N.W.A.’s “Straight Outta Compton” Certified Triple Platinum

By Staff  |  12/08/2015

N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

Nearly three decades after its release, N.W.A.'s debut album, Straight Outta Compton, has been certified triple platinum.

According to the RIAA, the album was officially certified on Nov. 11, meaning it has sold more than three million units.

Straight Outta Compton dropped in 1988, and garnered national attention, due to the controversy surrounding the classic "F*ck Tha Police".

This year, N.W.A. saw a resurgence, due to the release of the big screen biopic named after the album, which surged in sales, appearing as high as #4 on Billboard's Top 200 chart in August.