Robbie Williams and the Brit awards really do go hand-in-hand.
During his heyday, the 35-year-old singer accumulated 11 gongs over the years at the UK music ceremony – more than any other star.
So following his recent comeback, he has been chosen to receive the prize for outstanding contribution to music at this year's event.
Referring to Robbie as "one of the outstanding artists and performers of his generation", a Brits committee rep said it would be "an absolute thrill" to have him at the ceremony.
Organisers say he will pick up his new gong on February 16.
He will also close the show with a "sensational" live performance at London's Earls Court.
Attending the 30th anniversary of the Brits will be the perfect way for Robbie to crown his return to the music scene.
Following his appearance on the X Factor, Robbie received widespread praise when he played his first concert in three years on Wednesday.
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