NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 53 Debuts At No. 1 On The Billboard Album Chart
Latest NOW Volume Released February 3
NOW 53 is NOW's 19th Volume to Reach No. 1 on the Billboard Album Chart
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 53, the latest numbered volume from the world's best-selling, multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart today with first week sales totaling 99,324. Released February 3, NOW 53 is available on CD and digitally. NOW 53's chart-topping debut follows NOW 52's No. 2 bow in October and brings the U.S. series' tally for No. 1 charting volumes to a whopping 19.
NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 53 features 16 major current chart hits from today's hottest artists, including Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Meghan Trainor, Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, Tove Lo, Ariana Grande & The Weeknd, Sam Smith, One Direction, Selena Gomez, Jason Derulo, Iggy Azalea feat. MO, Usher feat. Juicy J, Charli XCX, Mr. Probz, Calvin Harris feat. John Newman, and Coldplay, plus five up-and-coming "NOW What's Next" New Music Preview tracks.
The "NOW What's Next" bonus track program featured on each numeric NOW release continues to preview hot new artists with tomorrow's biggest hits. NOW 53 showcases up and coming tracks from Walk The Moon, Fancy Reagan, Zara Larsson, Danny Mercer, and Jack + Eliza.
The world's best-selling, multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music! debuted in the U.S. in 1998, following 15 years of multi-platinum international success. The series has generated sales exceeding 250 million albums worldwide, including more than 94 million in the US alone. Nineteen of NOW's numbered editions have hit No. 1 on the Billboard albums chart, and all 53 volumes released to date in NOW's numeric U.S. series have reached Billboard's Top 10.
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.
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SOURCE Sony Music Entertainment
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