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Dr. Dre’s Compton: A Soundtrack Streamed 25 Million Times Its Opening Week


It’s no secret that Dr. Dre is an Apple employee at this stage in his career, and it’s looking like his fabled last album is drawing *huge* numbers for new streaming service Apple Music.

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The New York Times has reported that Compton: A Soundtrack, Dre’s supposed final studio album that’s an exclusive to the service, was both streamed 25 million times and downloaded half a million times in its first week of release. As a way for Apple to prove the reach of their brand in order to further push Apple Music into competition with Spotify and others, this is a really good step, even if the albums streams and sales were eclipsed by other records (If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late and To Pimp A Butterfly both had more streams in their first weeks and country musician Luke Bryan’s latest record Kill The Lights sold more last week).

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