Rick Astley( Singer)
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Biography Rick Astley
Rick Astley (06.02.1966 years)
. United Kingdom
. Singer and composer Rick Astley was born on February 6, 1966 in the UK.
. Rick started a drummer in a hard rock band Give Way, from which in 1984 joined the soul band FBI on the role of lead singer
. In 1985, the young singer drew the attention of one of the leading producers and composers of the 80-ies Pete Waterman and gave Astley for his studio PWL. In 1987, and Astley Ochi Brown recorded the song "Learning That Live", and as a member of the duo Rick & Lisa singer recorded the single "When You Gonna", which released the company RCA. A strong and expressive voice Astley liked the leadership of this company, and in the same year the singer was invited to participate in the charity, the entire collection of which went to fund assistance to victims in the crash of the ferry in the North Sea. His performance of "Let It Be" praised by McCartney's songs, also participated in the rally, and single from her hit record led the parade Britain. Also in the first place chartsov released next single Astley "Never Gonna Give You Up" - up to 1987, this record became the best selling in England, and at the annual ceremony BRITS Rick Astley has been named best artist of the year beginning.
. Astley's debut album "Whenever You Need Somebody" led the hit parade of the country and quickly than one million copies
. Past, in 1988, the singer's tour in the U.S. were such a sensation, and the repertoire Astley evaluated mainly teenage girls and their grandmother who died from the songs of Sinatra, whose arrangements of tracks served as a model for an Englishman. Two singles were released in America Astley "Together Forever" and "Never Gonna Give You Up" led chartsy, , . the first two songs which were on the first line of the American hit parade,
. Also in 1988, and Astley also became the most broadcast on American radio singer. 7 Astley singles have been in England, and hits 10 in the United States.
. Despite a magnificent voice - probably one of the best in the history of pop music - Rick Astley has become a target for British journalists, who considered the singer only as a puppet in the hands of clever producers
. Not wanting to be subjected to more criticism, Astley decided to continue to arrange their affairs independently, and left the production company. After a hiatus in 1991, the singer recorded the successful album "Free" with Elton John and Mark King from Level 42 team. In the plate came in a single "Cry For Help", who wrote and produced himself Astley - the song became a Top 10 Great Britain and the United States and moved the disc in Top 20. The record in 1993 "Body And Soul" this was not successful, probably due to the fact that the singer had gone from the traditional variety and a few sound tightened escort.