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50 (album)

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Studio album by Rick Astley
Released10 June 2016 (UK)
7 October 2016 (US)
ProducerRick Astley
Rick Astley chronology
My Red Book
Singles from 50
  1. "Keep Singing"
    Released: 6 April 2016[1]
  2. "Angels on My Side"
    Released: 13 May 2016[2]
  3. "Dance"
    Released: 7 September 2016
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]
50 is the eighth studio album by English singer and songwriter Rick Astley. It was released on 10 June 2016 by BMG.[4] 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.

Commercial performance[edit]

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).[5] 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.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Rick Astley. 
1."Keep Singing"  3:58
2."Angels on My Side"  3:35
3."Wish Away"  3:27
4."This Old House"  4:30
5."Pieces"  3:58
6."Dance"  3:15
7."I Like the Sun"  3:40
8."Somebody Loves Me"  3:22
9."Let It Rain"  3:52
10."Pray with Me"  3:39
11."Coming Home Tonight"  3:28
12."Let It Be Tonight"  3:48
US bonus tracks
13."A Letter"  3:52
14."Sailing"  2:50


Chart (2016)Peak
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[6]41
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[7]35
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[8]76
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[9]65
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10]21
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[11]70
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[12]44
UK Albums (OCC)[13]1


RegionCertificationCertified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[14]Gold100,000^
*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. Jump up^ Rick Astley releases comeback single Keep Singing 23 years after 'retirement' | Metro News
  2. Jump up^ Angels On My Side | Rick Astley – Télécharger et écouter l'album
  3. Jump up^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Rick Astley - 50"Allmusic. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  4. Jump up^ Fitzpatrick, Katie (31 May 2016). "Rick Astley will perform and sign copies of his new album at HMV Manchester"men. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  5. Jump up^ Jones, Alan. "Official Charts Analysis: Rick Astley's 50 debuts at No.1 28 years after his first album"Music Week. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  6. Jump up^ " – Rick Astley – 50" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  7. Jump up^ " – Rick Astley – 50" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  8. Jump up^ " – Rick Astley – 50" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  9. Jump up^ " – Rick Astley – 50" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  10. Jump up^ " – Rick Astley – 50" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  11. Jump up^ " – Rick Astley – 50". Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  12. Jump up^ " – Rick Astley – 50". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  13. Jump up^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100"Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  14. Jump up^ "British album certifications – Rick Astley – 50"British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved August 26, 2016. Enter 50 in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select albumin the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search

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