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BIRTHDAY: February 13, 1974
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Angels" (1999)
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BIGGEST LP: The Ego Has Landed (1999)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0
button.gif (123 bytes) "I know what my friends think of boy bands, and that's exactly what I think of them... and I was in one. It was pretty embarrassing." - Robbie Williams

 
TIMELINE

Robbie Williamsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Robbie Williams was born February 13, 1974, in England, and first came to music fame as part of the U.K. group Take That before going off on a solo venture in 1995. Williams publicly denounced the group which reportedly actually fired him and Williams wasn't considered a likely candidate for solo success, especially when gossip reports surfaced about Williams partying habits.

1996...

button.gif (123 bytes) Robbie's 1st attempt at solo success came with the cover of George Michael's "Freedom 90."

1997...

Robbie Williams - Life Thru A Lens (import)button.gif (123 bytes) Williams released the single "Old Before I Die" and his 1st LP in the U.K., Life Thru A Lens which allowed Williams to make news with his music rather than much-reported fast-paced lifestyle which he was able to overcome after a stint in rehab. Life Thru A Lens eventually hit #1 in the U.K.

1998...

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams topped the UK Singles chart with "Millennium" for 2 weeks.

November
Robbie Williams - I've Been Expecting You (import)button.gif (123 bytes) Williams released his 2nd UK LP, I've Been Expecting You and the LP immediately topped the UK Albums charts for 2 weeks. Tracks such as "No Regrets" and "Strong" hit the Top 10 in the UK.

1999... # 32 Singles Artist of the Year

January
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I've Been Expecting You topped the UK Album charts for 2 weeks.

May
Robbie Williams - The Ego Has Landedbutton.gif (123 bytes) Williams released The Ego Has Landed - which was meant to introduce Williams to American audiences.
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams supported the LP with a North American tour.
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams hit the Top 40 in the U.S. for the 1st time with "
Millennium."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams hit the
Top 10 with "Millennium."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams hit the Top 40 with "Angels."

November
Robbie Williamsbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Ego Has Landed was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams topped the UK Singles chart for a week with "She's The One"/"It's Only Us."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams hit the Top 10 with "Angels."
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams performed at NetAid in London.

2000... # 85 Singles Artist of the Year

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams took home 2 Brit Awards for Best British Single and Best British Video ("She's The One").

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams topped the UK charts for a week with "Rock DJ."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams was nominated for a Billboard Video Music Award for Best Clip of the Year ("Rock DJ").
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Sing When You're Winning topped the UK charts for 3 weeks.

October
Robbie Williams - Sing When You're Winningbutton.gif (123 bytes) Williams released Sing When You're Winning.
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams hit the Top 40 with "
Rock DJ."
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams lost a copyright infringement case regarding his song "Jesus In A Camper Van." The lawsuit stated Robbie's song was too similar to a Loudon Wainwright III' song which was adapted into Arlo Guthrie's "I Am The Way."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams won a MTV Europe Award for Best Song ("
Rock DJ") and was nominated for Best Pop Act, Best Male, Best Video, and Best UK & Ireland Act.
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams won a My VH1 Music Award for Best U.K. Act.

2001...

February
Bridget Jones' Diary soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) While performing in Germany, Williams was attacked by a fan on stage who jumped him from behind. Williams was not hurt and was able to finish the concert - the attacker was arrested.
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams took home 3 Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist, and Best British Single and Best British Video ("
Rock DJ"), and was nominated for Best British Album (Sing When You're Winning).
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams could be heard on the soundtrack for
Bridget Jones' Diary with "Have You Met Miss Jones?" and "Not Of This Earth."

May
A Knight's Tale soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Williams could be heard on the soundtrack for A Knight's Tale with a remake of "We Are The Champions" with Queen.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams topped the UK singles chart for 2 weeks with "Eternity / The Road To Mandalay."

September
Robbie Williams - Live At The Albert DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) Williams' video for "Rock DJ" won a MTV Video Music Award for Best Special Effects (Carter White, Audio Motion, & Clear Post Production) and was also nominated for Best Male Video and Breakthrough Video.

November
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Sing When You're Winning - the LP consists of big-band cover songs. Williams said of the work: "I've loved this music since I was a kid. For me to sing in front of the band that backed Sinatra in the same studio that he used is an honor. Prepare to be astonished."
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams won a MTV Europe Music Award for Best Male Act.

December
Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman - Something Stupid CD Singlebutton.gif (123 bytes) Sing When You're Winning topped the UK Albums chart for 7 weeks.
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams topped the UK singles chart for 3 weeks with his remake of "Somethin' Stupid" - a duet with actress, Nicole Kidman.

2002... # 206 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams won a Brit Award for Best British Male.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams signed a very large recording deal with EMI reportedly worth about $125 million.

November
Robbie Williams - Escapologybutton.gif (123 bytes) Williams released Escapology overseas and will tour Europe in June. He told the press about his lack of desire to succeed in the US: "I'm really not interested in breaking into America. It's too much hard work, too much of a fight. I've got my money now. Thank you very much."
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams topped the UK LP charts for 7 weeks with
Escapology.

2003...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams won a Brit Award for Best British Male Artist.
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Long Form (Live At The Albert).

April
Robbie Williams - Live At Knebworthbutton.gif (123 bytes) Williams released Escapology in the US.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams released Live At Knebworth in the UK.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams won a World Music Award for Best British Pop/Rock Male Artist.

2004...

June
Robbie Williams - Greatest Hitsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Williams could be heard on the soundtrack (and seen in the film) for De-Lovely with "It's De-Lovely."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams topped the UK singles chart with "Radio."
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Greatest Hits overseas.
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams topped the UK LP chart with
Greatest Hits.

button.gif (123 bytes) # 464 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...

June
Live 8 DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) On July 2nd, Williams performed in London, England, as part of the worldwide Live 8 concerts. The mission of the concerts was to raise awareness of the on-going poverty in Africa and to pressure the G8 leaders to take action by doubling aid, canceling debt, and delivering trade justice for Africa.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams released Intensive Care overseas with the UK hit "Trippin'."
Robbie Williams - Intensive Care (import)button.gif (123 bytes) Williams topped the UK LP chart with Intensive Care.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams won a MTV Europe Awards for Best Male Artist.

2006...

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams topped the UK LP charts with
Rudebox.

2007..

February
Robbie Williams - "Bodies" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) It was reported that Williams checked into a rehabilitation facility in the US for prescription drug addiction treatment.

2008...

October
Robbie Williams - 'Reality Killed The Video Star'button.gif (123 bytes) Williams hit the dance charts with the Pet Shop Boys with "We're The Pet Shop Boys."

2009...

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams released Reality Killed The Video Star.

2010...

February
Robbie Williams - 'In And Out Of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990 - 2010'button.gif (123 bytes) Williams received the Outstanding Contribution Award at the Brit Awards.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams released In And Out Of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990 - 2010.

2012...

November
Robbie Williams - 'Take The Crown' (Import)button.gif (123 bytes) Williams topped the UK single chart with "Candy."
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams released
Take The Crown overseas.
button.gif (123 bytes) Williams topped the UK LP chart with
Take The Crown.

2013...

November
Robbie Williams - 'Swings Both Ways'button.gif (123 bytes) Williams released Swings Both Ways and topped the UK LP chart.

2016...



LPs
Robbie Williams - Life Thru A Lens (import) Life Thru A Lens (import)
Released: 1997
Tracks: "Lazy Days" - "Life Thru A Lens" - "Ego A Go-Go" - "Angels" - "South Of The Border" - "Old Before I Die" - "One Of God's Better People" - "Let Me Entertain You" - "Killing Me" - "Clean" - "Baby GIrl Window"
Robbie Williams - I've Been Expecting You (import) I've Been Expecting You (import)
Released: 1998
Tracks: " Strong" - "No Regrets" - "Millennium" - "Phoenix From The Flames" - "Win Some, Lose Some" - "Grace" - "It's Only Us" - "Heaven From Here" - "Karma Killer" - "She's The One" - "Man Machine" - "These Dreams / Stand Your Ground / Stalker's Day Off"
Robbie Williams - The Ego Has Landed The Ego Has Landed
Released: May 4, 1999
US: Gold
Rolling Stone review: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Lazy Days" - "Millennium" - "No Regrets" - "Strong" - "Angels" - "Win Some, Lose Some" - "Let Me Entertain You" - "Phoenix From The Flames" - "Old Before I Die" - "Killing Me" - "Man Machine" - "She's The One" - "Karma Killer" - "One Of God's Better People"
Robbie Williams - Sing When You're Winning Sing When You're Winning
Released: October, 2000
Rolling Stone review: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Let Love Be Your Energy" - "Better Man" - "Rock DJ" - "Supreme" - "Kids" - "If It's Hurting You" - "Singing For The Lonely" - "Love Calling Earth" - "Knutsford City Limits" - "Forever Texas" - "By All Means Necessary" - "The Road To Mandalay"
Robbie Williams - Escapology Escapology
Released: April, 2003 (US)
Billboard peak: # 43
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "How Peculiar" - "Feel" - "Something Beautiful" - "Moonson" - "Sexed Up" - "Love Somebody" - "Revolution" - "Handsome Man" - "Come Undone" - "Me & My Monkey" - "Song 3" - "Hot Fudge" - "Cursed" - "Nan's Song"
Robbie Williams - Live At Knebworth Live At Knebworth (import)
Released: September, 2003
Live Tracks: "Let Me Entertain You" - "Let Love Be Your Energy" - "(We Will) Rock You" - "Monsoon" - "Come Undone" - "Me & My Monkey" - "Hot Fudge" - "Mr. Bojangles" - "She's The One" - "Kids" - "Better Man" - "Nan's Song" - "Feel" - "Angels"
Robbie Williams - Greatest Hits Greatest Hits (import)
Released: October, 2004
Tracks: "Old Before I Die" - "Angels" - "Lazy Days" - "Let Me Entertain You" - "Millennium" - "No Regrets" - "Strong" - "She's The One" - "Rock DJ" - "Kids" - "Supreme" - "Let Love Be Your Energy" - "Eternity" - "Road To Mandalay" - "Feel" - "Come Undone" - "Sexed Up" - "Radio" - "Misunderstood"
Robbie Williams - Intensive Care (import) Intensive Care (import)
Released: October, 2005
Tracks: "Ghosts" - "Tripping" - "Make Me Pure" - "Spread Your Wings" - "Advertising Space" - "Please Don't Die" - "Your Gay Friend" - "Sin Sin Sin" - "Random Acts Of Kindness" - "Troube With Me" - "Place To Crash" - "King Of Bloke & Bird"
Robbie Williams - 'Reality Killed The Video Star' Reality Killed The Video Star
Released: November, 2009
Billboard peak: # 160
Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Morning Sun" - "Bodies" - "You Know Me" - "Blasphemy" - "Do You Mind" - "Last Days Of Disco" - "Somewhere" - "Decaptacon" - "Starstruck" - "Difficult For Weirdos" - "Superblind" - "Won't Do That" - "Morning Sun Reprise"
Robbie Williams - 'In And Out Of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990 - 2010' In And Out Of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990 - 2010
Released: October, 2010
Tracks: "Shame" - "Heart And I" - "You Know Me" - "Bodies" - "Morning Sun" - "She's Madonna" - "Lovelight" - "Rudebox" - "Sin Sin Sin" - "Advertising Space" - "Make Me Pure" - "Tripping" - "Misunderstood" - "Radio" - "Sexed Up" - "Something Beautiful" - "Come Undone" - "Feel" - "Mr. Bojangles" - "I Will Talk And Hollywood Will Listen" - "Somethin' Stupid" (with Nicole Kidman) - "The Road To Mandalay" - "Eternity" - "Let Love Be Your Energy" - "Supreme" - "Kids" (with Kylie Minogue) - "Rock DJ" - "It's Only Us" - "She's The One" - "Strong" - "No Regrets" - "Millennium" - "Let Me Entertain You" - "Angels" - "South Of The Border" - "Lazy Days" - "Old Before I Die" - "Freedom" - "Everything Changes" - "Often"
Robbie Williams - 'Take The Crown' (Import) Take The Crown (Import)
Released: November, 2012
Tracks: "Be A Boy" - "Gospel" - "Candy" - "Different" - "Sh** On The Radio" - "All That I Want" - "Hunting For You" - "Into The Silence" - "Hey Wow Yeah Yeah" - "Not Like The Others" - "Losers"
Robbie Williams - 'Swings Both Ways' Swings Both Ways (Import)
Released: November, 2013
Tracks: "Shine My Shoes" - "Go Gentle" - "I Wan'na Be Like You" - "Swing Supreme" - "Swings Both Ways" - "Dream A Little Dream" - "Soda Pop" - "Snowblind" - "Puttin' On The Ritz" - "Little Green Apples" - "Minnie The Moocher" - "If I Only Had A Brain" - "No One Likes A Fat Pop Star"
Robbie Williams - 'Heavy Entertainment Show'
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Heavy Entertainment Show (Import)
Released: November 4, 2016
Tracks: "The Heavy Entertainment Show" - "Party Like A Russian" - "Mixed Signals" - "Love My Life" - "Motherf*****" - "Bruce Lee" - "Sensitive" - "David's Song" - "Pretty Woman" - "Hotel Crazy" - "Sensational"
POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 Angels
The Ego Has Landed
6 13 1999 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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2 Millennium
The Ego Has Landed
8 10 1999 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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3 Rock DJ
Sing When You're Winning
25 6 2000 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Old Before I Die
Life Thru A Lens
** ** 1997 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Something Stupid
[Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman]

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** ** 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Feel
Escapology
** ** 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Trippin'
Intensive Care
** ** 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Robbie Williams - "Bodies" (Single)Bodies
Reality Killed The Video Star
** ** 2009 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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