Dr. Dre

African American Hip Hop Producer and Rapper
Born Feb 18, 1965

"Andre Young" redirects here, for the football player, see Andre Young. Dr. Dre File:Andreyoung2012. jpgDr Dre performing in 2012Background informationBirth name Andre Romelle YoungBorn Template:Safesubst:February 18, 1965 (1965-02-18) (age 47)Template:Safesubst:Compton, California, U.S.… Read More

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1965 Birth Born on February 18, 1965.
1968 3 Years Old Young was born in Compton, California, the first child of Theodore and Verna Young. His middle name, Romelle, is derived from his father's amateur R&B singing group, The Romells. His parents married in 1964, separated in 1968, and divorced in 1972. … Read More


1976 11 Years Old In 1976, Young began attending Vanguard Junior High School in Compton, but due to gang violence, he transferred to the safer suburban Roosevelt Junior High School. … Read More
1979 14 Years Old Young is the cousin of producer Sir Jinx. He attended Centennial High School in Compton during his freshman year in 1979, but transferred to Fremont High School in South Central Los Angeles due to poor grades. … Read More
1984 19 Years Old He later joined the musical group World Class Wreckin' Cru under the independent Kru-Cut Records in 1984. … Read More


1986 - 1991 4 More Events
…  His 1992 solo debut The Chronic, released under Death Row Records, led him to become one of the best-selling American performing artists of 1993 and to win a Grammy Award for the single "Let Me Ride".
1993 28 Years Old In 1993 the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the album triple platinum, and Dr. Dre also won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance for his performance on "Let Me Ride". … Read More
1994 29 Years Old 1 More Event
That same year he produced Death Row labelmate Snoop Dogg's quadruple platinum debut Doggystyle, and even molded artists into top-notch producers such as his step-brother Warren G, which led to his multi-platinum debut Regulate G Funk Era in 1994, and Snoop Dogg's cousin Daz Dillinger which led to the double platinum debut album Dogg Food by Tha Dogg Pound in 1995. … Read More


1995 30 Years Old 1 More Event
He collaborated with fellow N.W.A member Ice Cube for the song "Natural Born Killaz" in 1995. … Read More
Dr. Dre also appeared on the single "No Diggity" by R&B group Blackstreet in 1996: it too was a sales success, topping the Hot 100 for four consecutive weeks, and later won the award for Best R&B Vocal by a Duo or Group at the 1997 Grammy Awards. … Read More
1998 33 Years Old The turning point for Aftermath came in 1998, when Jimmy Iovine, the head of Aftermath's parent label Interscope, suggested that Dr. Dre sign Eminem, a white rapper from Detroit.
1999 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Dre produced three songs and provided vocals for two on Eminem's successful and controversial debut album The Slim Shady LP, released in 1999. … Read More
2000 35 Years Old 1 More Event
It was initially titled The Chronic 2000 to imply being a sequel to his debut solo effort The Chronic but was re-titled 2001 after Death Row Records released an unrelated compilation album with the title Chronic 2000: Still Smokin in May 1999.
The Fatback Band also sued Dr. Dre over alleged infringement regarding its song "Backstrokin'" in his song "Let's Get High" from the 2001 album; Dr. Dre was ordered to pay $1.5 million to the band in 2003. … Read More
2002 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Dr. Dre was the executive producer of Eminem’s 2002 release, The Eminem Show. … Read More


Dr. Dre also produced "How We Do", a 2005 hit single from rapper The Game from his album The Documentary, as well as tracks on 50 Cent's successful sophomore album The Massacre.
2006 - 2008 4 More Events
At the beginning of 2009, Dre produced, and made a guest vocal performance on, the single "Crack a Bottle" by Eminem and the single sold a record 418,000 downloads in its first week. and reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart on the week of February 12, 2009.
On April 20, 2010, "Under Pressure", featuring Jay-Z and co-produced with Scott Storch, was confirmed by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre during an interview at Fenway Park as the album's first single. … Read More


During press for the popular 2015 film Straight Outta Compton, questions about the portrayal and behavior of Dr. Dre and other prominent figures in the rap community about violence against women - and the question about its absence in the film - were raised. … Read More
On February 12, 2016 it was revealed that Apple would create its first original scripted television series and it will star Dr. Dre. … Read More
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