(AllHipHop News) Dr. Dre may have only released three studio albums, but that total was enough to help give the legendary Hip Hop superstar more than 15 million albums sold for his career.
Billboard reports Dre surpassed that mark in the week ending July 28. The N.W.A member's 2001 LP from 1999 has sold 7.9 million copies to date.
1992's The Chronic is at 5.9 million sold and 2015's Compton is at 535,000 sold. Compilation albums such as Concrete Roots and First Round Knock Out make up the remaining 665,000 plus copies.
Dre's 2001 is the fifth largest selling album in the U.S. since 1991 when Nielsen Music began tracking sales.
The album only trails Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP (11 million), Eminem’s The Eminem Show (10.7 million), Nelly’s Country Grammar (8.6 million), and 50 Cent’s Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ (8.4 million).
Of those five top rap sellers, four were released on Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment label. Em's two projects, 50's GRODT, and 2001 have combined to sell over 38 million units.