Dr. Dre Among Billboard's "Surprising Artists Without #1 Album" List

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Dr. Dre Among Billboard's "Surprising Artists Without #1 Album" List

Dr. Dre joins Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner on the list.

Dr. Dre is among the acts listed in Billboard's list of "Surprising Artists Without a No. 1 Album." 

The list, which also includes Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, among others. Dr. Dre is the only Rap act on the list. His 1993 album The Chronic reached its highpoint at #3 on the chart while the producer's 1999 album, 2001, reached #2 as its peak position. 

For the full list, visit Billboard

Dr. Dre has been in the headlines this year for his work outside of making albums. Earlier this year, Apple confirmed a multi-billion dollar deal to acquire Dre's Beats

“I’ve always known in my heart that Beats belonged with Apple,” Jimmy Iovine said in a statement. “The idea when we started the company was inspired by Apple’s unmatched ability to marry culture and technology. Apple’s deep commitment to music fans, artists, songwriters and the music industry is something special.”

 

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