Robbie Williams to receive BRITs Icon Award, special show announced for next month

Robbie will receive an award previously given to just two iconic British artists.

Robbie Williams is following in the footsteps of Sir Elton John and David Bowie by becoming the next BRITs Icon Award recipient.

Ahead of the 2017 BRIT Awards, the most awarded musician in the awards' history will pick up his 18th gong next month - the BRITs Icon trophy. David Bowie was bestowed the award posthumously at this year's BRIT Awards.

To coincide with the former Take That member's new Icon status, Robbie will play a celebratory concert at London's Troxy. The star will perform songs from his new album The Heavy Entertainment Show - including new single Party Like A Russian - as well as classic hits. 

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Robbie will take to the stage for the celebratory evening on November 7, three days after the release of his eleventh studio album. The intimate one-off gig will also be recorded and broadcast on ITV in December.

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"It’s a real honour for me to be given this award and I can’t want to play songs from my new album, and from my catalogue, at the Troxy on 7th November," explained Robbie. "The BRIT Awards are very special to me, and I’m humbled to be receiving the 18th of my career next month.” 

Robbie's previous 17 BRIT Award wins range from everything from Best British Male to Best British Group (with Take That) and the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award. His BRITs success is matched by success on the Official Charts, where he has amassed 7 Number 1 singles and 11 Number 1 albums as a solo artist. 

Robbie's new album The Heavy Entertainment Show is released on November 4, and tickets for his show at the Troxy go on sale on October 10.