Robbie Williams will release his new studio set "Reality Killed the Video Star" Nov. 9 in the United Kingdom on EMI's Virgin Records.

The English star's album will be preceded in the United Kingdom by the single "Bodies" on Oct. 12. A digital release goes on sale the day before. Both single and album were produced by Trevor Horn and were recorded and mixed in London.

The album marks Williams' long awaited return after a three-year absence following his ill-received 2006 dance-influenced album "Rudebox" (Chrysalis/EMI). The album will roll out internationally around the U.K. release date, with a U.S. digital release due Nov. 10.

According to an interview which David Enthoven, joint managing director of Williams' management i.e:music, gave Billboard earlier this year, "Reality Killed The Video Star" sees the U.K. artist return to his pop roots.

To date, according to his label, Williams has sold 55 million albums worldwide. Three years ago he sold 1.6 million tickets on one day for his 2006 tour, a feat that gained the Stoke-on-Trent, England-born singer a place in the Guinness Book of Records. That tour eventually saw him play to a total of 3.7 million people.

In 2003 Williams played the biggest live music event in U.K. history when his 3 nights at outdoor venue Knebworth House saw him play to over 365,000 people.