Since launching in 1983 with a 30-track compilation that included two tunes apiece from UB40, Kajagoogoo and Culture Club, the Now! That’s What I Call Music! series has become an unflagging music industry institution. Even today, in the streaming era, Now! albums still go platinum. Whether we bought them on cassette, CD, vinyl or download, many of us have cherished memories of our favourite Now! albums. They always supply a battalion of bangers with enough variety to keep everyone entertained on a long, boring car journey. Want Drake, Dua Lipa and Desiigner on the same comp? Now! 94’s got your back. To celebrate this week’s release of the 100th album, we talked to three Now! contributors and pop lovers alike: soul goddess Gabrielle, whip-smart crooner Rae Morris and songwriting collaborator and kickass-artist-in-his-own-right MNEK...
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