Sir Cliff Richard turns 81, teases new music

Sir Cliff Richard turns 81, teases new music

Sir Cliff Richard continues to entertain fans as he turns 81...

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Happy birthday to the legendary Sir Cliff Richard!

The versatile singer was born on 14 October 1940 in Lucknow, India. 

He was part of the successful band, The Shadows, but it disbanded in 1968.  

The 'Summer Holiday' singer is one of the highest-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 250-million records worldwide. 

His music has been topping charts since the 1950s to date. 

READ: Sir Cliff Richard celebrates 80th birthday with a new album release

'Move It' - a song he released in 1958, became the first great British rock n roll song.

In 1976, he released 'Devil Woman', which became his first Top 10 hit in the US, according to All Music website. 

Sir Cliff's music career has seen him release more than 100 hits. 

Even in his old age, the star continues to release great music. In 2020, he announced that to celebrate his 80th birthday in 2021, he would be releasing a new album. 

"I’ve got some exciting news I’d like to share. To celebrate my 80th birthday, I’ll be releasing a brand new album called, ‘ Music…The Air That I Breathe’. The album includes two new songs, five new recordings of classic tracks and five duets. I can’t wait for you to hear it," he said.

He has also promised his fans that he will be releasing new music before the end of this year. 

"I know I've kept  you all waiting, but I know that you've guessed what I've been doing. Yes, I've spend quiet a bit of time in the studio in Miami," he said in a video posted on IG. 

"The album that I've made is full of Christmas and it's going to be released on November 25th," he said. 

Below is the artwork for the new album. 

READ: Birthday Tribute: Paul Simon turns 81

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