You may or may not remember that last year Robbie Williams released ‘Candy’ and while the track was well received on the whole BBC Radio 1 decided not to add the track to its playlist.
Nick Grimshaw, despite only presenting the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show has seemingly come under fire regarding the whole thing and so far seems to be the only DJ to have commented most over the decision.
Robbie seems to have taken the whole situation to heart and has said to have been left feeling “gutted” about the snub by BBC Radio 1 even though the station played his collaboration with Dizzee Rascal.
A few weeks back we reported that BBC Radio bosses had spoken out about the decision and said:
“This is all about the age of the artist’s primary audience.”
“In Robbie’s case we believe that his main fan base is comfortably over the age of 30, whereas Dizzee’s is clearly much lower.”
BBC Radio 1 Breakfast DJ Nick Grimshaw spoke with Five News recently that Robbie Williams just isn’t for Radio 1 anymore:
“I liked Take That when I was little, but I’m not little anymore,” he said. “I don’t know if he’s now for a Radio 1 audience.”
Speaking with BBC Radio 4’s Mastertapes programme Robbie Williams commented on the decision to not be played on one of the biggest radio stations in the country: “I’m very ambitious,”
“So when Radio 1 goes and is taken away from you, a huge bit of your arsenal goes.”
“It’s your main oxygen to get your stuff out there.”
BBC Radio bosses aren’t just targeting Robbie Williams, it’s not some vendetta. They’re just trying to keep the listeners with music they feel is appropriate.
Muse may also be the next artist to be removed from the station when bosses commented a few weeks ago:
“Muse are approaching a crossroads – their last single [‘Panic Station’] was the first one not playlisted by Radio 1 in a decade. The door remains open to them but we’ll have to think carefully about their next album.”
Watch the official video for ‘Candy’ by Robbie Williams below.