13 Facts About William Orbit


William Mark Wainwright was born on 15 December 1956, and known professionally as William Orbit, is a British musician and record producer who has sold 200 million recordings worldwide of his own work, his production and song-writing work.

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William Orbit is a recipient of multiple Grammy Awards, Ivor Novello Awards and other music industry awards.

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William Orbit's parents were both schoolteachers; he was the elder of two sons.

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William Orbit left school at the age of 16, and subsisted for a number of years in various low-paying jobs, while seeking an outlet for his creativity.

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When working with Beck, the two of them wrote a song for Pink, "Feel Good Time, " which William Orbit then produced for the soundtrack for the 2003 film Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.

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William Orbit produced the album 13 by Britpop group Blur, in London and Reykjavik, Iceland.

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William Orbit had created remixes for Madonna previously such as those of "Justify My Love" and "Erotica" but did not meet her personally until 1997.

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In 2000, William Orbit continued working for Madonna on her album Music, recorded at The Hit Factory in New York.

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William Orbit co-produced 6 tracks on the album, including "Masterpiece" which won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song in the Miramax film W E, at the 69th Golden Globe Awards.

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William Orbit participated in the Liberatum International Cultural Festival in Russia, during which he performed DJ sets in Moscow and Novosibirsk, Siberia.

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William Orbit was one of the writers and one of the producers on the Chris Brown song "Don't Wake Me Up" which was recorded at Record Plant in LA and for which he received an ASCAP award in 2013.

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William Orbit went on to produce another Queen song, "Let Me in Your Heart Again".

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William Orbit performed in 2015 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and at a gala at Banqueting House in London's Whitehall for the charity Together for Short Lives, a group that sponsors and supports children with terminal illnesses and their families.

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