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Top 10 Facts - Take That
11.25.2015
Fact #1

Take That are an English pop group from Manchester, formed in 1990. The group currently consists of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, and Mark Owen. The original line-up also featured Jason Orange and Robbie Williams.

Fact #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.

Fact #3

The group have had 28 top 40 singles and 17 top 5 singles in the United Kingdom, 12 of which have reached number 1, as well as having seven number 1 albums.

Fact #4

Internationally the band have had 56 number 1 singles and 37 number 1 albums. They have received eight Brit Awards—winning awards for Best British Group and Best British Live Act.

Fact #5

Robbie 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.

Fact #6

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.

Fact #7

The group achieved new success as a four-piece, scoring a string of chart hits across the UK and Europe while taking the number of records sold to 45 million worldwide.

Fact #8

In 2014 the band recorded a seventh studio album, this time as a trio without Williams and Orange. The album, titled Ill was released in November 2014 and became the band's seventh number 1.

Fact #9

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, won the 2011 Brit Award for Best British Group, and were named as Amazon's top-selling music artist of all time.

Fact #10

In 2012, the band were announced by Forbes as the fifth highest-earning music stars in the world. 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 with four of their albums listed in the best selling albums.

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