Robbie Williams

English singer Robbie Williams

Robert Peter "Robbie" Williams is an English singer-songwriter, and occasional actor. He is a member of the pop group Take That, but has found greater 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 his solo career.
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Listen To This Star-Studded 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' Cover For Grenfell Tower
Huffington Post - 8 months
The record industry has banded together to release a gorgeous cover of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” to raise money for those impacted by the Grenfell Tower fire. Simon Cowell organized the cover of the classic 1970 Simon and Garfunkel song, gathering more than 50 artists to take part in the project. Proceeds from the single, which is available on iTunes, will go toward The London Community Foundation.   The artists who you’ll hear on the track include: 5 After Midnight Angel Anne-Marie Bastille Brian May – Queen Carl Barât – The Libertines Craig David Deno Donae’o Dua Lipa Ella Eyre Ella Henderson Emeli Sandé Fleur East Gareth Malone & The Choir for Grenfell Geri Halliwell Gregory Porter James Arthur James Blunt Jessie J Jessie Ware John Newman Jon McClure – Reverend and the Makers Jorja Smith Kelly Jones – Stereophonics Labrinth Leona Lewis Liam Payne London Community Gospel Choir Louis Tomlinson Louisa Johnson Matt Goss Matt Terry Mr Eazi Nathan Sykes Ni...
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Ariana Grande's Mom Walked Through Benefit Show With A Comforting Message
Huffington Post - 9 months
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Ariana Grande Leads Emotional Performances At Manchester Benefit Concert
Huffington Post - 9 months
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Loew wins prize at BAMBI Awards
Reuters.com - over 1 year
Stars including Robbie Williams and Sting attend the annual Bambi media awards in Berlin. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Robbie Williams sees Take That reunion 'at some point' but not soon
Reuters.com - over 1 year
LONDON (Reuters) - Pop star Robbie Williams said on Monday he would join his former Take That bandmates for a reunion "at some point" but it was unlikely to happen anytime soon.
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Pop singer Robbie Williams accused of stereotyping Russians in new single
CNN - over 1 year
UK pop star Robbie Williams has upset listeners in Russia with his latest song, which satirizes the hedonistic lifestyles of Russian oligarchs.
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License To Thrill!
Huffington Post - over 1 year
007 Tips To Dress Like Bond! There's been a sudden drop in the Bond market! No, you won't read about it on the financial page -- this one involves Night Manager star Tom Hiddleston, who'd been considered the favorite to succeed Daniel Craig in the iconic role of James Bond, secret agent 007. But Taylor Swift's latest beau appears to be officially out of the running, according to spy thriller writer Frederick Forsyth -- who claims producer Barbara Broccoli won't choose Hiddleston to succeed Daniel Craig in the much-coveted role. Hollywood is certainly shaken, not stirred over the continuing speculation about the next James Bond, with candidates ranging from Idris Elba to -- believe it or not -- Robbie Williams! Although Idris gets Director Stephen Spielberg's vote the Luther star hinted he may not be right for the part. "I think I am too old for that -- running around in cars and ladies and martinis," he laughed. Who knows, Daniel Craig may even return for one more...
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Adele's £90m contract – warnings from previous megadeals from REM to Robbie
Guardian (UK) - almost 2 years
Adele is set to score a £90m payday with Sony – putting her in the same league as the likes of Robbie Williams and Mariah Carey. But do deals like this ever pay off for the labels? Adele – rumour has it! – is the proud owner of a new £90m deal with Sony – which, if true, would make it the most lucrative record contract for both a British artist and a female pop star ever. But, while Adele could soon be rolling in the deep pockets, how well have other mega-money records deals paid off? Continue reading...
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20 Spooky Music Videos To Make You Poop Your Pants This Halloween
Huffington Post - over 2 years
Happy October, ya' freaks! The spookiest night of the year is only days away, which means there is no better time than the present to lock your door, turn off the lights, and watch a bunch of spooky YouTube videos until you poop your pants.  Can you survive our Roundup of Terror? [Cue evil cackle.] 1. "Come to Daddy" by Aphex Twin Let's get this horrifying piece of work out of the way.  2. "I Fink U Freeky" by Die Antwoord If bad grammar doesn't give you chills, Roger Ballen's haunting visuals sure will.  3. "I Say Fever" by Ramona Falls A two-dimensional nightmare. 4. "Crazy Clown Time" by David Lynch What's scarier -- frat parties or clowns? There is no longer a need to choose. 5. "Running Up That Hill" by Kate Bush Not that I think there is anything wrong with a room full of people in Kate Bush masks, but ...  6. "Dragula" by Rob Zombie If there was ever any doubt in your mind: Rob Zombie is very scary look...
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Robbie Williams and Ayda Field respond to sexual harassment allegations
The Independent - almost 3 years
Robbie Williams and his wife, Turkish-born US actress Ayda Field, have responded to allegations made by a former employee who is suing them for sexual harassment.
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‘The Voice': Spanish Priest Sings Like An Angel [Videos]
The Inquisitor - almost 3 years
Spanish priest, Father Damián María has wowed audiences in Spain’s version of the singing competition The Voice, as the 28-year-old “hipster priest” blasted out an amazing rendition of Robbie Williams’ classic song “Angels.” Father Damián is well known in Madrid as being “el cura hipster,” or in English the “hipster priest.” He has recently entertained the country during his audition for The Voice by singing the Robbie Williams classic, included above. The young priest passed the first stage with flying colors, based solely on his vocal performance. The video of his audition is going viral on YouTube, with over a quarter million views in just a couple of days. #BatallasLaVoz ¡¡El Padre tiene algo especial!! ►http://t.co/fjuP4QKpFN @PadreDamianVoz & @ToniMLaVoz pic.twitter.com/GghLSrrgFd — LA VOZ (@lomejortv) May 1, 2015 Tweet translation: “The Father has something special!” Hailing from Granada in the south of Spain, the hipster priest now works in the Perpetuo S...
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Robbie Williams tourist trail: Home city Stoke plans 40th birthday honour for singer
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
Stoked! The Red Lion pub where he lived, Port Vale's home ground and a Tunstall park where he once played...just a few of the landmarks on the new Robbie trail.
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Wilkins' prank Robbie Williams interview
Byron Shire News - over 4 years
RICHARD Wilkins thought he was interviewing Robbie Williams. What he didn't know was that he was actually being fed a series of prerecorded answers by Nova's Fitzy and Wippa.     
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Robbie Williams and Ellie Goulding among big winners at Q Awards
Reuters.com - over 4 years
Robbie Williams was declared a pop idol at the Q Awards, with other winners including Ellie Goulding and the Pet Shop Boys. Edward Baran reports.
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EXCLUSIVE: Backstreet Boys Reveal The British Inspiration Behind Reunion
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The Backstreet Boys have revealed that their inspirations for reforming and going back on the road were our very own Brit favourites Take That. Nick Carter tells HuffPostUK, "The stars were kind of aligning anyway, but when we saw what they did, the way they were received on the road, and the fact that their new music was really good, it wasn't just some novelty thing, we began to see what could be possible." The Backstreet Boys are most definitely back The Back Street Boys are celebrating a scary 20 years (yes, I know!) since they first formed in 1993, and became one of the world's best-selling bands, with a string of hits including 'I Want It That Way', 'Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely' and the dance floor-filling 'Everybody (Back Street's Back)'. They notched up an incredible 130 million record sales, which makes them officially the best-selling boyband in history - compare this with, for example, One Direction's estimated eight million album sales thus...
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Robbie: I'd take drugs with my girl
Byron Shire News - over 4 years
BRITISH singer Robbie Williams would take drugs with his daughter if she ever wants "to go there".     
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robbie Williams
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    It was also reported that Williams has been working with long-time collaborator Guy Chambers for his upcoming 11th studio album, Heavy Entertainment Show, which is set to be released on 4 November 2016.
    In May 2016, it was announced that Robbie Williams had signed a recording contract with Sony Music.
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  • 2014
    Williams released a compilation album entitled Under the Radar Volume 1 on 1 December 2014 through his website, featuring B-sides, demos and other previously unreleased songs.
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  • 2013
    In November 2013 Williams made a cameo appearance in the video to Murs's song "Hand on Heart".
    In September 2013, Williams announced a follow up to his 2001 swing album, titled Swings Both Ways for release in November.
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  • 2012
    Universal and EMI merged in 2012, bringing Williams' Chrysalis/Virgin recordings full circle to Universal.
    On 26 November 2012 Williams announced a 17 date stadium tour of Europe.
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    In August 2012, Take That performed at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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    Williams was the opening act at the Diamond Jubilee Concert, which was co-organised by Gary Barlow, held outside Buckingham Palace on 4 June 2012.
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  • 2011
    On 21 October 2011 Williams announced that he had signed with Island Records (Universal Music), following his departure from his previous record label EMI in 2010.
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  • 2010
    In October 2010, Williams released his second greatest hits album, In and Out of Consciousness: The Greatest Hits 1990–2010, to celebrate 20 years as a performing artist.
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    On 7 August 2010, Williams and Field married at his home in Los Angeles.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    In late November 2009, Williams travelled to Australia to perform at the ARIA Music Awards of 2009.
    Reality Killed the Video Star was previewed in the UK on the Spotify music streaming service on 6 November 2009, and official released on 9 November.
    On 20 October 2009 Williams opened the BBC Electric Proms at the London RoundHouse.
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    On 11 October 2009 Williams published a 12-track compilation album, titled Songbook, as a free CD for the newspaper The Mail on Sunday.
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    A spokesman said that Williams was planning to begin the recording sessions in March and that the new album would be released in late 2009.
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    In February 2009, it was confirmed that Williams had written material with Guy Chambers and Mark Ronson.
  • 2008
    In a high-profile chart battle, Williams' album was pitted against X Factor 2008 runners-up JLS who released their debut album the same day.
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  • 2007
    Rumours of a new studio album co-written with Guy Chambers surfaced in early 2007, along with known commitments required by Williams to his EMI contract.
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  • 2006
    Williams released his much anticipated dance/electro album, Rudebox, on 23 October 2006.
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    Williams kicked off his Close Encounters World Tour in South Africa in April 2006, when he finished his European leg of the tour. 2.5 million people had seen the show, and after touring Latin America and Australia the numbers went up to 3 million.
  • 2005
    In November 2005, Williams took home the MTV Europe Music Award for 'Best Male', but also, entered in The Guinness Book of World Records when he announced his World Tour for 2006, selling 1.6 million tickets in one single day.
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  • 2004
    After touring Latin America in late 2004 for the promotion Greatest Hits, Williams started working on his sixth studio album.
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    In October 2004, Williams released, Greatest Hits, a retrospective of his career, and also, to reveal the new tracks he had been working on with the then-new collaborator, Stephen Duffy. "Radio", the compilation's first single, debuted at number one in the UK Singles Chart (becoming Williams' sixth number-one hit).
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  • 2003
    In October 2003, Williams released his first live album, Live at Knebworth.
  • 2002
    When Williams' fifth studio album, Escapology, was released in late 2002, it hit number one in at least 10 countries around the world. In the United States, however, it failed to make such an impact. Escapology sold almost 2 million copies by the end of 2003 in the United Kingdom.
    When the single was released in late 2002, it became Williams' biggest international hit, going number one in countries like The Netherlands and Italy, as well as reaching the top ten in almost every single European country.
    In 2002, Williams signed a record-breaking £80 million contract with EMI.
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  • 2001
    In 2001, Williams recorded "We Are the Champions" with Queen for the 2001 medieval adventure film A Knight's Tale.
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    When the album Swing When You're Winning (in reference to his 2000 studio album Sing When You're Winning) was released in late 2001, it became an instant hit in the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
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    " that he recorded for the film Bridget Jones' Diary in early 2001the album was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    In the middle of promotion and the tours in 1999, Williams began work on his third studio album.
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    In 1999, Williams was signed to Capitol Records in the United States, a part of EMI.
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    A cover of a track from World Party's album, Egyptology, became Williams' second number one hit in the UK. Williams finished the year with a European Tour late in 1999.
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  • 1998
    Williams and Chambers started writing the second album in Jamaica in early 1998. The first single, "Millennium", became Williams' first solo number one single in the United Kingdom. It also became a top twenty hit in many European countries, Latin America and Australia. When the album I've Been Expecting You was released in late October 1998, it debuted at number one in the UK Albums Chart.
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  • 1997
    His debut album, Life thru a Lens, was released in September 1997.
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    Recordings for Williams's first album began at London's Maison Rouge studios in March 1997.
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  • 1996
    After leaving Take That, Williams launched his solo career starting off in 1996 by covering George Michael's "Freedom", the single reached number two in the UK Singles Chart.
    On 27 June 1996, Williams formally announced that he had signed with Chrysalis Records.
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    They later disbanded on 13 February 1996, Williams's 22nd birthday.
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  • 1995
    He agreed to quit and left the group in July 1995; it would be the last time for twelve years that they were all together.
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  • 1994
    In November 1994, Williams's drug abuse had escalated to the point of his having a near drug overdose the night before the group was scheduled to perform at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
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  • 1990
    In 1990, the sixteen-year-old Williams was the youngest member to join Take That.
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    He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Born on February 13, 1974.
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