Biography of Robbie WilliamsPopular English pop singer Robbie Williams is an author of numerous songs, women’s idol and just a wonderful man, started his musical career in the famous boys band «Take That». However, he gained fame more than a solo-singer who often behaves himself provocatively.
Childhood and FamilyRobert Peter Maximilian Williams was born on 13 February 1974 in Stock-on-Trent, Staffordshire County, Great Britain. His father Peter Williams (Conway) was a comedian actor in his youth, and mother Janette Farrell owned a flower shop. Later they opened the pub «Red Lion» together.
Take ThatAfter graduation from school in 1990, Robbie got a part-time job as a seller of double-glazed windows. Fortunately, he listened to his mother’s advice and soon sent the application to auditions in the new boys’ band.
In the documentary film released in 2010, «Take That: Look Back, Don’t Stare», Robbie said that one of the reasons of his leaving became his inconstant rivalry with Gary Barlow which just overstepped all the bounds. Later he even dedicated a song to Gary, called it «Ego a Go-Go». According to another version, other participants of taking That presented him an ultimatum – he had to either stop drinking alcohol and using drugs or leave the band.
Solo careerIn 1996 Williams signed the contract with Chrysalis Records and released his first solo single «Freedom», cover by George Michael. In March he started recording his first solo album «Life Thru a Lens» with co-author Guy Chambers and released the disc in September of the same year. The album scored a UK Album Chart No 1 – the single «Angels» was just a bombshell and was sold with more than a million copies just in Britain. The results of the singles «Old Before I Die», «Lazy Days» и «South of the Border» was a little lower.
In 2001 Williams released his fourth album «Swing When You're Winning» that features songs in the swing genre. Nicole Kidman took part in the recording. After the release, the album became a hit just in a moment, and it sales counted more than 7 million copies. The song «Beyond The Sea» was included in the soundtrack to «Finding Nemo» animated film. In October of 2001, Robbie performed on the stage of Albert Hall in London.
The sixth album by Robbie Williams was released in 2005 by the title «Intensive Care». It was recorded co-working with a composer Stephan Duffy. In November of 2005, Williams received the title as The Best Male singer at MTV Europe Music Award ceremony.
In 2016 the singer released «The Heavy Entertainment Show» where the song «Party like a Russian» was included. In the music video to it Robbie made fun of the local entertainment culture, especially how Russian oligarchs prefer to take a rest. There is an opinion that Robbie was so inspired by Roman Abramovich’s party where he performed in 2014 that he wrote this sarcastic lyrics.
Personal Life of Robbie WilliamsRobbie got the reputation of homosexuals in the times of Take That success and due to ambiguous lyrics of his songs. Williams just used it from time to time to attract more attention. As it occurred later, Robbie is a true womanizer, so he was very irritated by the contract conditions on which the singers of the boys’ band couldn’t date anyone openly. Leaving the group he, first of all, found a girlfriend – it was a dentist’s daughter, Jaclyn Hamilton-Smith. He made her proposal soon, but in 1996 they split up.
In 2004 Robbie had a crash on Nicole Kidman, earlier they recorded single «Somethin’ Stupid» together, in 2001. But this also ended soon, and same year beau was caught with an actress Valerie Cruz.