“U.S. hip-hop mogul Dr Dre topped the British album chart on Friday with ‘Compton.’ his first record in 16 years, while ‘Marvin Gaye,’ U.S singer Charlie Puth’s collaboration with Meghan Trainor, climbed 89 places to become the highest-selling single,” Angus Berwick reports for Reuters.
“Compton, which the 50 year-old rapper has dedicated to his Californian birthplace of the same name, outperformed its nearest competitors by over 28,000 combined chart sales, the Official Charts Company said,” Berwick reports. “Dr Dre’s return comes after a successful stretch in the producer’s seat during which he fostered hip-hop artists such as Eminem, 50 Cent and Timbaland.”
Berwick reports, “He also became a successful entrepreneur and sold his headphone company Beats to Apple for 3 billion dollars in 2014.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple didn’t buy Beats for their awful headphones, but congrats to Dr. Dre on the success of Compton! Surely the future Compton Performing Arts Center is very happy, too!
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