2009 release. Now That's What I Call Music is back with the 31st volume in this popular series that focuses on just the hits and only the hits! Affectionately known as 'Now', this is the most up-to-date compilation on the market, containing current and recent hits from chart topping artists like Black Eyed Peas, Lady GaGa, Flo Rida, Kid Cudi, Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, Kelly Clarkson, The Fray, The Ting Tings and many others. Celebrate life with music, NOW and forever!
When the 31st volume of the Now series was released, 16 of its 20 songs were in the Billboard 100, including eight -- smashes from Black Eyed Peas, Lady GaGa, Pitbull, Jamie Foxx, Kid Cudi, Beyonc , P!nk, and 3OH!3 -- that were, at the time, in the Top 20. As usual, more songs than not were slowly waning in popularity, but the disc -- minus the small, obligatory clutch of throw-ins that had either yet to chart or would not chart at all -- mirrors the spring and early summer of 2009 more than any other compilation. Plenty of the usual suspects are here, including Nickelback, Britney Spears, Ne-Yo (none of whom are in top form), and the token contemporary country entry (this time, it's Lady Antebellum). ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi