From The Independent:
Downloading was supposed to mean the death of the compilation album. Because why would you want to buy the complete selection when you could cherry pick your favourite tracks?
Wrong. Figures released by the British recorded music industry (BPI) show that sales of compilation albums grew by 7.2% in 2012, buoyed by the extraordinary continued success of the Now That’s What I Call Music series, which marks its 30 anniversary this year.
The ever popular Now collections took the top three places in the compilations chart for last year. And then there were the spin offs – Now That’s What I Call Christmas came in at No 4 and an exercise-themed Now That’s What I Call Running was at No 4.
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