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Robert Peter Williams born 13 February is an English singer-songwriter and entertainer. He found fame as a member of the pop group Freedom - Robbie Williams - Best Hits 99 That from tobut achieved greater commercial success with his solo career, beginning in Williams has released seven UK number one singles and eleven out of his twelve studio albums have reached number one in the UK.
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 biggest-selling albums in the United Kingdom— four albums in the top 60 —and in he entered the Guinness Book of World Records for selling 1. Williams also topped the — UK airplay chart.
After a fifteen year hiatus from the group, he was re-united with Take That on 15 Julyco-writing and performing lead vocals on their album Progresswhich became the second fastest-selling album in UK chart history  and the fastest-selling Freedom - Robbie Williams - Best Hits 99 of the century Freedom - Robbie Williams - Best Hits 99 the time.
In lateTake That's frontman Gary Barlow confirmed that Williams had left the band for a second time to focus on his solo career, although the departure was amicable and that Williams was welcome to rejoin Take That in the future.
He participated in several school plays, and his biggest role was that of the Artful Dodger in a production of Oliver! Inthe sixteen-year-old Williams was the youngest member to join Take That. According to the documentary Take That: For the Recordhis mother read an advertisement seeking members for a new boy band and suggested that he try out for the group.
However, he had conflicts with Freedom - Robbie Williams - Best Hits 99 over the restrictive rules for Take That members, and he began drinking more alcohol and dabbling in cocaine. In NovemberWilliams's drug abuse had escalated; he had a near drug overdose the night before the group was scheduled to perform at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
Barlow explained in interviews that Williams had given up trying to offer creative input. Noting Williams' increasingly belligerent behaviour and poor attendance at rehearsals, and worried that he might drop out during the group's upcoming tour, Orange and Barlow took their concerns to Martin-Smith. During one of the last rehearsals before the tour commenced, the three confronted Williams about his attitude and stated they wanted to do the tour without him.
He agreed to quit and left the group in July ; it would be the last time for twelve years that they were all together. They later disbanded on 13 FebruaryWilliams's 22nd birthday. Shortly afterwards, Williams was photographed by the press partying with the members of Oasis at Glastonbury Festival. Following Under A Funeral Moon - Darkthrone - Under A Funeral Moon departure, he became the subject of talk shows and newspapers as he acknowledged his plans to become a solo singer, and he was spotted partying with George Michael in France.
After various legal battles over his right to a solo career, Williams succeeded in getting released from his contract with BMG. On 27 JuneWilliams signed with Chrysalis Records. In he released a cover version of the song Louise from The Human League. By MarchWilliams had shown interest in rejoining Take That ;  however, the band completed their The Circus Live without him. However, both did join with the other acts in the final song of the evening, with Williams putting his arm around Gary Barlow and singing " Hey Jude ".
On 15 JulyWilliams reconciled with his former colleagues and rejoined Take That. In November the Take That album Progress was released, becoming the fastest selling album since and the second fastest selling album in UK history. The tour was the fastest selling in UK history with ticket hotlines and websites crashing under the demand. Williams was Freedom - Robbie Williams - Best Hits 99 to perform with Take That but missed the performance because his wife gave birth at around the same time; the group performed as a four-piece.
Although still officially part of the Take That,  Williams chose not to return for group's seventh and eighth studio albums and their accompanying tours, focusing instead on his solo commitments. He continued to write music with his colleagues and performed with the group on several occasions since 's Progress tour  and plans on returning for a full tour to celebrate Take That's 25th anniversary.
Shortly after his introduction to songwriter and producer Guy ChambersWilliams released " Old Before I Die ", the first single from his debut album. The single reached number two on the UK Charts;  however, it was largely ignored on international charts. His debut album, Life thru a Lenswas released in September The album debuted at number eleven on the UK Albums Chart. The album remained in the British top ten for forty weeks and spent weeks there altogether, making it the 58th best selling album in UK history with sales of over 2.
The first single, " Millennium ", accompanied with a music video featuring Williams parodying James Bondcomplete with tuxedo and references to Bond films like Thunderball and From Russia with Lovebecame Williams' first solo number one single in the United Kingdom. He embarked on a United States promotional tour and released his first United States and Canadian single, " Millennium ".
In the middle of promotion and the tours inWilliams began work on his third studio album. The video was edited by Top of the Pops for its graphic content and many other channels followed suit. When the album, Sing When You're Winning was released in Augustit topped the charts in many different countries. He took two weeks off from his tour to record Swing When You're Winninghis fourth studio album. The first single released from the album was a duet with Kidman, on " Somethin' Stupid ".
So far it is the biggest music deal in British history. The deal was brokered by Ingenious Mediaa UK corporate finance advisory business. Williams began working on what would be his Alex Y Los Drugos - El Aviador Dro Y Sus Obreros Especializados* - Sintesis: La Produccion Al Poder studio album, spending a year in the recording studio.
The album heralded a new era for Williams. He had taken a more active role in the making of this album. Most of the songs were recorded in Los Angeles.
The album's first single, " Feel ", written by Williams and Cosmo Flux - Monoiz - Rain EP, was recorded as a demo. When they started working on the album and were trying to re-record the vocals, Williams felt unsatisfied with it, so he decided to include the Etched In Stone - Real Cops - Demo 2012 version and then release it as the first single.
When the single was released in lateit became Williams' biggest international hit, going number one in The Netherlands and Italy, as well as reaching Freedom - Robbie Williams - Best Hits 99 top ten in many European countries.
In the United States, however, it failed to make such an impact. In October Sagi-Rei* - Emotional Songs (The Acoustic Dance Sessions), Williams released, Greatest Hitsa retrospective of his career, and also, to reveal the new tracks he had been working on with the then-new collaborator, Stephen Duffy.
When the compilation was later released it debuted at number one in the UK  and was the best selling album of the year in the UK  and Europe.
After touring Latin America in late for the promotion Greatest HitsWilliams started working on his sixth studio album. Recorded at his house in the Hollywood Hillsthe album was co-written by Stephen Duffy over the course of 24 months. The album Intensive Care was launched in Berlin on 9 October. It became an international hit. It received mixed reviews: Allmusic gave it a four star rating, the NME 8 out of 10, and Music Week and MOJO were equally positive,  but it received much weaker reviews from some of the British press.
Rumours of a new studio album co-written with Guy Chambers surfaced in earlyalong with known commitments required by Williams to his EMI contract. British singer-songwriter Laura Critchley commented that she had sung vocals for three songs, and said that it would not be released until A spokesman said that Williams was planning to begin the recording sessions in March and that the new album would be released in late This will probably be the last Williams album released by EMI.
The album was released on 9 November in the United Kingdom. That same evening, Williams made his "comeback" on The X Factor results show, performing his new single " Bodies " for the first time live. JLS beat Williams to the number one spot by sales.
The album was also released in the United States Williams' first album to be released there since 's Escapology. In OctoberWilliams released his second greatest hits album, In and Out of Consciousness: The Greatest Hits —to celebrate 20 years as a performing artist.
A single, " Shame ", was also released, which was written and sung by Williams and Barlow. It also marked the second time that Williams had a number one single "Candy" and album at the same time on the chart.
The first time was in when " Somethin' Stupid " and Swing When You're Winning were number one on the singles and albums chart respectively. The album's lead single, " Candy ", premiered on 10 September and was released on 11 September in most countries and 29 October in the UK.
In the UK, "Candy" became Williams' first number one single since " Radio " and his seventh solo number one single. In its first week the song has soldcopies becoming the fastest-selling male artist single of the year. In SeptemberWilliams announced a follow up to his swing album, titled Swings Both Ways for release in November. Williams released a compilation album entitled Under the Radar Volume 1 on 1 December through his website, featuring B-sidesdemos and other previously unreleased songs.
An example of the latter is "Run It Wild" a song that he "once got very, very excited for" and prepared for last year's Take the Crown stadium tour. In Mayit was announced that Williams had signed a recording contract with Sony Music.
I cannot trust me. I don't know what I'm going to do at any time. There's no, sort of, plan. The plan was, sing in key, don't fall over. There's a block between me and sense Yeah, I did, didn't I? The album sold Shine On (Club Mix) - Joy - Shine On 67, copies, which is identical sales to his previous studio album release The Heavy Entertainment ShowWilliams also sold over 10, cassettes in 7 days, which is the most in two decades.
If Williams Freedom - Robbie Williams - Best Hits 99 able to keep up the momentum and retain the number one spot by Friday.
The single reached number 1 on the UK Singles Chart in Williams also features on a double CD titled Concrete which was released on the same day as Rudebox. Their joint effort, " She's Madonna ", was released as a single in March In he announced the release Freedom - Robbie Williams - Best Hits 99 " Shame ", a duet with Take That Theres No You - Vic Damone - Ill Sing For You singer songwriter Gary Barlowas the first Freedom - Robbie Williams - Best Hits 99 from his greatest hits collection, In and Out of Consciousness: The Greatest Hits —which was certified silver in the UK and charted in 19 countries worldwide.
InWilliams provided uncredited vocals to the Avicii song, The Days . A studio version of the song has been recorded  excerpts of which have been used in promotional material for the show, but the song is not yet available Freedom - Robbie Williams - Best Hits 99 download.
In Williams provided the voice of Dougal in the film adaption of The Magic Roundabou t On 26 Augustit was announced Williams would become a guest vocal coach on the ninth series of German reality television show Popstars: Girls forever to teach candidates for a girl group.
The book features a collection of photographs of Williams from the past 20 years of his career and discussion of them by Williams as transcribed by Heath. Williams launched a radio show titled Radio Rudebox on 6 October where he played music and interviewed Gary Barlow. Williams formed the club with other celebrity friends after building his own soccer pitch at his home in Los Angeles. InWilliams announced he was working with entrepreneur Peter Jones in developing a clothing line called Farrell in honour of his grandfather Jack Farrell.
Williams and Guy Chambers will provide the music and lyrics with a book by Mark Ravenhill for the upcoming stage Gimme That Wine - Blood, Sweat And Tears - Brand New Day of David Walliams' children's book The Boy in the Dress.
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