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Now That's What I Call #1! Newest Installment of World's Best-Selling Music Compilation Series, Now That's What I Call Music!, Debuts in Top Spot

Sony Music Entertainment - 07/09/2009

Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 31, released June 30, 2009, will debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart (issue date July 18), according to SoundScan sales figures. Vol. 31 is the 13th compilation in the numbered U.S. series to debut at #1. Every numbered NOW release has reached the Billboard Top 10 (in fact, 29 of 31 have reached the Top 3), and have been certified at least platinum.

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, "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.

Now That's What I Call Music! has enjoyed a decade of success in the United States, selling 73 million albums since its debut in 1998, and is widely regarded as the "most successful brand in music." A worldwide phenomenon, NOW has topped the charts all over the world, and is available in territories as diverse as South Africa, Europe and the Middle East, generating over 200 million album sales worldwide. Every album in the numbered U.S. series has reached the Billboard Top 10, with NOW 4 the first non-soundtrack, multi-artist collection in history to reach #1.

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 is distributed by Sony Music Entertainment.

NOW and Now That's What I Call Music! are registered trademarks of EMI (IP) Limited.

  Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 31

  1. The Black Eyed Peas                Boom Boom Pow
  2. Flo Rida                           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

  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)

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