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Rick Astley

Singer, Songwriter & Radio Personality

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Rick Astley Biography

Richard Paul Astley is an English singer, songwriter and radio personality. He rose to fame through his association with the production trio Stock Aitken Waterman; his 1987 recording of their song "Never Gonna Give You Up" was a number 1 hit single in 25 countries, winning the 1988 Brit Award for Best British Single. By the time of his retirement in 1993, Astley had sold approximately 40 million records worldwide.

His first single was the little-known "When You Gonna", released as a collaboration with Lisa Carter, with little promotion. It did not chart. His first solo offering was "Never Gonna Give You Up", was released eight months later, in August. Astley's distinctive rich, deep voice combined with dance-pop made the song an immediate success, spending five weeks at the top of the British charts and becoming the year's highest-selling single. The song was also a worldwide number-one hit, topping the charts in 24 other countries. It was the first of 13 (worldwide) top 30 hit singles for him. "Never Gonna Give You Up" won Best British Single at the 1988 BRIT Awards awards.

His third album, "Free," was released in 1991 and contained collaborations with Elton John. It had three singles and reached number 9 in the UK and number 31 in the US.

In 1994, Astley retired from the music industry at 27, deciding that family life was more important. Astley returned to the music industry in 2000, with his album "Keep It Turned On."

In 2007, Astley won MTV European's the "Best Act Ever" award.

In 2019, Astley released a new album, "The Best of Me," which includes some of his original tracks and some reimagined versions of his existing songs. One of them is a pianoforte version of "Never Gonna Give You Up."

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rick Astley for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Rick Astley, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rick Astley or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Rick Astley?

    Booking fees for Rick Astley, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rick Astley, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Rick Astley?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rick Astley for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rick Astley for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rick Astley or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rick Astley or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Rick Astley Biography

Richard Paul Astley is an English singer, songwriter and radio personality. He rose to fame through his association with the production trio Stock Aitken Waterman; his 1987 recording of their song "Never Gonna Give You Up" was a number 1 hit single in 25 countries, winning the 1988 Brit Award for Best British Single. By the time of his retirement in 1993, Astley had sold approximately 40 million records worldwide.

His first single was the little-known "When You Gonna", released as a collaboration with Lisa Carter, with little promotion. It did not chart. His first solo offering was "Never Gonna Give You Up", was released eight months later, in August. Astley's distinctive rich, deep voice combined with dance-pop made the song an immediate success, spending five weeks at the top of the British charts and becoming the year's highest-selling single. The song was also a worldwide number-one hit, topping the charts in 24 other countries. It was the first of 13 (worldwide) top 30 hit singles for him. "Never Gonna Give You Up" won Best British Single at the 1988 BRIT Awards awards.

His third album, "Free," was released in 1991 and contained collaborations with Elton John. It had three singles and reached number 9 in the UK and number 31 in the US.

In 1994, Astley retired from the music industry at 27, deciding that family life was more important. Astley returned to the music industry in 2000, with his album "Keep It Turned On."

In 2007, Astley won MTV European's the "Best Act Ever" award.

In 2019, Astley released a new album, "The Best of Me," which includes some of his original tracks and some reimagined versions of his existing songs. One of them is a pianoforte version of "Never Gonna Give You Up."

Rick Astley Videos

  • Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (Video)
    Rick Astley's official music video for “Never Gonna Give You Up” Listen to Rick Astley: https://RickAstley.lnk.to/_listenYD

FAQs on booking Rick Astley

  • How to book Rick Astley?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rick Astley for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Rick Astley, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rick Astley or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rick Astley?

    Booking fees for Rick Astley, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rick Astley, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rick Astley?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rick Astley for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rick Astley for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rick Astley or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rick Astley or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rick Astley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rick Astley for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Rick Astley generally travels from LondonUK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Salt-N-Pepa, Tom Misch, Jess Glynne, Mick Jagger and Randy Bachman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rick Astley for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Rick Astley Speaker Videos

  • Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (Video)
    Rick Astley's official music video for “Never Gonna Give You Up” Listen to Rick Astley: https://RickAstley.lnk.to/_listenYD

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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