N.W.A. Score Their First Top 40 Hit With 'Straight Outta Compton'

(Radio.com) After dominating the box office for the past two weekends, the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton has helped the iconic rap group score their first top 40 hit. Meanwhile, the group's catalog and some of its members solo albums have also seen a spike in sales and are rising up the charts.

N.W.A.'s breakthrough song "Straight Outta Compton" debuts at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated Sept. 5. According to Billboard, old songs are allowed to enter the chart if they crack the top 50 and show notable gains in sales, steaming and/or radio airplay. "Compton" was released back in 1988 and never charted until 2015.

The success of the namesake film, which has raked in over 113 million dollars in just 10 days, is the impetus for the song cracking the top 40. The classic track sold 35-thousand downloads in the last week and garnered 5.7 million streams, according to Nielsen Music. Read more here.

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