Robbie Williams Sees a Lot of Himself in Harry Styles
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Robbie Williams has revealed that he sees a lot of himself in fellow pop star Harry Styles. In an interview with presenter Scott Mills to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Williams' debut album, Life Thru A Lens, Mills pointed out the similarities between the two performers.
Williams agreed, saying, "Absolutely. I see a lot... It was like, I see what he's doing. He's trying to fill a space... That stage is massive and it's a lonely place. You'd better throw some shapes or you're just going to feel awkward." The interview, which took place on BBC Radio 2's Robbie Williams: My Life Thru A Lens, also delved into Williams' departure from hit boyband Take That and the impact on his relationship with former bandmate Gary Barlow.
Williams explained, "I think that I was in the middle of a nervous breakdown, my first of many... So it felt like I was in some sort of burning building and I needed to get out. That's how it felt at the time. Then I was like, 'okay, I'll do this tour and then I'll leave'
And they actually went, 'Actually, if you're going to leave, can you go now?'" As a solo artist, Williams has enjoyed a successful career, releasing numerous hit albums and singles, including Angels, which is featured on Life Thru A Lens.
Styles, meanwhile, rose to fame as a member of One Direction before launching his own successful solo career. Both artists have proven to be versatile and successful in their respective fields, with Williams branching out into acting and Styles experimenting with various genres and styles in his music.
It's no surprise, then, that Williams sees similarities between the two of them, both in terms of their careers and their on-stage personalities.
Robbie Williams is a British singer-songwriter who first found fame as a member of the hit boyband Take That in the 1990s.
After leaving the group in 1995, Williams went on to forge a successful solo career, releasing a string of hit albums and singles. Some of Williams' most well-known songs include Angels, Rock DJ, and Feel. In addition to his music career, Williams has also dabbled in acting, appearing in television shows and films such as A Bear's Tail and The Wedding Singer.
Throughout his career, Williams has won numerous awards and accolades for his work, including 17 Brit Awards, which is the second most by any artist in history. In addition, he has sold over 77 million albums and singles worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.
Despite his success, Williams has also faced his fair share of personal struggles, including battles with addiction and mental health issues. However, he has been open about these challenges and has used his platform to raise awareness about the importance of mental health support.