Robbie Williams (born February 13, 1974 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire) is a British pop singer. Originally a member of boy band Take That,
he split from the group in the late 1990s and launched a solo career.
His solo career took off in Europe after his #1 single "Angels". He continued with a string of hits in Europe and became a major celebrity in the U.K., it
took him a great deal of time to "break" in the United States.
He finally did so in 2000 with his hit song "Rock D.J."
In 2002 he released an album called Swing When You're Winning in which his image was tamed
down and he sang jazz, blues and pop standards from the fifties.