Williams was enticed over to Sony by UK head Jason Iley. “We are delighted to be working with Robbie. This is a once-in-a-lifetime signing with the biggest male solo artist of our generation,” Iley said in a statement.
“Robbie Williams is one of the most charismatic, unique and creative artists this country has ever produced and his incredible achievements continue to make him one of the most successful in the world today.
“When he met the team, there was an immediate connection and we are immensely proud to be releasing what is sure to be an album that defines an exciting new chapter for Robbie.”
Williams is looking forward to his new hangout. “The team at Sony are professional, incredibly hungry, and have a great energy. They’re inspired, I’m inspired.
“I’m more ready than I ever have been and I’m totally convinced I’m in the right place. I look forward to working on this album, which is an album I’m immensely proud of, in this exciting new partnership with Sony Music.”
Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers are currently working on the next Williams album.