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NOW That's What I Call Music! Presents Today's Biggest Hits on 'NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 48'

October 22, 2013


LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The world's best-selling, multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, has gathered today's biggest hits for NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 48, to be released Monday, November 11. NOW 48 will be available on CD and for download purchase from all major digital service providers.

NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 48 features 16 major current hits from today's hottest artists, including Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell, Lady Gaga, Avicii, Bruno Mars, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, Sara Bareilles, Lana Del Rey, Daft Punk, Paramore, AWOLNATION, and Luke Bryan, plus four free up-and-coming "NOW What's Next" New Music Preview tracks.

The "NOW What's Next" bonus track program featured on each numeric NOW release continues to preview hot new artists with tomorrow's biggest hits. NOW 48 showcases up and coming tracks from New Politics, Basic Vacation, Wallpaper, and The Royal Concept.

NOW That's What I Call Music! launched its first-ever U.S. streaming initiative with the July debut of a dynamic NOW Spotify playlist app. The app allows music fans across the U.S. to stream and share NOW-curated and user-customized playlists featuring major hits spanning the past three decades.

The NOW That's What I Call Music! series is a joint venture from Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 48 will be distributed by Universal Music Group. NOW and NOW That's What I Call Music! are registered trademarks of Universal Music Group and its affiliates.

Following 15 years of multi-platinum international success, the NOW That's What I Call Music! series debuted in the U.S. in 1998. The series has generated sales exceeding 200 million albums worldwide, including more than 89 million copies in the U.S. Every album in NOW's numeric U.S. series has reached Billboard's Top 10, and 16 of the numbered editions have reached #1, second only to The Beatles in chart history.

NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 48 [CD; digital] 1. KATY PERRY Roar 2. ROBIN THICKE featuring T.I. and Pharrell Blurred Lines 3. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Take Back The Night 4. LANA DEL REY Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix Edit) 5. DAFT PUNK Get Lucky 6. BRUNO MARS Treasure 7. MAROON 5 Love Somebody 8. AVICII Wake Me Up 9. MILEY CYRUS We Can't Stop 10. LADY GAGA Applause 11. SELENA GOMEZ Slow Down 12. TAYLOR SWIFT featuring ED SHEERAN Everything Has Changed 13. SARA BAREILLES Brave 14. PARAMORE Still Into You 15. AWOLNATION Sail 16. LUKE BRYAN That's My Kind Of Night BONUS TRACKS: NOW presents WHAT'S NEXT! New Music Preview 17. NEW POLITICS Harlem 18. BASIC VACATION I Believe 19. WALLPAPER Drunken Hearts 20. THE ROYAL CONCEPT On Our Way

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Universal Music Enterprises Jennifer Ballantyne, (310) 865-2350 or Universal Music Enterprises Keren Poznansky, (310) 865-7797 or Sony Music Entertainment - Legacy Recordings Tom Cording, (212) 833-4448

Source: Universal Music Enterprises

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