• Rapper Dr. Dre's 'Compton' album Gets 25 Million Streams on Apple Music

    On August 7th, famous rapper and hip-hop icon Dr. Dre (aka Andre Young) released his “Compton: A Soundtrack” album and it has been noted that it was streamed 25 million times just in the first week. The album was released for two weeks as an Apple Music exclusive and was even released for free for on August 6th for three hours. “Compton: A Soundtrack” is somewhat tied to the artist’s Straight Outta Compton movie that has to do with hip-hop group N.W.A.

    Although it seems like 25 million streams in the first week is a big number, Kendrick Lamar and Drake’s new album topped that number by quite a bit. Kendrick Lamar’s "To Pimp a Butterfly" reached almost 39 million streams the first week and Drake’s "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" pulled in around 48 million streams the first week according to The New York Times. The publication also noted that ‘Compton’ will likely take the NO 2. Spot when Billboard releases their charts.

    The last album Young released was over 10 years ago in 2001, so for a comeback, 25 millions streams in the first week is big extraordinary. Dre noted that this would be his last and final album. Those who purchased the album, what did you think of it? Share with us in the section below.

    Source: The New York Times
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Rapper Dr. Dre's 'Compton' album Gets 25 Million Streams on Apple Music started by Akshay Masand View original post
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    1. jsuddu0109's Avatar
      jsuddu0109 -
      I'm a big fan of Dr. Dre, but I wasn't impressed with Compton. Not even close to as good as The Chronic or 2001
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