Rick AstleyEnglish singer, songwriter and radio personality. Born 6 February 1966
Rick Astley Biography (Wikipedia)
Richard Paul Astley (born 6 February 1966) is an English singer, songwriter and radio personality. He rose to fame through his association with the production trio Stock Aitken Waterman; his 1987 recording of their song "Never Gonna Give You Up" was a number 1 hit single in 25 countries, winning the 1988 Brit Award for Best British Single. 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 the music video for "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, and his 2016 album 50 debuted in the UK at No. 1.
- Rick Astley - Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park 2017 Highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05fnz64.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05fnz64.jpg2017-10-10T22:59:00.000ZEnjoy hit after hit from the comeback kinghttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05fvk6f
Rick Astley - Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park 2017 Highlights
- Rick Astley and Dave Grohl on their fantastic 'Never Gonna Give You Up' collaboration!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05grn3k.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05grn3k.jpg2017-09-20T19:28:00.000ZRick Astley and Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters tell Jo how they ended up sharing the stage!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05grmgz
Rick Astley and Dave Grohl on their fantastic 'Never Gonna Give You Up' collaboration!
- Rick Astleyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04dk601.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04dk601.jpg2016-10-29T13:20:00.000ZRick chats to Graham about his latest album '50', and his upcoming Forest Live gigs.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04dk60q
- Rick Astley Live in Sessionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0469fgk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0469fgk.jpg2016-08-30T10:36:00.000ZRick performs new single Dance and a fantastic cover of Bill Wither's, Ain't No Sunshine.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0469g8x
Rick Astley Live in Session
- Rick Astley: "I got a mop and bucket out"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03yww6j.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03yww6j.jpg2016-06-20T07:58:00.000ZRick tells Chris how crazy things have been since he scored his number 1 album on Fridayhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03ywxsk
Rick Astley: "I got a mop and bucket out"
- Who does Tom Odell think will win the chart battle with Rick Astley?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03ym1vx.jpghttps://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.https://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..."https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03qdf7f.jpghttps://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.https://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 tingleshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03npkjp.jpghttps://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.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03npmgc
Rick Astley: 'Never Gonna Give You Up' still gives me tingles
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