Dr. Dre soars onto the Aug. 29-dated Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart at No. 1 with Compton (276,000 copies sold in the week ending Aug. 13, according to Nielsen Music), spurring chart activity for several of its tracks.
“Medicine Man” featuring Eminem is Dre’s top debut on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, starting at No. 40 with 911,000 U.S. streams and 18,000 downloads sold. While that song sold the most downloads from Compton, “Genocide” featuring Kendrick Lamar ranks as the most-streamed track from the set (1.1 million); it sold 9,000. “Talk About It” also enters Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 45 (1 million streams, 13,500 sold).
“Medicine Man” is Dre’s highest-charting track as a lead artist on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs since 2002, when “Bad Intentions,” featuring Knoc-‘Turn’ Al, peaked at No. 33.
Additionally, “Talking To My Diary” is the third biggest seller from the album (13,000), but logged a lesser 680,000 streams.