Looking for that soundtrack to your summer? Look no further than the latest rendition to the NOW series NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 50. Debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Album Charts. NOW 50 highlights the most popular artists on the Billboard Charts these days.
NOW 50’s standard and deluxe editions both feature current major hits from today’s biggest music stars, including:
Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry w/Juicy J. Lorde, Avicii, Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars, John Legend, Aloe Blacc, Bastille, Naughty Boy w/Sam Smith, Jason Derulo (featuring 2 Chainz), The Chainsmokers, DJ Snake & Lil Jon, Kid Ink w/Chris Brown, Passenger, and American Authors, plus five free up and coming NOW What’s Next New Music Preview bonus track program featured on each numeric NOW release continues to preview hot new artists with tomorrow’s biggest hits. NOW 50 showcases up and coming tracks from Mary Lambert, Wrabel, Foxes, Conway and Pia Mia.
NOW 50’s expanded deluxe edition adds 14 fan-voted megahits that have been featured on previous NOW volumes by Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, Pink w/Nate Ruess, Backstreet Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Nelly, Carly Rae Jepsen, Train, Gotye featuring Kimbra and Plain White T’s.
“NOW That’s What I Call Music! has long been one of the music’s most trusted and popular brands, says Bruce Resnikoff, President and CEO of Universal Music Enterprises. “We are proud of NOW’s many accomplishments and continued success as powerful partner for so many of music’s most accomplished artists, as well as for promising up and comers.”
“Each NOW That’s What I Call Music! volume presents today’s biggest hits in a way that’s unique to the brand an always dependable,” says Richard Story, President, Commercial Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment. “Fans of the NOW series know that when they buy the latest volume, they will have a great overview of current smash hits in one convenient collection.”
NOW That’s What I Call Music! debuted in the U.S. in 1998, following 15 years of multiplatinum international success. The series has generated sales exceeding 250 million albums worldwide, including more than 92 million in the U.S. alone. Second only to The Beatles in chart history, 18 of NOW’s numbered editions have hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, including the previous volume, NOW 49, released in February.
All 50 volumes released to date in NOW’s numeric U.S. series have reached Billboard’s Top 10, and NOW Music! has enjoyed Top 10 chart success with five of its non-numbered editions including NOW That’s What I Call Christmas! (Vols. 1 and 3) NOW That’s What I Call Music!#1s and NOW That’s What I Call Country! (Vols. 1 and 2).
The NOW That’s What I Call Music! series is a joint venture from Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. NOW and NOW That’s What I Call Music! are registered trademarks of Universal Music Group and its affiliates.