Now That's What I Call Music! 2 (American series)

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Now That's What I Call Music! 2
Now 2 US.jpg
Compilation album by
various artists
ReleasedJuly 27, 1999
Series chronology
Now That's What I Call Music!
Now That's What I Call Music! 2
Now That's What I Call Music! 3

Now That's What I Call Music! 2 is the second volume of the Now That's What I Call Music! series in the United States. It was released on July 27, 1999, debuting at number three on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[1] It has been certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA. The compilation includes one song which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100: "...Baby One More Time".


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic says the album is "a terrific time capsule, at the very least, capturing what American pop radio sounded like in the late '90s" and "an entertaining snapshot of a fleeting era in pop music history".[2]

Track listing[edit]

1."...Baby One More Time"Britney Spears3:32
2."You Get What You Give"New Radicals5:01
3."Millennium"Robbie Williams4:06
4."Closing Time"Semisonic4:34
5."Sweetest Thing" (The Single Mix)U23:02
6."My Favorite Mistake"Sheryl Crow4:07
7."Praise You" (Radio Edit)Fatboy Slim3:24
8."I Think I'm Paranoid"Garbage3:38
9."Never There"Cake2:44
10."Because of You"98 Degrees4:57
11."Goodbye" (Single Version)Spice Girls4:43
12."Take Me There"Blackstreet & Mýa featuring Mase & Blinky Blink4:04
13."When a Woman's Fed Up" (Clean Version)R. Kelly4:38
14."Father of Mine"Everclear3:52
15."What I Got" (Clean Version)Sublime2:48
16."I'll Never Break Your Heart"Backstreet Boys4:47
17."Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)" (Edit)Jay-Z3:36
18."Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" (Edit)Baz Luhrmann5:05


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
US Billboard 200[3] 3
US Top Internet Album Sales (Billboard) 9

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
US Top Billboard 200 Albums[4] 67


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[5] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ The Billboard 200 for the week of August 14, 1999,, August 14, 1999
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Now That's What I Call Music! 2 – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  3. ^ "Now 2 chart performance – Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "1999 The Year in Music – Top Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. 111 (52): YE-45. December 25, 1999. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Various – NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC!, VOL. 2". Recording Industry Association of America. November 18, 1999. Retrieved July 19, 2016. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.