NOW That's What I Call Music! 100 outsells Arctic Monkeys by double

Virgin Radio

8 Aug 2018, 15:07

Turns out we're a compilation nation

As reported by Official Charts the pop compilation album - which combines some of the biggest hits on one record has - outsold Arctic Monkeys'  by over double in its first week.

Alex Turner and his fellow monkeys may have claimed the fastest-selling artist album of the year so far, but NOW's latest record has sold over double the amount in its first week. 

While 86,000 Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino LP's were sold in the first week after release, NOW That's What I Call Music!'s 100th edition sold a whopping 176,000 copies (as reported by the Official Charts).

And if that wasn't enough to brag about, NOW 1 - which was re-released on CD on the week commencing 27 July - entered the chart at No. 2.

For an insight into the NOW albums over the years, their popularity and authority, LISTEN to our documentary,