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Dr. Dre Has Never Had A Number One Album As A Solo Artist

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With Dr. Dre’s new album Compton selling 295,000 copies and coming in at #2 behind Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights this week, it’s official: Dr. Dre has never had a #1 album as a solo artist.

The Chronic, his monumental debut, peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 200 for six nonconsecutive weeks and his next album 2001 peaked at #2. 2001 and Compton  have both hit number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop chart, but none of Dre’s three albums have hit #1 on the Hot 200 chart. Strange to think a guy as legendary as Dre has never had a #1 for himself, but he has been part of many others:

  • Snoop Dogg – Doggystyle (1993)
  • The Firm – The Firm: The Album (1997)
  • Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
  • Eminem – The Eminem Show (2002)
  • 50 Cent – Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003)
  • Eminem – Encore (2004)
  • 50 Cent – The Massacre (2005)
  • The Game – The Documentary (2005)
  • Eminem – Relapse (2009)
  • Eminem – Recovery (2010)
  • Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013)
  • Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)

via Stop The Breaks

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