The Together Forever hitmaker released 50, in conjunction with his recent 50th birthday, last week (10Jun16), and fans were surprisingly eager to scoop up the record as it has landed at the top of the charts.

The last time Astley had a number one record was in 1987, when his debut album Whenever You Need Somebody led the pack, thanks to his hit single Never Gonna Give You Up.

Astley retired from music in 1993, but returned with a studio album, Portrait, in 2005, which reached number 26 on the U.K. chart. His Ultimate Collection of greatest hits peaked at number 17 in 2008.

He narrowly beat out British singer/songwriter Tom Odell, whose new release Wrong Crowd came in just behind Astley.

Sir Paul McCartney's new Pure MCCartney record debuted at three, a special edition of The Electric Light Orchestra's All Over The World - The Very Best Of retrospective comes in at four, while Drake's Views bumps down three spots from two to five.

However, the Canadian rapper is at the top of the U.K. singles chart with One Dance for the 10th straight week. He held off competition from This Girl by Kungs Vs. Cookin' On 3 Burners. Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop The Feeling comes in at three, while Calvin Harris and Rihanna's This Is What You Came For lands at four.

Drake and Rihanna's collaboration, Too Good, rounds out the top five.