The Now That's What I Call Music! series may be in danger due to the takeover of EMI by Universal.
The iconic pop compilation series, which began in 1983, could end with the release of Now 83 this November unless a buyer steps in to save it.
Although there had been hits compilations before, the Now series was the first to involve collaboration between all the major labels, leading to an unprecedented number of hits per release (the first proudly boasted a hitherto unheard of "11 number ones" on the cover).
Having literally grown up with the Now series, we're feeling tearful at the very idea. But rather than dwell on what might yet not happen, we thought we'd put on our rose-tinted spectacles and take a trip down pop memory lane. Care to join us? source