Since then, Robbie Williams has sold more albums in the United Kingdom than any other British solo artist in history .He has sold 70 million records worldwide. His album sales stand at over 53 million, with singles sales over 17 million.
Williams entered in the The Guinness Book of World Records when he announced his World Tour for 2006, selling 1.6 million tickets in one single day. He has been the recipient of many awards, including fifteen BRIT and six ECHO awards.In 2004, he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, after being voted as the Greatest artist of the 1990s.
It is official; Robert Peter Williams will be coming on his tour near you! Not only is he planning a career reenergizing comeback, but Robbie Williams is coming back with a vengeance! Even since the success of his former band mates from Take That, Williams has wanted to get back into the music and claim his comeback stake. So what better way than kicking it off with a concert?
Just recently, Robbie Williams' four-year record deal with EMI came to an end, and since then Robbie Williams has been reportedly have some trouble getting on the go with his hopeful career. As well, "His last album, 'Rudebox', was panned by critics, which was made worse by the fact Take That are doing so well without him," a source says.
"Robbie has now decided enough is enough and it's time to reclaim his crown. He is working on new material and he reckons this is the best stuff he has ever come up with. There could even be another hit like 'Angels'." Robbie Williams has claimed that he is kicking it up a highly anticipated notch, and what is to come from this talented Stoke-on-Trent native is like nothing that has come from him before. This is a pivotal point for Robbie Williams to succeed, in spite probably to the recent come-back and success of Take That.
As for the members of Take That, they are not interested in Robbie Williams seeing as the lead Gary Barlow was quoted as saying, "There is no place for Robbie in Take that anymore."
Even though his former band mates may not be interested in Williams, there still are a many more by and large that are more than excited and willing to dish out the dough to see him back in action and better than ever. One great instance of this was at a recent Robbie Williams show in Ireland where a woman was thrown down and walked all over; needless to say she got more than she paid for in damages. Just goes to show that people are willing to trample others over to see Robbie Williams playing, no matter what his former band mate's opinions are on him.
But there is a place in many stadiums around the world as Robbie Williams kicks off his 2008 comeback tour. Maybe Robbie Williams comeback will go off without a hitch as it has so far and he will be able to write a new single telling Take That to take THAT!