Rick Astley

1966 - Today

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Richard Paul Astley (born 6 February 1966) is an English singer. He gained fame through his association with the production trio Stock Aitken Waterman, releasing the 1987 album Whenever You Need Somebody, which sold 15 million copies worldwide. His debut single "Never Gonna Give You Up" was a No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rick Astley has received more than 11,602,717 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Rick Astley is the 728th most popular musician (down from 309th in 2019), the 2,142nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,109th in 2019) and the 131st most popular British Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 12M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.21

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 54

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.14

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.55

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Rick Astleys by language

Over the past year Rick Astley has had the most page views in the with 2,034,681 views, followed by Spanish (126,740), and German (122,475). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Macedonian (16,300.00%), Simple English (274.56%), and Ido (85.99%)


Among musicians, Rick Astley ranks 728 out of 3,175Before him are Chucho Valdés, Avicii, John Illsley, Herb Alpert, Willie Dixon, and Horace Silver. After him are Ivan Mládek, Ron McGovney, Hilton Valentine, Tim Buckley, Steve Jones, and Jørgen Ingmann.

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Among people born in 1966, Rick Astley ranks 94Before him are Nechirvan Barzani, Stephen Baldwin, Kiko, Princess Akishino, Jeff Buckley, Irène Jacob, and Ali-Reza Pahlavi. After him are Olivier Panis, Müller, Åsa Larsson, Miguel Ángel Nadal, Bai Ling, and Raimonds Vējonis.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Rick Astley ranks 2,142 out of 8,785Before him are Marie Stopes (1880), G. M. B. Dobson (1889), Patrick Magee (1922), Nigel Hawthorne (1929), Ian Dury (1942), and Dodie Smith (1896). After him are Kevin McNally (1956), Charlie Hunnam (1980), Ken McArthur (1881), Geraldine James (1950), Jack Higgins (1929), and Bob Anderson (1931).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Rick Astley ranks 131Before him are Bill Bruford (1949), The Edge (1961), Rick Davies (1944), Peter Hammill (1948), Liam Gallagher (1972), and John Illsley (1949). After him are Hilton Valentine (1943), Steve Jones (1955), John Miles (1949), Mick Box (1947), Carl Palmer (1950), and Mick Fleetwood (1947).