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NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 50 Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 50 Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 50, the latest numbered volume from the world's best-selling, multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart today with first week sales totaling 153,276. Released May 6, NOW 50 is available in a CD and digital standard edition and an expanded 2CD and digital deluxe edition. NOW 50's chart-topping debut follows NOW 49's No. 1 bow in February, bringing the U.S. series' tally for No. 1 charting volumes to a whopping 18.

"NOW That's What I Call Music! has long been one of music's most trusted and popular brands," says Bruce Resnikoff, President and CEO of Universal Music Enterprises. "We are proud of NOW's many accomplishments and continued success as a powerful partner for so many of music's most accomplished artists, as well as for promising up and comers."

"Each NOW That's What I Call Music! volume presents today's biggest hits in a way that's unique to the brand and always dependable," says Richard Story, President, Commercial Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment. "Fans of the NOW series know that when they buy the latest volume, they will have a great overview of current smash hits in one convenient collection."

NOW 50's standard and deluxe editions both feature 16 current major hits from today's biggest music stars, including Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry w/ Juicy J, Lorde, Avicii, Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars, John Legend, Aloe Blacc, Bastille, Naughty Boy w/ Sam Smith, Jason Derulo (featuring 2 Chainz), The Chainsmokers, DJ Snake & Lil Jon, Kid Ink w/ Chris Brown, Passenger, and American Authors, plus five free up-and-coming "NOW What's Next" New Music Preview tracks.

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