Now That’s What We Call Trivia!
Think you know Now That’s Music? Check out 20 fun facts from our 20 year history!
- NOW has had over 101 million US album sales since its launch.
- 19 NOW albums have hit #1 on the Billboard Albums chart. (That’s more than any artist in history with the exception of The Beatles!)
- 501 artists have been the featured artist on NOW records.
- 1,172 tracks have been included on NOW records.
- NOW “What’s Next” bonus tracks from new artists first appeared on NOW 32.
- 174 “What’s Next” developing artists have since been included on NOW records.
- “What’s Next” developing artists have included Shawn Mendes, Alex Aiono, Walk The Moon, Hunter Hayes, Rae Sremmurd, Capitol Cities, A Great Big World, MKTO and Zara Larsson.
- NOW has featured 140 songs to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
- 66 records? No way! There’s actually been another 99 NOW spin offs including albums in country, workout, Christmas music and many other music genres.
- Britney Spears and Katy Perry are tied as the most featured NOW artist at 19 each.
- Pitbull is the most featured male artist with 14.
- Justin Timberlake, however, gets a special mention with 19 combined as a solo artist and with *NYSNC.
- It would take over 80 hours to listen to all 66 NOW records in one go.
- NOW debuted in the US in 1998. That year, John Glenn became the oldest person to go into space at 77, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa battled it out for the MLB home run record, and Dale Earnhardt finally won the Daytona 500 after 20 tries.
- Three of the songs on that first NOW album hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100: “Together Again” by Janet Jackson, “All My Life” by K-Ci and JoJo, and “MMMBop” by Hanson and made NOW an instant success.
- NOW 4 was not only the first compilation in the series to hit #1 on the Billboard 200, but it was also the first time an album of hits from various artists debuted at #1 in the US.
- NOW only ever includes original song versions except for one. NOW 36 featured a special version of Elvis Presley’s “Suspicious Minds” from the Cirque du Soleil attraction, Viva Elvis. It was originally recorded by Elvis in 1968.
- Like vinyl? NOW Essential Christmas, Halloween, #1s and ‘90s Pop have been pressed to vinyl with more records to follow.
- Britney Spears holds the record span - There were 58 records between her first appearance on NOW 2 and her most recent on NOW 60.
- Backstreet Boys hold the record run for continuous appearances at 9, from the first NOW to NOW 9.
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