Robbie Williams started his very successful career with boyband Take That, before kicking off his solo career in 1996 with a cover of George Michael’s “Freedom”. He released his debut album “Life Thru a Lens” in September 1997, but it could only reach number eleven in the UK Album Chart in its first week of release. It wasn’t until the single “Angels” was released (the fourth single from the album) that sales of the album accelerated, going on to sell three million copies in Europe.
Further single releases included “Millennium” (Robbie’s first solo UK number one single), “No Regrets” (featuring Neil Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys and The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon), and “Rock DJ”.
In August 2000, Robbie released “Swing When You’re Winning”, which featured swing covers, including “Something Stupid”, a duet with Nicole Kidman. 2002’s “Escaplogy” included the hits “Come Undone” and “Feel”.
In August 2003, he played 3 consecutive nights at Knebworth to an audience of 125,000 fans per night. This was the biggest event in music history. A live album of the concerts was also released.
Later hits included “Candy” and “Love My Live”. In 2018 he became a judge on ITV’s The X-Factor, along with his wife Ayda Field. He has sold over 77 million records worldwide, and has won more Brit Awards than any other solo artist.
Robbie Williams has played a number of festivals including Sziget and Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.
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