Gary Barlow is an English singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and television personality. He is the lead singer of the British pop group Take That. He is one of the UK's most successful songwriters, having written thirteen number-one singles (ten with Take That, two solo, one with Robbie Williams) and twenty-four top-ten hits.
As a solo artist, he has had three number-one singles, six top-ten singles and three number-one albums, and has additionally had seventeen top-five hits, twelve number-one singles and eight number-one albums with Take That. He has also established himself as a talent show judge and television personality. He has judged on The X Factor UK (2011–2013) and Let It Shine (2017).
He has also written for the likes of Robbie Williams, Westlife, Lily Allen, Blue, Elton John, Olly Murs, T-Pain, Will Young, N-Dubz, Lawson, Shirley Bassey, Donny Osmond, Delta Goodrem, Elaine Paige, Agnetha Fältskog and many more while also being commissioned by the Queen to write the official single for her Diamond Jubilee which saw him collaborate with Andrew Lloyd Webber. He also co-wrote Calendar Girls The Musical alongside Tim Firth.
He has received six Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, including the award for Outstanding Services to British Music. He has sold over 50 million records worldwide.