Gary Barlow was born on January 20th 1971 in Frodsham, Cheshire. He is most famous for being the frontman for one of the biggest names in pop, Take That.
An accomplished musician, song-writer and producer, Gary Barlow is widely regarded as the brains behind the songs for Take That. He joined the group at 19 and in the early years, scored eight UK number 1s and many top 10 singles. "Back For Good" was a major success for Gary Barlow – a number 1 in 31 countries!
As a solo artist, Gary Barlow has written songs for a number other singers such as Delta Goodrem, Donny Osmand, Atomic Kitten and Charlotte Church.
He has earned himself a prolific amount of accolades during his time in the music business. His songs “Shine”(2008), “Never Forget” (1996), “Back for Good” (1995), “Pray” (1994) and also a nomination for Songwriter of The Year Award (1993) has won him five Ivor Novello Awards and countless more.
In 2011, Gary Barlow became a judge on ITV’s singing competition, The X-Factor. He was part of the ‘new breed’ of judges to appear on the show. Gary replaced Simon Cowell who was filming X-Factor USA.