Rick Astley is a well-known artist who has sold over 40 million records worldwide over the course of his three-decade career. He has a number of chart-topping successes, including Never Gonna Give You Up, which is one of his most famous songs. Furthermore, Whenever You Need Someone and Together Forever are two of his most popular songs.
In 1988, he received the British Phonographic Industry Award Best British Single. He was also nominated for the Best Original Score award at the 2005 Robert Festival for the song Oh Happy Day.
Rick enjoys playing drums, piano, keyboards, guitar, and saxophone in addition to singing and writing. Prior to his mainstream fame, he was a member of the bands FBI and Give Way. Rick earned a recording deal with Sony BMG after his sold-out UK tour in 2004.
Rick Astley’s Biography, Age
Richard Paul Astley, better known as Rick Astley, was born in Warrington, Cheshire, England, to Horace and Cynthia Astley on February 6, 1966. With two older brothers and an older sister, he grew up in Newton-le-Willows.
When he was five years old, his parents divorced, and he moved in with his father. Rick, who is 52 years old and stands 5 feet and 10 inches tall, dropped out of high school when he was sixteen years old. He thereafter worked as a driver and concentrated on his singing.
Rick Astley’s Wife: Who Is She?
When Rick Astley was working as a promoter for RCA Records in Denmark in 1988, he met the love of his life, Lene Bausager (an Oscar-nominated film producer).
They began dating soon after, and in 1992, after four years of dating, the couple welcomed their lovely daughter Emilie into the world. The pair had never been married before that. However, in 2013, they chose to marry, and Lene became his formal wife. Lene currently works as a manager for her husband Rick, and their 24-year-old daughter is an artist and landscape designer.
Rick was singing in the band FBI when the hit factory producers Stock/Aitken/Waterman discovered him in 1987. In 1987, they collaborated on his biggest success, Never Gonna Give You Up, which became a worldwide number one hit, including in the United States.
His following hit, Whenever You Need Somebody, went to number one in Europe. Furthermore, Together Forever and My Arms Keep Missing You have sold 15.2 million copies globally.
So, his overall net worth is estimated to be at around $16 million.