Born on February 13, 1974, Robert Peter Williams is a British singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and musician. At the age of 16, he first started as the member of the group Take That and left the group in the year 1995.
Raised by his mother, Williams attended Mill Hill Primary School and St. Margaret’s Ward’s Roman Catholic School where he first grew a fondness for music.
Starting off as a member of the group Take That, Williams started his solo career with a cover of George Michael’s “Freedom” which reached the number two spot in the UK Singles Chart. Unfortunately, his following singles weren’t as recognized as the first one until the release of the song “Angels”. The song was declared a two time platinum and became one of his most successful songs, reaching Europe and Latin America. In Europe alone, the album has more than three million copies.
His debut album Life thru Lens (1997) was then followed by numerous albums including Intensive Care and Rudebox which received mixed reviews. Over the years, Williams has won numerous awards. Only in 2010, he has received Brit Awards – Outstanding Contribution to Music Awards, Echo Award Best International Male, NRJ Music Awards Best International Male Artist and Virgin Media Awards: Best Male Artist. It has been said that the singer received more BRIT Awards compared to any other artist.
During 2005, Robbie Williams faced allegations that he was a closet homosexual. The singer promptly filed a libel suit which he won against MGN and Northern Shell wherein the proceeds where donated to gay charities. In fact, Williams has been known to have relationships with several females over the years. The year 2007 found him in a relationship with Turkish-American actress Ayda Field.
Williams is also responsible for the set up of the charity Give It Sum established in his home town.
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