Robbie Williams to pick up the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music’ Award

Robbie Williams Triumphantly Returns to pick up the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music’ Award At the 30th BRITs Ceremony

Friday 23 October 2009 –

The UK’s recorded music association, The BPI, today unveiled the recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.

Robbie Williams, who has won more BRITs than any other artist, will be awarded with the coveted trophy at The BRIT Awards 2010 with MasterCard on Tuesday 16 February. Robbie will take to The BRIT Awards stage to close the show with a sensational live performance sure to entertain the packed audience at London’s Earls Court as well as the millions of viewers watching live on ITV1.

Ged Doherty, Chairman of The BRITs Committee said, “Robbie is one of the outstanding artists and performers of his generation. It will be an absolute thrill to have him at the BRITS 30th anniversary show receiving the Outstanding Contribution Award. We are delighted.”

With a career spanning twenty chart topping years, Robbie Williams made his first appearance in 1989 as a member of Take That. As a solo artist Robbie’s career went stratospheric selling more albums in the UK than any other British artist and holding the astounding record of winning more BRIT Awards than any other artist – he already has a staggering eleven in total. He carved out a successful run of number one hit songs including ‘Angels’, ‘She’s The One’, ‘Rock DJ’ and ‘Something Stupid’ and amassed over 55 million album sales worldwide while his stadium tours saw 1.6 million tickets being sold in a single day.

Robbie Williams has made a spectacular return to the limelight with his hugely successful new single ‘Bodies’ taken from his eighth studio album ‘Reality Killed The Video Star’ which will be released on November 9 on EMI’s Virgin Records.

The BRIT Awards 2010 are proud to have Robbie Williams return to its stage. He was awarded his first BRIT in 1999 for Best British Male Artist and went on to consecutively win more categories for another five years running. In 2005 he performed his biggest hit ‘Angels’ live on stage alongside songstress Joss Stone and at an earlier BRITs, 1998, he dueted with one of his heroes Tom Jones.

Robbie’s track record at The BRIT Awards is remarkable:

As Robbie Williams

- British Male – 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003

- BRITs 25 – Best Song Award for ‘Angels’ in 2005

- British Single for ‘Angels’ in 1999, ‘She’s The One’ in 2000, ‘Rock DJ’ in 2001

- British Video for ‘Millenium’ in 1999; ‘She’s the One’ in 2000; ‘’Rock DJ’ in 2001

As member of Take That

- British Single ‘Could it be Magic‘ 1993

- British Single ‘Pray’ in 1994

- British Single ‘Back for Good’ in 1996

- British Video for ‘Pray’ in 1994

- Greatest number of BRIT Nominations….

32 nominations in total – 22 as a solo artist and has won 11.

He has also had 9 nominations as a member of Take That and won 4

Robbie Williams will receive this prestigious award, a gift from the Council of the BPI, and perform live at The BRITs 2010 with MasterCard on February 16.

2010 is a big year for The BRITs celebrating 30 shows of presenting the best in music. Previous recipients of the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award include The Pet Shop Boys, Paul McCartney, Oasis, U2, Paul Weller, Tom Jones, Sting, David Bowie, Eurythmics, The Beatles and The Who.