Robbie Williams BiographyPopular British pop singer Robbie Williams, known for numerous hits and adored by women, started his career with the boy band "Take That." However, he gained more fame through his solo work and provocative behavior.
Childhood and FamilyRobert Peter Maximilian Williams was born on February 13, 1974, in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. His father, Peter Williams (Conway), was a comedian in his youth, and his mother, Janet Farrell, owned a flower shop. Later, they opened the Red Lion pub together.
Take ThatAfter finishing school in 1990, Robbie briefly worked as a double-glazing salesman. Fortunately, he took his mother's advice and auditioned for a boy band.
Solo CareerIn 1996, Williams signed with Chrysalis Records and released his first solo single, "Freedom," a cover of George Michael's song. In March, he teamed up with composer Guy Chambers to record his debut album "Life Thru a Lens," which was released in September and debuted at number one on the UK Album Chart. The single "Angels" was a massive hit, selling over a million copies in the UK alone. Other singles like "Old Before I Die," "Lazy Days," and "South of the Border" also sold well.
In 2005, Williams released his sixth album, "Intensive Care," co-written with composer Stephen Duffy. In November of that year, he won the MTV Europe Music Award for "Best Male Artist."
In 2016, Robbie released "The Heavy Entertainment Show," featuring the song "Party Like a Russian." The music video poked fun at Russian oligarchs and their extravagant lifestyles. It's believed that the song was inspired by a corporate event hosted by Roman Abramovich, where Robbie had performed in 2014.