Now That’s What Call Music 100 claims fastest-selling album of 2018 with huge opening week sales
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Now That’s What I Call Music 100 claims fastest-selling album of 2018 so far
The collection sold 176,000 copies this week – eclipsing the week 1 sales of NOW 99 (115,000) and NOW 98 (154,000). The figure also far exceeds the fastest-selling artist album of the year so far, Drake’s Scorpion (64,000).
Meanwhile, the original NOW 1 album - re-released on CD this week - enters at Number 2, while a total of ten NOW albums feature in this week’s compilations Top 20.
Co-Managing Director Now Music Peter Duckworth, commented:
Co-Managing Director Now Music Steve Pritchard, added:
Just one NOW album has missed the top spot on the Official Chart in its 35-year run – NOW 4, released in 1984, got stuck at Number 2 behind rival compilation The Hits Album.
The most successful NOW album is 1999’s NOW 44, which has sold 1.65 million copies, while NOW compilations have now spent 655 weeks at Number 1.
Now 100 features the latest hits of the moment plus a selection of popular tracks from the last 35 years, since the first NOW was released in 1983.
Source Official Charts Company
July 27, 2018 1:00pm ET by Official Charts Company