10 June 2016
Adult contemporary music
| Rick Astley|
| 10 June 2016 (UK)
7 October 2016 (US)|
BBC Music Award for Album of the Year
Rick Astley albums, Adult contemporary music albums
50 is the eighth studio album by English singer and songwriter Rick Astley. It was released on 10 June 2016 by BMG. It is Astley's first studio album in more than 10 years, following Portrait (2005). In the United Kingdom, 50 became Astley's first number-one album since his 1987 debut album Whenever You Need Somebody. All songs in this album were sung, written and recorded by Astley himself.
The album was later released on 7 October 2016 in the United States, marking his first American release since 1993's Body & Soul.
"Keep Singing" was released as the lead single from the album on 6 April 2016.
"Angels on My Side" was released as the second single from the album on 13 May 2016.
Rick Astley announced a new limited single called "Dance" (which includes the song "God Says") on 19 July 2016.
50 debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, selling 23,691 units in its opening week. It is Rick Astley' first number-one album in the United Kingdom since Whenever You Need Somebody (1987). In Germany, the album debuted at number 42 on the German Albums Chart, becoming his highest-charting album since Free (1991) which charted at number eight. On 8 July 2016 the album was certified Silver for sales of 60,000 copies from BPI. On 23 August 2016 Astley announced on his Twitter account that 50 has sold over 100,000 copies in the United Kingdom and was certified Gold.
All tracks written by Rick Astley.
1Keep Singing3:5850 (album) Wikipedia
2Angels On My Side3:36