Robbie Williams for ‘Outstanding Contribution To Music’ BRIT

Singer to receive honour next year

Robbie Williams is set to receive the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at next year’s BRIT Awards.

The star is also set to perform live at the ceremony at London‘s Earls Court on February 16, 2010.

The singer has already picked up more prizes at the ceremony than any other solo artist, with 11 gongs to his name so far. Previous winners of the award include David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Pet Shop Boys, Oasis and U2.

Ged Doherty, chairman of the BRITs committee, said in a statement: “Robbie is one of the outstanding artists and performers of his generation. It will be an absolute thrill to have him at the BRITS 30th anniversary show receiving the Outstanding Contribution Award. We are delighted.”

Williams won his first Brit award as a member of Take That, when ‘Could It Be Magic’ was named Best Single in 1993. The group went on to scoop three more trophies before he quit in 1995.

He was awarded his first BRIT as a solo artist in 1999 for Best British Male Artist and went on to win at least one category for another five years running.

In 2005 he performed his biggest hit ‘Angels’ live onstage alongside Joss Stone, and at an earlier BRITs, in 1998, he performed a duet with Tom Jones.

Earlier this week, Williams made his live comeback at the BBC Electric Proms, performing tracks from his forthcoming new album ‘Reality Killed The Video Star’ at his first live show in three years.