For the 1980s pop sensation, Rick Astley, he is back and back in a big way. Astley’s last Number 1 album was his 1988 record Whenever You Need Somebody. However, with his latest album in 11 years–aptly entitled 50–Astley has just placed Number 1 on the U.K. Charts. Rather than have us explain, Rick take it away:
Astley is somewhat of an internet phenomenon in that he made a comeback in 2007 when his video Never Gonna Give You Up became integral to a popular meme. Subsequently, Astley was voted the “Best Act Ever” by Internet users at the MTV European Music Awards in 2008.
Great to have you back Rick!