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World's Best-Selling Music Compilation Series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, Issues Vol. 31 and NOW That's What I Call The '80s Vol. 2!

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NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest edition of the world's best-selling multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 31, and the second entry in its '80s-themed spin-off series, NOW That's What I Call The '80s Vol. 2, will both be released June 30.

Featuring 20 recent major hits from pop, rock, hip-hop and crossover country, NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 31 includes Billboard #1s "Boom Boom Pow" by The Black Eyed Peas, "Right Round" by Flo Rida featuring Key$ha, "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga, and "My Life Would Suck Without You" by Kelly Clarkson, as well as Pop Top 10s "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" by Pitbull, "Blame It" by Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain, "Day & Nite" by Kid Cudi, "Kiss Me Thru The Phone" by Soulja Boy Tell 'Em featuring Sammie, "Halo" by Beyonce, "Please Don't Leave Me" by P!nk, "Love Sex Magic" by Ciara featuring Justin Timberlake, "Don't Trust Me" by 3OH!3, and "You Found Me" by The Fray. Also heard are hits from Britney Spears, Ne-Yo, The Ting Tings, Nickelback, T.I. featuring Justin Timberlake, and Lady Antebellum.

Last year heralded the debut of a new NOW-branded series, NOW That's What I Call The '80s. More powerhouse MTV-era hits arrive this month on Vol. 2. The title includes Billboard #1s "Faith" by George Michael, "How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston, "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul, "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley, "The Way It Is" by Bruce Hornsby & The Range, "True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper, "Toy Soldiers" by Martika, "Don't You Want Me" by The Human League, and "A View To A Kill" by Duran Duran, as well as '80s Pop Top 10s "Dancing On The Ceiling" by Lionel Richie, "Simply Irresistible" by Robert Palmer, "Don't Mean Nothing" by Richard Marx, "Run To You" by Bryan Adams, "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by The Police, "Separate Ways" by Journey, "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" by Dead Or Alive, and "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell. Also included are hits from Billy Idol and The Jacksons.

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. 31 and NOW That's What I Call The '80s Vol. 2 will be distributed by Sony Music Entertainment. 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 of over 200 million albums worldwide, including more than 73 million copies in the U.S. Every album in the numbered U.S. series has reached the Billboard Top 10, with NOW 3 the first non-soundtrack, multi-artist collection in history to reach #1.

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    NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 31
    -------------------------------------
     1. The Black Eyed Peas                   Boom Boom Pow
     2. Flo Rida feat. Key$ha                 Right Round
     3. Lady Gaga                             Poker Face
     4. Pitbull                               I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
     5. Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain               Blame It
     6. T.I. feat. Justin Timberlake          Dead And Gone
     7. Kid Cudi                              Day & Nite
     8. Soulja Boy Tell 'Em feat. Sammie      Kiss Me Thru The Phone
     9. Beyonce                               Halo
    10. Ne-Yo                                 Mad
    11. P!nk                                  Please Don't Leave Me
    12. Ciara feat. Justin Timberlake         Love Sex Magic
    13. Britney Spears                        If U Seek Amy
    14. Kelly Clarkson                        My Life Would Suck Without You
    15. 3OH!3                                 Don't Trust Me
    16. The Ting Tings                        That's Not My Name
    17. The Fray                              You Found Me
    18. Nickelback                            If Today Was Your Last Day
    19. Lady Antebellum                       I Run To You
    20. Charice                               A Note To God
    NOW That's What I Call The '80s! Vol. 2
    ---------------------------------------
     1. George Michael                  Faith
     2. Whitney Houston                 How Will I Know
     3. Paula Abdul                     Straight Up
     4. Rick Astley                     Never Gonna Give You Up
     5. Lionel Richie                   Dancing On The Ceiling
     6. The Jacksons                    Torture
     7. Robert Palmer                   Simply Irresistible
     8. Richard Marx                    Don't Mean Nothing
     9. Bryan Adams                     Run To You
    10. The Police                      Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
    11. Bruce Hornsby & The Range       The Way It Is
    12. Journey                         Separate Ways
    13. Cyndi Lauper                    True Colors
    14. Martika                         Toy Soldiers
    15. Duran Duran                     A View To A Kill
    16. Dead Or Alive                   You Spin Me Around (Like A Record)
    17. Billy Idol                      Rebel Yell
    18. The Human League                Don't You Want Me
    19. Rockwell                        Somebody's Watching Me
    Chart / Sales History
    ---------------------
    NOW    (October 1998, platinum)
    NOW 2  (July 1999, debuted #3, double platinum)
    NOW 3  (December 1999, peaked at #4, double platinum)
    NOW 4  (July 2000, first compilation to debut #1, double platinum)
    NOW 5  (November 2000, peaked at #2, quadruple platinum)
    NOW 6  (April 2001, debuted #1, triple platinum)
    NOW 7  (July 2001, debuted #1, triple platinum)
    NOW 8  (November 2001, debuted #2, triple platinum)
    NOW 9  (April 2002, debuted #1, double platinum)
    NOW 10 (July 2002, debuted #2, platinum)
    NOW 11 (November 2002, debuted #2, double platinum)
    NOW 12 (March 2003, debuted #3, platinum)
    NOW 13 (July 2003, debuted #2, platinum)
    NOW 14 (April 2004, debuted #3, triple platinum)
    NOW 15 (May 2004, debuted #2, double platinum)
    NOW 16 (July 2004, debuted #1, triple platinum)
    NOW 17 (November 2004, debuted #1, triple platinum)
    NOW 18 (March 2005, debuted #2, platinum)
    NOW 19 (July 2005, debuted #1, double platinum)
    NOW 20 (November 2005, debuted #1, double platinum)
    NOW 21 (April 2006, debuted #2, platinum)
    NOW 22 (July 2006, debuted #1, platinum)
    NOW 23 (November 2006, debuted #1, platinum)
    NOW 24 (March 2007, debuted #2, platinum)
    NOW 25 (July 2007, debuted #1, platinum)
    NOW 26 (November 2007, peaked at #3, platinum)
    NOW 27 (March 2008, debuted #2, platinum)
    NOW 28 (June 2008, debuted #2, platinum)
    NOW 29 (November 2008, debuted #3, platinum)
    NOW 30 (March 2009, debuted #1, platinum, pending certification)

SOURCE Sony Music Entertainment



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