Now That's What I Call Music! 30 (U.S. series)

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This article describes the 30th album in the U.S. Now! series. It should not be confused with identically-numbered albums from other Now! series. For more information, see Now That's What I Call Music! 30 and Now That's What I Call Music! discography.
Now That's What I Call Music! 30
Compilation album by Various artists
Released March 24, 2009
Recorded 2007-2008
Genre Pop
Length 75:34
Label UMG
Series chronology
Now That's What I Call Motown
(2009)
Now That's What I Call Music! 30
(2009)
Now That's What I Call Power Ballads
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Now That's What I Call Music! 30 was released on March 24, 2009.[2] The album is the 30th edition of the (US) Now! series and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart in April 2009.[3] Despite low initial-week sales of 146,000 units, Now! 30 became the first album from the series to reach number one on the chart since Now! 25 in July 2007. It was certified Gold by the RIAA in May 2009.

Two songs featured on Now! 30, "Just Dance" and "Womanizer", reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, while the songs, "Love Story" and "Sweet Thing", were number-one songs on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Just Dance"   Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis 3:59
2. "Womanizer"   Britney Spears 3:42
3. "Keeps Gettin' Better"   Christina Aguilera 3:00
4. "Let It Rock"   Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil Wayne 3:50
5. "Heartless"   Kanye West 3:28
6. "Miss Independent"   Ne-Yo 3:49
7. "Green Light"   John Legend featuring André 3000 3:52
8. "Rehab"   Rihanna 4:53
9. "I Hate This Part"   Pussycat Dolls 3:37
10. "Sober"   Pink 4:09
11. "Crush"   David Archuleta 3:27
12. "About You Now"   Miranda Cosgrove 3:10
13. "Gives You Hell"   The All-American Rejects 3:31
14. "Light On"   David Cook 3:47
15. "18 Days"   Saving Abel 3:48
16. "Gotta Be Somebody"   Nickelback 4:10
17. "Thinking of You"   Katy Perry 3:56
18. "I'm Yours"   Jason Mraz 3:31
19. "Love Story"   Taylor Swift 3:53
20. "Sweet Thing"   Keith Urban 3:51

Free downloads[edit]

For the second time (the first being Now! 29), additional content can be unlocked from the CD via Push Entertainment, including free downloads from the following developing artists plus videos by artists featured on this and previous Now! releases.

  1. Green River Ordinance – "Come On"
  2. My Favorite Highway – "Say So"
  3. Owl City – "Rainbow Veins"
  4. Shiloh – "Operator (A Girl Like Me)"
  5. Krista – "Temporary Insanity"

Sales[edit]

The album has sold in the US 714,335 copies as of November 14, 2009.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andy Kellman, Now, Vol. 30 - Review, Allmusic.com
  2. ^ NOW That's What I Call Music 30, Amazon.com
  3. ^ Keith Caulfield, 'Now 30,' 'Hannah Montana' Lead Busy Week On Billboard 200, Billboard.com, April 1, 2009
Preceded by
All I Ever Wanted by Kelly Clarkson
Billboard 200 number-one album
April 11, 2009
Succeeded by
Defying Gravity by Keith Urban