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Q (UK) - - Now That’s What I Call Music -

Rob­bie Wil­liams (left) is the reign­ing Now king with 30 ap­pear­ances, but Ri­hanna and Calvin Har­ris are each on 27 and Calvin had three on Now 80 alone.

Global ti­tle vari­a­tions in­clude Now! Hits Référence (France), Now These Are The Hits To­day! (Greece) and Now This Is Mu­sic (Spain).

The orig­i­nal Mark Good­ier was Tracey Ull­man, bel­low­ing Kes sports­mas­ter and Brian Glover later voiced “the pig”, and David “Kid” Jensen filled in un­til Good­ier took the reins.

Re­cent spin-offs in­clude Now That’s What I Call Jazz, …Dad Rock and … Footie An­thems. Most egre­gious: Now That’s What I Call A Song.

The US edi­tion, which re­leases four LPs a year to the UK’s three, is cur­rently at Now 66 and will hit Now 100 in 2026.

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