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To celebrate Robbie turning 39 today, Capital is taking an in-depth look at the Take That man's career.
Arguably Robbie's most famous hit, 'Angels' failed to get to number one when it was released in December 1997. The track has since become a karaoke classic and was also named best song of the past 25 years at the BRIT Awards.
Although Robbie's not traditionally associated with the Britpop movement of the mid-1990s, his early solo work was notably influenced by the popular guitar sound of the time including the songs 'Lazy Days' and 'Old Before I Die'.
After successfully reuniting with Take That in 2011, Robbie's return to solo performing came in the shape of new single 'Candy', which arrives in October ahead of the release of his new album 'Take The Crown'.
Robbie Williams has often spoken candidly about his career-long problem with drugs. In 2009, the star admitted that he had once taken "heart-stopping" quantities of prescription drugs with no care of the possible affect they could have on him. Robbie eventually spent a successful stint in rehab in 2007.
E is for Escapology. The name of Robbie's fifth album released in 2002. The record boasted several huge hit singles including 'Feel' and 'Come Undone'.
Robbie became a father for the first time in 2012 when his wife Ayda Field gave birth to their daughter Theodora Rose, affectionately known as Teddy.
Guy Chambers was Robbie's chief song writing partner when he kicked off his solo career and the pair wrote some of his biggest hits together, including 'Angels', 'Millennium', 'No Regrets' and 'Strong'.
Robbie Williams is 6ft tall - or in Take That language, the third tallest member behind Jason Orange and Howard Donald. Picture: Getty
This was the the infamous line Robbie uttered when he signed an £80 million record contract with EMI in 2002.
Jonathan Wilkes is Robbie's best friend and, as well as supporting him on tour, he also supports Robbie's charity football events.
In 2003, Robbie Williams played three of the biggest gigs in British history at the Knebworth estate. The three shows attracted a total of 375,000 fans and went on to become a live DVD and CD.
Robbie Williams shares a home in Los Angeles with his wife Ayda Field, although the pair recently moved back to the UK ahead of the birth of their first child Theodora Rose.
Another one of Robbie's biggest hits, 'Millennium' was released to critical acclaim in 1998. Taken from the star's second album 'I've Been Expecting You', the song borrowed heavily from John Barry's them tune to the James Bond film You Only Live Twice.
Robbie teamed up with the Hollywood actress for his 2001 single 'Somethin' Stupid', which went on to become the Take That's star's first ever Christmas number one.
In 2010, Robbie was given the Outstanding Contribution To British Music award at the BRIT Awards in London. Organisers recognised his lengthy career as both a solo star and a member of Take That.
Peter is Robbie's middle name, which is also the named of his father Peter Conway, a comedian.
In 2005, Queen guitarist Brian May revealed that they had considered Robbie Williams as a replacement for the late Freddie Mercury, but they instead went with Paul Rodgers due to concerns of Robbie's high profile.
Robbie has sold a massive 70 million records around the world. Since going solo, the star has released nine solo albums, including the brand new 'Take The Crown'.
In 2001, Robbie showed his diversity as a solo artist with the release of 'Swing When You're Winning', a collection of big band classic covers, which included a guest appearance from Nicole Kidman on 'Somethin' Stupid'.
Robbie initially found fame in Take that before quitting the group in the mid-1990s. However, fans rejoiced when he rejoined the group in 2010 ahead of a European stadium tour and new album 'Progress'. Picture: PA Photos
Robbie developed a keen interest in UFOs during his break from music ten years ago, but recently admitted that his fascination came from being "burnt out". The Take That singer even came close to making a documentary on aliens.
Robbie's music videos have always captured the imagine, perhaps most famously with the NSFW video for 'Rock DJ', which saw him stripping naked before eventually tearing his skin off.
Robbie Williams married wife Ayda Field at their $12 million home in Beverley Hills in 2010. Robbie said at the time that his new bride had played a key role in "making him a better person".
Robbie has admitted that he is a fan of the reality series and recently upset his Take That bandmate and X Factor judge Gary Barlow by supporting Rylan Clark.
Believe it or not, Robbie is the youngest member of Take That at 38 - a while two years younger than Mark Owen. Pic: PA Photos
Robbie Williams was born on 13th February 1974, which makes him an Aquarius.