N.W.A’s debut album, Straight Outta Compton, was certified triple platinum November 11, according to the RIAA. This means it has sold more than three million units.
A biopic called Straight Outta Compton portraying the group’s rise to fame was released this summer. Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E‘s widow, Tomica Woods-Wright, executive produced the movie, which follows the rise of N.W.A, whose other members are MC Ren and DJ Yella.
With the release of the movie, the album saw a resurgence in sales, appearing as high as #4 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart in August.
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