Now... That's What I Call Music to celebrate 100th edition with fan-voted awards

Now... That's What I Call Music to celebrate 100th edition with fan-voted awards

Now… That’s What I Call Music has announced details of its first awards ceremony, with a range of pop’s biggest names including Taylor Swift, Kylie Minogue and Britney Spears among the nominees.

The compilation series celebrates its 100th edition later this year, and has announced the Now 100 Awards in association with HMV and Magic Radio.

The franchise has featured over 2,000 artists and has generated more than 120 million sales since its first edition in 1983.

Featuring categories including Best Male, Best Female and Best Group, the Awards will give music fans the chance to pick their favourite artists of the Now years. Votes are cast via Now’s website and the winners will be announced on July 20, when Now’s 100th edition will hit the shelves.

Now… 99 was released in March and has shifted 328,930 copies to date, according to the Official Charts Company.

Last summer, Steve Pritchard, co-MD of the franchise alongside Peter Duckworth, told Music Week its 100th edition will “make a big splash”. Read the interview in full here.

Voting is open now and will close on July 19.

The full list of categories and nominees are as follows:

Best Song Of The Now Years 1983- 2018

Song of the 80s (in association with Magic Radio)

Phil Collins You Can’t Hurry Love

UB40 Red Red Wine

Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of The Heart

Culture Club Karma Chameleon

Wham! Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

Queen I Want To Break Free

Bon Jovi Livin’ On A Prayer

U2 Pride (In The Name Of Love)

Soul II Soul Feat. Caron Wheeler Back To life (However Do You Want Me)

Tina Turner The Best

Song of the 90s

Wet Wet Wet Love Is All Around

Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Boyzone No Matter What

Coolio Feat. L.V. Gangsta’s Paradise

Spice Girls Wannabe

Oasis Wonderwall

The Verve Bitter Sweet Symphony

Natalie Imbruglia Torn

Robbie Williams Angels

Britney Spears …Baby One More Time

Song of the Noughties

Kylie Minogue Can’t Get You Out Of My Head

Shaggy Feat. Ricardo “RikRok” Ducent It Wasn’t Me

The Black Eyed Peas Where Is The Love

Beyoncé Feat. Jay-Z Crazy in Love

Outkast Hey Ya!

Rihanna Feat. Jay-Z Umbrella

Take That Run The World

Mark Ronson Feat. Amy Winehouse Valerie

Coldplay Viva La Vida

Kings Of Leon Sex On Fire

Song of the Teens

Bruno Mars Just The Way You Are

Adele Someone Like you

Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera Moves Like Jagger

One Direction What Makes You Beautiful

Katy Perry Roar

Pharrell Williams Happy (from ‘Despicable Me 2’)

Ed Sheeran Sing

Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars Uptown Funk

Little Mix Black Magic

Justin Bieber Love Yourself

Best Now Collaboration

Sugababes VS. Girls Aloud Walk This Way

George Michael & Elton John Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Nelly Feat. Kelly Rowland Dilemma

David Guetta Feat. Sia Titanium

Olly Murs Feat. Demi Lovato Up

Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa One Kiss

Estelle Feat. Kanye West American Boy

Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj Bang Bang

Clean Bandit Feat. Jess Glynne Rather Be

Shakira Feat. Wyclef Jean Hips Don’t Lie

Best Now Female

Kylie Minogue

Tina Turner

Britney Spears



Amy Winehouse


Katy Perry


Taylor Swift

Best Now Male

Phil Collins

George Michael

Robbie Williams

Justin Timberlake

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran

Pharrell Williams

Sam Smith

Justin Bieber

Olly Murs

Best Now Group



Take That


Spice Girls

Destiny’s Child

The Black Eyed Peas


One Direction

Little Mix 

Favourite Now Album of All Time 1-100

Greatest Now Star of All Time 

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