Rick Astley

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British singer.

Achievements (Singles):

1987: "Never Gonna Give You Up" (UK #1, US #1), "Whenever You Need Somebody" (UK #3) "When I Fall In Love"/"My Arms Keep Missing You" (UK #2)

1988: "Together Forever" (UK #2, US #2),"It Would Take A Strong Strong Man" (US #10), "She Wants To Dance With Me" (UK #6, US # 6), "Take Me To Your Heart" (UK #8)

1989: "Hold Me In Your Arms" (UK #10)

1991: "Cry For Help" (UK #7, US #7), "Move Right Out" (US #81)

1993: "Hopelessly" (US #28)

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Richard Paul "Rick" Astley (/ˈrɪk ˈæstli/; born 6 February 1966) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and radio personality. He is known for his 1987 song, "Never Gonna Give You Up", which was a #1 hit single in 25 countries. Astley holds the record for being the only male solo artist to have his first 8 singles reach the Top 10 in the UK and by retirement in 1993 had sold approximately 40 million records worldwide.

After retiring from the music industry in 1993, Astley made a comeback in 2007 when he became an Internet phenomenon, as his video for "Never Gonna Give You Up" became part of a popular Internet meme known as "rickrolling". Astley was voted "Best Act Ever" by Internet users at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1987 Whenever You Need Somebody 3 7
1988 Hold Me in Your Arms 2 7
1991 Free 4 1
1993 Body & Soul 3 1
2001 Keep It Turned On 3 2
2005 Portrait 2 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2002 Greatest Hits 1
2002 Greatest Hits 1
2004 Platinum & Gold Collection 1
2007 Together Forever: The Best Of 2
2008 Playlist: The Very Best of Rick Astley 3 1
2008 Ultimate Collection 1
Greatest Hits 1
Love Songs 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1987 My Arms Keep Missing You 1
1987 Never Gonna Give You Up 2
1987 When I Fall in Love / My Arms Keep Missing You 1
1988 Together Forever 1
Cry for Help 1
Hold Me in Your Arms 1
Sleeping 1

EP

Year Title RatingReleases
1987 Never Gonna Give You Up 1

Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
2004 12 Inch Collection 2

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