Official Charts Analysis: Dr. Dre tops UK Albums Chart with non-physical release

ALBUMS

Dr Dre makes chart history with his third - and, he says, final - solo album Compton becoming the first number one album in chart history NOT to be available physically. Released only digitally via iTunes, it nevertheless racked up a first week sales of 45,721 copies (including 2,079 from streams) to debut atop the chart. It is the 51st album to make the Top 75 without a physical equivalent since Slash's eponymous 2010 album broke the mould but ...

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