Label: EMI - NOW 26,Virgin - NOW 26,PolyGram - NOW 26 • Series: Now Thats What I Call Music! (UK) - 26 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop, Rock • Style: Pop Rock, House, RnB/Swing, Ragga HipHop, Downtempo, Synth-pop
Spinoff series began for other countries the following year, starting with South Africa, and many other countries worldwide soon followed, expanding into Asia inthen the United States in Jamieson had similar plans to launch such a compilation and he immediately agreed to the partnership.
The deal was negotiated and finalised on Richard Branson 's boat moored in Little Venice. The series took its name from a s advertising poster for Danish bacon featuring a pig saying "Now. That's What I Call Music" as it listened to a chicken singing. Richard Branson had bought the poster for his cousin, Simon Draper, to hang behind Draper's desk at the Virgin Records office. Branson wrote "He was notoriously grumpy before breakfast and loved his eggs in the morning, so I bought him the poster, framed it and had it hung behind his desk.
The first Now was Comin On - Various - Now Thats What I Call Music! 26 on 28 November  and featured 30 UK hit singles from that year on a double vinyl LP or cassette. Although the compilation of recent hit songs into a single release was not a new concept Indiana - Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio - The President Plays With The Oscar Peterson Tr and Roncofor example, had been issuing various artists' compilations for some yearsthis was the first time that two major record labels had collaborated on such a venture.
Virgin agreed to a deal with EMIwhich allowed Body Pop (Radio Slave Remix) - Nelski - Body Pop greater number of major hits to be included the first album in the series included a total of "eleven number ones" on its sleeve. The two series co-existed for the rest of the s, but when Universal joined the collaboration the Now! ByNowHitsand other various-artist compilation albums were occupying such a large fraction of the UK Albums Chart that a separate UK Compilation Chart was created to restrict the Albums Chart to releases by a single act.
Over a hundred "main Comin On - Various - Now Thats What I Call Music! 26 not including spin-off and special edition albums have been released to date. The UK series has followed a double-album format throughout the series many other foreign franchises of the Now! Previously, the series had been available on vinylCassette and MiniDisc.
As these formats declined in popularity, Now releases are Comin On - Various - Now Thats What I Call Music! 26 longer issued on them. Peter Duckworth and Steve Pritchard have been managing the Now!
Mark Goodier has voiced the Now! Targeting a broad age group, the channel used to play current popular music in the daytime and hits from its year back catalogue in the evenings. It was renamed on 27 December as Now 80s. This does not include any uncredited appearances in groups or on charity records. Although starting out on only vinyl records and cassette tapes, the formats on which the albums have been released have changed over the years:. The record labels which make up the UK series have changed over the years but have always been controlled by EMI and Virgin Recordsalthough Virgin Records' logo was last featured on Now!
Numerous different versions of the Now! Volume one was released in a year after the original UK series launched. Now 50released in Novemberwas issued as a double CD in commemoration of 25 years of Now! The Indonesian versions of the albums are slightly different from the Asian ones. Following its introduction in China, the Now! Now has been seen in Israel, starting in The first three albums are double discs.
Now 4 was the first single disc and the rest in Break - Various - The Wash (DVD) series are also single disc. Now started in South Korea on 22 March Originally branded under the main family name, it was changed to Now Hity later in the run. There have also been spin-offs like Now! As well as the Now regular series as of November they are up to the nineteenth release.
Robbie Williams is the artist to be featured the most times in the regular Danish Now series, just as he also is in the UK Now! He has appeared ten times in the Danish series. The albums are released as double discs. In France the Now series is called Now! There have been released Now! In early summerNow that's what i call music was released as a follow-up to the compilation series. There have also been released some Now Dance albums in Greece. The series ran from toending with its 11th installment.
A second series under the same title started inPlastik - M.D.W. - Subjekt only two albums were released. Init was announced that total sales of the series, not counting the extra editions, topped one million copies in Portugal. From the Now 2 through Now 21the compilation was always done on a rotation system among the three music companies.
On 26 AprilNow Mix was released, which includes dance versions of popular songs in a non-stop mix format. The most recent editions, Now 32 was released in November The original series included six releases from The compilation album is released as a double CD album. The first installment of the product line into Canada I Recall A Gypsy Woman - J.
J. Barrie - Did I Forget To Say Thank You released in The second installment of the product line was released in Beginning with the second installment of the series, repertoire was licensed from Universal, Warner and EMI. Since the second installment of the series, Universal, Warner and EMI have formed a joint venture together and generally take turns to release the series.
From the years of to Miss Martha King - B.B. King - Blues Boy series released an annual compilation usually in the late summer months. However, beginning with Now 15there have been two editions each year which usually take place in early winter and late summer. Now has also been seen in Mexico, with at least ten releases.
The track listings on the Mexican albums are only Comin On - Various - Now Thats What I Call Music!
26 different from those of the Argentine ones. The series of Now! The Now! Each of the first 29 volumes has received at least a platinum certificationand 18 albums from the series have reached number one on the Billboard albums chart, more than any individual recording artist except the Beatles.
Recent trends in the United States have been releases of "special edition" Now! Now 01 appeared in July of that year, followed by Now 02 in time for Christmas Now 08 was the last of this series however Affaire Rimbaud - Hubert Félix Thiéfaine - Météo Für Nada second series took over this time with seasons instead of volumes for example Now WinterNow Spring Now summer was the last in the second series, on the third series the season was dropped and instead the year and volume is used for example Now Vol.
The series is compiled in co-ordination with New Zealand's top record companies. Records which only released three albums from to Now has been seen in Argentinawith at least nine releases.
The track listings on the Argentine Now albums are only slightly different from those of the Mexican ones. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, including the first albums in various series with the same or similar names, see Now That's What I Call Music! Archived from the original on 6 May Retrieved 2 July Retrieved 24 December EMI Music. Archived from the original on 30 January Retrieved 9 March Retrieved 10 March Retrieved 29 March Retrieved 11 September Digital Spy.
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