Rick Astley reaches over 1 billion views on 'Never Gonna Give You Up'

music news

Rick Astley has hit a massive milestone on Youtube - his 80s hit 'Never Gonna Give You Up' has soared over 1,000,000,000 views!

The official video for the 1987 classic was uploaded to YouTube 12 years ago, and has just joined the elite billion views club.

The huge amount of views on the song is no doubt due to it being an iconic 80s hit, but also due to the fact it gained worldwide popularity when it became an 'internet meme' by 'Rick Rollin' people.

Posting to Twitter, Rick shared the exciting news.

“So I’ve just been told that ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ has been streamed a billion times on YouTube. That is mind-blowing. The world is a wonderful and beautiful place, and I am very lucky.”