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Rick Astley

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Rick Astley News

'Rickrolling' Rick Astley writing Hollywood music

Plus singer muses on origins of online video trick

  • Jan 30, 2009

Rick Astley 'Rickrolls' Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Watch the moment here on NME.COM

  • Nov 28, 2008

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Rick Astley Music Videos

Never Gonna Give You Up Play Video

Never Gonna Give You Up

Watch the official Never Gonna Give You Up video by Rick Astley in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Giving Up On Love Play Video

Giving Up On Love

Watch the official Giving Up On Love video by Rick Astley in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Hopelessly Play Video

Hopelessly

Watch the official Hopelessly video by Rick Astley in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Take Me To Your Heart Play Video

Take Me To Your Heart

Watch the official Take Me To Your Heart video by Rick Astley in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Together Forever Play Video

Together Forever

Rick Astley official music video for the track Together Forever

View more Rick Astley videos from Muzu or Youtube

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Rick Astley Biography

Richard Paul "Rick" Astley (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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