Last week was relatively quiet as far as new album releases are concerned, which allows for the 43rd NOW That’s What I Call Music compilation to debut in the peak position on the Billboard Top 200 after selling 111,000 copies. The latest edition in the long-running series that rounds up current hits includes such recent chart smashes as Maroon 5‘s “Payphone”, Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Call Me Maybe”, Ellie Goulding‘s “Lights” and David Guetta‘s Sia pair-up “Titanium”.
NOW 43 bests the peaks of the last five entries in the series, which all charted at #3 on the Top 200. In fact, you have to go back to February 2011′s NOW 37 to find that last one that reached #1. The series kicked off in the States in October 1998, with its very first compilation containing hits like Spice Girls‘ “Say You’ll Be There”, K-Ci & JoJo‘s “All My Life” and Backstreet Boys‘ “As long As You Love Me”.
The Top 10 Of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart
1. Various, NOW That’s What I Call Music 43 *new* *1 week*
2. Rick Ross, God Forgives, I Don’t
3. Frank Sinatra, Nothing But The Best
4. Elle Varner, Perfectly Imperfect *new*
5. Colt Ford, Declaration Of Independence *new*
6. Zac Brown Band, Uncaged
7. Justin Bieber, Believe
8. One Direction, Up All Night
9. Adele, 21
10. Kidz Bop, Kidz Bop 22