Born and raised in Lancashire, Astley began his musical career as the drummer for the soul band FBI after finishing school.
Three years later, he shot to fame through his work with the production group Stock Aitken Waterman, whose 1987 album Whenever You Need Somebody sold 15.2 million copies worldwide.
His debut single “Never Gonna Give You Up” reached number one in 25 countries and won the 1988 Brit Award for Best British Single.
How many songs did Rick Astley make?
With his breakthrough hit “Never Gonna Give You Up,” composed by the group Stock Aitken Waterman, Astley rose to fame as a global musical superstar in 1987.
How many awards did Rick Astley win?
Astley has received two honors.
Who wrote Rick Astley songs?
He wrote most of his songs with the likes of Bob Fisher, Phill Harding, Ian Curnor and many others.