'obble Wllllams Pop's artful dodger celebrates his 24th birthday on Saturday 13 February, but he will have three days of anxious waiting to see if he gets the presents that really matter to him.

Robbie Williams, who is set to play two triumphant Glasgow gigs this fortnight, has been nominated for an unprecedented six Brit Awards, the much sought after music industry gongs. Robbie will find out on Tuesday 16 February ether he has clinched Best British Album, Best British Male So 0, twice Best British Single and twice Best British Video. Meanwhile, Belle And Sebastian have been nominated in the Best Newcomer category despite having been around for ages.

‘l'm an old fashioned entertainer,‘ says Robbie. 'l'm serious when I say "let me entertain you". Let me do it and I guarantee you'll have a good time.’ (Peter Ross) 0 The Brit Awards are live on Radio 1, Tue 16 Feb, 8pm—midnight; highlights on Scottish, Wed 17 Feb, 8pm. Robbie Williams plays the SECC, Glasgow, Thu 11 & Fri 12 Feb. SOLD OUT

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