Various Artists

NRJ 200% Hits 2011

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Second only to RTL in terms of European listenership, Parisian-based pop radio conglomerate NRJ returns with their annual compilation of the previous year's biggest chart hits. While home-grown artists such as Ben l'Oncle Soul ("Soulman"), Christophe Maé ("Pourquoi C'est Beau"), and Martin Solveig ("Hello") are out in force, the multimedia group's continuing diversification into other nearby countries is also reflected with acts from Sweden (Tim Berg's "Seek Bromance"), Germany (Milk & Sugar's "Hey [Nah Neh Nah]"), and Belgium (Eurovision entrant Tom Dice's "Me and My Guitar") included alongside internationally known superstars from the U.K. and Australia (Taio Cruz featuring Kylie Minogue's "Higher"), the U.S. (Rihanna's "What's My Name"), and Canada (Avril Lavigne's "What the Hell?"). The two-CD, 42-track collection also includes several award-winners from the recent NRJ Music Awards, including former Francophone Female of the Year Jenifer ("Je Danse"), International Male of the Year Usher ("More"), and Francophone Revelation of the Year Joyce Jonathan ("Tant Pis") in addition to recent French physical and digital chart-toppers from Shakira ("Loca"), Black Eyed Peas ("The Time"), and Colonel Reyel ("Celui"). Highlights from disc one include Katy Perry's anthemic "Firework," Kesha's dirty electro-pop stomper "We R Who We R," and Duck Sauce's Boney M.-sampling ode to Barbra Streisand, while Mozart, l'Opéra Rock showpiece "C'est Bientot la Fin," Alexandra Stan's sax-fueled Europop of "Mr Saxobeat," and former Mis-Teeq frontwoman Sabrina Washington's debut single, "OMG," are the standouts from the second. A more general European-focused companion to NRJ's simultaneously released 2011 Awards album, this hit-packed compilation shows that the radio station has its finger on the pulse just as much on the Continent as it does in its homeland.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 4:24 Spotify
2 3:42
3 3:48 Spotify
4 3:22 Spotify
5 3:03
6 2:52 Spotify
7 3:40 Spotify
8 3:40
9 3:26 Spotify
10 3:43 Spotify
11 3:57 Spotify
12 3:17
13 4:00 Spotify
14 3:07
15 3:31
16 2:54 Spotify
17 3:21
18 3:01 Spotify
19 3:14
20
2:52 Spotify
21 3:04 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 5:09 Spotify
2
3:09 Spotify
3 3:10 Spotify
4 3:49 Spotify
5 3:14 Spotify
6 3:46
7 3:34 Spotify
8 3:35 Spotify
9 3:32 Spotify
10 3:24 Spotify
11 4:42
12 3:46 Spotify
13 3:16
14 4:01 Spotify
15 3:25
16 3:18
17 4:03
18 3:13 Spotify
19 3:47
20 3:38 Spotify
21
Zaz
3:29 Spotify
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