It's Dre's Day

14/Aug/2015

Dr. Dre releases only his third solo studio album this week (and reportedly his last) in a career spanning over 30 years and heads straight to the top of this week's Album Chart.


Inspired by the N.W.A film 'Straight Outta Compton', 'Compton' is Dre's first time at the top of this chart - 1992's 'The Chronic' reached No48 while 1999's '2001' reached No7. Ed Sheeran's 'X' drops from No1 to No2 while Hozier climbs a place from No4 with his self-titled album to complete the Top 3. There are three more new entries in this week's Top 75. Frank Turner sees his sixth Studio release - 'Positive Songs For Negative People' enter at No35 - only the second of his six albums to chart and the first to break into the Top 40 while Mac Demarco takes his fifth studio release - 'Another One' - into the Top 60 at No56. Like Frank Turner, this is his breakthrough album for Ireland with none of his previous releases troubling the Chart. Ex Grada frontman, Alan Doherty, sees his latest band Aldoc enter the Chart at No68 with last year's 'From Tallaght To Halle' after a performance on The Imelda May Show last Friday.

The Singles Chart also sees a new No1 this week as Charlie Puth (with Meghan Trainor) takes his debut single 'Marvin Gaye' up to the top of the chart from last week's No64. He is no stranger to these heady heights however, as he previously accompanied Wiz Khalifa on his No1 success 'See You Again' back in April of this year. Weeknd continue their steady climb up the Chart as 'Can't Feel My Face' climbs from No8 to No2. Lost Frequencies drop a place to No3 with 'Are You With Me' followed by Walk The Moon who also drop a place with 'Shut Up And Dance'. Calvin Harris & Disciples enter the Top 10 from last weeks No12 to complete the Top 5.


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