Tony Howells, from Bideford, has been collecting the albums since the first one was released on vinyl in 1983. Since then the 63-year-old has purchased or been gifted every compilation released, and NOW100 is the latest addition to the collection. He said: Ive always enjoyed music and thought they were a good collection, so I bought the first one and went from there. I dont know how long it would take to listen to all of them, but if I listened to them one after another Id probably be dead before I finished. I think my favourite is probably NOW 19 because its got some tracks I really like on it. The first NOW Thats What I Call Music sold 1.1 million copies, and since then more than 2,000 artists have been featured in the series, with sales of more than 120 million. The albums have been the most popular CD every since since 2010, except for in 2015 when Adele beat it. NOW100 features two disks: the first celebrating the pop tunes of the moment, and the second filled with NOWstalgia.