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Pop / Rock 01/04/2009

NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 30 Debuts At No 1 On The Billboard Top 200!

SANTA MONICA, CA. (Top40 Charts/ Universal Music Enterprises) - NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 30, released March 24, 2009, will debut at No 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart (issue date April 11) according to Soundscan sales figures.
The latest edition of the world's best-selling multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 30 occupies the top spot by besting the debuting Hannah Montana: The Movie soundtrack album which will enter at No 2. Vol. 30 is the 12th in the numbered U.S. series to debut No 1. Every numbered NOW release has reached the Billboard Top 10 (in fact, 28 of 30 have reached the Top 3), and all have been certified at least platinum. In addition, the series' latest spin-off, NOW That's What I Call Power Ballads, released on the same day, has also debuted in the Top 30.

Featuring 20 recent major hits from pop, rock, hip-hop and country, NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 30 includes pop No 1s "Just Dance" from Lady GaGa and "Womanizer" from Britney Spears as well as pop Top 10s "Keeps Gettin' Better" from Christina Aguilera, "Miss Independent" from Ne-Yo (also No 1 R&B/Hip-hop), "Gives You Hell" from The All-American Rejects, "Gotta Be Somebody" from Nickelback, "I'm Yours" from Jason Mraz, "Love Story" from Taylor Swift (also No 1 Country), "Let It Rock" from Kevin Rudolf, "Heartless" from Kanye West and "Crush" from David Archuleta. Also heard are hits from Rihanna, John Legend, Pink, Pussycat Dolls, David Cook, Saving Abel, Katy Perry, Miranda Cosgrove, and Keith Urban.
For NOW That's What I Call Power Ballads, only the power of the NOW series could bring together for the first time rock heavyweights Journey, Aerosmith and Def Leppard. Their smash hits, "Faithfully," "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" and "Love Bites," respectively, are among the included 18 classic power ballads. From Poison's "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" to Whitesnake's "Is This Love," from Night Ranger's "Sister Christian" to Extreme's "More Than Words," the collection spans the greatest songs of the genre. The other bands heard are Heart, Cheap Trick, Bad English, Warrant, Survivor, Sheriff, Scorpions, Slaughter, Boston, Tesla and Queensryche.

In addition, NOW That's What I Call Music!, is partnering with Simon Fuller - founder of 19 Entertainment, and creator of "American Idol" - to bring the NOW brand to television and the internet.

The announcement comes on the heels of the NOW That's What I Call Music! series' stellar performance in 2008, remaining one of the music industry's top sellers alongside artists such as Taylor Swift and AC/DC. NOW That's What I Call Music! has enjoyed a decade of hits in the United States, selling 74 million albums since it debuted in 1998, and is widely regarded as the being "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 The 200 million albums worldwide. 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 No 1.

The NOW That's What I Call Music! series is a joint venture from EMI Music, Sony Music Entertainment, and Universal Music Group. NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 30 and NOW That's What I Call Power Ballads are distributed by Universal Music Group.

NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 30:
1. Lady GaGa featuring Colby O'Donis - Just Dance
2. Britney Spears - Womanizer
3. Christina Aguilera - Keeps Gettin' Better
4. Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil Wayne - Let It Rock
5. Kanye West - Heartless
6. Ne-Yo - Miss Independent
7. John Legend featuring Andre 3000 - Green Light
8. Rihanna - Rehab
9. Pussycat Dolls - I Hate This Part
10. P!nk - Sober
11. David Archuleta - Crush
12. Miranda Cosgrove - About You Now
13. The All-American Rejects - Gives You Hell
14. David Cook - Light On
15. Saving Abel - 18 Days
16. Nickelback - Gotta Be Somebody
17. Katy Perry - Thinking Of You
18. Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
19. Taylor Swift - Love Story
20. Keith Urban - Sweet Thing

NOW That's What I Call Power Ballads:
1. Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
2. Journey - Faithfully
3. Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
4. Def Leppard - Love Bites
5. Whitesnake - Is This Love
6. Heart - Never
7. Cheap Trick - The Flame
8. Bad English - When I See You Smile
9. Night Ranger - Sister Christian
10. Survivor - The Search Is Over
11. Sheriff - When I'm With You
12. Scorpions - Still Loving You
13. Slaughter - Fly To The Angels
14. Extreme - More Than Words
15. Boston - Amanda
16. Tesla - Love Song
17. Warrant - Heaven
18. Queensryche - Silent Lucidity

NOW SALES
NOW (October 1998, platinum)
NOW 2 (July 1999, debuted No 3, double platinum)
NOW 3 (December 1999, peaked at No 4, double platinum)
NOW 4 (July 2000, first compilation to debut No 1, double platinum)
NOW 5 (November 2000, peaked at No 2, quadruple platinum)
NOW 6 (April 2001, debuted No 1, triple platinum)
NOW 7 (July 2001, debuted No 1, triple platinum)
NOW 8 (November 2001, debuted No 2, triple platinum)
NOW 9 (April 2002, debuted No 1, double platinum)
NOW 10 (July 2002, debuted No 2, platinum)
NOW 11 (November 2002, debuted No 2, double platinum)
NOW 12 (March 2003, debuted No 3, platinum)
NOW 13 (July 2003, debuted No 2, platinum)
NOW 14 (April 2004, debuted No 3, triple platinum)
NOW 15 (May 2004, debuted No 2, double platinum)
NOW 16 (July 2004, debuted No 1, triple platinum)
NOW 17 (November 2004, debuted No 1, triple platinum)
NOW 18 (March 2005, debuted No 2, platinum)
NOW 19 (July 2005, debuted No 1, double platinum)
NOW 20 (November 2005, debuted No 1, double platinum)
NOW 21 (April 2006, debuted No 2, platinum)
NOW 22 (July 2006, debuted No 1, platinum)
NOW 23 (November 2006, debuted No 1, platinum)
NOW 24 (March 2007, debuted No 2, platinum)
NOW 25 (July 2007, debuted No 1, platinum)
NOW 26 (November 2007, peaked at No 3, platinum)
NOW 27 (March 2008, debuted No 2, platinum)
NOW 28 (June 2008, debuted No 2, platinum)
NOW 29 (November 2008, debuted No 3, platinum)






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