Apple Music is holding its own against Spotify and other streaming services, at least that’s the case when examining Dr. Dre’s “Compton: A Soundtrack.” The rapper’s first new album in 16 years has managed to rack up more than 25 million streams since debuting on Apple Music one week ago.
The album, which supports the rappers new biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ debuted exclusively on Apple Music ahead of the movie’s release. Straight Outta Compton tells the story of the rappers massively successful and groundbreaking group N.W.A.
In an interview with the New York Times, the tech giant confirmed the numbers. Apple also revealed that Compton has received approximately half a million downloads through the Apple iTunes store.
Last year Dr. Dre sold his company Beats to Apple for $3 billion. That deal included hardware for Beats Electronics and the company’s Beats Music offering.
In even better news for Dr. Dre, his $29 million movie pulled down $56.1 million over the weekend. The movie which is R-rated, was given a big assist by positive reviews and excellent word of mouth.