Robbie has won 15 BRIT Awards!
Robbie Williams is a fifteen-time BRIT Award-winning English pop singer. Williams’ career started as a member of the pop band Take That in 1990.
When Robbie left Take That in 1995 to pursue a solo career, he had sold twenty-five million records with the group.
As a solo artist, he first released hits like Angels and Let Me Entertain You, only to move on to big-band singing on his hugely popular Swing When You’re Winning album.
Angels still end most of Robbie Williams’ live shows
Despite never getting higher than #4 in the U.K charts, there is little doubt that Angels is by far Robbie Williams’ most popular song.
Over time, Angels sold over one million copies in the UK (two times platinum) and has been covered by many artists, even claiming the Most Popular Karaoke Song Ever title by PRS.
Williams himself says the song has been “very good to his wallet”.
Robbie Williams signs for £80 Million
It’s very likely that Robbie Williams signed the biggest U.K Record Deal ever with EMI for eighty million pounds, based on the huge success with Angels.
The deal focused on how the label would have more control over Williams’ career as he prepared to break America. The deal was penned by Ingenious Media, a consulting network.
Robbie has reportedly thoroughly enjoyed living in the Hollywood Hills as he now lives an almost normal life!
In 2010, we saw a comeback for Robbie Williams in his old band Take That. I suspect Angels found its way into the set list somehow…
Angels – Chords & Guitar Lessons
This one guitar arrangement of Angels is an example of how to arrange piano parts for the guitar.
For example, the first chord of verse 2, a C shaped E major chord, use the low open E to create a big sounding, piano-like chord.
Angels – Lyrics
I sit and wait, does an angel,
contemplate my fate?
Do they know, the places where we go,
when we’re grey and old?
Go to Angels – Lyrics.