Disillusioned by the music industry and not being able to play live, 80s pop sensation Rick Astley decided to retire in 1993. Now, almost 30 years after Never Gonna Give You Up topped the charts in 25 countries, the British singer is back with the album 50. This time around, Astley, who has inadvertently become somewhat of an internet phenomenon with "rickrolling," made the album entirely on his own terms. And it paid off, he once again reached the no. 1 spot in the UK. "I love this record probably more even than my first album because even though it changed my life, this is my record. It might not even be as good as the first but it's mine."
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