Take That

Take That



Take That are an English pop group formed in Manchester, in 1989. The group currently consists of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen. The original line-up also featured Jason Orange and Robbie Williams.[2] Barlow acts as the group's lead singer and primary songwriter, with Owen and Williams initially providing backing vocals and Donald and Orange serving primarily as dancers.[3][4][5][6] Now though both Owen and Donald act as backing vocals.

The group have had 28 top 40 singles and 17 top 5 singles in the United Kingdom,[7] 12 of which have reached number one, as well as having seven number one albums.[8] Internationally, the band have had 56 number one singles[9][10] and 37 number one albums.[11][12] They have received eight Brit Awards—winning awards for Best British Group and Best British Live Act.[13][14]

Williams left the band in 1995 while the four remaining members completed their world tour and released a final single before splitting up in 1996. After filming a 2005 documentary about the group and releasing a new greatest hits album, a four-piece Take That without Williams officially announced a 2006 reunion tour around the UK, entitled The Ultimate Tour. On 9 May 2006, it was announced that the group were set to record new material together once again; their fourth studio album, Beautiful World, was released in 2006 and was followed up with The Circus, in 2008. The group achieved new success as a four-piece, scoring a string of chart hits across the UK and Europe while selling over 45 million records worldwide.[15][16][17][18]

Williams rejoined Take That in 2010 for the band's sixth studio album, Progress. Released on 15 November of that year, it was the first album of new material to feature Take That's original line-up since their 1995 album, Nobody Else. It became the fastest-selling album of the 21st century[19] and the second fastest-selling album in British history.[20]

In 2014, the band recorded a seventh studio album, this time as a trio without Williams and Orange. The album, titled III, was released in November 2014 and became the band's seventh number one. It was preceded by the single "These Days", which became the band's 12th number one single in the UK.[21]

Since 2011, Take That have set the new record for the fastest-selling tour of all time in the UK with Progress Live, beating the previous record set by their Circus Live Tour in 2009,[22] won the 2011 Brit Award for Best British Group,[14] and were named as Amazon's top-selling music artist of all time.[23] In 2012, the band were announced by Forbes as the fifth highest-earning music stars in the world.[24] In the same year, the Official Charts Company revealed the biggest-selling singles artists in British music chart history with Take That currently placed at 15th overall, making them the most successful boy band in UK chart history[25] with four of their albums listed in the best-selling albums of the millennium.



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Take That's The Band Musical in talks for West End run
  –  February 25, 2018
Take That's The Band Musical is reportedly heading for the West End. Last year, new BBC One show Let It Shine fronted by Gary Barlow went on the hunt for five guys to play the lead roles in the new stage show. After seven weeks of singing, it was boy band ...
Review: The Band, the new Take That musical, starring Five to Five at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
  –  February 21, 2018
Go on, admit it... There's something universally appealing about Take That and their music. They're the pop icons that make us all proud to be British. And just when we thought they'd done it all, they've completely wiped the floor with everyone in the ...
Could it be magic? Take That on new musical The Band as it arrives in Norwich
  –  February 5, 2018
It is the fastest selling musical theatre tour of all time, and next week the Take That musical The Band arrives in the region. The Band is based on the music of Take That rather than being the story of band. It has been written by the award-winning Tim ...
Robbie Williams recalls bizarre UFO sighting: 'I've seen one right above me'
  –  February 27, 2018
The journalist, who seemed shocked by the former Take That boy band member's confession, asked, "For the record, no substance was involved?" to which the Grammy winner confidently replied, "No substance was involved. No, no substance was involved at all."
'I’ve experienced phenomena I can’t explain': Robbie Williams recalls strange UFO sighting and insists no substances were involved during the close encounter
  –  February 26, 2018
The reporter was shocked by the former Take That boy band member's admission, and questioned: 'Hang on. For the record, no substance was involved?' Robbie confidently answered: 'No substance was involved. No, no substance was involved at all.'
Canterbury and Dartford: Musical The Band, featuring Take That's music and starring Five to Five, opens in Kent
  –  February 17, 2018
They were the biggest boyband of the 90s. Take That's journey from five lads starting out to becoming the band they went on to be was meteoric. Though the stage show, The Band, may not officially be about the group - Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Howard ...


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