Robbie Williams Wiki – Biography
Robbie Williams is an English singer-songwriter and entertainer. He found fame as a member of the pop group Take That from 1989 to 1995, but achieved greater commercial success with his solo career, beginning in 1997. Williams has released seven UK number one singles and eleven out of his twelve studio albums have reached number one in the UK. Six of his albums are among the top 100 biggest-selling albums in the United Kingdom–four albums in the top 60–and in 2006 he entered the Guinness Book of World Records for selling 1.6 million tickets of his Close Encounters Tour in a single day.
Williams attended St Margaret Ward Catholic School in Tunstall, before attending dance school UKDDF in Tunstall. He participated in several school plays, and his biggest role was that of the Artful Dodger in a production of Oliver!, the musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist.
Williams has received a record eighteen Brit Awards—winning Best British Male Artist four times, two awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and the 2017 Brits Icon for his “lasting impact on British culture”, eight German ECHO Awards, and three MTV European Music Awards. In 2004, he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame after being voted the “Greatest Artist of the 1990s”. According to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), Williams has been certified for 19.9 million albums and 7.2 million singles in the UK as a solo artist. Five of his albums have topped the Australian albums chart. He is also one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold 75 million records worldwide. Williams also topped the 2000–2010 UK airplay chart. His three concerts at Knebworth in 2003 drew over 375,000 people, the UK’s biggest music event to that point. In 2014, he was awarded the freedom of his home town of Stoke-on-Trent, as well as having a tourist trail created and streets named in his honor.
After a fifteen-year hiatus from the group, he was reunited with taking That on 15 July 2010, co-writing and performing lead vocals on their album Progress, which became the second fastest-selling album in UK chart history and the fastest-selling record of the century at the time. The subsequent stadium tour, which featured seven songs from Williams’s solo career, became the biggest-selling concert in UK history, selling 1.34 million tickets in less than 24 hours. In late 2011, Take That’s frontman Gary Barlow confirmed that Williams had left the band for a second time to focus on his solo career, although the departure was amicable and that Williams was welcome to rejoin Take That in the future. He has since performed with taking That on three separate television appearances and has collaborated with Barlow on a number of projects—including the West End musical The Band.
Robbie Williams Age
Robbie Williams is 46 years old.
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Williams was born on 13 February 1974 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. His parents, Janet (née Farrell) and Peter Williams (also known as Pete Conway) ran a pub called the Red Lion in Burslem before his father became the licensee at the Port Vale FC Social Club; this led to Williams’ lifelong affinity for the team. His maternal grandfather was Irish and hailed from Kilkenny.
Wife and Children
Williams’s wife Ayda Field, 41, Williams surprised fans by revealing the birth of Beau Benedict Enthoven Williams on Instagram.
He was born via the “same incredible surrogate” as their youngest daughter, Coco, she said.
Field Williams added that the couple was “blessed” and they were now “officially complete as a family”.
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'Spot the difference…' On this Valentine's Day, we would like to celebrate love in the most awesome way… Beau Benedict Enthoven Williams As with Coco, he is biologically ours, but born via our same incredible surrogate. We are so blessed to have our healthy son safely in our arms and are officially complete as a family ❤️❤️❤️ #happyvalentinesday #surprise #familyof6 #whodathunkitinthe90s The Williams Family xx
Alongside her message, she shared a photograph of the baby’s feet next to those of his siblings.
Williams wrote: “On this Valentine’s Day, we would like to celebrate love in the most awesome way.
“As with Coco, he is biologically ours, but born via our same incredible surrogate.
“We are so blessed to have our healthy son safely in our arms and are officially complete as a family.”
Their daughter Colette (Coco) Josephine Williams was born using a surrogate in 2018.
They also have daughter, Theodora, born in 2012, and son Charlton, born in 2014.
Threatened Haiti 2010 Charity Trip
Robbie Williams has revealed he was nearly beheaded by bandits after traveling to Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake.
The singer, 46, revealed that he and his wife Ayda Field, 41, feared for their lives during a four-day trip to the country, which had been destroyed by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
Robbie went onto say the trip made him realize that children were ‘hit the hardest’ by such a disaster, and encouraged him to become a father in the future.
Speaking on his Postcards from the Edge podcast, Robbie said: ‘ I got threatened to be beheaded in Haiti. We were going out there to help.
‘I was like: ”Should we go to the next street then?” and looking back, it was scary.’ Ayda agreed: ‘I was with you, I too was being threatened to be beheaded as well.’
The couple traveled to Haiti with Unicef for an urgent appeal to help those who had lost their homes during the earthquake.
Already one of the poorest countries in the world, around 250,000 people died and 1.5 million lost their homes following the disaster.
Robbie added that seeing the children who had suffered during the disaster made him want to become a father.
He added: ‘When you go to somewhere like Haiti, it does make you feel like you want to help. It’s awful what has happened. Working with kids has made me want to have them.’
Robbie and Ayda are now parents to daughters, Teddy, seven, and Coco, 21 months, and sons Charlton, five, and Beau, four months.
While the family has been holed up together in lockdown, Robbie delighted fans in May when he reunited with his Take That bandmate for a virtual concert.
He recently said he is ‘grateful’ he has been able to spend so much time with Ayda and their four children.
Robbie told Heart Radio: ‘I’ve been wanting to get back to work and do things. And I’ve been thinking, I’ve got sort of anxiety about, I can’t get and be and do, and then I thought to myself, do you know what, I’m in exactly the right place with exactly the right people at exactly the right time.
‘There might never be another time on the planet where I get to spend this much concentrated time with my family, my kids so I’m very grateful.’