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Rick Astley
 
 
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Rick Astley is a god to many though a nemesis to others. Some find the singer so great that they play Never Gonna Give You Up for two hours non-stop during a lesson of Woodwork to drown out the Populars' Dubstep.

General InformationEdit

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.

Cultural referencesEdit

Rick Astley is mentioned in the song We Didn't Want To Come Here.

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