Billy Ocean to announce shock retirement from music?

Ocean created a stir on Monday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Ocean fans. Speculation had been rife that the English singer best known for hit songs like Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car, Suddenly or Caribbean Queen, is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 71, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 02/03/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a singer isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a singer-songwriter just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Monday evening, #ThankYouBilly was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Billy Ocean was unlike any other singer we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouBilly”
— @universalObserver, 1 Mar 2021
“Didn't Billy Ocean retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 1 Mar 2021

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