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Robbie Williams Biography – One of the Best Selling Solo Artist from England

Winner of multiple BRIT Awards for music, Robbie Williams has come a long way since his launch to fame with the band " Take That" in the 1990s. The British singer has shifted to several genres over the years, from pop rock, to soft rock, to dance and Brit-pop.

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Robbie Williams Biography - Private Life

Janet Williams gave birth to Robert Peter Williams, her second child with comedian husband Peter Conway, on February 13, 1974. They separated when Robbie was three days old, leaving Robbie and his older sister Sally in Janet’s care. Music was not the only highlight of the Robbie Williams biography; as a child he was also active in school plays and was part of the school football team. His musical career started when he was 16, as the youngest member of the boy band Take That. Throughout the course of his career personal issues including mental illness, alcoholism and substance abuse became part of the Robbie Williams biography, forcing him to enter some treatment facilities. He was also rumored to be a closet homosexual, an issue he battled by filing a libel case against press companies MGN and Northern & Shell.

Robbie Williams Discography - Solo Career

In 1995, Robbie Williams left the band Take That to pursue a solo career. He recorded a cover of George Michael’s song “Freedom,” which made the second highest spot in the U.K. Singles Chart in 1996. “Life Thru a Lens” was the first solo album in the Robbie Williams discography, launched in Paris, France in 1997. It was not as successful as Robbie’s second album, which included the hit song “Millennium.” Williams then signed a deal with Capitol Records in 1999, marking his entry into the U.S. music industry. This was a significant point in the Robbie Williams discography, giving birth to the instant hit single “Rock DJ.”

Robbie Williams Take That - History

Robbie’s journey with Take That began in 1990, when his mother saw an advertisement about auditions for a new boy band. His age did not prevent Robbie from standing out as the practical joker and extrovert of the quintet. He performed lead vocals in some of their songs, including “Could It Be Magic” and “I Found Heaven.” Robbie’s disregard for certain restrictive rules for the band, as well as his alcohol and drug problems, triggered a conflict with manager Nigel Martin-Smith and eventually led to his departure from the band. However, in December 2008, Robbie announced that he was considering rejoining with Take That. The Robbie Williams Take That journey was officially revived on July 15, 2010, and resulted in the release of the album “Progress” the following November.

Written by Jerry Fulton

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