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Encyclopedia > Robbie Williams
Robbie Jeremia Francis Williams
Robbie Williams at a concert in Vienna, Austria (2006)
Robbie Williams at a concert in Vienna, Austria (2006)
Background information
Birth name Robert Peter Williams
Born 13 February 1974 (1974-02-13) (age 34)
Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Genre(s) Pop, Rock, Pop rock, Britpop, Adult contemporary, Hip Hop, Swing, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instrument(s) Singing, guitar, bass guitar, piano, bongos, trumpet
Years active 1990–Present
Label(s) Chrysalis, EMI
Associated acts Take That
Website robbiewilliams.com

Robert Jeremia Francis Williams (born 13 February 1974) is a Grammy Award-nominated, 15-time BRIT Award-winning English singer-songwriter. His career started as a member of the pop band Take That in 1990. He left Take That in 1995 to begin his solo career, after selling 25 million records with the group.[1] For other persons of the same name, see Robert Williams. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 478 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (638 × 800 pixel, file size: 67 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Robbie Williams Metadata This file contains... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The town of Burslem known as the Mother Town is one of those that make up the city of Stoke-on-Trent, in the ceremonial county of Staffordshire, in the Midlands of England. ... This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... This article is about the genre. ... For other uses, see Pop rock (disambiguation). ... Britpop is a subgenre of alternative rock that originated in the United Kingdom. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreviated AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream contemporary pop music, excluding hip hop, hard rock, and some teen pop music, which is intended for an adult audience. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... For other uses, see swing. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Pianoforte redirects here. ... Bongos being played Bongos are a percussion instrument. ... Trumpeter redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Chrysalis logo (1987-2005) Chrysalis Records is a record label that was created in 1969. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... Take That are a British pop boy band formed by Nigel Martin Smith in Manchester in 1990. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Take That are a British pop boy band formed by Nigel Martin Smith in Manchester in 1990. ...


Since then, Robbie Williams has sold more albums in UK than any other British solo artist in history[citation needed]. His album sales stand at over 55 million, with singles sales over 17 million.[2]


Williams entered the The Guinness Book of World Records when in just one day he sold more than 1.6 million tickets for his 2006 world tour.[3] He has been the recipient of many awards, including fifteen BRIT and six ECHO awards.[4][5] In 2004, he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, after being voted as the Greatest artist of the 1990s.[6] The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... ECHO is a German music award granted every year by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie (an association of recording companies). ... The UK Music Hall of Fame honours musicians for their lifetime fame in music. ...


Robbie Williams is the artist that is currently 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). His first appearance was with That on Now 22 and his most recent appearance was on Now 66 with "She's Madonna".[7] Now Thats What I Call Music! (often shortened to Now!)[1] is a long-running series of various artists compilation albums released in the United Kingdom by Polygram/EMI/Virgin Records; spinoff series were later started in the United States and elsewhere. ... Now Thats What I Call Music! 22 or Now 22 was released in 1992. ... ‹ The template below (CurrentSingles) is being considered for deletion. ...

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Solo career (1996–present)

After leaving Take That, Williams became more popular for his behavior and his boldness, but also for a controversial appearance in concert with rock band Oasis in Glastonbury, Somerset, UK in 1995. The episode was followed by an advertising campaign against drug and alcoholism, during which Williams was seen fed up, wearing grungy clothes and sporting a dirty beard. After a public fall-out with the members of Oasis, Noel Gallagher was reported to have referred to Williams as "the fat dancer from Take That".[8] During this time, as he struggled with his weight, alleged substance and alcohol abuse, as well as episodes of depression,[9] few forecast that Williams would become a successful solo artist. Rather it was Gary Barlow who was tipped for greatness following the break-up of Take That.[citation needed] Oasis are an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991. ... For other uses, see Glastonbury (disambiguation). ... This article is about the county of Somerset in England. ... For other uses, see Drug (disambiguation). ... Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ... Oasis are an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991. ... Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born May 29, 1967 in Longsight, Manchester, England) is an English songwriter, guitarist and occasional vocalist with the Manchester rock band Oasis. ... Take That are a British pop boy band formed by Nigel Martin Smith in Manchester in 1990. ... Gary Barlow (born January 20, 1971 in Frodsham, Cheshire, England) is an English singer, pianist, songwriter, and producer. ... Take That are a British pop boy band formed by Nigel Martin Smith in Manchester in 1990. ...


Williams' solo career started in 1996 covering George Michael's "Freedom", reaching number-two in the UK Singles Chart,[10] twenty-six places higher than George Michael's original. In the interview included on the single, Williams declared "I just needed something quick to put out to keep me in the public eye, so I put Freedom out as a statement."[cite this quote] For other persons named George Michael, see George Michael (disambiguation). ... Freedom is a 1996 single released by Robbie Williams, his debut single since leaving Take That. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ...


Life Thru a Lens (1996–1998)

After trying to find his own sound during a harrowing period for him, recordings for the album began at London's Maison Rouge studios in March of that year. Shortly after his introduction to Guy Chambers, Williams released what would be the first single taken from his début album, Old Before I Die. Co-written by Williams with Eric Bazilian and Desmond Child, the single was released in April 1997, hitting number-two on the UK Charts;[10] however, it was largely ignored on international charts. The second single, "Lazy Days", was released in the summer of 1997, amidst William's battle with addiction. He was allowed to check out of rehab to shoot the video for the song, but promotion for the single was non-existent, so whilst the single charted at number eight in the United Kingdom [10], it struggled to reach the top forty of any European chart. During this time, Robbie Williams was known to take heroin.[citation needed] Guy Chambers (born January 12, 1963 in London) is an English songwriter and record producer best known for his long partnership with Robbie Williams. ... Old Before I Die is a April 1997 single released by Robbie Williams, the first one from his 1997 debut album Life Thru A Lens. ... Eric Bazilian is an American musician and member of The Hooters. ... Desmond Child Desmond Child (born 28 October 1953, Miami, Florida, USA) has worked as a music performer and songwriter. ... Lazy Days is a July 1997 single released by Robbie Williams, the second one from his 1997 album Life Thru A Lens. ... For other uses, see Heroin (disambiguation). ...


His début album, Life Thru A Lens, was released in September 1997, not long after Williams' stint in rehab – which he embarked upon with much help from Elton John.[citation needed] The album launched with his first live solo gig at the Elysée Monmatre theatre in Paris, France. Life Thru A Lens was the first solo album by English pop singer Robbie Williams after his former band Take That split. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...


At first, the album was slow to take off, debuting at number eleven of the UK Album Charts; it was passed to the bargain bin not long after its release, selling a little over 33,000 copies. The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ...


The third single of the album, "South Of The Border", failed to make a significant impact on the UK Charts. When it was released in September 1997, it reached number fourteen, and many considered this the end of Robbie Williams' career.[11] South of the Borders Sombrero Tower is one of its trademark attractions South of the Border is a rest stop and roadside attraction on Interstate 95 and US 301 near Dillon, South Carolina, so named because it is south of the border with North Carolina. ...


After Williams met the record company's concerns about his future, he released what would be the fourth single taken from his album, not knowing it would become his biggest single in the United Kingdom so far, and one of his most well-known songs. "Angels" became Williams' best seller in the United Kingdom, being certified 2x Platinum by the BPI.[12] The song, apart from becoming a hit around Europe and Latin America, and selling over two million copies worldwide,[13] caused sales of his album to sky-rocket. It reached number-one on its 28th week on the charts. The album remained forty weeks inside the British top ten and 218 weeks altogether, making it the 58th best selling album in UK History with sales over the 2.4 Million.[14] Despite the album's success in Williams' homeland, it failed to make a bigger impact in the international market, with the exception of Argentina, where the album reached the top ten in early 1998;[citation needed] eventually, the album managed to sell over four million copies worldwide.[15] Angels is a song written by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers, originally performed by Williams, and covered by Jessica Simpson, Mexican singer Yuridia and also by singer Beverley Knight and 2006 newcomer band All Angels. ... The British Phonographic Industry was founded in 1973 to represent the interests of British music companies and to fight the growing problem of music piracy. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


One of the most popular songs on the album was 'Let Me Entertain You', the lyric of which Williams has described as an ironic attack on the culture industry. Williams says he sees the culture industry as an arena in which critical tendencies or potentialities are eliminated. He has argued that the culture industry, which produces and circulates cultural commodities through the mass media, manipulates the population. Williams claims popular culture is the reason why people become passive; the easy pleasures available through consumption of popular culture make people docile and content, no matter how terrible their economic circumstances. The differences among cultural goods make them appear different, but they are in fact just variations on the same theme. Williams sees this mass-produced culture as a danger to the more difficult high arts and says he believe the culture industries cultivate false needs; that is, needs created and satisfied by capitalism. Robbie believes that true needs, in contrast, are freedom, creativity, and genuine happiness. Despite The paparazi srelling his Quote 'yes I am gay and have never been interested in any women' he still fought back touring all over the world. Let Me Entertain You may refer to: Let Me Entertain You, a song from the 1959 show Gypsy: A Musical Fable, composed by Jule Styne with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Let Me Entertain You, a 1978 song by the British rock band Queen Let Me Entertain You, a 1998 song... Culture industry is a term coined by Theodor Adorno (1903-1969) and Max Horkheimer (1895-1973), who argued that popular culture is akin to a factory producing standardized cultural goods to manipulate the masses into passivity; the easy pleasures available through consumption of popular culture make people docile and content...


I've Been Expecting You: European success in 1998

Williams and Chambers started the writing process of the album in Jamaica in the spring of 1998. The first single, "Millennium", was inspired by John Barry's James Bond music. The song became Williams' first solo number one single in the United Kingdom when it was released in September of that year, coincidentally knocking All Saints from the top spot. Williams commented, "Someone had to be knocked off, and it may as well be the wife" (Williams and Appleton were engaged at the time of the release of the single).[cite this quote] The song went on to sell over 4 copies in the UK alone being certified Gold by the BPI in November 1998.[16] It also became a top twenty hit in many European countries, as well becoming a hit in Latin America and Australia.[citation needed] Millennium was the first single on Ive Been Expecting You, British pop singer Robbie Williamss, second album. ... John Barry, OBE (born John Barry Prendergast on 3 November 1933 in York, England) is a renowned Golden Globe and five-time Academy Award-winning English film score composer. ... This article is about the spy series. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ...


When the album I've Been Expecting You was released in late October 1998, it débuted at number one in the UK Albums Chart, becoming the year's best selling album in the country.[11] This time, the album received more attention outside the United Kingdom, leaving its mark in the European and Latin American market with hits such as "No Regrets", which became one of the most talked-about tracks from the album, due to its references of Williams' Take That days.[citation needed] A collaboration with The Pet Shop Boys' singer Neil Tennant and The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon, the single was released in November of 1998, reaching number four in the UK Singles Chart, backed with the cover of Adam & The Ants, "Antmusic". The song became a substantial hit worldwide and the single went on to sell over 20 copies in the United Kingdom being certified Silver in October 2004, almost six years after its original release.[17] Ive Been Expecting You is second solo album of Robbie Williams. ... No Regrets is a single by Robbie Williams from 1998. ... Take That are a British pop boy band formed by Nigel Martin Smith in Manchester in 1990. ... Pet Shop Boys (often used without the definite article the) are a highly influential UK electronic music act. ... Neil Tennant (right) with collaborator Chris Lowe (left) Neil Francis Tennant (born July 10, 1954 in North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England) is an English musician, who, with his colleague Chris Lowe, makes up the successful pop duo, Pet Shop Boys. ... For other uses see The Divine Comedy (disambiguation), Dantes Inferno (disambiguation), and The Inferno (disambiguation) Dante shown holding a copy of The Divine Comedy, next to the entrance to Hell, the seven terraces of Mount Purgatory and the city of Florence, with the spheres of Heaven above, in Michelino... Neil Hannon (born 7 November 1970[1]) is a singer and songwriter, best known as the creator (in 1989) and frontman of the orchestral pop group, The Divine Comedy. ... Adam and the Ants were a new wave band during the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... This article is about the chemical element. ...


The third single from the album, "Strong" came at a busy time. It was written in a Hotel in Cologne, Germany, inspired by some of Williams' more manic admirers who, he admitted, "scared the living daylights" out of him.[citation needed] The song debuted at number four in the United Kingdom and number nine in New Zealand, peaking within the top forty around Europe and many other countries. Strong is a 1999 single released by Robbie Williams, the third one from his 1998 album Ive Been Expecting You. ... Cologne (German: , IPA: ; local dialect: Kölle ) is Germanys fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, and is the largest city both in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


The fourth single, "She's the One", a cover of a track from Karl Wallinger's album Egyptology, was a favourite song of Williams after his time in rehab. It became his second number one hit in the United Kingdom and scored a top three place in the New Zealand. The song went on to win a number of awards around the world, including a BRIT Award for "Single of the Year" and a Capital Radio Award for "Best Single". The single was released as a double a-side with "It's Only Us", the official theme for Sony's Playstation FIFA 2000. The single became a massive success selling over 400,000 copies in the UK alone being certified Gold by the BPI in early 2000.[18] Williams finished the year with an extensive European Tour in the autumn of 1999. Karl Wallinger (born October 19, 1957 in Prestatyn, Wales), is a Welsh musician. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... This article is about the international association football organization. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


I've Been Expecting You was a smash hit, selling almost 3 million copies in the United Kingdom alone: certified 10x Platinum by the BPI,[19] it became Williams' best selling album in the country and the 30th best selling album in UK Music History. Worldwide, the album sold around 5 million copies. Ive Been Expecting You is second solo album of Robbie Williams. ...


The Ego Has Landed: Aiming for the American market in 1999

After his worldwide (especially in Europe), Williams was signed to Capitol Records in the United States, which is a part of EMI. Williams embarked in a US Promotional Tour and when his first American single, "Millennium" was released, it hit number seventy-two in the Billboard Hot 100, the album The Ego Has Landed was released in July 1999 in the United States, not having the success that he enjoyed in Europe, the album peaked at number sixty-three in the Billboard Albums Chart. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... Millennium was the first single on Ive Been Expecting You, British pop singer Robbie Williamss, second album. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Ego Has Landed is a compilation album by English pop singer Robbie Williams. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ...


Despite this, Williams enjoyed good video airplay and received a nomination for the MTV Video Music Awards for "Best Male Video" – he did not win, but the exposure helped the sales of the album. The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ...


Capitol Records, trying to make Williams a bigger star, released a second single from the album, the ballad "Angels", Williams shot a new video for it, and when it was released in fall of that year, the song became a somewhat bigger hit than "Millennium", charting at number forty-one, but this was not enough for Williams, so he concentrated on the rest of the world where he was already an established act. The album went on to sell 596,000 copies in the United States being certified Gold by the RIAA in November of that year.[20] The RIAA Logo. ...


The compilation was released worldwide (as a limited edition in Europe, pressings for the album are still going strong in Latin America, Asia and New Zealand to this day), the album was a success in New Zealand reaching number-one on the official album charts,[21] it went on to sell 14 copies being certified 9x Platinum, in Australia, the album ensured platinum sales over 7 copies. The album was promoted in Latin America as well, Williams recorded a Spanish version of his hit "Angels" and was included as a bonus track on the album and then released as a single (almost two years after its original release in English), the Spanish version was a substantial hit in most Latin American countries, but as the single had already been big in 1997, most video and radio outlets focused on the tracks from his album "I've Been Expecting You", despite of this, the compilation proved to be a medium success giving him Gold sales in Mexico and Argentina. It has sold over 1 million copies worldwide.


Sing When You're Winning: International success (1999–2001)

In the middle of promotion and the tours in 1999, becoming an established worldwide pop star, Williams found time to start the work on what would be his third studio album, this time he had finally found his confidence, not only to be more brash, but also vulnerable.[22] A celebrity is a person who is widely recognized in a society. ...


The first single taken from the album was "Rock DJ", a song inspired by Williams' UNICEF mentor, the late Ian Dury. The video was censored by Top Of The Pops for its gore content, many other channels followed the suit and it caused a controversy in the United Kingdom and many other countries.[23] The video showed Williams tearing chunks of skin and muscle from his body while performing a strip show in an attempt to get noticed by the female DJ, the track became an instant hit around the globe, hitting number-one in the United Kingdom, becoming his third number-one single as a solo artist and exactly a year after his sell-out concert at the Slane Castle, the song also reached number-one in Ireland, New Zealand, Mexico, Nepal, and Argentina and hit top ten placings all over Europe, Australasia and Latin America, despite of the worldwide success, the song failed to break in the United States charts, it did get some TV Airplay in channels such as MTV and VH1. The song went on to win several awards, among them, "Best Song of 2000" at the MTV Europe Music Awards, "Best Single of the Year" at the BRIT Awards and an MTV Video Music Award for Best Special Effects, the single went on to sell over 600,000 copies in the UK alone, being certified Platinum by the BPI.[24] Rock DJ was the first single on Sing When Youre Winning, British pop singer Robbie Williamss fourth album. ... UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ... Ian Dury, in a look combining Gene Vincent with a Cockney pearly king. ... Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart television programme, made and broadcast by the BBC. It was originally shown each week, mostly on BBC One, from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006. ... Graphic violence is the depiction of violence in media such as film, television, and video games. ... Slane Castle is a castle located in Slane village, County Meath, in the Republic of Ireland. ... Australasia Australasia is a term variably used to describe a region of Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... The MTV Europe Music Awards were established in 1994 by MTV Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe. ... The following is a list of MTV Video Music Award winners for Best Special Effects. ...


When the album, Sing When You're Winning was released in August 2000, it became a smash hit all over the world, débuting at number-one in the United Kingdom being certified 2x Platinum on its first week of release,[25] the album also topped the charts in New Zealand, Ireland and Germany, and secured top ten placings in Argentina, Austria, Australia, Finland, Mexico, Sweden, and Switzerland among many others. Snapped by photographer Paul M. Smith, the album artwork – along with Williams' complete football strip (including a signed jockstrap) – was later sold at Williams' Bid It Sum auction to raise money for his charity, Give It Sum.[citation needed] Sing When Youre Winning is the third solo album by English pop singer Robbie Williams, released in 2000. ... A jockstrap, also known as a jock or athletic supporter, is a type of mens undergarment designed for use in sports or other activities, such as during the recovery from a vasectomy, although some men just like to wear them. ...


The second single, a collaboration with Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue titled "Kids", was written when Minogue approached Williams to write her some songs for what would be her first album under Parlophone, Light Years; it was then, when Williams felt the chemistry and decided to include the track on his album and release it as a single, it was an instant hit when it was released in October of that year, hitting number-two in the United Kingdom and reached top ten placings in Australia, New Zealand, Latvia, Mexico and other countries becoming one of the biggest hits of that year selling over 200,000 copies in the UK alone being certified Silver.[26] Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is the sixth-largest country in the world, the only country to occupy an entire continent, and the largest in the region of Australasia/Oceania. ... For the British television series, see Pop Idol. ... Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE (pronounced ,[1]mɪnoʊg;[2] born 28 May 1968) is an Australian Grammy and BRIT award-winning pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Kids was the second single on Sing When Youre Winning, British pop singer Robbie Williams third album. ... Parlophone is a record label, founded in Germany in 1896 by the Carl Lindström Company. ... Light Years is a 2000 album by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. ... This article is about the chemical element. ...


Williams toured the United Kingdom with Minogue in October and November of 2000 selling-out in every venue.


Further singles, such as "Supreme" (which Williams recorded in French), "Let Love Be Your Energy" and "Better Man" (which Williams recorded in Spanish) became big hits reaching the top ten around the world. Supreme was a single by Robbie Williams in 2000. ... Let Love Be Your Energy was a single by Robbie Williams in 2001. ... Better Man was an Australia only single from Robbie Williams Sing When Youre Winning album. ...


"Eternity", a track that was not featured on the album, was released in the summer of 2001 backed with "The Road to Mandalay", the former was written by Williams in what he called "the most amazing summer",[cite this quote] after years of non-stop work he took a month off and recorded this track, when it was released it became his fourth number-one single in the United Kingdom, selling over 70,000 copies in its first week in the UK alone,[27] and also hit the top ten hit all over Europe. Eternity/The Road To Mandalay was a July 2001 single released by Robbie Williams, the fifth one from his 2000 album Sing When Youre Winning. ... Eternity/The Road To Mandalay was a July 2001 single released by Robbie Williams, the fifth one from his 2000 album Sing When Youre Winning. ...


Williams toured around the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe in the summer of 2001.


The album had spent 91 weeks inside the UK Charts, going on to sell 2.4 Million copies in the UK alone being certified 8x Platinum by the BPI,[28] the album became the best selling album of 2000 in the country and the 51st Best Selling album in UK Music History.[11] The album went on to sell over 6 million copies world-wide.


Swing When You're Winning (2001)

After the success of his third album, Williams wanted to take another musical direction. He took two weeks off from his tour to record what would be his fourth studio album, the big band album he had always dreamed of making.[29]


Born from his life-long love for Frank Sinatra – combined with the success of the track "Have You Met Miss Jones?" that he recorded for the film Bridget Jones's Diary in early 2001 – the album was recorded at the Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, California. Sinatra redirects here. ... Have You Met Miss Jones? is a popular song. ... Bridget Joness Diary is a 2001 film, based on the novel, also called Bridget Joness Diary, by Helen Fielding. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Williams took the chance to duet with his long-time friend Jonathan Wilkes, Little Voice star Jane Horrocks, Saturday Night Live star Jon Lovitz, Rupert Everett and the Academy Award winning actress Nicole Kidman. Jane Horrocks Jane Horrocks (born January 18, 1964) is an English actress and singer. ... Jonathan Lovitz (born July 21, 1957 in Tarzana, California) is an American actor and comedian perhaps best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and for his show The Critic. ... Rupert James Hector Everett (born May 29, 1959) is a Golden Globe-nominated English actor and a former singer. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Nicole Mary Kidman, Order of Australia (born 20 June 1967 in Honolulu) is an Academy Award-winning Australian/American[1] actress. ...


Williams was able to fulfill a lifetime's dream by appearing in a one man showcase at London's Royal Albert Hall.[11] This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Albert Hall redirects here. ...


The first single released from the album was a duet with Kidman, on "Somethin' Stupid". Originally a hit for Frank and Nancy Sinatra, the song became Williams' fifth number-one hit in the United Kingdom, selling almost 100,000 copies in its first week of release,[30] as well hitting the top spot in Argentina, New Zealand, Latvia and scoring top ten placings all over Europe becoming one of the biggest hits of 2001 selling over 200,000 copies in the UK alone after spending three weeks at the top of the charts being certified Silver in January 2002.[31] Somethin Stupid is a single from Robbie Williams 2001 album Swing When Youre Winning album, also released in that year. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


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 number-one hit in the United Kingdom (spending six consecutive weeks at number-one), Ireland, New Zealand, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland and it reached the top ten in the rest of the world going on to sell over 2 million copies by the end of 2001 and over 7 million altogether.[32] Swing When Youre Winning is a swing covers album by British pop singer Robbie Williams, released in 2001. ...


A second single was released from the album, a double a-side "Mr. Bojangles/I Will Talk And Hollywood Will Listen", however it was released in Central and Eastern Europe only. "Mack The Knife" was released as a radio single in Mexico.[33] Look up double in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The double A-side single Mr. ... Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. ... Eastern Europe is a concept that lacks one precise definition. ... Mack The Knife is single released in March 2002 from Robbie Williams Swing When Youre Winning album, released in 2001 in Mexico. ...


The album spent 57 weeks inside the UK Charts selling over 2.1 million copies being certified 7x Platinum in the United Kingdom[34] and becoming the 49th Best Selling Album in UK Music History.


"Beyond the Sea" was put in the credits of the film Finding Nemo in 2003 and was also released on the album's Academy Award nominated soundtrack.[35] Finding Nemo is a 2003 Academy Award-winning computer-animated film. ...


A DVD called Robbie Williams Live at the Albert Hall was released in December of that year. So far, it has become one of the best selling music DVDs in Europe, being certified 6x Platinum in the United Kingdom[36] and 2x Platinum in Germany.[37] DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...


Escapology (2002–2003)

In 2002, Williams signed a record-breaking £80 million contract with EMI.[38] The contract featured a number of provisos, including the label ceding greater creative control to the artist and a commitment to breaking Williams in the US market. In return, EMI affirmed they would benefit from a cut of Williams' non-recording activities, including touring, publishing, and merchandising, thus protecting the company from any commercial downturn in the singer's album sales.[11] So far it has become the biggest music deal in British history.[39]


Williams began working on what would be his fifth studio album, after a year out recording, the album heralded a new era for Williams; he had taken a more active role in the making of this album giving an indication of his growing confidence in the studio, and "One Fine Day". "Nan's Song" and "Come Undone" were the first songs that Williams wrote without the Guy Chambers input. Most of the songs were recorded in Los Angeles[40] Guy Chambers (born January 12, 1963 in London) is an English songwriter and record producer best known for his long partnership with Robbie Williams. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


The album's first single, "Feel", written by Williams and Chambers, was recorded as a demo; when they started working on the album and trying to re-record the vocals, Williams felt unsatisfied with it, so he decided to include the demo version and then release it as the first single.[41] When the single was released in late 2002, it became Williams' biggest international hit reaching the top ten in every single European country. It also topped the charts in Argentina, Italy, Hungary, Latvia, Portugal, Mexico and The Netherlands. The success of the song was so massive that it spent 54 weeks inside the Canadian charts reaching a peak of number ten. The video for the song received attention in the United States, because it featured the Hollywood actress Daryl Hannah as his love interest. The track eventually peaked inside the top forty in the Billboard adult contemporary charts, but it failed to make the Hot 100. Feel is a 2002 single released by Robbie Williams, the first one from his 2002 album Escapology. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... Main articles: History of Canada, Timeline of Canadian history Canada has been inhabited by aboriginal peoples (known in Canada as First Nations) for at least 40,000 years. ... ... Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is an American film actress. ...


When Williams' fifth studio album, Escapology, was released in late 2002, it hit number-one in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland and Austria; elsewhere, it made the top ten, however in the United States failed to make as big of an impact, reaching only number forty-three on the Billboard Albums Chart. Escapology is a 2002 album by Robbie Williams, his fifth solo effort, and his last with producer and co-songwriter Guy Chambers. ...


Album's second single, "Come Undone" became a top ten hit around the world; due to its controversial video, it was heavily censored by MTV Networks Europe for depicting a debauched (but fully-clothed) Williams having three-way sex with two women. The video was all about some young people having a party and it showed footage of fights, drug taking, and unwise alcohol use. It also showed unsettling images of insects and reptiles, however, the uncensored version of the video was released on DVD Single in Europe and was also included on the Enhanced CD Single.[42] BBC Radio 2 also banned the song for its explicit content.[43] During such furores at this time, it was confirmed that Williams and Guy Chambers were to officially part ways.[44] The single version of "Come Undone" is not the same version as the one on the album, but instead produced by Steve Power "from an original production by Guy Chambers/Steve Power", perhaps to deny Guy Chambers part of the revenue for the single. For other uses of this title see Come Undone Come Undone is a 2003 single released by Robbie Williams, the second one from his 2002 album Escapology. ... A DVD single is a music single in the form of a DVD. The format was introduced in the late 1990s/early 2000s. ... Enhanced Music Compact Disc logo/trademark Compact Disc Interactive logo/trademark Enhanced CD, also known as CD Extra and CD Plus, is a certification mark of the Recording Industry Association of America for various technologies that combine audio and computer data for use in both compact disc and CD-ROM... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... For other uses of this title see Come Undone Come Undone is a 2003 single released by Robbie Williams, the second one from his 2002 album Escapology. ...


The third single taken from the album was "Something Beautiful", the song was written in Barbados, the song was first offered to Tom Jones, but it was then reworked and for its inclusion on Williams' album,[45] when the single was released in the summer of 2003, it hit the top ten in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ireland and Denmark, it failed to make an impact in the world charts. The video featured a casting in which people from all over Europe contested to win the chance to perform as Robbie Williams at the end of the same video, the three winners had the chance to meet Williams, three different versions of the video were released to different parts of the world featuring a different winner. Something Beautiful is a 2003 single released by Robbie Williams, the third one from his 2002 album Escapology. ... For other uses, see Tom Jones (disambiguation). ...


Williams started his world tour in the summer of 2003, and he was about to do three live concerts in Knebworth. The three shows attracted a total of 375,000 fans.[46] Knebworth is a village in the north of Hertfordshire, England. ...


Escapology ended 2002 as the best selling album of the year in the United Kingdom with 1.4 million copies sold,[47] by the end of 2003 the album had sold almost 2 million copies being certified 6x Platinum by the BPI,[48] becoming the 60th best selling album in UK music history. World-wide the album went on to sell 7 million copies.


In October 2003, Williams released his first live album, Live at Knebworth, including tracks from his record-breaking shows recorded in August of that year, the album became the fastest selling live album in the United Kingdom with 120,000 copies sold in its first week, it gave a finale two finger salute to Oasis who sold half that amount and held that title with their own live album,[49] peaking at number-two (Dido's Life For Rent was at number-one), however, the album reached the top position in Germany and Austria and became a top ten album throughout Europe, Australasia and Latin America. The live record ended up selling a little over 600,000 copies in the United Kingdom being certified 2x Platinum by the BPI[50] and a total of 3 million in Europe alone[51] altogether, the album sold 3.5 million worldwide. A live album – commonly contrasted with a studio album – is a recording consisting of material (usually music) recorded during stage performances. ... Live at Knebworth, also known as Live Summer 2003 with an alternate cover, is a live album by English pop singer Robbie Williams, recorded and released in 2003. ... Oasis are an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991. ... Life for Rent, Didos second album, was released September 30, 2003. ...


Greatest Hits (2004)

A year after the release of his live album, in October 2004, Williams' decided that it was time to make a retrospective of his career, and also, to reveal the new tracks he had been working on with the then, new collaborator, Stephen Duffy.[52] Stephen Anthony James Duffy (born May 30, 1960 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England) is a British songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist. ...


"Radio", the compilation's first single, was released in October 2004, which debuted at number-one of the UK Singles Chart (becoming Williams' sixth number-one hit) selling 41,732 copies,[53] the song was also a number-one hit in Denmark and Portugal, and it hit the top ten around the world. “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ...


When the compilation was released two weeks later, Greatest Hits went on to sell 320,000 copies in its first week in the United Kingdom debuting at number-one becoming the fastest selling 'Greatest Hits' album in the country,[54] the album hit the top spot in no less than 18 countries, Arabia, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, the aforementioned United Kingdom, Argentina, Colombia, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Lebanon among others.[55] Greatest Hits is a greatest hits compilation by Robbie Williams, released in 2004. ... The Arabian Peninsula The Arabian Peninsula is a mainly desert peninsula in Southwest Asia at the junction of Africa and Asia and an important part of the greater Middle East. ...


The album's second single, the ballad, "Misunderstood", being the soundtrack of the film, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason hit the top ten around the world in December of that year, making the album the best selling album of the year in the United Kingdom, becoming the 61st Best Selling Album in UK Music History, with sales over the 2 million copies being certified 6x Platinum by the BPI.[56] The album, also became the best selling album of the year in Europe being certified 5x Platinum for over 5 million copies sold,[57] worldwide, the album ended up selling a little under 8 million copies becoming his best selling album ever. Misunderstood was the second single from Robbie Williams 2004 Greatest Hits. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


Eight years after the release of "Angels", in February 2005 British public voted it as the "Best Single of the past Twenty Five Years" at the 2005 BRIT Awards.[58]


Intensive Care (2004–2005)

After touring Latin America in late 2004 for the promotion of his Greatest Hits album, Williams started working on what would become his sixth studio album. Recorded in Robbie Williams' bedroom high in the Hollywood Hills, the album was co-written Stephen Duffy over the course of 24 months.[59] Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... The Hollywood Hills, an unofficial designation of part of the City of Los Angeles, California, are part of the eastern section of the low transverse range of the Santa Monica Mountains, which extends from the Los Feliz District and Hollywood, on the south side of the Valley, to Pacific Coast... Stephen Anthony James Duffy (born May 30, 1960 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England) is a British songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist. ...


Inspired by the Human League's single "Louise", about a man who breaks off a relationship and realized he still has strong feelings for her.[60] The Human League are an English synthpop band formed in 1977, who, after several changes in line up, achieved great popularity in the 1980s and a limited comeback in the mid-1990s. ...


The album's first single, "Tripping", was released in October 3 2005, it became an international success, topping the charts in Germany, The Netherlands, Taiwan, Argentina & Mexico, and more importantly, the United World Chart. Tripping was the first single of Robbie Williams 2005 album Intensive Care, also released in 2005. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The United World Chart is a worldwide chart issued every week by Media Traffic, using both sales (digital and physical) and airplay to determine the most popular albums and singles worldwide. ...


The album was launched in Berlin, Germany on the October 9. It was not shown on television, but broadcast to various locations around the world in cinemas and theatres, in a high-definition "cine-cast". It was shown on 22 October 2005 on Channel 4. During the album launch, Williams said he would like to be the new "King of Pop".[citation needed] This article is about the capital of Germany. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


When Intensive Care was released in late October 2005, it became smash hit around the world, hitting number-one in the United Kingdom, selling 373,000 copies in its first week as well as topping the charts in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, New Zealand and many other countries, debuting at number-one in the United World Chart.[61] The album became Williams' biggest international success in his career, selling over 2 million copies in only six weeks.[62] Intensive Care is the ninth album and sixth solo studio album by English pop singer Robbie Williams, released on October 24, 2005 in the United Kingdom. ...


That November, Williams took home the MTV Europe Music Award for 'Best Male', but also, entered in the The Guinness Book of World Records when he announced his World Tour for 2006, selling 1.6 million tickets in one single day.[63] But after the success, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Jason Orange, and Howard Donald had agreed to reunite in Notting Hill, West London, for a preview screening of a documentary about the group, Take That. The documentary screened on ITV1 on November 16, 2005, Unfortunately, according to a source quoted by Sunday Mirror, "Robbie announced he wasn't coming. The rest of the band were gutted but felt the show had to go on."[64] The MTV Europe Music Awards were established in 1994 by MTV Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe. ... The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ... Gary Barlow (born January 20, 1971 in Frodsham, Cheshire, England) is an English singer, pianist, songwriter, and producer. ... Mark Anthony Patrick Owen (born 27 January 1972 in Oldham, Lancashire, England) is an English singer/songwriter, but he may be best known for being one fifth of the hugely successful pop group Take That during the early 1990s and again in the mid 2000s. ... Jason Orange (born Jason Thomas Orange, 10 July 1970, Wythenshawe, Manchester, England) is an English singer and dancer. ... Howard Paul Donald (born 28 April 1968 in Droylsden, Manchester, England) is an English singer and DJ. He is one fifth of the English boyband Take That. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Satellite image of the inner part of West London Ayad Dibis is the best in West London. ... Take That are a British pop boy band formed by Nigel Martin Smith in Manchester in 1990. ... ITV1 is the name, in England, Wales and the Scottish borders, for a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel, broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


By December, the second single from the album was released, the ballad "Advertising Space", becoming another international hit, reaching the top ten in Europe, Australasia and Latin America. Advertising Space is the second single of Robbie Williams 2005 album Intensive Care, also released in 2005. ...


The album became the best selling album in Europe by the end of 2005 with sales over the 4 million copies.[65] However, it only managed to be the third best selling album in the United Kingdom that year. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


Williams' kicked off his Close Encounters World Tour in South Africa in April 2006, when he finished he's European leg of the tour, 2.5 million had seen the show,[66] and after Latin America and Australia the numbers when up to 3 million. Robbie performs on the tour The Close Encounters Tour is Robbie Williams 2006 worldwide concert tour. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


After a long gap between singles, the third cut from the album was released in the summer 2006, "Sin Sin Sin" was the first song Williams and Duffy wrote together,[67] the video was shot in Cape Town, South Africa right before the start of his tour, when the track was released it became Williams' first single to miss the UK Top 20, charting at number twenty-two, worldwide, the single did a lot better, hitting the top ten in Europe and Latin America. Sin Sin Sin is the fourth single from Robbie Williams 2005 album Intensive Care. ... Nickname: Motto: Spes Bona (Latin for Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Coordinates: , Country Province Municipality City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality Founded 1652 Government [1]  - Type City council  - Mayor Helen Zille  - City manager Achmat Ebrahim Area [2]  - Total 2,454. ...


By the end of the promotion of the album, it was announced that sold over 5 million copies in Europe alone being certified 5x Platinum by the IFPI,[68] it also certified 5x Platinum in the United Kingdom becoming, at the time, his lowest selling studio album in the country,[69] worldwide, the album went on to sell way over seven million copies worldwide becoming Williams' best selling studio album. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is the organization that represents the interests of the recording industry worldwide. ...


Rudebox: Mixed reviews (2006–2007)

Williams performs at a concert in Hamburg in July 2006
Williams performs at a concert in Hamburg in July 2006

Williams' seventh studio album was announced in early 2006. It was originally scheduled to be called 1974, the year Williams was born, and then Rudebox '74. It is a dance/electro album with collaborations with the Pet Shop Boys, William Orbit, Soul Mekanik, Joey Negro, Mark Ronson and more. Image File history File links Robbie_Williams_Hamburg_2006. ... Image File history File links Robbie_Williams_Hamburg_2006. ... For other uses, see Hamburg (disambiguation). ... Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing. ... Electronic music is a loose term for music created using electronic equipment. ... Pet Shop Boys (often used without the definite article the) are a highly influential UK electronic music act. ... William Orbit ( born on 15 December 1956 as William Mark Wainwright in Shoreditch, Hackney) is an English musician and record producer, perhaps best known to most for his work on Madonnas album Ray of Light, which received four Grammy Awards. ... Joey Negro is the most known pseudonym of British DJ and house music producer Dave Lee. ... Mark Ronson (born 4 September 1975)[1] is the bastardised version of what is now called a English music producer, cover-artist and co-founder of Allido Records. ...


The first single, "Rudebox", was premièred on radio by Scott Mills on his show on BBC Radio 1. The event caused some controversy, as the record label's embargo date was broken, although the artist himself later backed the presenter for doing so. Right after the single was unleashed, it caused controversy due to Williams' radical change in the single in direction from his other releases. British Newspaper The Sun named the song "The Worst Song Ever".[70] However, Victoria Newton stated that there were sure-fire hits on the album.[71] When the song was released in September that year, it reached number four in the UK Singles Chart; elsewhere the song did a lot better, hitting number one in Honduras, Argentina, Chile, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Lebanon, and Turkey, charting at number two in the Eurochart. Rudebox is a 2006 single by English musician Robbie Williams, from the album of the same name. ... Scott Robert Mills, born in Southampton, Hampshire in 1974, is an English radio DJ. Mills currently presents the drive time show on BBC Radio 1, a national United Kingdom station with over 10 million listeners,[2] between 4pm and 7pm every weekday, which is called The Scott Mills Show. ... BBC Radio 1 (commonly referred to as just Radio 1) is a British national radio station operated by the BBC, specialising in popular music and speech and is aimed primarily at the 14-29[1] age group. ... For delayed access after publication, see Embargo (academic publishing). ... This article is about a British tabloid. ... Victoria Newton (born 9 March 1961 in London) is an English journalist and showbiz correspondent. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... The Eurochart Hot 100 is the main European singles popularity chart compiled by Music & Media magazine from March 1984. ...


Williams released his much anticipated dance/electro album, Rudebox, on October 23, 2006. It received mixed reviews: The All Music Guide gave it a four star rating, the NME 8 out of 10, and Music Week and MOJO were equally positive[72], but it received much weaker reviews from some of the British press. Despite reaching the number one spot, sales were far below what was expected by his label, and overall sales in the UK were overtaken by his former band, Take That,'s Beautiful World. The album has sold a little under 500,000 copies in the United Kingdom, becoming his lowest-selling album in the country, being certified 2x Platinum by the BPI.[73] Elsewhere, the album was received with a warmer reception by the public, hitting number one in fourteen countries including Argentina, Australia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and Switzerland, and reaching number two in the United World Chart selling 378,000 copies in its first week.[74] On November 8, 2006, IFPI certified the album 2x Platinum in Europe with sales of over 2 million making it the fastest platinum selling album of 2006.[75] The album finished at number eighteen in the list of 2006's best selling albums worldwide, Neil Tennant from the the Pet Shop Boys commented the album had sold 4.5 million copies by early 2007.[76] Rudebox is the name of Robbie Williamss tenth solo album, and seventh studio album, released on October 23, 2006 in the UK. It was originally scheduled to be called 1974, the year Williams was born. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ... Take That are a British pop boy band formed by Nigel Martin Smith in Manchester in 1990. ... Beautiful World is the hugely successful fourth full-length English studio album from British boy band Take That. ... The United World Chart is a worldwide chart issued every week by Media Traffic, using both sales (digital and physical) and airplay to determine the most popular albums and singles worldwide. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is the organization that represents the interests of the recording industry worldwide. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Neil Tennant (right) with collaborator Chris Lowe (left) Neil Francis Tennant (born July 10, 1954 in North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England) is an English musician, who, with his colleague Chris Lowe, makes up the successful pop duo, Pet Shop Boys. ... Pet Shop Boys (often used without the definite article the) are a highly influential UK electronic music act. ...


Promotion for the album was almost non-existent due to Williams' Close Encounters Tour around Latin America and Australia. Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


The second single, "Lovelight", came out right before the release of the album, and was commercially released on November 13. The single reached the top ten in the United Kingdom and many other European countries, reaching number two in the Eurochart. The track became also a hit in Latin America and Australia, but failed to reach the success of Williams' previous releases when the track showed no longevity in the charts. Lovelight is a pop song originally written and performed by Lewis Taylor for his 2003 album . ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Eurochart Hot 100 is the main European singles popularity chart compiled by Music & Media magazine from March 1984. ...


Williams finished 2006 as the 16th most played artist in Latin America[77] and the third most played international artist. Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


During this time, Williams entered the The Guinness Book of World Records when he announced his World Tour for 2006, selling 1.6 million tickets in one single day.[63] The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ...


The third single, "She's Madonna" incl. Remixes from Kris Menace and Chris Lake, was released to European radio in late January to precede the commercial release which was scheduled to March 5, 2007. The track failed to be a massive success in the United Kingdom, reaching number sixteen on the Singles Chart, but it did far better in Continental Europe hitting the top ten in most countries and rose to number one on the European Airplay Chart after spending four weeks at number two, a feat his former band, Take That, failed to achieve.[78][79] It was confirmed that this single was not going to be released in Latin America.[80] Despite this, the single was released as Digital Download in Mexico in four different formats.[81][82] In August 2007, the single reached number 12 in the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart. [83] ‹ The template below (CurrentSingles) is being considered for deletion. ... This article is about the day. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... // A digital download (also known as a digital single or a paid digital download) is an official and legal music single available for purchase through an online store. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Billboards Hot Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco) is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ...


"Bongo Bong and Je Ne T'Aime Plus", a collaboration with British singer Lily Allen, was released as the third single in Latin America and other European countries, hitting radio in January 2007, and as a Digital Download in February. It managed to chart in Mexico and Latvia. Bongo Bong and Je Ne TAime Plus are two pop songs originally written and performed by Manu Chao. ... Lily Rose Beatrice Allen (born 2 May 1985) is an English singer-songwriter and television chat show host. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


To promote his album, Williams commissioned a series of short pornography films.[84] Goodbye to the Normals was directed by Jim Field Smith and features "Bumslam Normals" by Robbie Williams. Jim Field Smith Jim Field Smith (20 February 1979—) is a British comedy writer, actor, television producer and director who has appeared in, or worked on various British television programmes, radio shows, films and commercials. ...


On 17 January 2008, it was reported that EMI planned to ship one million unsold copies of Rudebox to China to be recycled and used for resurfacing roads.[85] is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... Rudebox is a 2006 single by English musician Robbie Williams, from the album of the same name. ...


Next studio album recordings and reunion with Chambers (2007-present)

Williams said in 2006 that he would release two albums in 2007, one being an original studio album and the other being a follow up to his massive selling Swing When You're Winning album, "Let's Swing It Again". In an interview with The Big Issue magazine in 2006, Williams' gave the interview a snippet of some new material, which was described as being "Guitar laden, but not overly rock".[citation needed] Swing When Youre Winning is a swing covers album by British pop singer Robbie Williams, released in 2001. ... Founded by John Bird in September 1991, The Big Issue is a magazine in the United Kingdom that is edited by professional journalists and sold by homeless people. ...


British singer-songwriter Laura Critchley has confirmed she has sung lead main vocals on three of the songs on his new album. She confirmed it won't be released until next year.[86] Laura Critchley started singing when she was 7 years old. ...


On 4 October 2007, Williams made a return to the live stage after almost ten months, when he made a guest appearance at Mark Ronson's concert in Los Angeles. He performed The Charlatans classic "The Only One I Know", which features on Ronson's album Version. The NME praised the performance.[87] is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Mark Ronson (born 4 September 1975)[1] is the bastardised version of what is now called a English music producer, cover-artist and co-founder of Allido Records. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The Charlatans could refer to two bands The Charlatans, a United States band The Charlatans, a British band, sometimes known in the US as Charlatans UK This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Version is the second album by New York-based English DJ, Mark Ronson. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ...


On 9 January 2008, Robbie said he might put a B-Sides album out some time in 2008, with his next studio album following in 2009. He also said that he has no plans to tour any time soon.[88] is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On 15 January 2008, amidst rumours that Robbie was on 'strike' at EMI, Williams manager, Tim Clark dismissed these reports, claiming that his remarks were "misinterpreted"[89]. Tim Clark denied the claims, insisting Williams had simply put plans for recording new material on hold while the firm is reorganising its internal structure. Clark said, "On strike? I didn't actually use those terms. What we actually said was it would be unrealistic to expect an artist - any artist - to deliver an album while we have no idea where EMI are going." is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Timothy Henry Clark (born 17 December 1975) is a South African golfer. ...


On 16 January 2008, The new EMI owner Guy Hands told the Financial Times that “we don't have an issue with Robbie Williams. What has happened is that his manager has made a number of statements, but Robbie has not. “Robbie has spent a large number of years working full-time and he wants to take 2008 quietly. We do not have a need to push Robbie Williams into making an album.” Tim Clark, Williams's manager, declined to comment. [90] is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Guy Hands (born 1959) is a financier and the current CEO of the private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners, which he founded in 2002. ...


On 16 January 2008 it was announced that Robbie had been working on some songs with former Ian Dury and the Blockheads star Chaz Jankel. In the same article it said that the reunion with Guy Chambers hadn't worked out and that the material that Robbie is working on with Chaz Jankel will form the basis of his next studio album.[91] However, although it has been confirmed on the Blockheads official site that Chaz is writing with Robbie, the rumour that Guy Chambers is no longer working with him, is not official. is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Ian Dury (May 12, 1942 - March 27, 2000) was a rock and roll singer, songwriter, and bandleader. ... Chas Jankel, also known as Chaz Jankel, (Born 16 April 1952 Stanmore, North London) was a keyboardist with Ian Dury and the Blockheads, acting as a co-writer with Dury on the bands best known songs during the British funk/new wave bands commercial peak (the late 70s). ...


Reception in North America

Despite Williams' immense popularity worldwide, he has yet to become a major chart or concert success in the United States, attracting comparisons with the similar failure of the American/Australian artist Rick Springfield to crack the 80's British chart scene, despite similar global appeal. Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe on August 23, 1949 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is a songwriter, musician and actor. ...


His first United States single, "Millennium", made it to only number seventy-two on the Billboard 100 charts [92]. Its highest position on American charts was number twenty in Top 40 Mainstream.[93] His second, "Angels", hit number forty-one in the Hot 100, but was a success on the Hot Adult Contemporary Chart where it peaked at #10, becoming his highest charting track on an American chart and the more commonly known Robbie Williams song in the United States.[94] In 1999, Williams released in that country a special compilation of his first two albums, titled The Ego Has Landed. The album peaked at number sixty-three[95] and went on to sell 600,000 copies in the US and went Gold. Ive Been Expecting You track listing No Regrets (2) Millennium (3) Phoenix from the Flames (4) Millennium was the first single on Ive Been Expecting You, British pop singer Robbie Williamss, second album. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main U.S. singles popularity chart used by Billboard magazine. ... Top 40 Mainstream (often also called Mainstream Top 40) is an airplay format from Billboard Magazine. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles and only Adult Contemporary) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ... The Ego Has Landed is a compilation album by English pop singer Robbie Williams. ...


Later in 2000 "Rock DJ", a single taken from Williams' second U.S. album Sing When You're Winning, was released; it reached number twenty-four in the Hot Dance Club Play Chart,[96] but failed to chart in the Hot 100. The album peaked at number one-hundred-and-ten on the Billboard 200 and only stayed on the charts for four weeks[97]. Rock DJ was the first single on Sing When Youre Winning, British pop singer Robbie Williamss fourth album. ... Sing When Youre Winning is the third solo album by English pop singer Robbie Williams, released in 2000. ... Billboards Hot Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco) is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ...


Together with a promotional tour, EMI hoped that the release of Escapology would be the album to successfully break the American market. Williams performed the lead song "Feel" on such shows as Good Morning America and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. However, this single did not reach Hot 100 but peaked number twenty-eight in the Adult Top 40.[98] The album Escapology also failed to catch fire in America, selling only 200,000 copies, though it reached number forty-three on the U.S. Billboard Charts.[99] Escapology is a 2002 album by Robbie Williams, his fifth solo effort, and his last with producer and co-songwriter Guy Chambers. ... Feel is a 2002 single released by Robbie Williams, the first one from his 2002 album Escapology. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jay Leno on NBC. It premiered on May 25, 1992, succeeding The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks (formerly known as Adult Top 40) is a variation on the United States Billboard charts. ...


Intensive Care and Rudebox were not released on an American label, but they were made available on iTunes. Intensive Care is the ninth album and sixth solo studio album by English pop singer Robbie Williams, released on October 24, 2005 in the United Kingdom. ... Rudebox is the name of Robbie Williamss tenth solo album, and seventh studio album, released on October 23, 2006 in the UK. It was originally scheduled to be called 1974, the year Williams was born. ... This article is about the iTunes application. ...


The Williams' single "Lovelight" was released in the United States by Virgin Records and reached #23 in the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart on March 2008 and climbed up to number 11 in April 2008.[100] It was the third single from the British singer to hit the American dance chart. It was also his sixth single to reach American charts and his third highest-charting single in the United States to date. Lovelight is a pop song originally written and performed by Lewis Taylor for his 2003 album . ... Virgin Records was a British recording label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... Billboards Hot Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco) is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ...


In Canada, however, Williams has enjoyed a warmer reception, with "Feel" spending fifty-four weeks in the Canadian singles chart and reaching the top ten there. A few of his other songs have gained popularity there, notably "Angels", "Millennium", "Rock DJ", "Tripping" and "She's Madonna". His two album release for the North American market, The Ego Has Landed and Escapology, went also platinum in Canada with more than 100,000 copies sold. Feel is a 2002 single released by Robbie Williams, the first one from his 2002 album Escapology. ... The Ego Has Landed is a compilation album by English pop singer Robbie Williams. ... Harry Houdini, a famous escapologist and magician. ...


Overall, Williams has sold over 1 million albums in the US, and 400,000 in Canada.


Collaborations

One of his most famous collaborations was on "Kids", a duet with Australian pop superstar Kylie Minogue. The single peaked at number 2 on the UK singles charts. Kids was the second single on Sing When Youre Winning, British pop singer Robbie Williams third album. ... Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE (pronounced ,[1]mɪnoʊg;[2] born 28 May 1968) is an Australian Grammy and BRIT award-winning pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by the Official UK Charts Company on behalf of the music industry. ...


In 2002, Williams 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. Williams also features on a double CD titled "Concrete" which was released on the same day as "Rudebox". The CD features a concert recorded for the BBC featuring the Pet Shop Boys and Williams singing their classic hit "Jealousy". Their joint effort, "She's Madonna", was released as a single in March 2007. 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". My Culture is a song by British trip-hop duo 1 Giant Leap released as the first single from their debut album, 1 Giant Leap in the spring of 2002. ... The Ego Has Landed is a compilation album by English pop singer Robbie Williams. ... 1 Giant Leap is a concept band and media project consisting of the two principal artists, Jamie Catto (Faithless founding member) and Duncan Bridgeman. ... Maxi Jazz (born Maxwell Fraser on 19 June 1957 in London, United Kingdom) is a Soka Gakkai Buddhist rapper from England. ... Pet Shop Boys are an English dance music duo, consisting of Neil Tennant who provides main vocals, keyboards and occasionally guitar, and Chris Lowe on keyboards and occasionally on vocals. ... ‹ The template below (CurrentSingles) is being considered for deletion. ... is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti, June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an Italian-American singer, film actor, television personality, and comedian. ... Please Dont Talk About Me When Im Gone is a popular song. ...


Lifestyle

Williams is currently spending most of his time in Los Angeles, California. He has commented many times on how he enjoys the freedom and privacy that he can't find in the UK. Despite this, many rumours have surfaced over the years suggesting he wants to return to the UK.[101] Williams himself has never publicly spoken of these rumours. Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


Williams appears to struggle with depression, insecurity, and self-loathing.[102] When beginning his solo career, pressure from critics led him to alcohol and drug use. He has admitted to trying heroin and labelled it "the devil's drug".[citation needed] For other uses, see Heroin (disambiguation). ...


He entered a rehabilitation centre in Tucson, Arizona, US on February 13, 2007 for addiction to the anti-depressant Seroxat.[103] He left the centre on March 7 according to his official website. Nickname: The Old Pueblo Location in Pima County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Pima Mayor Bob Walkup (R) Area    - City 505. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat, Pexeva) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. ... is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In his fly-on-the-wall documentary Nobody Someday (2001) he repeatedly mocked his flamboyant behaviour on stage and felt that the persona and 'brand' of Robbie Williams Popstar was a fake that he increasingly felt uncomfortable with. In more recent documentaries he yearns to become a credible artist in the eyes of the serious music press. In 2006 he appeared in "The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive", a BBC documentary on bipolar disorder, hosted by Stephen Fry, where he spoke publicly about his own experiences with depression. However, he said that the manic behaviour shown on stage was simply an act, saying he'd been diagnosed as being "dead upset" and started taking anti-depressants 10 months after becoming sober. For other uses, see Bipolar. ... Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English comedian, writer, actor, humourist, novelist, columnist, filmmaker and television personality. ...


Williams has a strong interest in UFOs and related paranormal phenomena, and has pursued this interest during his 2007-08 sabbatical. [104] His interest in the subject led to him taking part in a documentary for BBC Radio 4 with Jon Ronson. The documentary followed them to a UFO convention in Nevada. During an interview with Joss Stone on The Jeremy Kyle Show in 2008, Williams revealed that he has seen UFO's three times.[105] Williams said his first UFO sighting was when he was a child in Britain while he spotted his second in Beverly Hills, and added that the third sighting was just after he had written a song about alien contact. Williams said: "This big ball of gold light turned up. On my life." UFO can mean: Unidentified flying object United Future Organization, a Japanese-Brazilian electronic jazz band UFO, the rock band that previously featured Michael Schenker UFO, the Gerry Anderson TV series United Farmers of Ontario, a political party that formed the government in Ontario from 1919 to 1923 U.F.O... Paranormal is an umbrella term used to describe a wide variety of reported anomalous phenomena. ... A sabbatical year is a prolonged hiatus, typically one year, in the career of an otherwise successful individual taken in order to fulfill some dream, e. ... old Radio 4 logo BBC Radio 4 is a UK domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... Jon Ronson Jon Ronson (born 10 May 1967) is a Cardiff born Jewish journalist, author, documentary filmmaker and radio presenter. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... Joss Stone (born Joscelyn Eve Stoker on 11 April 1987) is a British soul, R&B, and blues singer, songwriter, and occasional actress who emerged to fame in late 2003 with her debut album, The Soul Sessions, which was certified triple platinum by the BPI, and was announced as one... Listen to this article ( info/dl) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2007-05-02, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ...


Wealth

Williams is currently worth an estimated £130 million. In 2006 the Sunday Times Rich List claimed he was worth over £90 million.[106] Since then Williams' company 'In Good Company' has raked in a further £17.2 million for the year ending March 2006. This figure does not include profits from Williams' record breaking Close Encounters Tour where he sold over 3.5 million tickets and grossed over £170 million, or his latest album Rudebox which shifted 3 million units in its first three months of release. According to HELLO Magazine's 2006 Rich list, he earned £30 million in 2006, making him the third highest earning act, behind Elton John and The Rolling Stones. In his five years as a member of Take That, Williams earned an estimated £5 million. Before signing his record breaking £80 million contract with EMI in 2002, Williams was worth an estimated £35 million. Williams is a lifelong supporter of Port Vale F.C., based in his home town of Stoke-on-Trent. In February 2006 he bought £240,000 worth of shares in the club, making him the majority shareholder.[107] In November 2007, British newspaper The Mirror revealed that Williams had earned £32million for his Close Encounters World Tour between the months of March to December 2006. When you include further profits from his 4.5 million selling album Rudebox, along with back catalogue sales, estimates have his worth valued at around £130 million. The Sunday Times Rich List is a list of the 1,000 most wealthy people or families in the United Kingdom, updated annually in April and published as a magazine supplement by British national Sunday newspaper The Sunday Times since 1989. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... Take That are a British pop boy band formed by Nigel Martin Smith in Manchester in 1990. ... Port Vale are an English association football club who currently play in Football League One. ... This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... The Mirror is a former and currently informal name for the British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mirror an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone; see The Mirror (The Twilight Zone) a film by Andrei Tarkovsky This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... Rudebox is a 2006 single by English musician Robbie Williams, from the album of the same name. ...


Charity

Robbie Williams 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."[108][102] Williams, with the help of friend Jonathan Wilkes, recently organised a charity football match in an attempt to raise funds in Africa. This match was played in May 2006 at Old Trafford, Manchester. The participants were a mixture of celebrities and professional football players. Robbie Williams has also 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.[1] Robbie Williams also works as a national ambassador for UNICEF. For the origin of the term, see comic relief. ... Jonathan Wilkes (born August 1, 1978 in Baddeley Green, Stoke-on-Trent) is an English television presenter, actor and musician. ...


Sexuality

Williams appears to question his own sexuality in some well-known songs, such as "Old Before I Die", where he sings: "Am I straight or gay?" In his documentary film Nobody Someday, he said: Old Before I Die is a April 1997 single released by Robbie Williams, the first one from his 1997 debut album Life Thru A Lens. ...

"As it happens, I've never slept with a man. I've never done anything with a man. The thought has passed my mind, but it always stops at his bits. I'm not discounting it, but it hasn't appealed enough for me to do it - yet."[109]

Williams won a libel case against MGN and Northern & Shell in December 2005 relating to articles which had reported he was a closet homosexual.[110] In the libel action that resulted from this, Williams accepted substantial damages, and the publishers accepted that the stories were untrue. His counsel, Tom Shields QC, told the court: "Mr Williams is not, and has never been, homosexual." Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell called for any damages paid out from the libel case to be donated to gay charities, claiming Williams' legal actions had created the impression that it is "bad to be gay".[111] Williams retorted that he was not bothered about being labelled as a gay man, and he would have taken the same action had it been regarding a heterosexual relationship. The court case has led some to draw comparisons between Williams and Australian actor/pop star Jason Donovan, who also once made a successful libel claim against a publication concerning his sexuality. Donovan won the case, but the act of his litigation alienated many of his gay fans. LGBT rights Around the world By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Discrimination Violence This box:      Peter Gary Tatchell (born 25 January 1952) is an Australian-British human rights activist, who is best known internationally for his attempts to perform a citizens... Jason Sean Donovan (born 1 June 1968, Malvern, Melbourne) is an Australian actor and singer. ...


In 2006, Williams claimed that he would have sex with a man "to save a rabbit's life".[112] Williams said: "I would be prepared to bed a member of the same sex to save my own skin or that of a furry animal." He quipped: "I wouldn't enjoy it but I could do it under pain of death, or if it meant saving a baby bunny from being burned alive." Whilst taken as a joke by most of Williams' fans, it didn't do much to dampen the gay rumours that have dogged him for many years. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2008, Williams long-time friend Max Beesley rejected claims that Williams was gay. Beesley was quoted as saying: "Some of the stuff written about him is enough to make me mad, the rumours about him being gay, for example. Not true. I've never met anybody less gay in my life!" [113] 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... // Max Beesley was born to Maxton Beesley Sr, a professional Jazz Drummer and a Jazz singer mother, she sang under the stage name Chris Marlowe. ...


Relationships

Williams has had romantic relationships with several well-known female celebrities, including Rachel Hunter. Feel, written by Williams' friend and Daily Mail writer Chris Heath, details Williams' many sexual conquests during his European tour in 2003. "he is a sexual predator you wouldnt accually believe what robbie got up to just during a break claims chris"[102] Rachel Hunter (born September 9, 1969 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a fashion model, actress and reality TV show host. ... The Daily Mail is a British newspaper, currently published in a tabloid format. ... Chris Heath is a British writer who was a regular contributer to the popular English music magazine Smash Hits in the eighties and early nineties. ...


Nicole Appleton

In 1997, Williams met Nicole Appleton, a member of the band All Saints. The pair became engaged, and Nicole became pregnant. Although Robbie was delighted at the prospect of becoming a father, Nicole had an abortion, claiming her record company had pressured her into it.[114] The pair subsequently broke up after rumours of infidelity.[115] For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Nicole Appleton Nicole Marie Appleton (born December 7, 1974) is a pop singer and a member of Appleton and a former member of All Saints. ... All Saints are a BRIT Award-winning English-Canadian girl pop group formed in 1996. ...


Ayda Field

As of January 2008, Williams was dating American television actress Ayda Field (born 1979). This has been one of his longest relationships to date, and they have been reported to have been together for ten months.[116] For other uses, see January (disambiguation). ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Ayda Field (b. ...


On 20 January 2008, it was reported that their love life was "on the rocks" after it was revealed that Ayda wished to stay in Hollywood to develop her career, while Robbie longed to be on the road. [117] [118] is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


On 29 January 2008, however, Williams and Ayda were spotted on holiday together at Mammoth Ski Resort in California, accompanied by Max Beesley. [119] [120][121] is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... // Max Beesley was born to Maxton Beesley Sr, a professional Jazz Drummer and a Jazz singer mother, she sang under the stage name Chris Marlowe. ...


LA Vale

Main article: LA Vale

LA Vale, a football (soccer) team which is named after Port Vale, was founded by Williams in 2005. After converting tennis courts into a turf field at his house in Los Angeles, a small group of expatriates and Americans formed together and started playing up to 4 times a week. They took part in a 7-a-side league in Marina Del Rey in 2006, losing 1-0 in the playoff-finals after finishing top of the table. After that, the team moved on to 11-a-side. They are now playing their first season in the L.A. Premier League. L.A Vale is a Soccer Team founded in 2005 by the British Pop-star Robbie Williams. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Port Vale are an English association football club who currently play in Football League One. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Marina del Rey boat harbor Marina del Rey is a census-designated place and seaside town located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, California. ...


Awards

  • Williams has won a large number of awards over the years, including more BRIT Awards than any other artist in music history (15), as well as more ECHO Awards than any other artist ever (six awards in a row).[citation needed]

English pop singer Robbie Williams has won several awards throughout his successful solo career, including: More BRIT Awards than any other artist in music history, a record 15. ...

Discography

Studio albums

Compilation albums

Live albums

Number One Singles in the UK

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Tours

  • The Show Off Must Go On (October - November 1997)
  • The Ego Has Landed (May - June 1998)
  • One More For The Rogue (January 1998 - March 1999)
  • Man, The Myth, The Tax Bill (aka Born To Be mild) (May - June 1999)
  • Get Your Coat Baby, You've Pulled! (October 1999)
  • The Sermon On The Mount (October 2000)
  • The Sermon On The Mount (February - March 2001, European Tour)
  • Weddings, Barmitzvahs & Stadiums (July - August 2001)
  • Sing When You're Pacific Rimming (October - November 2001, Australasian Tour)
  • Weekends Of Mass Distraction (June - August 2003)
  • Cock of Justice/Aussie Typo Tour (October - December 2003)
  • Close Encounters Tour (April - December 2006)

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  65. ^ IFPI Certification for "Intensive Care"
  66. ^ EMI Music Mexico
  67. ^ Discography>Singles>Sin Sin Sin
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  69. ^ BPI Certification for "Intensive Care"
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  79. ^ Billboard Euro hot 100
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  81. ^ "She's Madonna" Mexican Digital Download
  82. ^ "She's Madonna" Mexican Digital Download (Format 4)
  83. ^ US Dance Chart
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NAME Williams, Robbie
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