Sky News had a video clip, since removed, of Robbie Williams announcing his new album deal in a press conference in London where he screamed, “I’m rich beyond my wildest dreams.” He added: “I’m back with EMI. I never left. It’s great and I’m glad. I want to continue to break records and make records with EMI.” Read more.
Robbie’s Deal ‘Only’ Worth $50 Million
October 2, 2002 – HitsDailyDouble.com reports Robbie Williams deal with EMI is worth $50 million, and calls for Williams to deliver four new albums and two greatest-hits packages. Williams, his representatives and EMI honchos have been hard at work for some time renegotiating a new deal for the international pop star.
Robbie Confirms He’s Signed To EMI
October 2, 2002 – Robbie Williams has confirmed he has signed a new deal with record label EMI. “I’m rich beyond my wildest dreams,” he said, refusing to confirm the multi-album deal is worth a record £80 million ($125 million). He added: “I’m back with EMI. I never left. It’s great and I’m glad. I want to continue to break records and make records with EMI.”
Robbie’s New Video Set In Calgary
October 2, 2002 – The Calgary Sun reports Robbie Williams and actress Daryl Hannah were in Alberta this past weekend to shoot the video for the first single from his forthcoming album ‘Escapology’, due to be released in the U.K. on November 18.
Robbie Lands $125 Million From EMI
October 2, 2002 – The Sun reports EMI has agreed an £80million ($125 million) deal with EMI, and he gets to call the shots to boot. The top condition set by Williams was that the label make a commitment to make him a megastar in the US – a market he has so far failed to crack. “Robbie can be a global superstar now,” a music industry source said. “It cements him as the biggest name in British music for a decade.” Robbie’s new album ‘Escapology’ is due out in November.