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Take That

Background information
Origin Flag of England Manchester, England
Genre(s) Pop
Dance
Pop Rock
Europop
Years active 1990–1996
2005–present
Label(s) Sony BMG, MCA Music, Inc., Polydor
Website Official site
Members
Gary Barlow
Mark Owen
Howard Donald
Jason Orange
Former members
Robbie Williams

Take That are a British pop boy band formed by Nigel Martin Smith in Manchester in 1990. After success in the 1990s as a five person act, a reformed four man version of the band achieved new success in the 2000s. Image File history File links Take-That-Beautiful-World. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Pop rock (disambiguation). ... Europop refers to a style of pop music that developed in Europe throughout the 1970s which emphasized catchy beats, slick songs and frothy lyrics. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest major label in the record industry, with a 23% market share. ... Polydor Records is a record label once headquartered in Germany. ... Gary Barlow (born January 20, 1971 in Frodsham, Cheshire, England) is an English singer, pianist, songwriter, bandleader 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. ... 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. ... Jason Orange (born Jason Thomas Orange, 10 July 1970, Wythenshawe, Manchester, England) is an English singer and dancer. ... For other people with the same name, see Robbie Williams (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... A boy band is a type of pop group featuring three or more young male singers. ... Nigel Martin Smith is a Manchester based musical band manager, who formed 90s British boy band Take That. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...


Take That sold more than 25 million records between the years of 1991-1996. Between the band's first single release in 1991 and their breakup in 1996, the BBC described Take That as "the most successful British band since The Beatles in the UK, beloved of young and old alike". Take That's dance-oriented pop tunes and soulful ballads dominated the UK charts in the first half of the 1990s, spawning two of the best selling albums of the decade with Everything Changes (which was nominated for the 1994 Mercury Prize) and Greatest Hits 1996, and according to All Music Guide, "at this time were giant superstars in Europe with the main question about them not being about whether they could get a hit single, but how many and which would make it to number one". For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Dance-pop is a subgenre of pop music that evolved from disco, circa the early 1980s, that combines dance beats with a pop song structure. ... Illustration by Arthur Rackham of the ballad The Twa Corbies A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ...


The band split in 1996 but, after a 2005 documentary and the release of a greatest hits album, they announced a 2006 tour around the United Kingdom, entitled The Ultimate Tour 2006. On May 9, 2006, it was announced that Take That were set to record their first studio album in over 10 years. The Ultimate Tour 2006 is a reunion tour by British pop group, Take That. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Band history

Success (1990-1995)

The breakthrough single was a cover of the 1970s Tavares hit "It ONLY TAKES A Minute". With a high tempo beat and an athletic yet trendy dance video with the boys clothed in "street" gear the single reached #7 on the UK charts. Tavares may refer to several things: Tavares is a common surname in the Portuguese language, namely in Portugal and Brazil and other places – especially very common in the Cape Verde islands. ...


This success was then followed by the track "I Found Heaven" and then by the first Gary Barlow ballad "A Million Love Songs" - both top 20 hits, and neither, to Barlow's relief, featuring dance video backing. Their cover of the Barry Manilow and Donna Summer disco hit "Could It Be Magic" gave them their biggest hit to date, and secured them a place in the public consciousness. Their first album, Take That and Party, was released in 1992, and contained all the so far released hit singles - a mix of covers and Barlow ballads. Gary Barlow (born January 20, 1971 in Frodsham, Cheshire, England) is an English singer, pianist, songwriter, bandleader and producer. ... Barry Manilow (born June 17, 1946) is an American singer and songwriter best known for such recordings as I Write the Songs, Mandy, Weekend in New England and Copacabana. ... Donna Summer (born LaDonna Adrian Gaines, on December 31, 1948) is a legendary American singer, songwriter, and artist, best known for a string of dance hits in the 1970s that earned her the title Queen of Disco and as one of the few disco-based artists to have longevity on... This article is about the music genre. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


1993 saw the release of Take That's most successful original album Everything Changes, based mainly on Barlow's original material. It spawned four UK number one singles - their first number one "Pray", then "Relight My Fire", "Babe" (beaten to Christmas number one by Mr Blobby), and the title track "Everything Changes". The fifth single "Love Ain't Here Anymore" reached number three on the UK charts. "Everything Changes" also saw Take That become an international success, although the US market still proved elusive ("Love Ain't Here Anymore" was even remixed for American release with a more rhythm & blues sound but did not garner much attention). However, they were at their highest peak of celebrity in the UK - highs included having tea with Princess Diana at Kensington Palace, and sitting on Elton John's sofa shouting out requests for him to play on the piano. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Everything Changes Pray Wasting My Time Relight My Fire Love Aint Here Anymore If This Is Love Whatever You Do to Me Meaning of Love Why Cant I Wake up With You You Are the One? Another Crack in My Heart Broken Your Heart Babe Category: ... Mr Blobby was created for Noels House Party in 1992. ... Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances Mountbatten-Windsor, née Spencer) (1 July 1961–31 August 1997), commonly, but incorrectly, known as Princess Diana, was for fifteen years the wife of HRH The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. ... Kensington Palace Park Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England. ... 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. ...


Their 1995 album Nobody Else, was launched with the release of number one single "Sure". Their second release would become their biggest hit single (and only US Chart entry), "Back for Good". The album was also noted for its cover, which (outside of North America) was a parody of the cover of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band cover sleeve. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... UK VERSION Sure Back For Good Every Guy Sunday To Saturday Nobody Else Never Forget Hanging Onto Your Love Holding Back The Tears Hate It Lady Tonight The Day After Tomorrow US VERSION Sure Back For Good Babe Pray Nobody Else Never Forget Holding Back The Tears Every Guy Love... Back for Good is a song by the British pop group Take That, written by their member Gary Barlow, who also sang the lead vocal on the track. ... For other uses, see Sgt. ...


Departure of Williams and break-up (1995-1996)

In July 1995 Robbie, wanting to get rid of his clean-cut image, rebelled and began to party hard with British band Oasis at Glastonbury. A mixture of growing animosity between Williams and Martin-Smith over Robbie's professionalism, and disagreements between Williams and Barlow and the other band members due to this resulted in Robbie's departure from the band. For other people with the same name, see Robbie Williams (disambiguation). ... Oasis are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991, led by lead guitarist and primary songwriter Noel Gallagher and his younger brother, lead vocalist and songwriter Liam Gallagher. ... For other uses, see Glastonbury (disambiguation). ...


Take That continued to promote the album Nobody Else as a four piece, scoring a further hit single and fan favourite "Never Forget" (subsequently released as a single in a Jim Steinman remix version). Jim Steinman (born November 1, 1947 in New York City, New York)[1] is a record producer, composer, and lyricist responsible for several hit songs. ...


On 13 February 1996, Take That announced that they were splitting. This was followed by the Greatest Hits compilation in 1996, which contained a new recording, a cover of The Bee Gees "How Deep Is Your Love" (featuring the remaining members tied to chairs in the video in what was proposed by the media as the way they felt about their management and recording contracts[citation needed]), which went on to become what appeared to be the band's final number one. is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Bee Gees: Maurice, Barry and Robin The Bee Gees were a British and Australian band, originally a pop singer-songwriter combination, reborn as funk and disco. ...


Careers outside Take That (1996-2007)

Gary Barlow

Soon after the split, Gary Barlow recorded a solo album, Open Road (1997). Five singles were released from the album, with the first two—"Forever Love" and "Love Won't Wait"—reaching number 1 on the UK charts. His second album, Twelve Months, Eleven Days, was less successful. Two singles were released: "Stronger", which reached #16, and "For All That You Want", which reached #24. Barlow was subsequently dropped from his label. This was said to be due to him only being capable of releasing slow ballads, signaling rumours he was never the same man who was behind all the Take That hits. He later set up a studio in his Cheshire home and began writing and producing records for the likes of Atomic Kitten, Donny Osmond, Blue,Delta Goodrem and Black Sabeth. Gary Barlow (born January 20, 1971 in Frodsham, Cheshire, England) is an English singer, pianist, songwriter, bandleader and producer. ... Open Road was the debut solo album by the former lead-singer of the hugely successful and popular UK boy band Take That, Gary Barlow. ... Forever Love was the debut single by UK pop-star Gary Barlow, since the split of his boy band Take That and was also the first single from his debut album Open Road (Album). ... {{Infobox Single | Name = Love Wont Wait | Cover = | Caption = | Artist = Gary Barlow | from Album = [[Open Road] (Album)] | A-side = Love Wont Wait | B-side = | Released = | Format = CD Single | Recorded = 1996 | Genre = Pop | Length = 4:17 | Label = | Writer = Madonna, S.Pettibone | Producer = | Certification = | Chart position = UK, #1 | Last single = Forever... For other uses, see Cheshire (disambiguation). ... Atomic Kitten is an English girl group from Liverpool composed of Liz Lil McClarnon, Natasha Tash Hamilton, and Jenny Frost - who replaced original member Kerry Katona in January 2001. ... Donald Clark Donny Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American entertainer. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Blue (boy band) Blue were a successful English pop boy band consisting of four members: Lee Ryan, Duncan James, Antony Costa, and Simon Webbe. ... Delta Lea Goodrem (born 9 November 1984) is a multi-ARIA Award winning Australian singer-songwriter, pianist and Logie Award winning actress. ...


Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams released his debut solo single, "Freedom" reaching number-two in the UK Singles Chart, twenty-six places higher than the George Michael's original, after that his career was going down as sales of his album were poor and many thought this was the end of Williams career.[1] When Williams released his fifth single, "Angels" success came when the song reached the top five in the United Kingdom and top ten elsewhere selling over two million copies of the single worldwide.[2][3] His debut album reached number-one in the UK Albums chart on its 28th week and after spending 218 weeks inside the charts it was certified 8x Platinum by the BPI and selling over four million copies worldwide.[4][5] For other people with the same name, see Robbie Williams (disambiguation). ... Freedom is a 1996 single released by Robbie Williams, his debut single since leaving Take That. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... 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. ...


Since then Williams' fame around the world grew and each one of his studio albums has reached number-one in the United Kingdom,[6] with over 53 million albums[7] and 15 million singles sold worldwide[8] over the course of his solo career.[9]


Williams made it to The Guinness Book of World Records when 1.6 million tickets were sold in a single day shortly after he announced his World Tour in 2006.[10] 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. ...


He has been the recipient of many awards — including more BRIT and ECHO Awards than any other artist in history[11][12] He is currently the most successful male artist in the world, for the period 1998-2007, according to the United World Chart, and the third artist overall behind Madonna and Britney Spears.[13] 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 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 in the world. The United World Chart uses the same system as the Billboard Hot 100, in which the tracking... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ...


Mark Owen

Mark Owen has released three solo albums to date - Green Man, In Your Own Time and How the Mighty Fall. He had 3 top 5 singles from these albums; Child, Clementine and Four Minute Warning. He has toured extensively in Europe and the UK, and visited Japan in early 2006, where he has secured a publishing deal. Owen also won the 2002 UK version of Celebrity Big Brother. Mark's 3rd album How The Mighty Fall was released under his own label Sedna Records. 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. ... Green Man is exactly what it says on th tin. ... In Your Own Time is the second album from British singer Mark Owen. ... How The Mighty Fall is the third album from British singer Mark Owen. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // Big Brother is a reality TV show broadcast on Channel 4, and S4C in Wales, in which a number of contestants live in an isolated house trying to avoid being evicted by the public with the aim of winning a large cash prize at the end of the run. ...


Howard Donald

Howard Donald recorded a single but it was not released. He then went on to become a successful DJ playing mostly in the UK and Germany. 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. ...


Jason Orange

Jason Orange had two acting roles, he played DJ drug dealer Brent Moyer in Lynda La Plante's Killer Net (shown on UK Channel 4 and now on DVD) and he appeared in the play Gob which was performed at the King's Head Theatre in London. He also travelled the world and went back to college to study sociology and psychology. Jason Orange (born Jason Thomas Orange, 10 July 1970, Wythenshawe, Manchester, England) is an English singer and dancer. ... DJ or dj may stand for Disc jockey, dinner jacket The DeadJournal website, or Djibouti. ... These lollipops, above, were found to contain heroin when inspected by the US Drug Enforcement Administration In jurisdictions where legislation restricts or prohibits the sale of certain popular drugs, it is common for an illegal drugs trade to develop. ... Lynda La Plante (born Lynda Titchmarsh on 15 March 1946) is a British author, screenwriter, and erstwhile actress (her performances in Rentaghost and other programmes were under her stage name of Lynda Marchal), best known for writing the Prime Suspect television crime series. ... This article is about the British television station. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... The Kings Head Theatre was the first dinner theatre in the UK, it was founded in 1970 by the pub. ...


Reunion (2005-present)

On November 14, 2005, a new compilation of their hit singles, plus a new previously unreleased song, also made the top end of the UK charts. The new song "Today I've Lost You" (recorded in September 2005) was originally written as the follow up to "Back for Good". This track is the only track from the album which isn't available to download (except on bootleg recordings). On Wednesday November 16, 2005, the group got back together for the ITV documentary Take That: For the Record, in which they aired their views over the split and what they had been up to during the last 10 years. On November 25, 2005, there was an official press conference by the band announcing that the post Robbie Williams line-up were going to tour in 2006. The tour, entitled The Ultimate Tour 2006, started with just 11 dates booked but after record sell-outs, a further 19 dates were added - totalling 30 arena and stadium concerts around Britain and Ireland - and ran from April to June 2006. The tour featured a guest appearance by British soul singer Beverley Knight, who replaced Lulu's vocals on the song "Relight My Fire"; although Lulu did appear during the stadium shows on "Relight My Fire" and "Never Forget". The American girl-band Pussycat Dolls supported the group at their Dublin concert, and the Sugababes supported the group on the final five dates of the stadium leg. is the 318th day of the year (319th 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. ... For other uses, see Bootleg. ... 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. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... is the 329th day of the year (330th 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. ... The Ultimate Tour 2006 is a reunion tour by British pop group, Take That. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Beverley Knight MBE (born March 22, 1973) is a critically-acclaimed English soul and R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer who released her debut album in 1995. ... Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, OBE, (born 3 November 1948 in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire), best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, actor, model, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s through the 2000s. ... Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, OBE, (born 3 November 1948 in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire), best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, actor, model, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s through the 2000s. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... Sugababes are a BRIT Award-winning British pop group trio from London. ...


On May 19, 2006, Williams announced to Jonathan Ross on his late-night chat show that he would join his former band mates for a rendition of "Could It Be Magic" during the tour, if Ross should beat him at a game of tennis in the week following the broadcast. It turned out that he later didn't take part in the proposed match. Williams did feature in the 2006 gigs in performances of "Could it be Magic" as a 20ft pre-recorded hologram. is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... Could It Be Magic was a song written and released by Barry Manilow on his first album, self titled Barry Manilow I in 1973. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On May 9, 2006, Take That came back to the recorded music scene after more than ten years, signed to a music deal with Polydor Records in a deal reportedly worth £3,000,000. After just over a month on sale the band's comeback album Beautiful World sold over 1.5 million copies in the U.K, and the band took promotion to Germany, where on January 20 2007, they appeared on "Wetten, dass..?", in which they announced there would be an European tour in October 2007. Unlike the band's earlier works, where the majority of their material was written by Gary Barlow, 11 of the 12 songs are co-written by the band and professional songwriters including John Shanks, Steve Robson and others with only "I'd Wait for Life" being an entirely Take That composition. It was announced at the start of 2007 that Take That recently signed a record deal with American label Interscope, and would also release their album in Canada. Take That also celebrated being the first artists ever to simultaneously top the five main official UK single, album, DVD, download single and download album charts in the same week (week ending December 17, 2006) with 'Patience' (single), 'Beautiful World' (album) and 'The Ultimate Tour - Live In Manchester' (DVD). is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1920s vintage Polydor export label with its double-horn gramophone logo In 1954 Polydor Records introduced their distinctive orange label. ... Beautiful World is the hugely successful fourth full-length English studio album from British boy band Take That. ... is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Wetten, dass. ... Interscope Records is a record label currently owned by the Universal Music Group. ...


The come-back single "Patience" was released on November 20, 2006, with a special event launching it on 5th November (Bonfire Night). On 26 November "Patience" hit number 1 in the UK in its second week of chart entry making it the group's 9th No.1. On Saturday December 2 the band performed live on ITV show An Audience with Take That. They performed some of their biggest hits and songs of the new album to an audience full of celebrities, and the album, "Beautiful World", reached #1 on the UK album chart the following day, while 'Patience' also remained at No.1 on both the Official UK Singles and Download charts. The video for "Shine", the follow-up to "Patience" was premiered on January 25, 2007 on Channel 4, ahead of its release on February 26, 2007. The band's massive success continued on February 14, 2007 when Take That performed live at the BRIT Awards ceremony at Earl's Court. Their single "Patience" won the Best British single category. Following their performance, Patience re-entered the UK top 10 after 16 weeks in the charts, with "Shine" placing just below at #11 one week before its official release. On March 4, 2007 it topped the UK singles chart, becoming the second straight single from the album to do so. It was the tenth number one single of their career and took them past Spice Girls and ABBA (both on nine) in the all-time number one UK singles charts. Mark Owen takes lead vocals on a single for the second time for Shine. The third single taken from Beautiful World was "I'd Wait For Life", released on June 18, 2007 in the UK. However the single only reached 17 in the UK Singles Chart, falling out of the top 40 the following week. The third single that was released outside of the UK was "Reach Out". Patience is a song released by the British boy band Take That. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... Bonfire Night can refer to a number of occasions: St. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... An Audience with. ... Shine is a song by Take That, taken from their comeback album Beautiful World. ... is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... Earls Court is a place in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, in London, England. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Spice Girls are an English all-female pop group, formed in London in 1994. ... Abba redirects here. ... Shine is a song by Take That, taken from their comeback album Beautiful World. ... Beautiful World is the hugely successful fourth full-length English studio album from British boy band Take That. ... Id Wait for Life is going to be the third single released by Take Thats new album Beautiful World. ... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Take That will visit Australia, Japan and Canada in the coming months as they take Beautiful World around the world. The Beautiful World Tour 2007 started in Belfast, UK in early October, and will see the guys performing in Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark before finishing in Manchester, UK after 11 sold-out dates at the MEN Arena. The support act for the UK leg of the tour is to be Sophie Ellis-Bextor and for the rest of Europe, Jamie Scott. Take That were one of the contributing acts to perform at the Concert for Diana which was held at The Wembley Stadium on July 1, 2007. The band performed three of their #1 hits: "Patience", "Shine" and "Back for Good". The band had originally met the Princess during their height of fame in the early '90s. Every date for the tour sold out in less than 40mins. ... This article is about the city in Northern Ireland. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... The Manchester Evening News Arena or MEN Arena is a large indoor arena situated in Manchester, England. ... Concert for Diana was a concert held at the new Wembley Stadium in London, United Kingdom in honour of the late Diana, Princess of Wales on 1 July 2007, which would have been her 46th birthday; 2007 is also the 10th anniversary of her death. ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Take That wrote and recorded the theme song "Rule the World" for the film Stardust directed by Matthew Vaughn, which was released in cinemas across North America and Europe in August 2007. The track was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and was produced by John Shanks who produced part of the band's comeback album Beautiful World. The new track featured Gary Barlow on lead vocals with the rest of the band providing harmonies. The song also featured The Millennia Ensemble on strings, which was arranged by conductor Will Malone. Bookies William Hill made the tune 3/1 favourite to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 2008 ceremony. This song was confirmed as the band's next single, which was released on 27th October 2007. It has reached number 2 in the UK singles chart. Rule the World is a song by British group Take That, taken from the film Stardust. ... For the book, see Stardust (novel). ... Matthew Vaughn (born 7 March 1971) is a film producer (Layer Cake, Snatch, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels among others), director (Layer Cake) and husband of Claudia Schiffer, whom he married in 2002. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Gary Barlow (born January 20, 1971 in Frodsham, Cheshire, England) is an English singer, pianist, songwriter, bandleader and producer. ... A bookmaker, bookie or turf accountant, is an organization or a person that takes bets and may pay winnings depending upon results and, depending on the nature of the bet, the odds. ... The William Hill logo William Hill plc (LSE: WMH) is one of the two largest bookmakers in the United Kingdom alongside Ladbrokes. ... // The Academy Award for Best Original Song is one of the awards given annually to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). ...


On November 14, 2007, ITV announced Take That will host the network's countdown to 2008 live from London's O2 Arena. The programme will be titled Countdown to Midnight with Take That and Guests Live at the O2.[14] is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ...


In what is being billed as a "spectacular live stage show", Take That will perform an array of hits from their early days through to their most recent album.


Other facts of interest

  • Take That are one of only seven acts in the history of the British Singles Chart whose tally of number ones is in double figures. These seven acts include Elvis Presley (21, 18 different songs), The Beatles (17), Cliff Richard (14 : six of them with The Shadows, one with The Drifters, one with The Young Ones), Westlife (14 : one of them with Mariah Carey), Madonna (12), The Shadows (11 : six of them with Cliff Richard, two of these also with The Norrie Paramor Strings) and Take That (10: one featuring Lulu). The ten #1s were almost all consecutive: starting with "Pray" in 1993, they had four consecutive #1 hits, followed by a #3 single ("Love Ain't Here Anymore") and then six more consecutive #1 hits, ending with "Shine" in 2007.
  • In an episode of the alternative comedy Green Wing, whilst Mac is in a coma, he is played Take That's "Back for Good".
  • The band took their name from a newspaper article about Madonna.
  • Love to Infinity (Andy & Pete Lee) produced Take That's first ever studio session-"Waiting Around" and the unreleased "Girl".
  • In 2007, The Concretes recorded an Indie Pop cover version of Take That's "Back for Good", which is set to appear on the compilation album Guilt By Association in September.

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Love Aint Here Anymore is the sixth single taken from Take Thats second album Everything Changes. ... Green Wing is an award-winning British television comedy set in the fictional East Hampton Hospital Trust. ... Back for Good is a song by the British pop group Take That, written by their member Gary Barlow, who also sang the lead vocal on the track. ... The Concretes are a popular Swedish indie pop band, currently composed of seven members. ... Guilt By Association is a new compilation album that will be released September 4th, 2007 by Engine Room Recordings. ...

Discography

Main article: Take That discography

The following article documents the album, single and multimedia releases by the British band, Take That. ...

References

  1. ^ Robbie Williams, "South Of The Border"
  2. ^ "Angels" BPI Certification
  3. ^ [www.robbiewilliams.com Angels, Discography, Robbie Williams' Official Website]
  4. ^ BPI Certification for "Life Thru A Lens"
  5. ^ Robbie Williams Discorgraphy
  6. ^ Singles + albums sales
  7. ^ Top 5 Greatest Living Briton
  8. ^ IEMUSIC
  9. ^ Singles + albums sales
  10. ^ Robbie Williams Enters The Guinness Book of World Records
  11. ^ the Brit Awards 2005
  12. ^ Virgin Radio Profile for Williams (ECHO)
  13. ^ Mediatraffic
  14. ^ See In 2008 With Take That!

External links

  • www.takethattv.com: Take That TV - Official Take That Website (Polydor)
  • www.take-that.co.uk: Take That Appreciation Pages - Online since 1996, come join over 4,870 Members on our Discussion Boards!
  • www.takethat4ever.dk:Take That 4 Ever - Danish Take That Fan Page
  • www.totallytakethat.nl: Totally Take That - Dutch Take That Fan Site
  • www.garybarlow.net: GB Fans Website Originally created in 1997, the site has recently been revamped and taken on by Natalya
  • www.jasonorange.net: Jason Orange Net - For all Jason fans, we've also got a forum to chat about all things Jason!
  • Gary Barlows Tight Trousers fan forum chat, updated everyday

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