101 Facts About Robbie Williams

1. Robbie Williams tried his hand at selling windows in his hometown of Stoke-on-Trent after leaving school at 16—the same year he auditioned for a new boyband called Take That.

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2. Robbie Williams got the tat after losing his wedding ring within the first year of marriage to wife Ayda Field.

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3. Robbie Williams tried his hand at selling windows in his hometown of Stoke-on-Trent after leaving school at 16—the same year he auditioned for a new boyband called Take That.

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4. Robbie Williams set up Farrell in 2011, specialising in modern style with quintessentially old-fashioned tailoring.

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5. Robbie Williams set up a charity in his home town of Stoke-on-Trent called 'Give It Sum', which hopes to "improve local conditions and strengthen community life by giving money to those who are disadvantaged.

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6. Robbie Williams was a member of boyband Take That alongside Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Jason Orange, from 1990 until 1995, when he quit the group after falling out of favour with the band.

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7. Robbie Williams is a big football fan and regularly keeps up to date with his favourite team Port Vale.

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8. Robbie Williams met his wife Ayda on a blind date in 2007 after the pair were setup by mutual friends.

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9. Robbie Williams is a big fan of Eastenders and famously made a cameo in 1995 when he appeared using the phone in the local pub the Queen Vic.

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10. Robbie Williams played Doogal in the 2005 animated film version of The Magic Roundabout.

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11. Robbie Williams has a strong interest in UFOs, developing a strong interest during his break from music in 2007.

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12. Robbie Williams has dominated the BRIT Awards over the last two decades, winning a record number of 17, including five for his work with Take That.

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13. In 2003, Robbie Williams played some of the biggest gigs in history, performing to 125,000 a night for three nights at Knebworth.

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14. In 2002, Robbie Williams signed one of the most lucrative recording contracts in history when he signed with EMI for £80 million.

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15. Robbie Williams was just a baby-faced 16 year-old when he joined Take That.

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16. Robbie Williams told the story in a deeply personal new book Reveal released last year.

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17. Robbie Williams had to be replaced by music legend Nile Rodgers for two shows in order to fulfill touring commitments he made before joining The X Factor.

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18. Robbie Williams has won 8 Echo Awards from the German music industry.

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19. Robbie Williams has discussed how his friend Elton John booked him into a clinic to cope with his drug use that emerged from the depression he was experiencing while still in Take That.

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20. Robbie Williams appeared in the 2009 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records when his sell-out show at the BBC Electric Proms at London's Roundhouse was screened by more than 250 cinemas across 23 countries to set a new record for the most simultaneous cinematic screenings of a live concert.

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21. Robbie Williams features in his own karaoke video game, We Sing Robbie Williams which was released on 12 November 2010 by Nordic Games Publishing AB.

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22. Robbie Williams had taken a more active role in the making of this album.

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23. Robbie Williams took two weeks off from his tour to record Swing When You're Winning, his fourth studio album.

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24. Robbie Williams embarked on a United States promotional tour and released his first United States and Canadian single, "Millennium".

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25. Robbie Williams continued to write music with his colleagues and performed with the group on several occasions since 2011's Progress tour and plans on returning for a full tour to celebrate Take That's 25th anniversary.

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26. Robbie Williams is the best-selling British solo artist in the United Kingdom and the best selling non-Latino artist in Latin America.

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27. Robbie Williams has had commercial success as a solo artist.

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28. Robbie Williams was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012.

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29. Robbie Williams has no less than six albums in the top 100 Best Selling albums in the UK.

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30. Robbie Williams has currently sold a minimum of 18.9 million albums and 5.4 million singles in the UK alone as a solo artist.

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31. Robbie Williams has sold more than 77 million albums and singles worldwide.

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32. Robbie Williams released seven number-one singles and found similar success across Europe.

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33. In 1997, Robbie Williams released his debut album, Life thru a Lens which received critical acclaim and peaked at number eleven on the UK Albums Chart.

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34. Robbie Williams has three children: Zachary, Zelda and Cody (his two children with Garces).

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35. Robbie Williams co-starred with Pam Dawber in the zany, endearing sitcom, which debuted in 1978 and ran for four seasons.

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36. In 2002 Robbie Williams signed the biggest recording deal in British history with EMI for $125 million, only weeks before the release of his album Escapology, which became the best-selling album in the world.

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37. In 1999 Robbie Williams was runner-up to Elvis Presley for the title of Best Male Artist in a "Music of the Millennium" poll organized by HMV and Channel 4.

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38. Robbie Williams instantly won over British audiences and was nominated for two Brit Awards for the category of best newcomer and best single for "Old Before I Die.

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39. On June 26, 1996, Robbie Williams signed a recording contract with Chrysalis.

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40. Robbie Williams had begun to grow tired of the highly regimented, pretty boy pop image that Take That had cultivated.

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41. Robbie Williams was unable to record anything until late 1996 due to contract restrictions with RCA.

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42. Robbie Williams had begun to grow tired of the highly regimented, pretty-boy pop image that Take That had cultivated.

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43. Robbie Williams responded to a newspaper advertisement looking for young men who were interested in becoming members of an English boy band that would rival the pop music dominance of America's New Kids on the Block.

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44. In 2010, Robbie Williams partnered with taking That band once more.

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45. Robbie Williams was born in 1974 to Peter and Janet Williams.

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46. In 2003, Robbie Williams started drinking alcohol again while working on a film in Alaska.

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47. Robbie Williams was an enthusiast of both pen-and-paper role-playing games and video games.

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48. Robbie Williams appeared opposite Steve Martin at Lincoln Center in an off-Broadway production of Waiting for Godot in 1988.

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49. Robbie Williams continued to provide voices in other animated films, including FernGully: The Last Rainforest, Robots (2005), Happy Feet (2006), and an uncredited vocal performance in Everyone's Hero (2006).

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50. Robbie Williams won a Grammy Award for the recording of his 1979 live show at the Copacabana in New York, "Reality.

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51. Robbie Williams moved to Los Angeles and continued performing stand-up at clubs including the Comedy Club.

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52. In 1973, Robbie Williams attained a full scholarship to the Juilliard School in New York City.

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53. In late 1963, when Robbie Williams was 12, his father was transferred to Detroit.

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54. Robbie Williams was nominated four times for the Academy Awards, winning once for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as psychologist Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting.

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55. Robbie Williams has celebrated the total number of 44 birthdays till date.

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56. Robbie Williams claimed at the time that Reeve was "literally feeding me because I don't think I literally had money for food or my student loan hadn't come in yet, and he would share his food with me.

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57. Robbie Williams is his showbiz name while his real name is Robert Peter Williams.

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58. In 2010, Robbie Williams reunited with Take That and recorded the highly successful album Progress.

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59. Robbie Williams is 6ft tall, which makes him the third tallest member of Take That behind Howard Donald and Jason Orange.

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60. Robbie Williams performed the song for the Brit Awards' opening act in 1999, and as the opening act for the Diamond Jubilee Concert as part of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012 before an audience of an estimated 500,000.

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61. Robbie Williams lost his final act on The X Factor on Sunday night as the final three were confirmed for this year's X Factor Final.

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62. Robbie Williams loses final X Factor act as 2018 finalists are confirmed.

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63. Robbie Williams set to rejoin Take That for special performance at X Factor final.

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64. Robbie Williams is being lined up for a very special performance with his former Take That band mates during the X Factor final.

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65. Robbie Williams set to rejoin Take That for X Factor final performance.

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66. Robbie Williams made his debut as a judge on X Factor this year.

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67. Robbie Williams will take to the stage at The Wynn hotel in Las Vegas next summer after tickets for his March 2019 show sold out.

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68. Robbie Williams is to reunite with Take That for The X Factor final.

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69. Robbie Williams ripped into Simon Cowell within minutes of returning to the X Factor, poking fun at his 'four faces'.

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70. Robbie Williams faced a barrage of criticism for allowing teen duo Acacia and Aliyah to sing Stormzy's Big For Your Boots again.

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71. Robbie Williams was drowned out by the audience who booed his comments.

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72. Robbie Williams was slated by X Factor fans after he branded Dalton Harris' performance "boring".

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73. Robbie Williams 'set to reunite with Take That for The X Factor final'.

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74. Along the tours, Robbie Williams had various members in his band.

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75. Robbie Williams has set up a charity in his home town of Stoke-on-Trent entitled Give It Sum, its goal being to "improve local conditions and strengthen community life by giving money to those who are disadvantaged.

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76. Robbie Williams is a lifelong supporter of football club Port Vale, based in his home town of Stoke-on-Trent, and in February 2006 he bought £240,000 worth of shares in the club, making him the majority shareholder.

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77. On 26 November 2009, Robbie Williams proposed to Field live on the Australian radio channel 2DayFM in an interview on The Kyle and Jackie O Show.

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78. Robbie Williams became an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church Monastery to officiate the wedding of friends.

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79. Since 2006, Robbie Williams has spent most of his time in Los Angeles.

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80. In September 2010, Robbie Williams switched on the Blackpool illuminations, stating that it was one of the greatest honours he had achieved.

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81. Robbie Williams appears in the list of the all-time Top 100 biggest selling albums in the UK six times–with four albums in the top 60.

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82. Robbie Williams formed the club with other celebrity friends after building his own soccer pitch at his home in Los Angeles.

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83. Robbie Williams launched a radio show titled Radio Rudebox on 6 October 2011 where he played music and interviewed Gary Barlow.

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84. On 20 September 2010, Robbie Williams released his second book called You Know Me in collaboration with Chris Heath.

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85. In 2012, Robbie Williams recorded a duet with Mexican recording artist Thalia for the Spanish song "Te quiero dijiste", included on her album Habitame Siempre.

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86. Robbie Williams features on a double CD titled Concrete which was released on the same day as Rudebox.

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87. In 2002, Robbie Williams appeared on the track "My Culture" on the 1 Giant Leap album, alongside rapper Maxi Jazz.

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88. In 2001, Robbie Williams recorded "We Are the Champions" with Queen for the 2001 medieval adventure film A Knight's Tale.

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89. Robbie Williams collaborated with Australian pop star Kylie Minogue on the song "Kids".

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90. In July 2017, Robbie Williams announced a new album, Under the Radar Volume 2, which was released in November 2017.

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91. In May 2016, it was announced that Robbie Williams had signed a recording contract with Sony Music.

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92. Robbie Williams released a compilation album entitled Under the Radar Volume 1 on 1 December 2014 through his website, featuring B-sides, demos and other previously unreleased songs.

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93. In November 2013 Robbie Williams made a cameo appearance in the video to Murs's song "Hand on Heart".

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94. On 26 November 2012 Robbie Williams announced a 17 date stadium tour of Europe.

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95. Robbie Williams was the opening act at the Diamond Jubilee Concert, which was co-organised by Gary Barlow, held outside Buckingham Palace on 4 June 2012.

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96. On 11 October 2009 Robbie Williams published a 12-track compilation album, titled Songbook, as a free CD for the newspaper The Mail on Sunday.

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97. Robbie Williams kicked off his Close Encounters World Tour in South Africa in April 2006, when he finished his European leg of the tour.

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98. Robbie Williams finished the year with a European Tour late in 1999.

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99. Robbie Williams released what would be the fourth single taken from his album.

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100. Robbie Williams was due to perform with Take That but missed the performance because his wife gave birth at around the same time; the group performed as a four-piece.

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101. In 1990, the sixteen-year-old Robbie Williams was the youngest member to join Take That.

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