And the greatest pop star of all time is… Robbie Williams?

realitykilledthevideostar-cd-coverYes, at least according to an MTV poll, Robbie Williams is the “Greatest Superstar Ever.”

If you live in the US, you are wondering out loud, Robbie Who? Or possibly even confusing him with the funny man living in San Francisco, Robin Williams. Nano nano.

But if you’re from the UK, then say no more. Their prodigal son is as famous as famous can be. Something that didn’t translate so well over here (but better in Canada).

Most recognized for his ballad ‘Angels’, regarded as one of the best pop songs every written, Robbie Williams is possible the best living example of over-achieving. Of modest talent, but pure ambition, his live performances have become something of legend. His Knebworth concert is the largest UK show ever drawing 375,000 fans, and another 3.5 million on television and online.

But how can Michael Jackson finish third in this poll—even behind runner-up Take That?! Hmmm, I smell something odd here.

Digging deeper: the poll was conducted by MTV UK. Aha, home field advantage.

Further Googling: Mr. William’s next album, ‘Reality Killed the Video Star’ (dubbed a comeback), is due later this year. Well, well. It seems like this is a little bit of well-timed publicity, no?

It’s amazing what you can do with pollmonkey.com these days. Hey, that sounds like a sure RW single… “Me and my Pollmonkey!”

You be the judge: smash or trash?

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  • Cris

    He's the best the world. I'm brazilian, no english. ;=D

  • Cris

    He's the best the world. I'm brazilian, no english. ;=D

  • Cris

    He's the best the world. I'm brazilian, no english. ;=D

  • ann

    Robbie Rules!!!Absolutely amazing.

  • ann

    Robbie Rules!!!Absolutely amazing.

  • ann

    Robbie Rules!!!Absolutely amazing.

  • laura

    He's an AMAZING entertainer. Best in the english language. Hands down, no competition out there. (and I'm american)

  • laura

    He's an AMAZING entertainer. Best in the english language. Hands down, no competition out there. (and I'm american)

  • laura

    He's an AMAZING entertainer. Best in the english language. Hands down, no competition out there. (and I'm american)

  • Annie

    I would say second, only after Michael Jackson. I went to London to see Mr. Williams in concert. He did not disappoint. He is the best out there! Justin who?? All the others pale in comparison. I will happily import my music forever if need be. America is definitely missing out but then again, we herald rappers practically as prophets so it shouldn't flummox too many people.

  • Annie

    I would say second, only after Michael Jackson. I went to London to see Mr. Williams in concert. He did not disappoint. He is the best out there! Justin who?? All the others pale in comparison. I will happily import my music forever if need be. America is definitely missing out but then again, we herald rappers practically as prophets so it shouldn't flummox too many people.

  • Annie

    I would say second, only after Michael Jackson. I went to London to see Mr. Williams in concert. He did not disappoint. He is the best out there! Justin who?? All the others pale in comparison. I will happily import my music forever if need be. America is definitely missing out but then again, we herald rappers practically as prophets so it shouldn't flummox too many people.

  • adriana

    I love Robbie williams , love his songs, his voice, he is great! but only after michael jackson THE KING . I think music industry is trying to find another singer who can fill the empty place that michael jackson left and Robbie is great but he is not the king sorry. I am from Italy.

  • adriana

    I love Robbie williams , love his songs, his voice, he is great! but only after michael jackson THE KING . I think music industry is trying to find another singer who can fill the empty place that michael jackson left and Robbie is great but he is not the king sorry.
    I am from Italy.

  • adriana

    I love Robbie williams , love his songs, his voice, he is great! but only after michael jackson THE KING . I think music industry is trying to find another singer who can fill the empty place that michael jackson left and Robbie is great but he is not the king sorry.
    I am from Italy.

  • carlos

    i like the beatles, queen, james , i think they were great! but now i think the mtv is totally wrong if they want to compare Michael with Robbie no please !! …there is a great difference between the two artist, because Michael is the king there is no other like him he was espectacular, Robbie only is Robbie no more.

  • carlos

    i like the beatles, queen, james , i think they were great! but now i think the mtv is totally wrong if they want to compare Michael with Robbie no please !! …there is a great difference between the two artist, because Michael is the king there is no other like him he was espectacular, Robbie only is Robbie no more.

  • carlos

    i like the beatles, queen, james , i think they were great! but now i think the mtv is totally wrong if they want to compare Michael with Robbie no please !! …there is a great difference between the two artist, because Michael is the king there is no other like him he was espectacular, Robbie only is Robbie no more.