Now That's What I Call Music!, Vol. 3 continues to prove that Universal/EMI's long-standing British series of Top 40 hits compilations (of which this particular volume is not a part) can be just as successful in America. There isn't anything tying these singles together musically, except for the fact that they were hits, but all in all, it makes for a pretty entertaining and diverse snapshot of pop music circa the turn of the millennium. The biggest names here include Britney Spears, Enrique Iglesias, Fastball, the Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, R. Kelly, Fatboy Slim, K-Ci & Jo-Jo, Blink 182, Garbage, Limp Bizkit, Smash Mouth, Lenny Kravitz, and more.
AllMusic Review by Steve Huey