Gary Barlow’s name might not jump out of the page for American audiences. It certainly does in Britain, where he’s a genuine pop superstar, a hitmaker with stacks of No. 1s and millions of tickets sold.
Barlow is, of course, a founding member of Take That, a boyband that has bagged 28 Top 40 singles in the U.K., 12 of which reached No. 1. They’ve ruled the U.K. Albums Chart on eight occasions, and won as many BRIT Awards.
Even when Robbie Williams left the group to embark on a solo career, they kept smashing out the hits.
Barlow, the group’s songwriter and frontman, is promoting his new solo set, Music Played By Humans (Polydor), which is by some margin the best-seller on the midweek U.K. chart and should get Barlow his third solo U.K. No. 1.
On Tuesday night (Dec. 1), he stopped by James Corden’s The Late Late Show to perform “Incredible Christmas,” his brassy new holiday single. The studio tree is up, it’s decorated and Christmas is just around the corner.
Yep, it’s a neat time of year.
— The Late Late Show with James Corden (@latelateshow) December 2, 2020