Looks like Dr. Dre is about to add another successful notch under his belt.
The producer’s first album in 16 years, Compton: The Soundtrack is expected to have quite the first week in sales. According to Hits Daily Double, D-R-E’s third (and final) studio album is projected to move between 260,000 and 275,000 copies. The estimated figures will reportedly put Dre on track to pull in the No. 2 album on the Billboard 200 charts, echoing the No. 2 debut of his previous album Chronic 2001, which sold 516,000 copies in its first week back in 1999.
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Released in conjunction with the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, the Compton album saw a surge in popularity thanks to Dre’s upcoming cinematic release, as well as the Beats By Dre-sponsored #StraightOutta social media campaign. The body of work serves as the producer’s replacement for the long-awaited Detox album, a project Dre was admittedly not satisfied with.
“I didn’t like it,” Dre said on Beats 1. “I don’t think I did a good enough job,” he added.
Compton features Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, The Game, Ice Cube, Jill Scott and Marsha Ambrosius. Spin the album on Apple Music here.