The Now! Music franchise continues to prove extremely popular in 2017, with its latest release, Now That's What I Call Music 96, claiming the top spot as the Number 1 compilation album of 2017 so far.
An impressive 508,000 copies of the CD have been purchased so far this year, making it the best selling compilation. Only two artist albums have sold more this year:÷ by Ed Sheeran and Rag'n'Bone Man's Human.
Now 96 has sold three times the amount as its nearest rival - which is Now's previously release, Now 95. Overall though, Now 96 has ground to make up as Now 95 has sold over a million copies since its release in November 2016.
Now's spin-off collections are also selling well; That's What I Call R&B is at 9 and Party Hits is the 15th best-selling comp of the year, while others making a dent in the Top 40 are Now Disney (22), Now Mum (23), Now No.1 Hits (24) and Now Driving Rock (27). Phew!
Away from the Now series, Ministry of Sound's I Love Trance sits at Number 3, ahead of Sing Your Heart Out 2017 at 4, and the latest Guardians Of The Galaxy collection, Awesome Mix 2, which completes the Top 5.
Dreamboats & Petticoats' 10th Anniversary edition - a 4CD release featuring hits of the '50s and '60s - is at 6, and further down the Top 10, Soul Man occupies Number 8 and R&B Mixtape stands at Number 10 after six months of sales have been totted up.
DJ Tom Zanetti's Sleepin is Cheatin, which topped the Official Compilations Chart earlier this year, lands at 18, and more movie soundtracks from Fifty Shades Darker and T2 Trainspotting chart at 30 and 33 respectively.
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The Official Top 40 Biggest Compilation Albums of 2017 so far are...
|1||NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 96|
|2||NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 95|
|3||I LOVE TRANCE|
|4||SING YOUR HEART OUT 2017|
|5||GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - AWESOME MIX 2|
|6||DREAMBOATS & PETTICOATS-10TH ANNIVERSARY|
|7||GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - AWESOME MIX 1|
|9||NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL R&B|
|11||THE ANNUAL 2017|
|12||I LOVE REGGAE|
|13||100 PERCENT CLUBLAND HARDCORE|
|14||BRIT AWARDS 2017|
|15||NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL PARTY HITS|
|16||100 HITS - CAR SONGS 2|
|17||I LOVE 90S|
|18||SLEEPIN IS CHEATIN - TOM ZANETTI|
|19||THE WORKOUT MIX 2017|
|20||CLUBLAND - 100 PERCENT EUPHORIC|
|22||NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL DISNEY|
|23||NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUM|
|24||NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL NO.1 HITS|
|26||YOUR SONGS 2017|
|27||NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL DRIVING ROCK|
|28||NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL LOVE|
|30||FIFTY SHADES DARKER|
|31||FOR THE LOVE OF RAVE|
|32||NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL RUNNING 2017|
|33||T2 - TRAINSPOTTING|
|35||EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING|
|36||100 HITS - 80S POP|
|38||THROWBACK - GROOVES|
|39||NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL CLASSIC SOUL|
|40||AIR GUITAR ANTHEMS|
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