In 2001, Robbie presented the public with the next studio attempt Swing When You're Winning. Also in 2009 Robbie made his fans happy by releasing his new studio work Reality Killed The Video Star. In 2004, Robbie decided to overview his career with the best songs compilation Greatest Hits, remembered for the ballad Misunderstood that entered the soundtrack of the Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason. Despite pop fans being sick of his omnipresence in British pop culture, history will likely be kind to. Sugary and infectious but not disposable, they were made-to-order as great radio product, an art increasingly being lost.
In 2006, Take That reunited, but Williams refused to rejoin it. The album ended up selling slightly under 8. The album is his seventh overall released in the United Kingdom. For some time the artist made his mind to have a rest from his musical activity. Archived from on 26 June 2007. The winding and ironical single Let Me Entertain You followed up.
English-born Robert Peter Williams, more known as Robbie Williams, came to fame in the beginning of 90's as the part of pop command Take That. Title Original album Length 2. Title Original album Length 2. Archived from on 10 December 2008. In 1999, Williams finished his second attempt Ego Has Landed, decorated with the Millennium single. Since that time, Robbie has proved to be a heart-eater, but he does not hurry to make a proposal to anyone.
To everyone's surprise, this single was more successful in the British hit parade than the original. In Germany, the album debuted at number one and reached this position in total nine times non-consecutively, Williams' second album to do so, the other one being. He also forged a comfortable performing personality via his excitable, self-effacing cad who takes himself far too seriously and can get intensely emotional every now and then, but is usually good for a laugh. The same year Robbie managed to bring to life his dream - he gave a concert at Royal Albert Hall in London. After the collapse of this boy band in 1996, Robbie decided to start solo career. His wish to become a solo artist was considered something unreal by English public. Title Original album Length 1.
In 2006, he astonished everyone with the change of style, issuing the dance-electronic album Rudebox with the eponymous lead song. The second single Kids presented Williams in a duet with charming Kylie Minogue. The second sexual pop hit Come Undone intrigued the audience with the scandalous video. In 2005, Robbie recorded the album Intensive Care with pop single Tripping. Nevertheless, according to his own statements, Williams works over some tracks for his future full-length. In 2009 the singer issued the compilation album Songbook, which included the best songs and rare live performances.
One more cover - for Somethin' Stupid, originally aimed for Frank and Nancy Sinatra - became the lead single for Swing When You're Winning; Robbie performed it with actress Nicole Kidman. In 1997, the musician started dating with the member of All Saints Nicole Appleton, but their engagement was torn. By selling 900,000 copies and reaching 9× Gold, Greatest Hits is the 20th best-selling album of the decade 2000—2009 in Germany and his 5th album to reach a position in the top twenty of the best-selling album of the decade, the others being Swing When You're Winning 4th best-selling , 5th best-selling , 8th best-selling and 19th best-selling. Next singles by the singer from his debut album Life Thru A Lens did not continue the big success of Freedom till Robbie released the soulful pop ballad Angels - after its issue the album was wiped out from the shelves of the shops. The album hit the top spot in 18 countries: , Italy, Portugal, Spain, the aforementioned United Kingdom, Argentina, Colombia, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, and Switzerland among others.
In the late '90s, proved that a pop artist with a dodgy artistic background -- witness his membership in -- was still capable of joining the long line of British artists , , , who completely embraced danceable pop music without selling their souls in the bargain. . A year later the musician released his second greatest hits compilation album titled In And Out Of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990—2010 2010. Greatest Hits also became the best selling album of the year in being certified 5× Platinum for over 5 million copies sold worldwide. With 102 weeks on the it's his second longest chart one, just behind , with 106 weeks. However, during his treatment in the rehab, Robbie recorded a cover for Freedom by George Michael. The same year, he recorded an excellent cover for Frank Sinatra's Have You Met Miss Jones? The song was also a number-one hit in and , and it hit the top ten around the world.
Archived from on 30 January 2008. Title Original album Length 1. The artist strengthened his world popularity with the daring work Sing When You're Winning. In 2002, the hard-working musician released the Escapology disc, which immediately enriched the charts of the world with Feel. By that moment, Williams had problems with drugs, alcohol and excessive weight. The musicians toured together, while Sing When You're Winning propelled several more hits - Supreme, Let Love Be Your Energy and Better Man. Both were released as singles.
A near-perfect look at the career of Britain's brightest singles artist during the late '90s and early 2000s, ' chronologically consolidates ' canon of Top Tens -- 19 of them in all, as of its release in late 2004. Not all of his Top Ten singles are present, since the disc closes with a pair of new songs. Archived from on 16 July 2007. . .
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