NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC! WELCOMES THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH NOW CHRISTMAS
New 2CD and Digital Collection Features 32 Top Yuletide Favorites by Superstar Artists
Los Angeles, California – October 21, 2013 – The world’s best-selling, multi-artist album series, NOW That’s What I Call Music!, is ushering in the holiday season with a festive 2CD and digital collection of 32 must-have Christmas songs. The newest volume of the multi-platinum NOW Christmas series, available now everywhere music is sold, features classic originals and contemporary holiday hits recorded by some of today’s top artists.
NOW Christmas brims with yuletide cheer, featuring the definitive versions of the holiday season’s best songs recorded by superstars of yesterday and today. Perennial favorites include Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You),” Alvin and The Chipmunks’ “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late),” Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas,” José Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad,” Burl Ives’ “Holly Jolly Christmas,” and Dean Martin’s “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” among many others. The collection also features some more recent classics, including Justin Bieber’s “Mistletoe,” Kelly Clarkson’s “My Grown Up Christmas List,” Maroon 5’s “Happy Christmas (War Is Over),” The Pretenders’ “2000 Miles,” Bruce Springsteen’s “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” and more.
The NOW That’s What I Call Music! series is a joint venture from Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. NOW Christmas is distributed by Universal Music Group. NOW and NOW That’s What I Call Music! are registered trademarks of Universal Music Group and its affiliates.
The NOW That’s What I Call Music! series debuted in the U.S. in 1998, following 15 years of multi-platinum international success. 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. More than six million copies of NOW’s Christmas collections have been sold in the U.S.
NOW That’s What I Call Music! recently 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.
NOW Christmas [2CD, digital]
1. Bing Crosby - White Christmas
2. Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
3. Andy Williams - Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
4. Johnny Mathis/Susan Boyle - Do You Hear What I Hear
5. Frank Sinatra - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
6. Dean Martin - Baby It’s Cold Outside
7. Perry Como - Home For The Holidays
8. Burl Ives - Holly Jolly Christmas
9. Leroy Anderson - Sleigh Ride
10. Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
11. The Philadelphia Brass Ensemble - Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly
12. The Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy - March from The Nutcracker Ballet, Op. 71 (Act I) (Instrumental)
13. Mannheim Steamroller - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
14. Harry Simeone Chorale - Little Drummer Boy
15. Royal College Of Music Chamber Choir - Twelve Days Of Christmas
16. The Robert Shaw Choral - Hallelujah Chorus
1. Bruce Springsteen - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
2. The Pretenders - 2000 Miles
3. Kelly Clarkson - My Grown Up Christmas List
4. Justin Bieber - Mistletoe
5. Maroon 5 - Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
6. Donny Hathaway - This Christmas
7. The Jackson 5 - Frosty The Snowman
8. Gene Autry - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
9. Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock
10. Brenda Lee - Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (Single Version)
11. The Beach Boys - Little Saint Nick
12. Alvin and The Chipmunks The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)
13. Thurl Ravenscroft - You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch
14. José Feliciano - Feliz Navidad
15. André Rieu & His Johann Strauss Orchestra - Jingle Bells
16. Jean-Pierre Rampal & Alexandre Lagoya - Greensleeves (What Child Is This?)
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Jennifer Ballantyne, Universal Music Enterprises: (310) 865-2350 / Jennifer.Ballantyne@umusic.com
Keren Poznansky, Universal Music Enterprises: (310) 865-7797 / Keren.Poznansky@umusic.com
Tom Cording, Sony Music Entertainment – Legacy Recordings: (212) 833-4448 / Tom.Cording@sonymusic.com