Monday, May 5, 2014

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas -- Pre-order NOW 50 Today! Features Pharrell, Katy Perry, Avicii and More... Arrives in Stores on May 6th (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


Milestone NOW Volume to be Released May 6; Standard and Deluxe Editions Available Now for Preorder

"On May 6NOW That’s What I Call Music!, the world’s best-selling, multi-artist album series, will celebrate a major milestone with the release of the U.S. series’ 50th numbered volume in standard and deluxe editions.  NOW Music is proud to announce all of the major hits selected for NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 50, which is now available for preorder in a CD and digital standard edition and an expanded2CD and digital deluxe edition.

NOW 50’s standard 21-track CD and digital edition is expanded with 14 more huge hits for the volume’s special 35-track 2CD and digital deluxe edition.  The NOW Music team recently invited fans to join in the celebration and help to select the biggest NOW hits of all time to be included in NOW’s first ever fan-voted tracklist. 

Both NOW 50 editions feature 16 current major hits from today’s biggest music stars, including Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry w/ Juicy J, Lorde, Avicii, Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars, John Legend, Aloe Blacc, Bastille, Naughty Boy w/ Sam Smith, Jason Derulo (featuring 2 Chainz), The Chainsmokers, DJ Snake & Lil Jon,  Kid Ink w/ Chris Brown, Passenger, and American Authors, plus five 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 50 showcases up and coming tracks from Mary Lambert, Wrabel, Foxes, Conway, and Pia Mia.

NOW 50’s expanded deluxe edition adds 14 fan-voted megahits that have been featured on previous NOW volumes, by Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, P!nk w/ Nate Ruess, Backstreet Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Nelly, Carly Rae Jepsen, Train, Gotye featuring Kimbra, and Plain White T’s.

NOW That’s What I Call Music! debuted in the U.S. in 1998, following 15 years of multi-platinum international success. The series has generated sales exceeding 250 million albums worldwide, including more than 91 million in the U.S. alone.  Second only to The Beatles in chart history, 17 of NOW’s numbered editions have hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, including the most recent volume, NOW 49, released in January. 

All 49 volumes released to date in NOW’s numeric U.S. series have reached Billboard’s Top 10, and NOW Music has also enjoyed Top 10 chart success with five of its non-numbered editions, including NOW That’s What I Call Christmas! (Vols. 1 and 3), NOW That’s What I Call Music! #1’s, and NOWThat’s What I Call Country! (Vols. 1 and 2).

The NOW That’s What I Call Music! series is a joint venture from Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment.  NOW and NOW That’s What I Call Music! are registered trademarks of Universal Music Group and its affiliates."

  1.       Pharrell Williams                                    Happy
  2.       Katy Perry w/ Juicy J                             Dark Horse
  3.       Aloe Blacc                                            The Man
  4.       Avicii                                                    Hey Brother
  5.       Bastille                                                 Pompeii
  6.       Lorde                                                    Team
  7.       Jason Derulo (featuring 2 Chainz)           Talk Dirty
  8.       The Chainsmokers                                 #Selfie
  9.       DJ Snake & Lil Jon                                Turn Down For What
10.        Kid Ink w/ Chris Brown                           Show Me
11.        Naughty Boy w/ Sam Smith                   La La La
12.        Bruno Mars                                           Young Girls
13.        Miley Cyrus                                           Adore You
14.        John Legend                                         All Of Me
15.        Passenger                                            Let Her Go
16.        American Authors                                  Best Day Of My Life
BONUS TRACKS: NOW presents WHAT’S NEXT! New Music Preview
17.        Mary Lambert                                        She Keeps Me Warm
18.        Wrabel                                                  Ten Feet Tall
19.        Foxes                                                   Youth
20.        Conway                                                Big Talk
21.        Pia Mia                                                 On My Mind

Features NOW 50’s standard edition tracks, plus:
  1.       Katy Perry                                             Firework
  2.       Kelly Clarkson                                       Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
  3.       Lady Gaga                                            Poker Face
  4.       Black Eyed Peas                                   I Gotta Feeling
  5.       Nelly                                                     Hot In Herre
  6.       Carly Rae Jepsen                                  Call Me Maybe
  7.       Britney Spears                                      ...Baby One More Time
  8.       Train                                                     Hey, Soul Sister
  9.       Gotye featuring Kimbra                          Somebody That I Used To Know
10.        P!nk w/ Nate Ruess                               Just Give Me A Reason
11.        Lady Antebellum                                   Need You Now
12.        Taylor Swift                                           We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
13.        Plain White T’S                                      Hey There Delilah
14.        Backstreet Boys                                    As Long As You Love Me

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My Thoughts:

What is one thing you can't live without?  Next to chocolate, I would have to say music.  And, while I can't carry a tune to say my life, music has always been there through the good and bad times, and always seems to brighten my spirits.  So, I was excited to hear that the folks at NOW That's What I Call Music, was releasing a 50th volume.  Not only can I not believe that they have been around long enough to turn out 50 great chart-topping CDs, but that I have collected and continue to listen to all of them, including this new CD release, which I was sent last week to review.

I was sent the deluxe edition, which contains 2 CDs, which includes the 21 hit tracks found on the stands CD release, in addition to 14 additional tracks voted on by fans of this best-selling series.  I had voted on a handful of the bonus tracks and was happy to see them make list.

And, this past weekend, while out and about with the family, I couldn't help but bring this 2-CD release along for the ride.  Everyone in the car, including the girls were singing and bopping along the to the songs.

What I love about this and other CDs in this popular music album series is that each CD contains chart topping hits, so you will not find yourself wondering who sings this song or forwarding through to another song.  Each and every song is worth listening to, countless times! Artists included on these CDs in pop stars, rock artists, country music crooners and other music genres.  You really can't find this vast array of musical talent on any other CD out there.

The folks at NOW That's What I Call Music! know what is popular and what songs fans will want to listen to, and never disappoint. And, they have another winner on their hands with this new 50th Volume release.  If your mom is anything like me, and loves music, then they will be happy to receive the CD to listen to in the car, or the digital download to their iPhone, iPod or other mobile device.  These songs always give me extra to push on when exercising and turn long, boring road trips into fun sing-alongs that the whole family gets excited for.

Fans of NOW That's What I Call Music! will not want to miss the release of the 50th volume when it arrives in stores on Tuesday, May 6th.  So, either pre-order the CD or digital download today and get ready to turn your radio up as you enjoy hits from the likes of Pharrell Williams singing, "Happy" to Katy Perry w/ Juicy J with Dark Horse, as well as my personal favorites "Team" by Lordes, "All of Me" by John Legend and "Let Her Go" by Passenger.

I can't wait to hear what you think of this new CD release from NOW That's What I Call Music! after you get done listening to it a few times, after it arrives in stores Tuesday.

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. I just found your blog today, and have to say I love it. I like the Now Music CD's because they have so many great songs on it for a great deal. I tell you that I would love to have this CD for Mother's Day. I like so many songs on it. I will have to get this NOW That's What I call Music.

  2. I would love to get this for some of the younger mothers that I know for mother's day. I am looking for something a bit different for my mother as she is older and doesn't know a lot of these artists on this cd. Great review though and I think this cd is a great deal.
    heather [email protected]

  3. I love these mixes, especially when im working out at home. Nice to pop this in while cleaning too!