HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 43, the latest release from the world's best-selling, multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, debuts at Number One on Billboard's Albums chart today with first week sales totaling 111,322. NOW 43 is the NOW series' 16th Number One release, second only to The Beatles in Billboard Albums chart history.
NOW is celebrating summer's hottest hits with NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 43 and NOW That's What I Call Party Anthems. Both new titles were released August 7 and are available on CD and for download purchase from all major digital service providers.
NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 43 features 16 major current chart hits from today's hottest artists, including Carly Rae Jepsen, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, David Guetta featuring Sia, Ellie Goulding, Justin Bieber, Usher, Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo, Pitbull, Cher Lloyd, One Direction, Demi Lovato, Alex Clare, M83, Neon Trees, and Luke Bryan, plus four free 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 43 showcases up and coming tracks from Halestorm, Tristan Prettyman, Cady Groves, and Eva Simons.
NOW That's What I Call Party Anthems is a new companion collection of 18 huge singles and remixes specially selected to keep your celebration rocking. NOW Party Anthems' amped-up jams include LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock's "Party Rock Anthem," The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling," Enrique Iglesias featuring Ludacris and DJ Frank E's "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)," Chris Brown's "Forever," Usher's "More" (RedOne Jimmy Joker Remix), Laidback Luke & Steve Aoki featuring Lil Jon's "Turbulence," Gotye featuring Kimbra's "Somebody That I Used To Know" (4FRNT Remix), Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg's "California Gurls," Cobra Starship featuring Sabi's "You Make Me Feel..." (Futurecop Remix), Jessie J's "Domino" (Myon And Shane Remix), P!nk's "Raise Your Glass," David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj's "Turn Me On," Ke$ha's "Blow," Britney Spears' "Till The World Ends," Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer's "Give Me Everything," Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera's "Moves Like Jagger," Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" (Nicky Romero Radio Mix), and Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" (Skrillex Remix).
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. 43 and NOW Party Anthems will be distributed by EMI Music North America. NOW and NOW That's What I Call Music! are registered trademarks of EMI (IP) Limited.
Following 15 years of multi-platinum international success, the NOW That's What I Call Music! series debuted in the U.S. in 1998. The series has generated sales exceeding 200 million albums worldwide, including more than 84 million copies in the U.S. Every album in the numeric U.S. series has reached Billboard's Top 10, and 16 NOW releases have reached Number One.
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