Dr. Dre's Compton racks up 25m streams on Apple Music in debut week

'Compton', Dr. Dre’s first solo album in 16 years, has achieved of 25m streams in its first week of release on Apple Music.

The launch, which coincided with the Friday release of the 'Straight Outta Compton' NWA biopic, pulled in impressive engagement on Apple's new music platform according to figures from the company shared with the New York Times.

The company failed to state whether the 25m streams accounted for full listening sessions or brief sign ins however.

Additionally, Spotify-ready albums such as Drake’s ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ and Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ earlier this year achieved 48m and nearly 39 million streams in the one week respectively, showing Apple Music still has a lot of catching up to do.

Jimmy Iovine, Beats co-founder, told the NYT: “We're beginning to show what we can do in terms of communicating music to a worldwide audience and helping artists at the same time."

On top of streaming figures, Compton was downloaded just over half a million times, seeing it sitting second in US download charts behind country musician Luke Bryan’s ‘Kill the Lights’.

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