Now That's What I Call Music! 53 (American series)

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NOW That's What I Call Music! 53
NOW 53 United States.jpg
Compilation album by
various artists
ReleasedFebruary 3, 2015 (2015-02-03)
Length74:24
LabelSony Music Entertainment
Numbered series chronology
Now That's What I Call Music! 52
(2014)
NOW That's What I Call Music! 53
(2015)
Now That's What I Call Music! 54
(2015)

Now That's What I Call Music! 53 is the 53rd edition of the Now! series in the United States. It was released on February 3, 2015. It features 21 tracks including the Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit "Uptown Funk".

Now 53 debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart with 99,000 copies sold in its first week.[1] As of July 2015, the compilation has sold 451,000 copies.[2] It became the first album in history to miss the top position of the Billboard 200 despite being the best-selling album of the week.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Uptown Funk"Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars4:27
2."Lips Are Movin"Meghan Trainor2:59
3."Animals"Maroon 53:48
4."Don't"Ed Sheeran3:36
5."Habits (Stay High)"Tove Lo3:25
6."Love Me Harder"Ariana Grande and The Weeknd3:50
7."I'm Not the Only One"Sam Smith3:21
8."Steal My Girl"One Direction3:45
9."The Heart Wants What It Wants"Selena Gomez3:44
10."Trumpets"Jason Derulo3:33
11."Beg for It"Iggy Azalea featuring 2:56
12."I Don't Mind"Usher featuring Juicy J4:08
13."Boom Clap"Charli XCX2:47
14."Waves" (Robin Schulz Radio Edit)Mr Probz3:24
15."Blame"Calvin Harris featuring John Newman3:25
16."A Sky Full of Stars"Coldplay4:28
17."Shut Up and Dance"Walk the Moon3:16
18."Knock Me Out"Fancy Reagan3:22
19."Uncover"Zara Larsson3:31
20."Who Are You Loving Now?"Danny Mercer3:31
21."Hold the Line"Jack and Eliza2:56

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[4]

According to Andy Kellman of AllMusic, the number-one song, "Uptown Funk", leads the way in this compilation of hits from late 2014/early 2015 "followed by a succession of singles that fared either nearly or just as well."[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[5] 2
US Top Digital Albums (Billboard)[5] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caulfield, Keith (February 11, 2015). "Taylor Swift's '1989' Spends 11th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart". Billboard. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  2. ^ Caulfield, Keith (July 2, 2015). "Taylor Swift's '1989' and Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk!' Top Nielsen's Mid-Year Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  3. ^ Book, Ryan (February 12, 2015). "Now 53 Outsells Taylor Swift, Becomes First Record to Top Albums Chart but Not Billboard 200; Kid Ink Cracks Top 10". The Music Times. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. Now, Vol. 53 - Review at AllMusic. Retrieved December 12, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Now, Vol. 53: Awards – Billboard Albums at AllMusic. Retrieved December 12, 2015.

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