which charted in at Number 1 in the UK, and with digitally added Frank Sinatra himself doing a duet. In 2002, Robbie Williams signed a new contract with EMI worth £80 Million. His "Greatest Hits" album was released in 2004 and his 6th album titled "Intensive Care" was released in 2005, which attracted healthy sales and good reception. His 7th album, "Rudebox", was released in 2006 receiving mixed reviews and average sales but was still Number 1 in 14 countries. He released the single "She's Madonna" in 2007. Williams spent 2008 and 2009 writing his next album, working with producer Trevor Horn. In October, 2009, his latest single "Bodies" was released, receiving positive reviews and good sales. The much expected comeback album "Reality Killed the Video Star" was released in November, 2009. - IMDb Mini Biography By: aleisterw

Spouse (1)
Ayda Field (7 August 2010 - present) (2 children) 

Trade Mark 
His voice

Was engaged to Nicole Appleton


Exited Take That in 1995 due to his struggle with drugs. The band broke-up in 1996, but reunited in 2005, with Williams joining them in 2010. The band's first album after reuniting with Williams, Progress, became the fastest-selling album of the century on its first day of release, selling 235,000 copies in just one day, and the second fastest-selling album in history with 520,000 copies sold in its first week.

Had a UK #1 at the end of 2001 with "Somethin' Stupid" recorded as a duet with Nicole Kidman.

He recorded duets with Jane Horrocks ('That Old Black Magic', 'Things'), Rupert Everett('They Can't Take That Away From Me'), Jonathan Wilkes ('Me And My Shadow'), Nicole Kidman ('Somethin' Stupid'),Kylie Minogue (Rose Stone ('Revolution') and Jon Lovitz (Well Did You Evah?).

Voted the 17th worst Briton in Channel Four's poll of the 100 Worst Britons. [May 2003]

Fan of rock band Queen. Worked together with the band in 2001, when they rerecorded "We Are The Champions" for Destino de caballero (2001). Furthermore, "Let Me Entertain You" was also the title of a Queen song (from their 1978 "Jazz" album), he does gigs in lots of places where Queen also performed (for instance Knebworth, Slane Castle and the Royal Albert Hall. Hall) and he performs Queen songs in his own shows.

Has won the award for Best British Male Solo Artist in Britain in 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2003. He has won 13 Brit Awards all together (including three while being member of Take That).

Doesn't drive.

Parents: Janet and Peter Williams

Took part in the Band Aid 20 re-recording of "Do They Know It's Christmas?". [November 2004]

Studied at Mill Hill Primary School and St Margaret Ward's RC School in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent.

Supporter of Port Vale Football Club.

Has a sister named Sally.

Won five Echo Awards in a row for "Best Male Artist international" from 2002 to 2006.

Lives in Beverly Hills, California and Wiltshire, London, United Kingdom.

Bought an undisclosed number of shares in his favorite football club Port Vale (February 2006).

Dated Rachel Hunter.

Winner of four MTV European Music Awards for "Best Solo Artist" in 1998, 2001 and 2005 and "Best Song" in 2000 ("Rock DJ").

Godfather to his best mate's, Jonathan Wilkes, baby.

Good friends with sisters Kylie Minogue and Dannii Minogue. After a successful duet with Kylie, he wanted to do a duet also with Dannii.

His latest album "Rudebox" was chosen "Worst Album" in 2006 by the readers of "NME" magazine with the highest number of voters ever reached in that category (March 2007).

His cousin's brother-in-law is Simon Cowell.

First wanted to be an actor but saw a newspaper ad for a band member and was accepted into Take That.

Has won the award for Best British Male Solo Artist in Britain in 2003, 2002, 2001 and 1999. He has won 13 BRIT awards all together (including three while he was in Take That).

Inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture. [November 2004]

In February 2007, he was admitted to a US clinic for treatment for prescription drugs.

His last album "Rudebox" was number-one in fourteen countries including Argentina, Australia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain & Switzerland, and reaching number-two in the United World Chart selling 378,000 copies in its first week.

He has the distinction of having more number one albums than any other male, barring Elvis Presley.

He is one of the few pop acts to have been nominated for the Mercury Prize.

Made it to The Guinness Book of World Records when 1.6 million tickets were sold in a single day shortly after he announced his World Tour in 2006.

He appears in the list of the all-time Top 100 best albums in the United Kingdom six times, more than any other person or group and has been the recipient of many awards - including more BRIT and ECHO Awards than any other artist in history the Brit Awards 2005. He is the most successful male artist in the world, for the period 1998-2007, according to the United World Chart.

Founded L.A. Vale soccer team in 2005. with other celebrity friends after building his own soccer pitch at his home in Los Angeles. Now they play in LA Premier League.

Created a charity with the aid of Comic Relief that is set up in his home town entitled "Give It Sum", with its goal being to "improve local conditions and strengthen community life by giving money to those who are disadvantaged.".

British public voted his hit song "Angels" as the 'Best Single of the past Twenty Five Years' at the 2005 BRIT Awards.

Has been named the third most played artist on British radio over the past 20 years behind Elton John and George Michael.

Released his first live album 'Live at Knebworth' in 2003. The three shows attracted a total of 375,000 fans. It became the fastest and biggest selling live album ever in the United Kingdom. It has been certified 3x Platinum by the IFPI for shipments over 3 million copies, altogether, the album has sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide.

In September 2007, he recorded a cover of Lola (hit song of The Kinks) to celebrate the 40th birthday of BBC Radio 1.

In his song "The Actor" from his album "Rudebox" he mentions actress like Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn, Jayne Mansfield, Judi Dench, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Brigitte Bardot, Hilary Swank and actors like David Niven, Ted Danson, Burt Reynolds and Joaquin Phoenix.

On August 13, 2007, a Dean Martin duets album was released, on which Williams sings "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone".

Is the artist that is featured the most times in the UK 'Now That's What I Call Music!' series. In the first 68 'Now!'s' he has appeared 29 times (including 4 times with Take That).

Good friends with Ashley Hamilton and Max Beesley.

Appeared on the track, "My Culture" (which features lyrics from the hidden track "Hello Sir" from The Ego Has Landed), on the 1 Giant Leap album, alongside Maxi Jazz.

Won more BRIT Awards than any other artist in music history, a record 15 and more ECHO Awards than any other artist ever, a record six in a row.

He is a national ambassador for UNICEF.

He has been the Patron of the children's charity the Donna Louise Trust based in his home town of Stoke-on-Trent, for the last 8 years. The charity offers respite and palliative care to terminally ill and life limited children who are not expected to live past the age of 16.

In 2004, he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, after being voted as the Greatest artist of the 1990s.

His version of the song "Beyond the Sea" was put in the credits of the film Buscando a Nemo (2003) and was also released on the album's Academy Award nominated soundtrack.

Has a strong interest in UFOs and related paranormal phenomena so he is a fan of popular series Expediente X (1993).

It is estimated he is currently the best selling non-Latino artist in Latin America with over 3 million sold, as well as the best selling international artist outside North America this century (2008).

He claims to have seen three UFOs during his lifetime.

Close friend of Joss Stone, ever since performing together at the 2005 Brit Awards.

Became a father for the 1st time at age 38 when his wife Ayda Field gave birth to their daughter Theodora Rose "Teddy" Williams on 18 September 2012.

Signed to EMI with an £80 million contract [February 2003]

Released his compilation album "Greatest Hits". [October 2004]

Embarks on his biggest world tour to date, with 69,000 people over two nights in Leeds' Roundhay Park on Friday and Saturday 8th and 9th September. [September 2006]

Working on his 10th studio album to be released in 2009, working alongside 'Dave Michigan' and 'Chaz Jankal'.

Released his comeback single "Bodies" and performed it live on The X Factor (2004). [October 2009]

Releases his new album, Intensive Care [October 2005]

Became a father for the 2nd time at age 40 when his wife Ayda Field gave birth to their son Charlton Valentine Williams on 27 October 2014.

Personal Quotes 
I'm rich beyond my wildest dreams.

I'd make a better U.S. President than George W. Bush. Bush is an idiot. I'm a better public speaker than him. It makes you wonder about the voters.

Inside me there is a fat man dying to get out.

I'm not a musician, I'm an entertainer.

When it comes down to it, I just like taking my pants down.

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe write some really great stuff - stuff that would put Oscar Wilde to shame. If the Pet Shop Boys ever wanted a third member, I'd be there.

I come from the tradition of a big Irish family that loves to sing. I love to perform.

There's no point regretting things. If you can't do the time, don't do the crime. Life's too short to worry about things I've said.

I've got this brilliant thing where I go, "I'm Robbie Williams", and people are interested in what I want to say - which is amazing because I'm just an idiot from Stoke-on-Trent.

I don't have anything that I treasure at all. They're just things. I tend to buy an awful lot of stuff, like clothes and things. But I wouldn't be bothered if my house burns down tomorrow.

With the war and everything that's going on, unless you're Susan Sarandon, the best route is to keep your mouth shut. For me it is, anyway!

I think there are ghosts. I haven't seen or heard anything. I've definitely felt something but it's not scary. I'm very, very pleased to say.

[on A-Ha]: Fucking great!

It's been my favourite album of the last 30 years. You can't argue with how fantastic that album is. (On "What's The Story (Morning Glory)" by Oasis in 2010)

The world's a lot more exciting with One Direction in it. And more hearts will genuinely race at a new 1D album than they ever have or will at any Suede album in any time period.

My weight is still my biggest struggle in life. I spend a lot of the day worrying about getting fit, and I can't seem to do it. I've tried everything, and I really worry about it. Then I see the days to a tour, counting down. Chocolate should be banned worldwide.

I've lived in LA for a long time and they say, 'If you sit in a barber's shop for long enough you will get a hair cut'. Well, if you live in Los Angeles for long enough you're going to get some surgery.