Robbie Williams Leaves EMI, Signs with UMG

October 24th, 2011

Robbie Williams has had a busy month.

The 37 year old singer recently left EMI, just ahead of an anticipated sale (or multiple sales, as the case may be) of the music company.  Williams had been signed to EMI for 15 years, since he left the boy band Take Five in 1996.

Last year, Take Five reunited, releasing a new album which sold over 3 million copies in the UK alone and performing a sold-out European reunion tour that is said to have paid out over £10 million to Williams alone..

Despite these successes, Williams recently announced he’s leaving the reunited Take Five.

What’s next for Robbie?  Williams has signed a single album deal with Universal Music Group for a solo album. Williams commented: “I’m really thrilled to be joining the Universal family at what I think is the most exciting time in my career.”