Now That's What I Call Music! 38 (U.S. series)

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This article describes the 38th 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! 38 and Now That's What I Call Music! discography.
Now That's What I Call Music! 38
Compilation album by Various artists
Released May 3, 2011
Recorded 2010–2011
Genre Pop
Length 74:51[1]
Label EMI
Series chronology
Now That's What I Call the Modern Songbook
(2011)
Now That's What I Call Music! 38
(2011)
Now That's What I Call the 80s Hits
(2011)

Now That's What I Call Music! 38 was released on May 3, 2011.[1] The album is the 38th edition of the Now! series in the United States. The album features six tracks that reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100: "Born This Way", "S&M", "Hold It Against Me", "Grenade", "E.T." and "Rolling in the Deep".

Now! 38 debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 albums chart with first week sales of 124,000.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Born This Way"   Lady Gaga 4:19
2. "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)"   Enrique Iglesias featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E 3:49
3. "S&M"   Rihanna 4:01
4. "Hold It Against Me"   Britney Spears 3:46
5. "Blow"   Kesha 3:38
6. "Grenade"   Bruno Mars 3:38
7. "E.T."   Katy Perry featuring Kanye West 3:48
8. "F**kin' Perfect"   Pink 3:30
9. "Coming Home"   Diddy – Dirty Money featuring Skylar Grey 3:58
10. "Look at Me Now"   Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes 3:42
11. "Down on Me"   Jeremih featuring 50 Cent 3:47
12. "The Time (Dirty Bit)"   The Black Eyed Peas 4:10
13. "More"   Usher 3:47
14. "Rolling in the Deep"   Adele 3:46
15. "Forget You"   Cee Lo Green 3:40
16. "What the Hell"   Avril Lavigne 3:49
17. "Tonight Tonight"   Hot Chelle Rae 3:18
18. "You and Me"   Parachute 3:33
19. "I'll Be Waiting"   Michael Franti & Spearhead 3:46
20. "All Day"   Cody Simpson 3:06

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

Now! 38 is "nothing if not timely", says Andy Kellman of Allmusic, with eight songs in the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 at the time of its release. He also points out "the continued dominance of dance-pop" in this volume and the absence of any country and rock tracks.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[4] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Now That's What I Call Music! 38 – Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved May 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ Caulfield, Keith (May 11, 2011). "Lucky Seventh Week At No. 1 For Adele's '21'". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "Now That's What I Call Music! 38 – Review". Allmusic. Retrieved May 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ Caulfield, Keith (May 18, 2011). "Adele Continues Reign on Billboard 200 -- Longest Stint at No. 1 Since 2009". Billboard. Retrieved May 21, 2011. 

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