Rockers Coldplay, Fuel and Incubus undergo a rite of pop passage as featured artists on Now That’s What I Call Music! 6, joining such vets as Britney Spears, ’NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys.
Due April 3 on Epic Records, Now 6 also includes singles from Shaggy, Evan and Jaron, Jennifer Lopez, U2 and other pop, hip-hop and rock artists.
Coldplay’s “Yellow,” Destiny’s Child’s “Independent Women Pt. 1″ and the Backstreet Boys’ “Shape of My Heart” are some of the hit tracks on Now 6, the follow-up to the compilation series’ quadruple-platinum fifth volume.
Now That’s What I Call Music!, America’s top-selling compilation series, has sold more than 15 million copies of its five albums in the United States. Now 4 made history last July when it became the first nonsoundtrack compilation of previously released songs to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Now is based on an international series of the same name that has released more than 50 volumes in 20 years, selling more than 75 million albums. The compilation series, which releases a new volume approximately every six months, debuted in the States in 1998.
A joint effort by Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, the EMI
Group and the Zomba Music Group, Now compilations are designed to expose new artists to music fans. According to an Epic spokesperson, consumer research indicates that more than 50 percent of those who purchase a Now album subsequently buy music from one of the featured artists.
Now That’s What I Call Music! 6 track listing:
- Britney Spears, “Stronger”
- Samantha Mumba, “Gotta Tell You”
- ’NSYNC, “Bye Bye Bye”
- ATC, “Around the World (La La La La La)”
- Jennifer Lopez, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”
- Destiny’s Child, “Independent Women Pt. 1″
- Shaggy, “It Wasn’t Me”
- 3LW, “No More (Baby I’ma Do Right)”
- K-Ci & JoJo, “Crazy”
- R. Kelly, “I Wish”
- Backstreet Boys, “Shape of My Heart”
- Evan and Jaron, “Crazy for This Girl”
- Coldplay, “Yellow”
- Lenny Kravitz, “Again”
- Fuel, “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)”
- Creed, “With Arms Wide Open”
- Incubus, “Drive”
- U2, “Beautiful Day”
- Everclear, “AM Radio”