Produced in England on February 13, 1974, Robbie Williams started his profession in the boy band Take That.
Robbie Williams was born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974, in Stoke on Trent, England. When he was 3 years old, his mum Janet divorced his dad (entertainer Pete Conway). Growing up along with his mom and stepsister, Sally, Williams seldom stayed from trouble in school. He performed in local plays and spent school holidays along with his dad, watching him perform comedy performances. At 16, he was selling double glazing when his mom told him about an audition for a boy band. His performance of Jason Donovan’s “Nothing Can Divide Us” won him a place alongside Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Jason Orange. The group was called Take That.
As an associate of the boy band, Williams helped earn Take That six No. 1 singles and three No. 1 records. But five years of living a squeaky-clean picture turned out to be enough for the young vocalist, and at 21 he left the group.
In autumn 2013, he is likely to release his sequel album Swing When You’re Winning II.
In 2010, Williams reunited with Take That and recorded the highly successful record Improvement. But less than a year after, reports appeared he could be leaving the group again, leaving their concert tour in 2011.
Even though the reunion was short, he’s said he had be open to an official reunion as time goes by. Wililiams’ success has made him the best selling British solo artist in the UK, with over 70 million records sold world-wide. In 2004, he was inducted to the UK Music Hall of Fame.
In 2010, Williams wed celebrity Ayda Field. He lives in Beverly Hills along with his own wife and his daughter, Teddy.