Now That's What I Call Music! 41 (U.S. series)

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This article describes the 41st 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! 41 and Now That's What I Call Music! discography
Now That's What I Call Music! 41
Compilation album by Various artists
Released February 7, 2012
Genre Pop
Length 73:47[1]
Label EMI
Series chronology
Now That's What I Call Music! 40
(2011)
Now That's What I Call Music! 41
(2012)
Now That's What I Call Music! 42
(2012)

Now That's What I Call Music! 41 was released on February 7, 2012. It is the 41st edition of the Now! series in the United States. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 for the week ending February 24, 2012, after selling 142,000 units in its first week of release.[2] A month later, it returned to number three on the chart and jumped to number one on the Billboard Digital Albums chart after a one-day, 25-cent promotion of its downloadable version by Google Play and Amazon.com pushed digital sales up 1,367%.[3]

Now! 41 features the number-one Billboard Hot 100 hits, "Sexy and I Know It" and "Someone Like You".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Sexy and I Know It"   LMFAO 3:17
2. "The One That Got Away"   Katy Perry 3:46
3. "Marry the Night"   Lady Gaga 4:01
4. "Domino"   Jessie J 3:48
5. "Stereo Hearts"   Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine 3:30
6. "5 O'Clock"   T-Pain featuring Lily Allen 3:30
7. "Work Out"   J. Cole 3:52
8. "International Love"   Pitbull featuring Chris Brown 3:45
9. "Blackout"   Breathe Carolina 3:28
10. "Love You Like a Love Song"   Selena Gomez & the Scene 3:05
11. "Not Over You"   Gavin DeGraw 3:34
12. "Paradise"   Coldplay 4:36
13. "Someone like You"   Adele 4:41
14. "Lullaby"   Nickelback 3:45
15. "I Don't Want This Night to End"   Luke Bryan 3:37
16. "Red Solo Cup"   Toby Keith 3:54
17. "Blow Up"   Sammy Adams 2:56
18. "Somebody's Heartbreak"   Hunter Hayes 3:46
19. "Eat Dirt"   Susan Justice 3:39
20. "Glad You Came"   The Wanted 3:17

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Allmusic critic Andy Kellman summarizes the chart performance of the songs in Now That's What I Call Music! 41 by noting that three of the songs, "Sexy and I Know It", "The One That Got Away", and "Domino", were in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 at the time of the album's release in February 2012, and calling Lady Gaga's "Marry the Night" and Nickelback's "Lullaby" "duds in comparison". The inclusion of two country songs bring this edition a "more country flavor", at least compared to Now! 40, and "the compilation's highlights" are Coldplay's "Paradise" and J. Cole's "Work Out".[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[4] 3
U.S. Billboard Top Digital Albums[4] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kellman, Andy. Now, Vol. 41 > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
  2. ^ Caulfield, Keith (February 15, 2002). "Adele's '21' Hits 20th Week at No. 1, Van Halen Debuts at No. 2". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ Caulfield, Keith (March 14, 2012). "Bruce Springsteen Squeaks By Adele, Earns Tenth No. 1 Album". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Now, Vol. 41 > Charts & Awards – Billboard Albums at AllMusic. Retrieved April 11, 2012.

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