Robbie Williams Facts
Amongst his many favourite artists are Oasis and U2.As of December 2006, Robbie resides in Los Angeles, California.As of January 2007, Robbie supports the following charities: UNICEF, Give It Sum, Testicular Cancer, Jeans For Genes, The Anthony Nolan Trust, Charity Karting 2003, The National Kidney Research Rund and Fashion Rocks.Birthday: 02/13/1974Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent, England, UKDuring Robbie's first concert in 2003, he randomly brought a girl on stage and kissed her on her lips. Since then this is a custom for Robbie to do at his concerts.Elton John has asked Robbie to perform at his 60th birthday party at Madison Square Garden. Robbie will perform You Can Leave Your Hat On and has offered to perform a striptease while performing the song.He also worked as a double glazing salesman - though his employers didn't appreciate it too much as he would tell the customers how bad the glazing was (surprise, surprise!).He bites his nails.He burns candles at both ends.He has only one sister - Sally.He is a footie fan; he supports Port Vale and plays football whenever he gets the chance.He is also very absent-minded and has a tendency to lose things.He is very optimistic and always sees the funny side of situations.He joined Take That at the age of 16.He likes to drink Lowenbrau (a lager).He likes to wear boots in the winter and trainers in the summers.He loves roller-blading.He loves to talk!He used to work at a florist.He uses a lot of his money to fund a charity called Give It Sum (click here for more details about Give It Sum)He was engaged to Nicole Appleton (of ex-All Saints and now Appleton)His mother used to own a pub which was on the same road as Port Vale Football Club (the second division club based in Stoke-on-Trent).In 2002, the UK public voted Robbie at #77 on the BBC's list of the 100 Greatest Britons. He was also voted 17th in Channel 4's 100 Worst Britons poll the same year.In 2006, Robbie won the Brit Award for 'Male Solo Artist Of The Year.'In April 2007, Robbie was threatened by neighbour, Joe Pesci, after he invited friends over to play soccer and blocked Joe's driveway with their cars. Joe stormed out brandishing a golf club, threatening to smash the offending car's windscreen. Robbie initially thought Joe was joking, but told his friends to move their cars after he realised he was serious. Robbie bought Joe a $400,000 Bentley - to make peace after their angry spat.In December 2006, health groups blasted Robbie for smoking onstage during one of his sell-out Australian concerts. Robbie smoked a cigarette during banter with the 52,000-strong crowd at Suncorp Stadium, in the first of two Brisbane shows from his Close Encounters world tour. Robbie told the crowd he was well aware of a smoking ban at the venue, but had failed in his attempts to quit.In February 2006, Robbie bought an undisclosed number of shares in his favorite football club Port Vale.In February 2006, Robbie signed with EMI for an ?80 million contract.In March 2007, it was revealed that staff at the Cottonwood de Tucson centre were planning on suing Robbie after he left the rehab centre, describing it as "worse than a concentration camp".In October 2006, Robbie entered the UK rehab centre, The Priory, to be treated for depression.Occupation: SingerOn February 14th, 2007, Robbie was admitted to a rehab centre in the United States for his dependency on prescription drugs.Real Name: Robert Peter Maximillion WilliamsRobbie attended Mill Hill Primary School as a child.Robbie attended St. Margaret Ward High School in Tunstall.Robbie first wanted to be an actor but when he saw an ad in the newspaper for a singing position in the band, Take That, he took up that position instead.Robbie has 2 tattoos which are Swallows (birds) on either side of his belly button. These were spotted in May 2003.Robbie has a sister named Sally.Robbie has a tattoo around his chest in the form of a chain which says, in a foreign language, 'Chacan A Son Gout'.Robbie has a tattoo at the upper part of his right Thigh which he calls the 'Celtic Cross.'Robbie has a tattoo behind his left ear which is the letter B which stands for his nans name 'Betty,' who past away.Robbie has a tattoo in his lower back which says 'All You Need Is Love' and some notes to the old Beatles song 'All You Need Is Love.'Robbie has a tattoo on his left Shoulder which goes down his left arm and down his back. He calls this the 'Maori' tattoo.Robbie has a tattoo on his right arm which is a picture of a Lion and writing saying 'Elvis, Grant Me Serenity' and 'Born To Be Mild.' He calls this the 'Elvis' tattoo.Robbie has a tattoo on his right underarm which he calls the 'Christian.' This is some sort of a picture of a Christian cross and an Angel.Robbie has a tattoo on the back of his neck which is the Eye Of Horus.Robbie has a tattoo on the inside of his wrist saying 'Farrell' and a heart. Jack Farrell is his maternal Grandfather and he put it there to remind his of his childhood. He calls the tatto 'Jack Farreel'.Robbie has been in adverts for Reebok, Versace, 7Up, Pepsi, smart, and T-Mobile.Robbie has over 13 tatoos all over his body which he is proud of.Robbie has recorded duets with Nicole Kidman, Kylie Minogue, Rupert Everett and Jane Horrocks.Robbie has released over 20 DVD's of his video's and other work.Robbie has tattoos on both of his under wrists which are hearts.Robbie has two tattoos on his lower under arms which say in Old English, 'I love you mother'.Robbie has won 4 MTV European Music Awards. Three of them were for 'Best Male Sole Artist' in 1998, 2001 and 2005 and the other one was for 'Song Of The Year' which he won in 2000 for his song Rock DJ.Robbie holds the record for the number of Brit Awards he has won over the years. As at January 2007, the total number is 9.Robbie is 6'1 or 1.85m high.Robbie is a huge fan of the band Queen and helped them record three of their songs in 2001.Robbie is an ex-member of the hit band Take That in the UK but left for unknown reasons and began a solo career.Robbie is the Godfather to his best mate Jonathan Wilkes's baby.Robbie is well known for being a drug-attict, smoking and drinking. He is not proud of it but it is is symbal.Robbie never learnt how to drive and therefore has a limo with a driver wherever he goesRobbie was engaged to Nicole Appleton. Although it did not work out, they remain friends.Robbie won 1 Brit award in 1993 for Could It Be Magic with his band Take That.Robbie won 1 Brit Award in 1996 which was 'Single Of The Year' with his song Back For Good.' He one this award with his band Take That.Robbie won 2 Brit Awards in 1994 - 'Best Single Of The Year' and 'Best Music Video Of The Year' for his hit song Pray. He won these 2 awards with the band Take That.Robbie won 2 Brit Awards in 2000 - 'Music Video Of The Year' and 'Single Of The Year' for She's The One.Robbie won 3 Brit Awards in 1999. The first one was 'Best Male Solo Artist,' the second one was 'Single Of The Year' with his song Angels and the third was 'Music Video Of The Year' with his video Millenium. These were the first awards he won solo.Robbie won 3 Brit Awards in 2001 - 'Best Male Solo Artist', 'Single Of The Year' and 'Video Of The Year', all for his hit song Rock DJ.Robbie won 5 Echo Awards for 'Best International Male Artist' from 2000 to 2006.Robbie won a special Brit Award in 2005 for 'Best British Song Over The Last 25 Years' which he won for his song Angels which was released 6 years before in 1999.Robbie won the Brit Award for 'Best Male Solo Artist' in 2002 and 2003.Robbie's birthname was Robert Peter Williams but he later changed it to Robert Peter Maximilian Williams because he though Maximilian was a cool sounding 'add on'.Robbie's Chinese star sign is the Year Of The Tiger.Robbie's favourite Football club is Port Vale, Hamil Road, Burslem.Robbie's first tour was in 2003, after six years of producing albums. All 56 of his concerts sold out within the first 3 days of them being on sale.Robbie's fourth single from 'Intensive Care', Sin Sin Sin, was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa.Robbie's hair colour is Brown.Robbie's hobbies include playing Backgammon and UNO as well as watching Football.Robbie's mother's name is Jan and his father is Pete Conway. Jan runs a pub in Burslem, where Robbie grew up, called 'The Red Lion'. Pete is a stand-up comedian.Robbie's single Rudebox was nominated for a prestigious Ivor Novello Award. The track, which was widely panned by critics, is up for hit of the year at the British ceremony. The star is up against Madonna's Sorry, and I Don't Feel Like Dancin', a smash hit for the Scissor Sisters. Despite only topping the charts in Germany and Switzerland, judges decided Robbie's single was still successful enough to be short-listed.Robbie's worst habit is biting his nails.Sign: AquariusWhen Robbie fancied some curry with friends in December 2006, he was worried about being hassled by fans at the restaurant. He offered to pay for everyone's dinner if he was left in peace. It worked!
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