With over 353,000 upvotes, this is the most upvoted post ever on Reddit:
It was posted on Reddit on June 17th, 2020 by u/ReallyRickAstley, and yes, it is the real Rick Astley’s Reddit account.
The Reddit post is titled, “I’ve found a few funny memories during lockdown. This is from my 1st tour in 89, backstage in Vegas.”
It has a picture of Rick Astley riding a bike backstage during his first tour back in 1989.
Before Rick Astley dethroned it, this used to be the most upvoted post on Reddit for years:
It was posted on Reddit on April 1st, 2017 by u/serventofgaben in the r/movies subreddit, and became the most upvoted Reddit post of all time, holding on to the #1 spot on Reddit for years.
However, you won’t be able to see it if you sort by top posts of all time on r/all, because some user accidentally deleted the image on Imgur. Here’s the thread on the subreddit r/TIFU where that user explains how he accidentally deleted it.
That Reddit post itself has gone on to receive over 41,000 upvotes.