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REAL NAME: Andre Young
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BIRTHDAY: February 18, 1965
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" (1993)
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BIGGEST LP: Dr. Dre 2001 (1999)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 2
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ROLLING STONE: '100 Greatest Artists of All Time': # 54
button.gif (123 bytes) "I can take a 3 year-old and make a hit record with him." - Dr. Dre

 
TIMELINE

Dr. Drebutton.gif (123 bytes) Rapper and producer Dr. Dre was a co-founder of the influential rap group N.W.A. and a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru. As a producer, Dre has helped launch the rap careers of such artists as Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and Eve. As a rapper, Dre is credited with being one of the biggest influences for the popularity of gansta rap. Individually, Dre is credited for the 'G-Funk Sound' - a George Clinton-like, gangster-funk sound.

1991...

button.gif (123 bytes) While with N.W.A., Dre was accused of the assault of the female host, Dee Barnes, of a TV rap show.

1992...

button.gif (123 bytes) Dre formed Death Row Records with Suge Knight after leaving N.W.A.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre could be heard with the hit "
Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" which also introduced rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg.

1993... # 12 Singles Artist of the Year

February
Dr. Dre -  The Chronicbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Chronic was released.
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre hit the Top 40 and the
Top 10 with "Nuthin' But A "G" Thang."
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre topped the Billboard Top R&B Singles chart for 2 weeks with "
Nuthin' But A "G" Thang."
button.gif (123 bytes) The Chronic topped the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart for 8 weeks.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) The Chronic was certified platinum and the single "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales chart for a week and the Hot Rap Singles chart for 3 weeks with "
Nuthin' But A "G" Thang."

May
Dr. Dre - "Nuthin' But A G Thang" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Chronic was certified 2x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre hit the Top 40 with "
Dre Day."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre hit the
Top 10 with "Dre Day."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales chart for a week with "Dre Day."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Dre Day" was certified gold.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "
Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video.
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre produced the multi-platinum debut of
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Dr. Dre hit the Top 40 with "Let Me Ride."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The Chronic was certified 3x platinum.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Dr. Dre topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top New Pop Artist, Top Hot 100 Singles Artist - Male, Top R&B Artist (singles & albums), Top R&B Artist - Male (singles & albums), Top New R&B Artist, Top R&B Album Artist, Top R&B Album Artist - Male, and Top R&B Singles Artist - Male.

1994...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre won 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite New Rap/Hip-Hop Artist.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre won a
Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance ("Let Me Ride") and was nominated for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" with Snoop Doggy Dogg).

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre won Source Awards for Artist of the Year (Solo), Album of the Year, and Producer of the Year.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Let Me Ride" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video.

October
Dr. Dre -  Concrete Roots - Anthologybutton.gif (123 bytes) The Dre-produced compilation Concrete Roots - Anthology was released with the Dre tracks "Dre's Beat Re-mix," "The Planet," "Dre's Beat," "Must Be The Music" (World Class Wreckin' Cru), and "The Grand Finale" (N.W.A.).

1995... # 73 Singles Artist of the Year

button.gif (123 bytes) Dre spent 5 months in prison for violating his parole.

May
Friday soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Dre hit the Top 40 with "Keep Their Heads Ringin'" from the Friday soundtrack.
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Keep Their Heads Ringin'" was certified gold.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre won a MTV Video Music Award for "Keep Their Heads Ringin'."

1996... # 134 Singles Artist of the Year

January
2Pac featuring Dr. Dre - "California Love" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Dre hit the Top 40 helping out 2Pac with "California Love."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance ("Keep Their Heads Ringin'").

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre hit the Top 10 helping out 2Pac with "California Love."

June
Dr. Dre -  First Round Knock Outbutton.gif (123 bytes) A collection of Dre's early material was released - First Round Knock Out.

button.gif (123 bytes) Dre left Death Row Records and formed Aftermath Entertainment. The break from Death Row also began a public bitterness between Dre and Suge Knight.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video with 2Pac ("California Love").
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Blackstreet on a remix of their hit "No Diggity."

November
Dr. Dre Presents... The Aftermathbutton.gif (123 bytes) Dre released the compilation Dr. Dre Presents... The Aftermath with the hit "Been There Done That."

1997... # 203 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("California Love" with 2Pac and Roger Troutman).

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre was nominated for 4 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Rap Video ("No Diggity" with Blackstreet and "Been There Done That"), Best Choreography ("Been There Done That"), and Best R&B Video ("No Diggity" with Blackstreet).

1999...

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction for Eminem's "My Name Is."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre appeared on Saturday Night Live with Eminem.

November
Dr. Dre -  2001button.gif (123 bytes) Dr. Dre 2001 was released.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Dr. Dre 2001 topped the Billboard R&B Albums chart for 3 weeks.

button.gif (123 bytes) MTV: 100 Greatest Videos Ever Made includes "California Love" with 2Pac at # 9 and "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" (with Snoop Doggy Dogg) at # 32.

2000... # 100 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Dr. Dre 2001 was certified 2x platinum.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre was nominated for 2
Grammy Awards for Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Still D.R.E." with Snoop Dogg and "Guilty Conscience" with Eminem).
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Dr. Dre 2001 was certified 3x platinum.

March
Dr. Dre featuring Eminem - "Forgot About Dre" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Dre hit the Top 40 with help from Eminem with "Forgot About Dre."
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Dr. Dre 2001 was certified 4x platinum.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre filed a lawsuit against Napster over their file-sharing program which allowed users to download music for free. Dre had warned the company previously to have his material removed and "de-listed" or he would file a lawsuit.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre,
Snoop Dogg, Eminem, MC Ren, and Ice Cube kicked off a tour together in California.
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Dr. Dre 2001 was certified 5x platinum.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre hit the Top 40 with help from Snoop Dogg on "The Next Episode."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre won a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video ("Forgot About Dre" with Eminem) and was also nominated for Best Direction for Eminem's "The Real Slim Shady."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Dr. Dre 2001 was certified 6x platinum.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre topped the Billboard Year-End Charts with the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album (Dr. Dre 2001) and as the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album Artist and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album Artist - Male.

2001...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre won an American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre won 2 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Forgot About Dre" with Eminem) and Producer of the Year and was nominated for Best Rap Album (Dr. Dre 2001) and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("The Next Episode" with Snoop Dogg). Dre spoke up after the awards about the controversy with Eminem's multiple nominations and performance, stating that this likely led to them losing the Album of the Year award (Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP): "...I think we were robbed."

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre hit the Top 40 with Eminem with "Forgot About Dre."

May
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Videos includes "Nothin' But A 'G' Thang" at # 80.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction for directing Eminem's "Stan."

November
The Wash soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Dre could be seen in the the comedy The Wash.
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre could be heard on the soundtrack for
The Wash with the tracks "On The Blvd.," "The Wash," and "Bad Intentions."

2002...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre was nominated for a Grammy Award for Producer of the Year.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre could be heard on Jay-Z's LP The Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse on the track "The Watcher 2."

button.gif (123 bytes) Dre had a moderate R&B hit with the track "Knoc" (with Knoc-Turn'Al and Missy Elliott).

2003...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Producer of the Year and Best Music Video, Short Form ("Knoc" with Knoc-Turn'Al and Missy Elliott).

April
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists includes Dre at # 7.
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre began work on producing the next LP by
Eve as well as working on the next LP by Ice Cube.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years includes "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" at # 31.
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre had a cameo appearance in the film Hollywood Homicide.

June
Bad Boys 2 soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Dre could be heard on the Bad Boys 2 soundtrack with the track "Girl, I'm A Bad Boy. Dre also wrote the score for the film.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: # 137: The Chronic.

2004... # 153 Singles Artist of the Year

April
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Rolling Stone: The Immortals - The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time included Dr. Dre at # 54.

November
Eminem featuring Dr. Dre & 50 Cent - "Encore" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Dr. Dre was involved in a scuffle at the Vibe Awards when he went to receive the Legend Award. Dre was reportedly punched near the stage which resulted in several people getting into a brawl and one person getting stabbed.
button.gif (123 bytes) Dr. Dre hit the Top 40 helping out Eminem with "Encore" from Eminem's LP, Encore.

button.gif (123 bytes) # 262 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2007..

December
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VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's included "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" at # 13 and "California Love" at # 51.

2008...

June
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Entertainment Weekly: 100 Best Albums of the Last 25 Years included The Chronic at # 66.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Dr. Dre's 20 year old son was found dead at his mother's home in California.

2009...

February
Eminem featuring Dr. Dre & 50 Cent - "Crack A Bottle" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Dr. Dre hit the Top 40 helping out Eminem and 50 Cent with "Crack A Bottle."
button.gif (123 bytes) Dr. Dre topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Pop 100 chart, Hot Digital Songs chart, and Hot Digital Tracks chart helping out
Eminem and 50 Cent with "Crack A Bottle."
button.gif (123 bytes) Dr. Dre topped the Canadian singles chart helping out
Eminem and 50 Cent with "Crack A Bottle."

2010...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Dre won a
Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Crack A Bottle" with Eminem and 50 Cent).

2011..# 89 Singles Artist of the Year

February
Dr. Dre featuring Eminem & Skylar Grey - "I Need A Doctor" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Dr. Dre topped the Billboard Digital Songs chart with Eminem and Skylar Grey with "I Need A Doctor."
button.gif (123 bytes) Dr. Dre hit the Top 40 with
Eminem and Skylar Grey with "I Need A Doctor."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Dr. Dre could be heard on The Game LP The R.E.D. Album on the track "Drug Test."

button.gif (123 bytes) Dr. Dre was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song ("I Need A Doctor").



LPs
Dr. Dre -  The Chronic
Available for download at iTunes
The Chronic
Released: 1993
US: 3x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 3
Tracks: "The Chronic (Intro)" - "Dre Day" - "Let Me Ride" - "The Day the N***** Took Over" - "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" - "Deeez Nuuuts" - "Lil' Ghetto Boy" - "A N**** Witta Gun" - "Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat" - "The $20 Sack Pyramid" - "Lyrical Gangbang" - "High Powered" - "The Doctor's Office" - "Stranded on Death Row" - "The Roach" - "Bitches Ain't S***"
Dr. Dre -  First Round Knock Out First Round Knock Out
Released: 1996
Billboard peak: # 52
Tracks: "First Round Knock Out Intro" - "Deep Cover" - "Bridgette" - "Nickel Slick N****" - "" - "Requests (Interlude)" - "He's Bionic" - "Juice" - "Funky Flute" - "Nicety" - "Indo Freak (Interlude) " - "Turn Off The Lights" - "Who's Ph***** Who? (Interlude)" - "The Sex Is On" - "It's Not Over" - "The Fly"
Dr. Dre -  2001 Dr. Dre 2001
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeReleased: November, 1999
US: 6x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 2
Tracks: "Lolo (Intro)" - "Watcher" - "F*** You" - "Still D.R.E." - "Big Ego's" - "Xxplosive" - "What's the Difference" - "Bar One" - "Light Speed" - "Forgot About Dre" (featuring Eminem) - "The Next Episode" (featuring Snoop Dogg) - "Let's Get High" - "Bitch N*****" - "Car Bomb" - "Murder Ink" - "Ed-Ucation" - "Some L.A. N*****" - "Pause 4 Porno" - "Housewife" - "Ackrite" - "Bang Bang" - "The Message" (featuring Mary J. Blige)
LINKS
POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 Dr. Dre - "Nuthin' But A G Thang" (Single)Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang
The Chronic
2 15 1993 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
2 2Pac featuring Dr. Dre - "California Love" (Single)California Love
[2Pac featuring Dr. Dre]
2Pac's All Eyez On Me
10 13 1996 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
3 I Need A Doctor
[Dr. Dre featuring Eminem & Skylar Grey]

from the
digital download
ARC chart run: 38 - 38 - 38 - 37 - 33 - 29 - 25 - 23 - 22 - 20 - 18 - 16 - 18 - 24 - 32 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
75
Grammy Nominee:
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rap Song
16 15 2011 Dr. Dre featuring Eminem & Skylar Grey - "I Need A Doctor" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 Keep Their Heads Ringin'
Friday soundtrack
13 11 1995 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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5 Dre Day
The Chronic
8 10 1993 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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6 Encore
[Eminem featuring Dr. Dre & 50 Cent]

from the Eminem LP
Encore
ARC chart run: 40 - 36 - 29 - 24 - 21 - 17 - 15 - 14 - 24 - 35 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
96
Grammy Nominee:
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
14 10 2005 Eminem featuring Dr. Dre & 50 Cent - "Encore" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
7 Crack A Bottle
[Eminem featuring Dr. Dre & 50 Cent]

from the Eminem LP
Relapse
ARC chart run: 36 - 30 - 21 - 18 - 17 - 17 - 19 - 27 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
88
Grammy Award Winner:
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
17 8 2009 Eminem featuring Dr. Dre & 50 Cent - "Crack A Bottle" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
8 Forgot About Dre
[Dr. Dre featuring Eminem]

from the LP
2001
ARC chart run: 39 - 35 - 32 - 28 - 26 - 25 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
147
Grammy Winner:
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
MTV VMA Winner:
Best Rap Video
25 6 2000 Dr. Dre featuring Eminem - "Forgot About Dre" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
9 Let Me Ride
The Chronic
28 4 1993 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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10 The Next Episode
[Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg]
Dr. Dre 2001
35 3 2000 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Deep Cover
First Round Knock Out
** ** 1992 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Been There Done That
Dr. Dre Presents... The Aftermath
** ** 1997 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Still D.R.E.
Dr. Dre 2001
** ** 2000 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  The Wash
[Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg]
The Wash soundtrack
** ** 2001 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Bad Intentions
[Dr. Dre featuring Knoc-turn'al]
The Wash soundtrack
** ** 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Knoc
[Knoc-turn'al featuring Dr. Dre & Missy Elliott]
Knoc-turn-al's LA Confidential Presents... Knock-turn'al
** ** 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Eminem featuring Dr. Dre - "Old Time's Sake" (Single)Old Time's Sake
[Eminem featuring Dr. Dre]

from the Emiinem LP
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** ** 2009 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes
 
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