Robbie Williams releases a brand new single “Shame” on Virgin Records on October 4. The single was co-written with Gary Barlow and is a duet between the two superstars. This is the first time the two of them have ever recorded and performed a duet together and the first time they have written and recorded a song together since Robbie's departure from Take That in 1995.
The single is a brand new track which will feature on the forthcoming Robbie Williams 39-song greatest hits set “In And Out Of Consciousness – The Greatest Hits 1990 - 2010”, to be released on CD and DVD on Virgin Records on October 11. The album is spread over 2 CDs and is the definitive hits collection of one of the biggest superstars to have emerged from the UK in the last 20 years.
With a staggering 57 million album sales and 11 million singles sold, Robbie Williams has been breaking records over the course of his whole career. 7 No 1 UK albums meant he is easily the biggest selling solo artist in UK history, a fact reinforced by his 2010 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution To Music. In fact, with a tally of 16, he has won more Brits than any other artist since the awards began, including ‘Angels’ being voted the best single of the last 25 years. A plethora of other record-breaking awards include a Guinness World Record for fastest ever ticket sales, coupled with the honour of playing the largest open-air concert in UK history, at Knebworth in 2003 have meant that his status as a live performer has equalled his massive achievements as a recording artist.
Robbie’s current studio album “Reality Killed The Video Star” was released in the UK in November last year and has now sold a million copies in the UK alone. The album also achieved the third highest week 1 sales of any album in the UK last year, narrowly beaten by JLS and the phenomenon that is Susan Boyle.
Robbie Williams said: “It’s incredible to listen to the album and realise that it’s already been 20 years of making music and playing gigs. And the great thing about the album is that it’s not only a celebration of my past but also a bridge to the future. The fact that part of the future includes a name from my past makes it all the more poignant for me”.