Gary Barlow OBE (born 20 January 1971) is an English singer-songwriter, pianist and record producer. He is frontman and lead
vocalist of British pop-group Take That and serves as head judge on The X Factor UK. Barlow is one of Britain's most successful
songwriters, having written thirteen Number 1 singles. He has had three Number 1 singles and two Number 1 albums as a solo
artist, and has had sixteen top 5 hits, eleven Number 1 singles and seven Number 1 albums with Take That. He is also a six-time
recipient of the Ivor Novello Award and has sold over 50 million records worldwide.He was appointed an OBE in 2012 for services
to music and charity.