With the success of its biopic, which finished No. 1 for the second straight weekend, N.W.A.’s “Straight Outta Compton” reached the top 40 of Billboard’s Hot 100 charts at No. 38, making it the first time the legendary group has landed in the ranking.
The song was released in 1988, and never cracked the overall year-end Top 100 charts. The recent success of the biopic Straight Outta Compton, though, has breathed new life into N.W.A.’s album sales. They’ve jumped over 200 percent since the biopic was released. It’s only natural with how popular the movie has been that the song it was named after reached the Billboard charts. It doesn’t mean much for the members of N.W.A., but it’s nice to see the movie is having an impact on another generation of music listeners.
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