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. After the collapse of this boy band in 1996, Robbie decided to start solo career. By that moment, Williams had problems with drugs, alcohol and excessive weight. His wish to become a solo artist was considered something unreal by English public. However, during his treatment in the rehab, Robbie recorded a cover for Freedom by George Michael. To everyone's surprise, this single was more successful in the British hit parade than the original. 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 winding and ironical single Let Me Entertain You followed up. In 1997, the musician started dating with the member of All Saints Nicole Appleton, but their engagement was torn. Since that time, Robbie has proved to be a heart-eater, but he does not hurry to make a proposal to anyone.
In 1999, Williams finished his second attempt Ego Has Landed, decorated with the Millennium single. With the help of this album, the singer became famous not only in his motherland, but also in the USA - after the promotional tours for Ego Has Landed. The artist strengthened his world popularity with the daring work Sing When You're Winning. The first single, dancing track Rock DJ with its provocative video, made one of the brightest releases of 2000 out of Robbie’s third album. The second single Kids presented Williams in a duet with charming Kylie Minogue. The musicians toured together, while Sing When You're Winning propelled several more hits - Supreme, Let Love Be Your Energy and Better Man. In 2001, Robbie presented the public with the next studio attempt Swing When You're Winning. The same year, he recorded an excellent cover for Frank Sinatra's Have You Met Miss Jones? for the comedy The Diary Of Bridget Jones.
The same year Robbie managed to bring to life his dream - he gave a concert at Royal Albert Hall in London. 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 2002, the hard-working musician released the Escapology disc, which immediately enriched the charts of the world with Feel. The second sexual pop hit Come Undone intrigued the audience with the scandalous video. 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. In 2005, Robbie recorded the album Intensive Care with pop single Tripping. In 2006, Take That reunited, but Williams refused to rejoin it. In 2006, he astonished everyone with the change of style, issuing the dance-electronic album Rudebox with the eponymous lead song. For some time the artist made his mind to have a rest from his musical activity. 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. Also in 2009 Robbie made his fans happy by releasing his new studio work Reality Killed The Video Star. A year later the musician released his second greatest hits compilation album titled In And Out Of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990–2010 (2010). The record included numerous hits due to which Robbie managed to create a reputation of extremely talented and bright artist: Radio, Supreme, Rock DJ and many others. Definitely, In And Out Of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990–2010 will become a weighty addition to any music lover’s collection.