NOW That’s What I Call Music celebrates 20 years

20th Anniversary album coming in November, Now 66 set for May 4th

NOW That’s What I Call Music!, the world’s bestselling multiple-artist album series of all time and a joint venture from Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, is celebrating 20 years of record-breaking U.S. success with a high-profile campaign of special promotions, partnerships, and NOW artist and fan engagement initiatives throughout the year. NOW That’s What I Call Music! launches a new 20th Anniversary hub and chatbot, a vibrant, interactive venue for fans to engage with competitions, music trivia, video, NOW’s complete discography, links to stream all NOW albums, and voting for top tracks spanning the U.S. series to be featured on a special NOW That’s What I Call Music! 20th Anniversary album to be released this November.

NOW That’s What I Call Music! has partnered with iHeartRadio for national radio specials throughout the year, saluting the NOW series’ two decades of showcasing music’s top artists across pop, rock, R&B, hip-hop, and country, as well as popular music’s most promising emerging talents. Top NOW That’s What I Call Music! artists will be presented with special awards this year, in recognition of their contributions to the series’ unprecedented success, and NOW That’s What I Call Music! will announce plans for a “NOW Presents What’s Next”-branded new artist showcase performance series to launch this year. Inspired by the “NOW Presents What’s Next” bonus tracks featured on each numbered NOW That’s What I Call Music! release, the live performance series will bring a broad variety of up-and-coming artists to broadcast for NOW-sponsored showcase events. Previewing tomorrow’s biggest hits, “NOW Presents What’s Next” has introduced more than 150 major developing artists to NOW’s enthusiastic, highly engaged audience, including Walk The Moon, Hot Chelle Rae, Hunter Hayes, Capitol Cities, A Great Big World, and Shawn Mendes, among others.

NOW That’s What I Call Music! 66 is set for digital and CD release on Friday, May 4th. NOW 66 features 16 major current hits from today’s hottest artists, including Migos, Meghan Trainor, Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, Justin Timberlake feat. Chris StapletonDemi LovatoDua LipaJason AldeanCamila Cabello, Maroon 5, Imagine Dragons, Miguel feat. Travis Scott, Khalid feat. Normani, The Chainsmokers, Niall Horan, Lauv, and 5 Seconds Of Summer.

NOW 66 also includes five free up-and-coming “NOW Presents What’s Next” New Music Preview bonus tracks from Calum Scott feat. Leona LewisMayssa Karaa, Arlissa feat. Jonas Blue, Ruel, and Walkney. Previewing tomorrow’s biggest hits, “NOW Presents What’s Next” has introduced major developing artists to NOW‘s enthusiastic, highly engaged audience, including Walk The Moon, Hot Chelle Rae, Hunter Hayes, Capitol Cities, A Great Big World, and Shawn Mendes, among others.

NOW That’s What I Call Music! debuted in the U.S. in November 1998, following 15 years of multi-platinum international success. Since then, more than 100 million NOW albums have been sold in the U.S. on CD and digitally, and all 65 of the U.S. series’ numbered NOW albums to date have achieved Top 10 Billboard chart success, including 19 Number One albums.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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