14 facts about the artists on the new “NOW 53!” album: Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, & More

14 Facts About The Artists On The New "NOW 53!" Album: Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, & More
"Now That's What I Call Music, Vol. 53" will be available on February 3. Find out a bit more about the talented artists included on the album!

The new NOW 53! album will be available on February 3, 2015. To get you excited about its release, here are 14 facts that you likely didn’t know about some of the artists featured on the compilation album, like Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Iggy Azalea, and Coldplay:

1. One of Maroon 5‘s most successful songs is their 2011 collaboration with Christina Aguilera, “Moves Like Jagger.” Since its release, the song has been certified 6x Platinum in the US.

14 Facts About The Artists On The New "NOW 53!" Album: Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, & More

2. Creating “Uptown Funk” was so stressful for Mark Ronson that he “threw up and fainted.” He added, in an interview with the Guardian, “They had to come and carry me out of the toilet.”

3. Tove Lo has written songs for The Saturdays, Icona Pop, Girls Aloud, and Cher Lloyd.

4. Following the release of her “Yours Truly” album, Ariana Grande was the first female artist since Kesha to have her debut album release at No. 1. It went on to sell 138,000 copies in its first week.

14 Facts About The Artists On The New "NOW 53!" Album: Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, & More

5. Despite the fact that Meghan Trainor wrote “All About That Bass,” the song was first offered to other artists like Beyoncé and Adele before Trainor’s label allowed her to record it herself.

6. Forbes reported that One Direction earned an estimated $75 million from June 2013 to June 2014, making them the second-highest earning celebrities under 30.

7. Selena Gomez‘s 2011 song, “Come and Get It,” was her first song to make it into the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. It peaked at No. 6.

14 Facts About The Artists On The New "NOW 53!" Album: Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, & More

8. Ed Sheeran took out a particularly offensive word from his hit song, “Don’t,” thanks to a taxi driver he once had who wouldn’t let his daughter listen to any music that contained explicit language.

9. Before he released his own music, Jason Derulo had written music for Lil Wayne and Sean Kingston.

10. Iggy Azalea was the first female and international rapper to make it on to XXL’s annual Top 10 Freshman list.

11. Charli XCX wrote the massive Icona Pop hit song, “I Love It.”

14 Facts About The Artists On The New "NOW 53!" Album: Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, & More

12. Sam Smith is the third cousin of singer Lily Allen and her brother, actor Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones).

13. In 2013, Calvin Harris was the highest paid DJ. He brought in over $46 million.

14. Coldplay’s 2011 album, Mylo Xyloto, broke an iTunes record when it sold over 500,000 digital copies in one week. As of 2013, it has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.

Go and purchase the new NOW 53! on iTunes! It features 21 of the biggest new hits by Mark Ronson w/ Bruno Mars, Meghan Trainor, Sam Smith, Maroon 5, One Direction, and more, all for one price!

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