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Subject: Rick Astley shortlisted for MTV award

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/08 at 12:46 am

From BBC News Online

Eighties pop singer Rick Astley has become the surprise contender for best act ever at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards in Liverpool.

The star, who has never been nominated in the history of the event, is up against U2, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Green Day and Tokio Hotel.

The winner, chosen by fans online, will be unveiled at the show on 6 November.

Astley returned to prominence this year when internet users were "tricked" into watching the video of his biggest hit.

A craze called "Rickrolling" saw web users unwittingly follow links to Astley's videos. It led to millions of plays of Astley's song Never Gonna Give You Up, which reached number one in the UK in 1987.

It went on to become a number one hit in 15 other countries.

"Rick's fans have obviously decided that he deserves recognition as a pop icon and no doubt they are determined to make sure he wins on the night," said the award show's producer Richard Godfrey.

Madonna is up for the video star category with 4 Minutes - the only nomination she has received this year.

The 50-year-old pop star will battle it out with 30 Seconds to Mars, Santogold, Weezer and Snoop Dogg, who is hosting the ceremony.


Subject: Re: Rick Astley shortlisted for MTV award

Written By: Jessica on 10/02/08 at 11:56 am

I've already voted for him five times. :D

http://ema.mtv.co.uk/vote/#__best_act_ever

Subject: Re: Rick Astley shortlisted for MTV award

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/08 at 12:03 pm


I've already voted for him five times. :D

http://ema.mtv.co.uk/vote/#__best_act_ever
When does the voting close?

Subject: Re: Rick Astley shortlisted for MTV award

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/02/08 at 2:40 pm

:( I didn't know Rick Astley still sang. I thought he'd quit.



And I also thought Michael Jackson was up for this award...I wonder why not. I guess whomever compiled this list was in a coma during the Thriller craze.  :(

Subject: Re: Rick Astley shortlisted for MTV award

Written By: woops on 10/02/08 at 2:42 pm

Also didn't know he still sang


I've never saw the video for "Together Forever" until recently  :D

Subject: Re: Rick Astley shortlisted for MTV award

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 10/02/08 at 3:43 pm

I just voted for Rick.  My gift to society for today!!!  :)

Subject: Re: Rick Astley shortlisted for MTV award

Written By: whistledog on 10/02/08 at 8:22 pm

Oh he still sings.  He doesn't necesarily have to keep charting songs for him to still sing.  Look at KC and the Sunshine Band, still going strong without a hit single since 1983

Subject: Re: Rick Astley shortlisted for MTV award

Written By: Foo Bar on 10/04/08 at 8:26 pm


:( I didn't know Rick Astley still sang. I thought he'd quit.


Are you somehow suggesting he'd give you up?  Let you down?  Run around?  Desert you?  Well, he'd never do such a thing.  That's just not how the Rickster rolls.

http://usera.imagecave.com/Pooter/NeverGonnaDeinterlace.jpg

He was even present (at least in spirit) at the VP debate last Thursday!

Subject: Re: Rick Astley shortlisted for MTV award

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 10/04/08 at 9:25 pm


Are you somehow suggesting he'd give you up?  Let you down?  Run around?  Desert you?  Well, he'd never do such a thing.  That's just not how the Rickster rolls.

http://usera.imagecave.com/Pooter/NeverGonnaDeinterlace.jpg

He was even present (at least in spirit) at the VP debate last Thursday!


The Rick Roll gone creative.  I'm impressed. :)

Subject: Re: Rick Astley shortlisted for MTV award

Written By: Step-chan on 10/09/08 at 3:27 pm

For some reason I was thinking of Rick Roll when I seen this thread. ;D :D

Subject: Re: Rick Astley shortlisted for MTV award

Written By: Paul on 10/09/08 at 4:24 pm

Right...who's he up against again?


U2, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Green Day and Tokio Hotel.


Tsk! Is this the best MTV can come up with?

With that sort of field, Tickly Arse to win hands down!

Subject: Re: Rick Astley shortlisted for MTV award

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/08 at 4:45 pm

As one result Astley was voted by Internet users "Best Act Ever" at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008.

Subject: Re: Rick Astley shortlisted for MTV award

Written By: Foo Bar on 01/24/09 at 1:02 am

For every thread, there exists at least one XKCD strip:

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/party.png
  - XKCD #524, "Party"

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