Rick Astley Biography: Age, Net Worth, Parents, Instagram, Height, Wiki, Siblings, Spouse, Awards, Children

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Richard Paul Astley, famously known as Rick Astley, is primarily known as a singer; however, his talents extend beyond just his vocals. He is also a proficient songwriter and musician.

 The 1980s witnessed the rise of Rick Astley’s popularity, thanks to his infectious pop hits that captured the hearts of many.

 Among these hits, “Never Gonna Give You Up” stands out as an iconic song that continues to be enjoyed by fans worldwide. 


  • Full Name: Richard Paul Astley
  • Stage Name: Rick Astley
  • Born: February 6, 1966
  • Age: 58 years old
  • Birthplace: Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, England
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Occupation: Singer
  • Height: 1.78m
  • Parent: Cynthia Astley and Horace Astley
  • Siblings: Jayne Mars
  • Spouse: Lene Bausager
  • Children: 1
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $25 million

Early Life And Education

Rick Astley, an English singer and songwriter, was born on February 6, 1966, in Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, England. His parents, Cynthia and Horace Astley, nurtured him during his upbringing.

 In addition to his parents’ guidance and support, Rick has a sister named Jayne Marsh, who has undoubtedly played a significant role in his life. While specific details regarding Rick’s educational background remain unknown, it is clear that he possesses an undeniable talent as a musician.


Rick Astley’s musical career started in the 1980s when he joined a soul band called FBI as their drummer. However, it was in 1985 that his talent caught the attention of Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW), a highly successful record-producing team. 

Recognizing Astley’s potential, SAW decided to mentor and guide him toward becoming a pop star. They carefully crafted his debut single, “Never Gonna Give You Up,” released in 1987, marking the beginning of Astley’s rise to fame.

After the immense success of his debut single “Never Gonna Give You Up,” Rick Astley continued to release more hit songs such as “Together Forever,” “Whenever You Need Somebody,” and “When I Fall in Love.” 

These subsequent hits further established his position as a prominent pop icon. However, in the early 2000s, Astley deliberately came back to the music industry in his condition. With a touch of humour and self-awareness, he fully embraced his pop background and even showcased his iconic track “Never Gonna Give You Up” on various comedy shows.

Awards and Nominations


Brit Awards:

  • : Best British Single for “Never Gonna Give You Up”
  • Smash Hits Poll Winners Party:
  •  Best Male Artist
  •  Best Solo Artist

MTV Europe Music Awards:

  •  Best Act Ever (awarded through a viral campaign)
  • Ivor Novello Awards:
  • Outstanding Contemporary Song Collection for his debut album “Whenever You Need Somebody”
  • Music Hall of Fame:
  • Inducted


Grammy Awards:

  •  Best New Artist
  • American Music Awards:
  •  Favourite Pop/Rock New Artist
  • Favourite Pop/Rock Song for “Never Gonna Give You Up”
  • Billboard Music Awards:
  • Top Hot 100 Single for “Never Gonna Give You Up”

Brit Awards:

  •  Best New Artist
  • Song of the Year for “Never Gonna Give You Up”
  • MTV Europe Music Awards:
  •  Best Male Artist
  •  Best Pop Act

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @officialrickastley
  • Twitter handle: @rickastley

Personal Life

Rick Astley, 58, and film producer Lene Bausager have been happily married since 2003. Together, they have a talented daughter who has achieved a master’s degree in fine art and has pursued a successful career as a garden designer.

 The couple first crossed paths in 1987 when Bausager was working as a promoter with RCA. Over the years, she has blossomed into a highly accomplished film producer.

Net Worth

 Rick Astley, the renowned British singer, songwriter, and performer, has amassed an impressive net worth of approximately $25 million. This substantial sum is a testament to the remarkable success of his extensive and illustrious music career, which has spanned several decades. 

Astley has garnered immense fame and considerable financial prosperity through his undeniable talent and captivating performances.

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