Robbie Williams to Receive BRITs Icon Award

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Robbie Williams performs Oct. 9, 2015, in Perth, Australia

Robbie Williams will be honored next month with the BRITs Icon Award ahead of the 2017 BRIT Awards.

The pop star is already the most-awarded BRITs winner in history, with 17 wins as a solo artist and as a member of Take That.

The Icon Award is the highest accolade bestowed by the British recording industry's flagship ceremony and it's presented to artists whose writing, recording and performances have set them apart as having made a "lasting impact" on the nation's culture.

Williams becomes just the third recipient of the prestigious award, following Elton John and the late David Bowie

“The BRIT Awards are very special to me,” the singer says in a statement, “and I’m humbled to be receiving the 18th of my career next month.”

To celebrate the honor, Williams will play an intimate one-off show at London's Troxy on Nov. 7. The show will then be televised on the free-to-air ITV network for a special 90-minute show to be aired in December.

The 42-year-old has enjoyed fame and fortune like few other singers. As a solo artist, Williams has amassed an impressive seven U.K. No. 1 singles and 11 No. 1 albums – a tally matched only by Elvis Presley. And he has shifted more than 18 million solo albums in Britain alone, with worldwide sales topping 55 million units.

Williams’ eleventh studio Heavy Entertainment Show, his first since signing with Sony Music earlier this year, is scheduled to drop Nov. 4.