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Dr Dre Drops Down Billboard Chart After One Week

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on August 20, 2015

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Dr. Dre had the chance to pull off a rarity, the number 1 album in the four major English speaking countries in the world, the U.S., U.K., Australia and Canada. Unfortunately, country’s Luke Bryan prevented it from happening.

Compton opens at number 2 on this week’s Billboard Albums chart right behind Bryan’s Kill the Lights. It ties his 1999 album 2001 which also moves up number 62 this week. His debut, The Chronic, peaked at number 3 in 1992 and is number 75 on today’s chart.

Compton is the number 1 R&B album and has also made it to the top of the charts in Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the U.K. with more charts coming out later in the week.

Christian singer tobyMac scores his third top ten album, debuting at number 4 with This is Not a Test. His last album, 2012’s Eye On It, premiered at number 1 while 2010’s Tonight went to 6.

Fear Factory have their highest charting album in eleven years with Genexus which opens at 37. That’s one spot better than their last album, 2012’s The Industrialist. The band’s highest charting album is 2004’s Archetype which went to 30.

The new specialty release in the NOW series, NOW That’s What I Call New Wave 80’s, gets off to a bumpy start at number 106. The regular albums in the series normally start in the top three while the specialty editions regularly are in the top forty.

Gregg Allman premiers at 124 with Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA: January 14, 2014. While live albums tend to perform worse than studio releases, this is Allman’s lowest position for a new (non-collection) album. His last album, 2011’s Low Country Blues, started at number 5. His previous low was 1988’s Just Before the Bullet’s Fly which went to 117.

The top five albums this week in the U.S.:
Kill the Lights – Luke Bryan
Compton – Dr. Dre
Now 55 – Various Artists
This is Not a Test – tobyMac
1989 – Taylor Swift

The top five singles:
Cheerleader – Omi
Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
Watch Me – Silento
Lean On – Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring M0
The Hills – The Weeknd


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