Dr Dre scores his first ever UK Number One album with comeback LP ‘Compton’

Plus there are high entries for Mac Demarco and Cilla Black

Dr Dre has scored his first UK Number One album with ‘Compton’ after beating Frank Turner to the top spot today (August 14).

The record, which the rapper recently said was inspired by the forthcoming NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, is his first in 16 years. It beat off Turner’s ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’ to the top of the Official UK Album Chart by over 28,000 combined chart sales. Read the NME review.

Dre’s last LP release – 1999’s ‘2001’ – reached a peak of Number Four, while his debut ‘The Chronic’ (1992) had a highest UK chart position of Number 43.

Elsewhere, Mac DeMarco scored his first entry in the UK Top 40 with his new album ‘Another One’ which went in at 24.

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Cilla Black’s greatest hits ‘The Very Best Of’ climbed six places to Number Eight. Black died two weeks ago after suffering a stroke at her holiday home in Spain.

Charlie Puth scored his second UK Number One in the Official Singles Chart with Meghan Trainor collaboration ‘Marvin Gaye’ after clocking up a combined chart sales figure of over 94,000.
Calvin Harris & Disciples stand firm at Number Two with ‘How Deep Is Your Love’. The track has been streamed over 2.21 million times in the last seven days, making it the UK’s most streamed track of the week.
The Weeknd’s ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ continues to ascend the chart, up five places to a new peak of Number Three.

Former chart-toppers Little Mix’s ‘Black Magic’ (Four) and Lost Frequencies’ ‘Are You With Me’ (Five) round off the Top 5.