Rick Astley Biography (Wikipedia)
Richard Paul Astley (born 6 February 1966) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and radio personality. His 1987 song, "Never Gonna Give You Up" was a No. 1 hit single in 25 countries. By the time of his retirement in 1993, Astley had sold approximately 40 million records worldwide.
Astley made a comeback in 2007, becoming an Internet phenomenon when his video "Never Gonna Give You Up" became integral to the meme known as "rickrolling". Astley was voted "Best Act Ever" by Internet users at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008. His 2016 album 50 debuted in the UK at No. 1.
- Who does Tom Odell think will win the chart battle with Rick Astley?http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03ym1vx.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03ym1vx.jpg2016-06-17T07:45:00.000ZTom updates Chris on his very close album race with Rick Astley.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03ym1wf
Who does Tom Odell think will win the chart battle with Rick Astley?
- Find out how Rick's biggest hit came about: "It's all true..."http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03qdf7f.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03qdf7f.jpg2016-04-08T08:22:00.000ZRick Astley confessess how his chart topper 'Never Gonna Give You Up' came about and how he feels about it now.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03qdfbs
Find out how Rick's biggest hit came about: "It's all true..."
- Rick Astley: 'Never Gonna Give You Up' still gives me tingleshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03npkjp.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03npkjp.jpg2016-03-22T16:41:00.000ZRick Astley on writing new material and why performing 'Never Gonna Give You Up' still gives him a thrill.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03npmgc
Rick Astley: 'Never Gonna Give You Up' still gives me tingles
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