In this week's Music Minute, the American Music Awards 2016 heads to Los Angeles, Robbie Williams breaks David Bowie's album chart record and Fergie releases a new single.The American Music Awards are set to take place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on 20 November.
Besides all this he writes inexorably catchy pop songs that are phenomenally successful: six of his albums are among the biggest selling in the UK of all time.
Like all the best talents, Williams has a dark side, but he’s also an entertainer of a type you don’t see much any more, and he embraces that role wholeheartedly.
He has been lowered into his concerts suspended by his ankles; he makes fairly outrageous videos that push the boundaries of taste; and he doesn’t like to toe the line.
Robbie Williams is a pop star in the true sense of the word, and he feels something of a responsibility to maintain the brand and keep himself entertained at the same time.
He was nearly rushed to hospital following a severe panic attack.
But Robbie Williams, 43, appeared to be putting the drama behind him as he put on an energetic performance at The London Stadium on Friday.The singer and sometime Take That star has landed his 12th number one solo album with The Heavy Entertainment Show selling more than 67,000 copies in its first week.Robbie has now surpassed late icon David Bowie, who previously held the title and is tied with Madonna, who also has 12 chart-topping LPs in the UK.But the truth is that if there is such a thing as a pop idol, it is Robbie Williams.He is everything you want from a pop star – for his last tour he appeared standing 25 yards up on a giant replica of his own head, then zipwired on to the stage.The Go Gentle hitmaker's wife said on Wednesday's Loose Women that Robbie was just lying on the couch when he suddenly felt as though he was having a heart attack.