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Robert Peter "Robbie" Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer-songwriter, and occasional actor. He is a member of the pop group Take That, but has found greater commercial success as a solo artist.

Williams rose to fame in the band's first run in the early- to mid-1990s. After many disagreements with the management and group members, Williams left the group in 1995 to launch a hugely successful solo career, which saw his first seven albums each reach number one in the UK. Williams also released seven number-one singles and found similar success across Europe. On 15 July 2010, it was announced he had rejoined Take That. The group's subsequent album became the second fastest-selling album in UK chart history and the fastest-selling record of the century so far. He continues to perform both as a member of Take That and as a solo artist.

Williams has sold more than 77 million albums and singles 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 biggest-selling albums in the United Kingdom, and in 2006 he entered the Guinness Book of World Records for selling 1.6 million tickets of his Close Encounters Tour in a single day. He has also been honoured with seventeen BRIT Awards--more than any other artist--and eight ECHO Awards. In 2004, he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame after being voted as the "Greatest Artist of the 1990s." Williams is married to actress Ayda Field. He has a net worth of ?130 million (2014).

Williams has currently (based on BPI certifications) sold a minimum of 18.9 million albums and 5.4 million singles in the UK alone as a solo artist. Williams also topped the 2000-2010 UK airplay chart, racking up almost 50% more plays than the Sugababes at number 2. In 2014 he was awarded the freedom of Stoke on Trent, as well as having a tourist trail created and streets named in his honor.

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Robbie Williams falls off stage and breaks fans arm at Newcastle show – watch

Robbie Williams falls off stage and breaks fans arm at Newcastle show – watch

Incident happened on June 22 at Metro Radio Arena

  • Jul 4, 2014

Stoke-on-Trent to celebrate 'Robbie Williams Day' for singer's 40th birthday

Roads in a new housing estate will be named after the former Take That man's songs

  • Jan 25, 2014

Robbie Williams tops Official Record Store Chart

'Swings Both Ways' rises to Number One spot in independent record shop sales

  • Dec 19, 2013

Robbie Williams announces 2014 arena tour

Singer announces new live shows as he says he is likely to rejoin Take That in the future

  • Nov 25, 2013

Robbie Williams: 'Nicole Appleton deserves better than Liam Gallagher'

Singer says his former fiancee should be in a happy marriage

  • Nov 14, 2013

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Robbie Williams - 'Candy'

Robbie Williams - 'Candy'

Robbie uses nursery rhymes as the hook for this comeback

  • Oct 30, 2012

Album review: Robbie Williams - 'Reality Killed The Video Star' (EMI)

It's so self-referential that a yawning hole appears where Robbie's heart should be

  • Nov 9, 2009

Live Reviews: Robbie Williams

There’d be plenty to enjoy here, if only he’d stop trying so hard…BBC Electric Proms, Roundhouse, London, Tuesday, October 20

  • Oct 28, 2009

Robbie Williams: Rudebox

Your least favourite popstar’s gone electro and it’s – whisper it – good

  • Oct 23, 2006

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