'NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 39' to be Released August 9 Special Preparations Underway for NOW's 40th Numeric Edition, to be Released in November

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest edition of the world's best-selling, multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, will be released on August 9.   NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 39 features 16 current major chart hits, plus four up-and-coming "NOW What's Next" New Music Preview tracks.  

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Included in NOW 39's CD and digital tracklist are top chart hits from Katy Perry, LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull, Lupe Fiasco, Tinie Tempah featuring Eric Turner, The Black Eyed Peas, Bruno Mars, Selena Gomez, Jessie J featuring B.o.B, Hot Chelle Rae, OneRepublic, Jason Aldean, and Blake Shelton, plus "NOW What's Next" emerging tracks from Maria K., Jessica Sutta, Chiddy Bang, and DEV featuring The Cataracs. 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 39 showcases the first "What's Next" success story, with the track "Tonight Tonight" by Hot Chelle Rae, which was included on NOW 38.  The track has since become one of the summer's biggest hits, therefore warranting a spot on this latest volume as a NOW-worthy smash.

Preparations are also underway, with major initiatives planned, for the November release of NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 40 in standard and expanded deluxe CD and digital editions, celebrating the NOW series' unparalleled success.  NOW's U.S. sales total more than 80 million CDs and album downloads since the series made its Stateside debut in 1998.

The NOW That's What I Call Music! series is a joint venture from EMI Music North America, Sony Music Entertainment, and Universal Music Group.  NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 39 will be distributed by EMI Music North America.   NOW and NOW That's What I Call Music! are registered trademarks of EMI (IP) Limited.

The NOW That's What I Call Music! series debuted in the U.S. in 1998 after the brand had been a multi-platinum international success for 15 years. The series has generated sales exceeding 200 million albums worldwide, including more than 80 million copies in the U.S.  Every album in the numeric U.S. series has reached Billboard's Top 10, and 15 NOW releases have reached #1.


NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 39 [CD, digital]

1. Katy Perry

Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

2. LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock

Party Rock Anthem

3. Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer

Give Me Everything

4. Lady Gaga

The Edge Of Glory

5. Britney Spears

Till The World Ends

6. Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull

On The Floor

7. Lupe Fiasco

The Show Goes On

8. Tinie Tempah featuring Eric Turner

Written in the Stars

9. The Black Eyed Peas

Just Can't Get Enough

10. Bruno Mars

The Lazy Song

11. Selena Gomez

Who Says

12. Jessie J featuring B.o.B

Price Tag

13. Hot Chelle Rae

Tonight Tonight

14. OneRepublic

Good Life

15. Jason Aldean

Dirt Road Anthem

16. Blake Shelton

Honey Bee

BONUS TRACKS: "NOW What's Next" New Music Preview

17. Maria K.

Starbucks Smile

18. Jessica Sutta

Show Me

19. Chiddy Bang

Mind Your Manners

20. DEV featuring The Cataracs

Bass Down Low

SOURCE EMI Music / Sony Music Entertainment / Universal Music Group


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