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Robert Peter Robbie Williams (Stoke-on-Trent13 February 1974) is a British pop singer. From 1990 to 1995 made Williams part of Take That. After that period he became a successful solo singer. Since 2010 he is member of Take That, after which he again the first single (since 1995) made with Take That ' The Flood '.

Williams has sold more than 55 million records worldwide. He is the best-selling British solo artist in the United Kingdom and the best selling non-latino artist in Latin America. Six of his albums are among the top 100 best selling albums in the United Kingdom. He won fifteen BRIT Awards (more than any other artist) and seven ECHO Awards. In 2004, he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, then he was described as the "greatest artist of the 1990s."

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Take That[Edit]Edit

Robbie Williams ' career began with Take That, a band that was formed by singer and composer Gary Barlow. Founded in 1990, the band proved very successful, with eight number-one hits in Britain. Their popularity led to a success of similar bands in Britain. While it is good seemed to go with the band, turned out not to fit in the Williams total Group and he made many feud with the band members and management. Williams left Take That In 1995 . That called admiration and confusion, because the most famous boy band Take That was then. The general opinion is that he imposed "clean" lifestyle that the boys had to follow (not drinking/ smoking drugsnot/geen) could no longer keep up. After leaving the band collapsed Williams in a life full of booze and brawls and he made his old band frequently black.

Comeback[Edit]Edit

Fifteen years after he left, he made together with the band known to work again; in november 2010 there is a new album appeared with the title Progress. However, Williams left the band again In 2011. [1]

Solo Career[Edit]Edit

Life Thru a Lens[Edit]Edit

In 1996 Williams was ready to start a new career. His first single "Freedom", a cover of George Michael from 1990, was released in August. After a time in rehab came in 1997, the single "Old Before I Die". Both singles were successes in England. This resulted in the arrival of his first solo album, Life Thru a Lens, later that year. Life Thru a Lens contained its single "Old Before I Die" and flopped because the rest (e.g., "Lazy Days" and "South of the Border") was not really well received.

Angels[Edit]Edit

The last song of Life Thru A Lens, was released would be "Angels". This song took care of the international comeback of Williams.

"Angels" is, in February 2005 by the English during the British music awards, voted best song of the past 25 years. Also it was on place 11 in the top 2000 of 2005.

Also in Netherlands is this song become a huge hit. (And it is still good in the taste. In december 2007, this song was number 1 in the top 1000 Qmusic.)

Williams was a fame in Europe while he was in the United States barely broke through.

I've Been Expecting You[Edit]Edit

His second album, "I've Been Expecting You", was released in 1998. The album was preceded by the single Millennium, built around the James Bond theme "You Only Live Twice". This song was a big hit in Europe and in the United States number 72.

On the second single, "No Regrets", Williams got vocal support from Pet Shop Boyssinger Neil Tennant and The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon. Other singles from the album were "Strong" and "she's The One".

In 1999 he collaborated with Tom Jones for Lenny Kravitz-a cover of the song "Are You Gonna Go My Way" that came on the album Reload. Williams also delivered that year contributed to an album of songs by Noël Coward. On this album, "Twentieth Century Blues", he sings "There Are Bad Times Just Around The Corner".

Sing When you're Winning[Edit]Edit

The album was released in 2000 contained the hit "Rock DJ". The clip made for criticism because of the daring striptease that Williams did. The video was a big hit, but the song took out in Netherlands "only" a 6th place in the top 40. The song caught on in the United States, but Williams did not extract the fame as he had in Europe. Because the clip was seen as shocking, this was considered as the temporary end of Williams ' career in the us, though the clip was nominated for the MTV Video Music Award.

Swing When you're Winning[Edit]Edit

In 2001 brought Williams a cd out. On this cd he played many songs from the 1950s and 1960s. On the cd were songs like Ain't That A Kick In The HeadThings and Mack The Knife. There was also Something Stupid on the duet with Nicole Kidman, originally by Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra. The cover of Beyond the Sea Bobby Darins became the soundtrack of the film Finding Nemo.

'S Escapology[Edit]Edit

In 2002 Williams stopped the cooperation with his writer Guy Chambers. This was, however, but for brevity, because half a year later they worked together again to Williams s Escapology new album, the album that came out in 2002. 'S Escapology has more rock influences than earlier work by Williams. The first single, Feel, was a hit in Europe. In the black and white clip played Darryl Hannah . The album sold very well. In the all-time top 1000 album of Radio Veronica's Escapology ended in 2006 at number 78.

The clip of the next "'s Escapology" single, Come Undone, was censored by MTV Networks Europe, because Williams in the clip had sex with two women, although they were dressed. There were reptiles and insects in the mouth of the women layers. The sudden turn of events probably came through the rift between Williams and Guy Chambers.

Intensive Care[Edit]Edit

This album came out in Berlin on 9 October 2005. It came on tv and is broadcast from special places, such as cinemas and theatres. Although the album would come out first not in the US had made it possible toiTunes him to order, because of the success in Europe. The first single was a hit worldwide and was tripping. Make me Pure was released as promo. The clip of Advertising space shows Robbie dressed as Elvis Presley. Sin Sin Sin is the last published single and shows Williams as guru.

Rudebox[Edit]Edit

On 23 October 2006 the album Rudebox. Robbie is experimenting with electronic music on this album and it was received with some criticism. On this album he works together with the Pet Shop BoysLily Allen andMark Ronson and he performed songs by Manu ChaoThe Human League and My Robot Friend.

The first single from the album, Rudebox, came on 4 september 2006 . He RAPS the majority on Rudebox, with only a Sung bridge. The second single from the album is Lovelight, which came out on October 21,2006. This song is a cover of Lewis Taylor.

The third single of the album was released is she's Madonna. This song was a big hit for Robbie with a # 2-listing in Netherlands.

Reality Killed the Video Star[Edit]Edit

On 5 August 2009, it was announced on the official website Williams ' long-awaited comeback. On Monday 9 november came the new album, that the name Reality Killed the Video Star , on store shelves. A month earlier, on October 12, to be exact, the forerunner of the album, the single Bodies, all on single. Trevor Horn produced both the album and the single.

Early december 2009 followed the second single from the album: You Know Me. In March 2010, the third single: Morning Sun. A fourth single was not there.

The album reached gold and Platinum in Netherlands in Flanders.

In And Out Of Consciousness: The Greatest Hits 1990-2010[Edit]Edit

At the end of June 2010 there was a promotional video on Williams ' YouTubechannel that discusses his new album was promoted. It was a compilation album with all the highlights from Williams ' career. It was the second time that a ' Greatest Hits ' of Williams appeared. It was released on October 11, 2010 on the market and it contains 39 numbers. ' Shame ' is the first single from the album. It is a duet between Williams andGary Barlow. For the first time since 15 years these two worked together. There is also a dvd version of the album released, with all the music videos from the songs on the album.

Take The Crown[Edit]Edit

After his trip to Take That earlier that year, Williams signed a new record deal with Universal and immediately made known that an album would follow by the end of 2012. In 2012 if Williams open a concert for The Queen for the British Royal family and he became a father. His single Candy and his album Take The Crown that year came at the same time also a number 1. Also the Different numbers and Be a boy were hits. He also conducted a sold-out series of theatre-concerts, three sold-out shows at London's O2 arena and he announces a new tour in the summer of 2013 with a support act for Olly Murs.

Swings Both Ways[Edit]Edit

On 18 november 2013, Robbie Williams his sequel to the album Swing When you're Winning released called Swings Both Ways. His single was released on 7 november Go Gentle . On 15 december, he releasedDream A Little Dream on single. This he has sung with Lilly Allen. The album features even more duets with Kelly ClarksonMichael Bublé and Rufus Wainwright.

Current career[Edit]Edit

In 2002 Williams by the British was chosen as one of the 100 greatest Britons ever. He Later on place 17 end in Channel 4 's list of worst Britons ever.

A biography of Williams, written by Chris Heath, called "Feel", was released in 2004. In 2003, Williams performances along with Duran Duran and ex-Take That Member Mark Owen.

Since the break with Chambers has Williams show that he not deteriorated. He wrote among other things along with ex-Duran Duran-singer Stephen Duffy the hits like "Radio" and "Misunderstood".

Both songs were on the album "Greatest Hits", released on October 2004. In February 2005, the song "Angels" voted best song of the past 25 years and was awarded the British music industry's award.

Williams also appeared during Live 8. He sang his most famous songs, ' ' Let Me Entertain You ' Feel ' and ' Angels, ' and he began his performance with ' We Will Rock You ', such as Freddie Mercury that did 20 years earlier.

On 13 February 2007, his birthday, he's in a rehab in the us because of a medication addiction. On 7 March 2007 he comes from this clinic. He is frequent shooting with new clothes on and he turns out to be not yet stopped smoking even though he has now announced to like this.

In early 2008 he makes in a blog on his official website announced that he will present no new material this year. Maybe, he says, he puts all the B-sides on one album. It remains some time silent on its website until early april when he pictures in his blog post from some trips he made with his girlfriend Ayda Field. End of June 2008, the press suggested that Ayda Field put an end to their relationship by a year.

On October 6, 2008, Williams ' manager Tim Clark know that suits his new album in early 2009[2]. The album, Reality Killed The Video Star, appeared in november 2009.

He told that he had that same message also thought to stop singing and wanted to lead a quiet life with his girlfriend Ayda Field in Los Angeles. After a visit to England he realized he missed singing. On August 7, 2010 married Williams with Ayda Field during an intimate ceremony at the home they share together in Los Angeles. Williams currently live and Field in the United Kingdom. Williams and Field got a daughter in september 2012.

Williams sang In 2010 along with a.o. Take That, Kylie Minogue, Mariah Carey, Susan Boyle and Rod Stewart in the benefit song for Haiti after the earthquake there: a cover of Everybody Hurts by r.e.m. [3]

After 15 years of absence is Williams back to Take That. He will give concerts a year with his old band. Williams left the group after the concert series to concentrate on his solo career. [1]

Mid-2011 Williams launched the clothing brand Farrell, named after his grandfather. Farrell went bankrupt at the end of 2013. Williams remained in the meantime continue to work on its ninth studio album at his new record label Universal appeared in the autumn of 2012.

Williams is Ambassador of UNICEF in the UK.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Life thru a lens 1997 14-02-1998 59 10
I've been expecting you 1998 07-11-1998 35 45
Sing when you're winning 28-08-2000 02-09-2000 3 85
Swing when you're winning 19-11-2001 24-11-2001 2 101
'S Escapology 18-11-2002 30-11-2002 1 (15wk) 101 Best selling album of the year 2003
Live summer 2003 29-09-2003 04-10-2003 3 56 Live Album
Greatest hits 18-10-2004 23-10-2004 1 (5wk) 70 Compilation album
Intensive care 24-10-2005 29-10-2005 1 (3 wk) 49
Rudebox 23-10-2006 28-10-2006 2 31 Platinum
Reality killed the video star 09-11-2009 14-11-2009 1 (1wk) 26 Gold
In and out of consciousness-The greatest hits 1990-2010 08-10-2010 16-10-2010 3 24 Compilation album
Take the crown 02-11-2012 10-11-2012 1 (1wk) 21
Swings both ways 2013 23/11/2013 2 10 *
Album (s) with chart positions in

the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Life thru a lens 1997 11-04-1998 13 11
I've been expecting you 1998 07-11-1998 11 14
Sing when you're winning 2000 09-09-2000 13 34
Swing when you're winning 2001 01-12-2001 2 27
'S Escapology 2002 30-11-2002 1 (2 wk) 42
Live summer 2003 2003 04-10-2003 5 37
Greatest hits 2004 23-10-2004 2 89 Compilation album
Intensive care 2005 29-10-2005 1 (1wk) 47
Rudebox 2006 28-10-2006 3 26
Reality killed the video star 2009 14-11-2009 3 21 Platinum
In and out of consciousness-The greatest hits 1990-2010 2010 16-10-2010 4 21 Compilation album/ Gold
Take the crown 2012 10-11-2012 8 30
Live at Knebworth-10th anniversary edition 2013 10-08-2013 124 2
Swings both ways 2013 30/11/2013 4 16 *

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Freedom 12-08-1996 10-08-1996 10 4 No. 12 in the Single Top 100 / Alarm drive
Old before I die 14-04-1997 10-05-1997 32 2 No. 53 in the Single Top 100
Lazy days 14-07-1997 02-08-1997 tip18 - No. 72 in the Single Top 100
South of the border 15-09-1997 4-10-1997 tip21 -
Angels 01-12-1997 10-01-1998 14 14 No. 14 in the Single Top 100
Let me entertain you 16-03-1998 11-04-1998 tip2 - No. 42 in the Single Top 100
Millennium 07-09-1998 26-09-1998 29 5 No. 38 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive
No regrets 30-11-1998 12-12-1998 tip14 - No. 71 in the Single Top 100
Strong 15-03-1999 17-04-1999 tip7 - No. 55 in the Single Top 100
She's the one 08-11-1999 20-11-1999 29 7 No. 33 in the Single Top 100
Rock dj 31-07-2000 29-07-2000 6 13 No. 11 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive
Kids 09-10-2000 21-10-2000 11 8 with Kylie Minogue /

No. 24 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive

Supreme 11-12-2000 06-01-2001 8 11 No. 16 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive
Let love be your energy 09-04-2001 14-04-2001 21 5 No. 55 in the Single Top 100
Eternity/The road to Mandalay 09-07-2001 28-7-2001 17 14 No. 11 in the Single Top 100
Somethin' stupid 10-12-2001 15-12-2001 9 11 with Nicole Kidman /

No. 5 in the Single Top 100

Mr. Bojangles 11-03-2002 09-03-2002 tip12 - No. 66 in the Single Top 100
My culture 08-04-2002 20-04-2002 33 3 with 1 Giant Leap and Maxi Jazz /

No. 42 in the Single Top 100

Feel 02-12-2002 07-12-2002 1 (2 wk) 20 No. 1 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive
Come undone 31-03-2003 05-04-2003 8 15 No. 26 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive
Something beautiful 28-07-2003 19-07-2003 8 12 No. 16 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive
Sexed up 03-11-2003 08-11-2003 12 12 No. 33 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive
Radio 04-10-2004 02-10-2004 9 6 No. 9 in the Single Top 100
Misunderstood 06-12-2004 18-12-2004 8 8 No. 15 in the Single Top 100
Tripping 03-10-2005 08-10-2005 1 (3 wk) 17 No. 2 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive
Make me pure 03-10-2005 19-11-2005 15 8 B-side of tripping /

No. 2 in the Single Top 100

Advertising space 12-12-2005 24-12-2005 5 12 No. 12 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive
Sin sin sin 22-05-2006 03-06-2006 9 11 No. 13 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive
Rudebox 04-09-2006 09-09-2006 4 9 No. 6 in the Single Top 100
Lovelight 13-11-2006 11-11-2006 8 11 No. 9 in the Single Top 100
She's Madonna 05-03-2007 24-03-2007 2 13 with Pet Shop Boys /

No. 3 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive

Close my eyes 02-2009 07-02-2009 17 8 with Sander van Doorn /

No. 7 in the Single Top 100

Bodies 12-10-2009 26-09-2009 1 (4wk) 14 No. 3 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive
You know me 04-12-2009 21-11-2009 10 16 No. 31 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive
Morning sun 15-03-2010 13-02-2010 19 9 No. 75 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive
Shame 2010 11-09-2010 10 14 with Gary Barlow /

No. 4 in the Single Top 100

Heart and I 08-11-2010 29-01-2011 tip2 -
Candy 10-09-2012 29-09-2012 3 24 No. 1 in Single Top 100/ Alarm drive
Different 17-12-2012 12-01-2013 tip7 -
Be a boy 2013 11-05-2013 tip12 -
Go gentle 2013 19-10-2013 tip5 - No. 78 in the Single Top 100
Single (s) with chart positions

in the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Freedom 1996 17-08-1996 16 6 No. 16 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Old before I die 1997 17-05-1997 47 1
Angels 1998 07-02-1998 6 18 No. 6 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Millennium 1998 26-09-1998 18 10 No. 18 in the Radio 2 Top 30
She's the one 1999 18-12-1999 40 11
Rock dj 2000 12-08-2000 18 10 No. 18 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Kids 2000 11-11-2000 38 4 with Kylie Minogue
Supreme 2000 30-12-2000 29 7 No. 29 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Eternity 2001 28-07-2001 6 15 No. 5 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Somethin' stupid 2001 15-12-2001 5 15 with Nicole Kidman/

No. 2 in the Radio 2 Top 30

Mr. Bojangles 2002 06-04-2002 tip12 -
My culture 2002 27-04-2002 50 1 with 1 Giant Leap and Maxi Jazz
Feel 2002 07-12-2002 5 18 No. 3 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Come undone 2003 10-05-2003 48 2
Something beautiful 2003 02-08-2003 48 2 No. 30 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Sexed up 2003 08-11-2003 tip4 -
Radio 2004 16-10-2004 28 3 No. 15 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Misunderstood 2004 18-12-2004 tip3 -
Tripping 2005 08-10-2005 8 21 No. 4 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Advertising space 2005 24-12-2005 19 13 No. 15 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Sin sin sin 2006 10-06-2006 25 11 No. 15 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Rudebox 2006 16-09-2006 4 11 No. 2 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Lovelight 2006 02-12-2006 18 13 No. 16 in the Radio 2 Top 30
She's Madonna 2007 03-03-2007 3 17 with Pet Shop Boys/

No. 2 in the Radio 2 Top 30

Close my eyes 2009 11-04-2009 tip19 - with Sander Van Doorn
Bodies 2009 24-10-2009 5 11 No. 8 in the Radio 2 Top 30
You know me 2009 26-12-2009 17 10 No. 4 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Morning sun 2010 27-02-2010 tip12 - No. 6 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Shame 2010 11-09-2010 21 8 with Gary Barlow/

No. 6 in the Radio 2 Top 30

Heart and I 2010 25-12-2010 tip26 -
Candy 2012 13-10-2012 18 15 No. 5 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Different 2012 15-12-2012 tip12 -
Be a boy 2013 23-03-2013 tip14 -
Goin' crazy 2013 22-06-2013 tip2 - with Dizzee Rascal
Go gentle 2013 02/11/2013 tip15 -
Dream a little Dream 2013 14-12-2013 tip16 - with Lily Allen
Shine my shoes 2014 29-03-2014 tip82 *

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Advertising space - - - - - - - - 1379 - 1568 1995 - 1359 -
Angels - - 364 114 24 44 11 18 39 24 34 37 55 41 40
Candy - - - - - - - - - - - - - 482 974
Eternity - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1950 -
Feel - - - - - 229 45 52 127 108 126 145 206 163 208
Millennium - - - - - - - 1092 1761 1920 1504 1447 1584 1664 1811
Morning sun - - - - - - - - - - - 1462 - - -
Rock DJ - - - - - - - 681 1718 1713 1560 1790 1757 1372 1473
Shame (with Gary Barlow) - - - - - - - - - - - - 1718 - -
She's Madonna (with Pet Shop Boys) - - - - - - - - 1279 - - - - - -
She's the one - - 1091 374 205 301 219 383 806 377 939 1075 1245 1273 1020
Somethin' stupid (with Nicole Kidman) - - - - - - - - - - 1398 1342 1687 - -
Supreme - - - - - - - 1251 1655 1938 1848 - - - 1788
The road to Mandalay - - - - - - - - 1218 - 986 917 1095 1308 979
You know me - - - - - - - - - - - 1971 - - -

VHS/DVDs/hd-dvd/blu-ray[Edit]Edit

  • 1998: Live in Your Living room
  • 1999: Angels
  • 2000: Where Egos Dare
  • 2001: Live at the Albert
  • 2002: Nobody Someday
  • 2003: The Robbie Williams Show
  • 2003: What We Did Last Summer: Robbie Williams Live at Knebworth
  • 2006: And Through It All: Robbie Williams Live 1997-2006
  • 2007: Live at the Albert (blu-ray and hd-dvd)

DVDs[Edit]Edit

DVDs with the Dutch Music charts in the Top 30 Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest 

position

Number Of 

weeks

Comments
Live at the Albert 2001 02-03-2002 1 (11wk) 110
The Robbie Williams show 2003 05-04-2003 1 (1wk) 66
What we did last summer-Live at Knebworth 2003 19-11-2003 1 (9wk) 143
And through it all-Robbie Williams live 2006 25-11-2006 1 (3 wk) 15
Live at Knebworth-10th Anniversary edition 2013 03-08-2013 1 (2 wk) 13
One night at Palladium 2013 14-12-2013 1 (6wk) 20 *

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