Is Robbie Williams England's Justin Timberlake? (Created 10/3/13)
Robbie Williams isn't just an English singer, songwriter and actor. He's practically the British version of Justin Timberlake, enjoying the same career trajectory as his popular American counterpart.
Williams is to Take That what Timberlake has been to NSYNC, having risen to fame during the band's successful run in the early-to-mid-1990's. He was ofen considered to be more rugged and sexy than his bandmates, and certainly drew more attention from their female fans. So it came as no surprise that he chose to leave the group in the summer of 1995, setting his sights on a solo career.
Though it took Williams a few years (and one memorable tabloid run) to get started, he ultimately launched a highly successful run in which each of his first seven albums hit number one in the United Kingdom. He has sold more than 70 million records worldwide, is the best-selling British solo artist in the UK, and has been honored with seventeen BRIT Awards – more than any other artist – and seven ECHO Awards.
Going back to that Timberlake comparison, it was only a matter of time before Williams decided to rejoin the group that helped to put him on the map. He reunited with Take That in July 2010, and the band released the album "Progress." It was followed by the Progress Live tour, which played a record-breaking eight nights at Wembley Stadium in London and was the fastest-selling tour in UK history.
Take That is scheduled to release their seventh studio album in late 2013, and Williams is slated for a follow-up to his 2001 swing album, titled "Swings Both Ways." That project is expected to bow in November and features covers and original songs, including duet recordings with Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Lily Allen, Rufus Wainright and more.
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