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Robbie Williams: 'I'm the boy next door'

Robbie Williams: 'I'm the boy next door'

Nov 22 2012, 9:05am CST | by

Robbie Williams thinks of himself as a ''boy next door'' but admits he has a ''gigantic ego''.

Robbie Williams is the ''quintessential boy next door''. The 'Candy' singer believes people connect with him and his music because they can recognise themselves in him, but he insists he does have a...

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Robbie Williams: 'I'm the boy next door'

Nov 22 2012, 9:05am CST | by

Robbie Williams thinks of himself as a ''boy next door'' but admits he has a ''gigantic ego''.

Robbie Williams is the ''quintessential boy next door''.
The 'Candy' singer believes people connect with him and his music because they can recognise themselves in him, but he insists he does have a ''gigantic ego'' which sets him apart from his fans.
Speaking on 'When Robbie Met James' - which airs on Friday night (23.11.12) in the UK on Sky1 HD at 9pm - he said: ''I think that a lot of people don't like my brand of whatever I do. And I think that people, the ones that like me at least see me as their brother, or their older uncle, or their friend or their next door neighbour. I am the quintessential boy next door, I feel that way.
''And I do feel as though if I was a pop star this is what I do and I could understand that people that come to see me think that if they were a pop star this is what they would do. I have a gigantic ego and need to be at the top of the pile and be doing amazingly well; also at the same time I'm just pleased to be anywhere.''
Robbie - who was interview by actor James Corden for the TV special - insists he still wants to be top of the pop pile even at 38 and believes having a competitive nature enhances the creativity of the best musicians.
The Take That singer insists it is his desire to be the biggest pop star that motivates his songwriting.
He explained: ''Paul McCartney, Elton John, when they release an album even now into their 70s, late 60s or wherever they are, they're not going, 'You know what, have one.'
''It doesn't matter. Those people are still ultra-competitive. Madonna wins the bloody Masterpiece at the Chuffington something or other Awards and Elton John is absolutely furious that his song didn't win! They're still competitive. If you lose that competitive edge then what's the point.''

 
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Collaborative crew in conversation…With its tongue-in-cheek lyrics (“What d’you know about Moorgate? / I don't know anything about Moorgate! / What d’you know about Old Street? / Some of the girls there are quite sweet”), LV & Joshua Idehen’s 2011 ‘Routes’ weaved its way mischievously through the English capital; an ode to possibility. Sat within the iron railings of St. James Square, Westminster three years on, the Nigerian spoken-word artist and Hyperdub duo now hav ...
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Northern Music Company: 'Americans think we're all in London anyway'

Sep 11 2014 8:53am CDT | Source: Music Week

Despite the global nature of the music industry in a digital world, the UK business is still incredibly London-centric. Even in our constantly connected planet, you’d be forgiven for feeling that company based outside of the capital might be at a slight disadvantage. As its name suggests, that’s not a school of thought that Northern Music Company subscribes to. Founded by Andy Farrow as a management com ...
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Nico & Vinz's Am I Wrong sells over 100k to top singles chart

Aug 11 2014 3:41am CDT | Source: Music Week

ALBUMSAlready the biggest selling artist album of 2014, Ed Sheeran's X extends its stay atop the album chart while selling a further 29,741 copies - the lowest tally for a number one for 17 weeks - to increase its overall tally to 461,503. At seven weeks, X's opening run at number one matches that of Robbie Williams' November 2001 album Swing When You're Winning as the longest of the 21st century for an album by a male soloist. The last album to meet t ...
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How charity work benefits stars most: Links to good causes make celebrities more popular

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A survey carried out by professors from University of Manchester and Sussex University found that stars like Angelina Jolie and Robbie Williams who do charity work tend to be m ...
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Shoot Music: "Sport is tribal, which is something music has lost"

Aug 8 2014 8:20am CDT | Source: Music Week

The past couple of years alone have affirmed just how effective sport can be in bringing people together on a global scale – it’s a quality that is perhaps only rivaled by the power of music. The sporting world has always been an international platform and one that the music industry has been keen to exploit. From World Cup ad syncs to Superbowl performances, both music and sport have a history of coming together in highly successful and mutually ...
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Official Charts Analysis: Sheeran's X sells 31k copies to spend sixth week at No.1

Aug 4 2014 3:55am CDT | Source: Music Week

ALBUMS Extending its opening run atop the artist album chart to six weeks, Ed Sheeran's X sold just 31,229 copies in its latest frame - the lowest for a number one album for 16 weeks. Already the longest running chart-topper since Adele's 21 in early 2011, X is the first album by a male solo artist to spend its first six weeks at number one since Robbie Williams' November 2002 release Escapology. They jointly share second place in the list of most con ...
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