NWA & Dr. Dre’s Catalog Sales Skyrocket After ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Release

Last weekend, NWA‘s biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ was released and became the 6th highest debut for an August release, and this translated over to the catalog sales for the group as well as Dr. Dre‘s solo material. Straight Outta Compton, NWA’s debut album, sold over 12,912 copies last week, up 500%, while their whole catalog sold over 16,000, up nearly 400%.

The group’s most famous member, Dr Dre, also saw his catalog skyrocket. Outside of his new album Compton debuting at #2, The Chronic debuted at #36 selling 6,010 copies and is continuously selling 1,000 copies a week. 2001 sneaked into the top 50 sales plus streaming chart, with 7,824 copies sold/streamed. Expect these numbers to be up again this week and possibly for another week as the movie continues to reach people.