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N.W.A.’s takeover of the Billboard charts


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Almost 25 years after their breakup as a group, N.W.A. is bounding up the Billboard charts, thanks to the runaway success of their biopic, Straight Outta Compton.

Despite having sold millions of records with little to no mainstream success, the group never really made much of an impact on the Billboard charts or scored a Top 40 hit until now. As is often the case with music-based biopics that do well at the box office, N.W.A.’s music is now seeing lots of activity on the most recent Billboard charts.

A number of singles by the group and its members have entered the Top 100, including their song “Straight Outta Compton” making its debut on the chart at No. 38 to give the group its first Top 40 hit ever. Group leader Eazy-E also cracked the chart with his legendary 1987 song, “Boyz N The Hood” shooting up to No. 50. The group’s controversial anti-police brutality song, “F–k Tha Police,”  debuted on both the Hot Rap Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, at No. 20 and No. 25, respectively.

Check out the list below of placements of N.W.A. and solo projects of the group’s members to make the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.

3. Dr. Dre – Compton (A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre)

4. N.W.A – Straight Outta Compton

32. Eazy-E – Eazy Duz It

38. Dr. Dre – The Chronic

93. N.W.A. – Greatest Hits

99. Ice Cube – Death Certificate

119. N.W.A –  The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge

150. Ice Cube – Amerkkka’z Most Wanted