In the UK, Rick Astley Is No. 1 Again

He's rolled back to the top of the charts after decades
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2016 2:54 AM CDT

(Newser) – Looks like fans are never going to give him up or desert him. Almost 30 years after topping the charts with "Never Going to Give You Up"—and almost a decade after "rickrolling" became a hazard of Internet use—Rick Astley has scored another No. 1 in the UK with new album 50, the Independent reports. "It's amazing, it's incredible," says the 50-year-old, who beat singer-songwriter Tom Odell to the top spot. "It's been a very, very, very long time since this happened before, I'm ecstatic, I couldn't be happier." Astley's previous album, 2005's Portrait, never rose higher than No. 26, Billboard notes. (Even the White House rickrolled its followers at one point.)

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