Feb. 13th, 1974
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK
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Robbie Williams was born in Stoke On Trent, England on February 13th 1974. Having played in school productions of 'Oliver' and obviously showing a flair for entertaining, Williams' mother saw an advert for auditions to be in a new boy band which he applied for and aged 16 was a member of Take That. After the incredible success of Take That and countless number one hits, Robbie Williams departed from the band in July 1995. He started his solo career slowly with modest sales for his debut album "Life Thru A Lens" on Chrysalis Records. Record sales exploded after the single "Angels" was released for Christmas 1997 - a beautiful ballad, written within 20 minutes, which recently got voted the second best song of all times by British voters. Since then, Robbie has released 4 more original albums: "I've Been Expecting You", containing the hit singles "Millennium", "Strong", "No Regrets" and "She's the One", the follow up "Sing When Your Winning", where he dueted with Kylie Minogue, the million seller "Escapology" and the live album "What We Did Last Summer", which was recorded in front of 375.000 people at his legendary Knebworth performances. Additionally to his original albums, Williams also released an extremely successful cover album of classic swing songs ("Swing When Your Winning"), on which he dueted with actress Nicole Kidman on the Frank Sinatra cover "Something Stupid", which charted in at Number 1 in the UK, and with Frank Sinatra himself. Impressed by Williams performance, Sinatra's family gave their permission for a digital mastered duet with Sinatra for the song "It Was A Very Good Year". In 2002, Robbie Williams signed a new contract with EMI worth £80 Million. His Greatest Hits album is expected for the end of 2004, his next studio album for 2005.
- Bought an undisclosed number of shares in his favorite football club Port Vale (February 2006).
- First wanted to be an actor but saw a newspaper ad for a band member and was accepted into 'Take That' (qv).
- He appears in the list of the all-time Top 100 best albums in the United Kingdom six times, more than any other person or group and has been the recipient of many awards - including more BRIT and ECHO Awards than any other artist in history the Brit Awards 2005. He is the most successful male artist in the world, for the period 1998-2007, according to the United World Chart.
- His last album "Rudebox" was number-one in fourteen countries including Argentina, Australia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain & Switzerland, and reaching number-two in the United World Chart selling 378,000 copies in its first week.
- Founded L.A. Vale soccer team in 2005. with other celebrity friends after building his own soccer pitch at his home in Los Angeles. Now they play in LA Premier League.
- He has been the Patron of the children's charity the Donna Louise Trust based in his home town of Stoke-on-Trent, for the last 8 years. The charity offers respite and palliative care to terminally ill and life limited children who are not expected to live past the age of 16.
- Has a strong interest in UFOs and related paranormal phenomena so he is a fan of popular series _"The X Files" (1993)_ (qv).
- Has a sister named Sally.