NOW That’s What I Call Music!, the world’s best-selling multi-artist album series, is pleased to announce the simultaneous release this year’s first two NOW collections — NOW That’s What I Call Music! 61 and NOW That’s What I Call 90s Pop — on Friday, January 27th.
With the release NOW 60 in November 2016, US sales NOW series albums breaks the 100 million copies mark.
NOW That’s What I Call Music! 61 features 16 major current hits from today’s hottest artists including Bruno Mars, Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar, Alessia Cara, Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj, DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber, The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk, Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane, D.R.A.M featuring Lil Yachty, Zay Hilfigerrr & Zaylon McCall, Fifth Harmony, Jon Bellion, Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha, Hey Violet, Shawn Mendes, Niall Horan, and gnash featuring Oli O’Brien.
The hit songs on NOW 61 were streamed more than 200 million times during the last week in December alone. 15 the tracks on NOW 61 have achieved Top 20 status or better with eleven those making the Top 10.
NOW 61 includes the #1 Hot 100 smash “Black Beatles” (Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane), “Broccoli” (D.R.A.M featuring Lil Yachty),”Juju On That Beat” (Zay Hilfigerrr & Zaylon McCall), Ariana Grande (featuring Nicki Minaj) performing the #1 Mainstream Top 40 chart-topper “Side To Side,” Alessia Cara’s fast-rising “Scars To Your Beautiful” and more.
In addition to The Weeknd’s “Starboy,” a #1 track on iTunes, NOW 61 includes, exclusively available on this collection, the “clean” version Bruno Mars’ “24k Magic” (also a #1 song on iTunes).
NOW 61 includes the latest installment NOW’s enormously-popular “What’s Next” developing artist initiative, debuting six new music preview bonus tracks from up-and-coming stars including Citizen Four, Dagny, JoJo featuring Wiz Khalifa, Aanysa X Snakehips, Maggie Rogers and Urban Cone.
First launched as an added bonus feature on NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 32, “NOW Presents What’s Next” has introduced major developing artists to the enthusiastic and receptive NOW music audience. Previous “What’s Next” successes have included Walk The Moon, Hot Chelle Rae, Hunter Hayes, Capitol Cities, A Great Big World, Shawn Mendes and others.
NOW invites music fans to travel back in time with NOW 90s Pop, the ultimate celebration the enduring classic sounds and artists that defined the ultimate pop party decade.