2016 release. NOW That's What I Call Music! 57 features 16 major current hits from today's hottest artists including Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding, Selena Gomez, Flo Rida, The Weeknd, Alessia Cara, Taylor Swift, Daya, DNCE, Andy Grammer, Coldplay, X Ambassadors, Charlie Puth, and Thomas Rhett. NOW 57 also includes a new installment of NOW's enormously-popular "What's Next" developing artist initiative, debuting six free new music preview tracks from up-and-coming stars of tomorrow including The Young Wild, Ben Rector, The Score, Frankie, Transviolet, and Nicky Davey. Now That's What I Call Music is the most successful compilation album series in the history of recorded music. With over 96 million units of the series scanned to date in the US, and a variety of new genre extension, NOW numeric pop albums continue to debut among Billboard's top selling albums four times a year.
Lounge music is a type of easy listening music popular in the 1950s and 1960s. It may be meant to evoke in the listeners the feeling of being in a place, usually with a tranquil theme, such as a jungle, an island paradise or outer space. The range of lounge music encompasses beautiful music-influenced instrumentals, modern electronica (with chillout, and downtempo influences), while remaining thematically focused on its retro-space-age cultural elements.