Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

Sales Data 1

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums ranks the most popular R&B/hip-hop albums of the week, as compiled by Nielsen Music, based on multi-metric consumption (blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums).

1 Last Week: 79

The 18th Letter

Rakim
Last Week 79
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 23
  • [1]Greatest gainer this week
  • Gains in performance
2 Last Week: 74

In My Lifetime, Vol. 1

JAY-Z
Last Week 74
Peak Position 2
Wks on Chart 70
  • Biggest percentage gainer this week
  • Gains in performance
3 Last Week: 1

Harlem World

Mase
Last Week 1
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 52
4 Last Week: 2

The Firm -- The Album

NAS Escobar, Foxy Brown, AZ And Nature
Last Week 2
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 29
5 Last Week: 3

Soul Food

Soundtrack
Last Week 3
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 38
6 Last Week: 4

Ghetto D

Master P
Last Week 4
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 97
7 Last Week: 6

When Disaster Strikes...

Busta Rhymes
Last Week 6
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 46
8 Last Week: 8

The Velvet Rope

Janet
Last Week 8
Peak Position 2
Wks on Chart 76
9 Last Week: 7

Gang Related -- The Soundtrack

Soundtrack
Last Week 7
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 24
10 Last Week: 10

My Way

Usher
Last Week 10
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 75
11 Last Week: 13

No Way Out

Puff Daddy & The Family
Last Week 13
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 58
12 Last Week: 9

Evolution

Boyz II Men
Last Week 9
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 54
13 Last Week: 5

The Black Bossalini (A.K.A. Dr. Bomb From Da Bay)

Spice 1
Last Week 5
Peak Position 5
Wks on Chart 13
14 Last Week: 14

Butterfly

Mariah Carey
Last Week 14
Peak Position 3
Wks on Chart 54
New
15 Last Week: --
Last Week --
Peak Position 15
Wks on Chart 7
  • Highest ranking debut
  • Gains in performance
16 Last Week: 12

Ladies Edition

H-Town
Last Week 12
Peak Position 12
Wks on Chart 33
17 Last Week: 11

Phenomenon

LL Cool J
Last Week 11
Peak Position 4
Wks on Chart 26
18 Last Week: --

Chpt. 2: World Domination

Three 6 Mafia
Last Week --
Peak Position 18
Wks on Chart 40
  • Gains in performance
19 Last Week: 16

Share My World

Mary J. Blige
Last Week 16
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 75
20 Last Week: --
Last Week --
Peak Position 20
Wks on Chart 14
  • Gains in performance
21 Last Week: 22

All That I Am

Joe
Last Week 22
Peak Position 4
Wks on Chart 58
  • Gains in performance
22 Last Week: 19

God's Property

God's Property From Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation
Last Week 19
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 77
23 Last Week: --

Ghetto Cyrano

Christion
Last Week --
Peak Position 23
Wks on Chart 18
  • Gains in performance
24 Last Week: 18
Last Week 18
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 64
25 Last Week: 15

Back In Business

EPMD
Last Week 15
Peak Position 4
Wks on Chart 19
26 Last Week: 17

The Pick, The Sickle And The Shovel

Gravediggaz
Last Week 17
Peak Position 7
Wks on Chart 16
27 Last Week: 26

Supa Dupa Fly

Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
Last Week 26
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 41
28 Last Week: --

Finally Karen

Karen Clark-Sheard
Last Week --
Peak Position 28
Wks on Chart 46
  • Gains in performance
29 Last Week: 23

One Night With You -- The Best Of Love Volume 2

Luther Vandross
Last Week 23
Peak Position 17
Wks on Chart 36
30 Last Week: 29

Cool Relax

Jon B
Last Week 29
Peak Position 5
Wks on Chart 76
31 Last Week: 24

Based On A True Story

Mack 10
Last Week 24
Peak Position 5
Wks on Chart 28
32 Last Week: 38
Last Week 38
Peak Position 10
Wks on Chart 50
  • Gains in performance
33 Last Week: 25

Brand New

Salt-N-Pepa
Last Week 25
Peak Position 16
Wks on Chart 22
34 Last Week: 37

I'm Bout It

Soundtrack
Last Week 37
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 53
  • Gains in performance
35 Last Week: 34

Dru Hill

Dru Hill
Last Week 34
Peak Position 5
Wks on Chart 82
36 Last Week: 33

Money Talks -- The Album

Soundtrack
Last Week 33
Peak Position 6
Wks on Chart 33
38 Last Week: 21

Timeless

Big Bub
Last Week 21
Peak Position 15
Wks on Chart 22
39 Last Week: 28

Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival Featuring Refugee Allstars

Wyclef Jean Featuring Refugee Allstars
Last Week 28
Peak Position 4
Wks on Chart 63
40 Last Week: 36

BeBe Winans

BeBe Winans
Last Week 36
Peak Position 36
Wks on Chart 27
41 Last Week: 32

Love Always

K-Ci & JoJo
Last Week 32
Peak Position 2
Wks on Chart 91
42 Last Week: 31
Last Week 31
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 76
43 Last Week: 30

Invitation Only

Will Downing
Last Week 30
Peak Position 30
Wks on Chart 21
44 Last Week: 27

Top Authority Uncut -- The New Yea

Top Authority
Last Week 27
Peak Position 21
Wks on Chart 12
45 Last Week: 20

It's All On You Vol. 2

B.G.
Last Week 20
Peak Position 20
Wks on Chart 5
46 Last Week: 43

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Last Week 43
Peak Position 13
Wks on Chart 73
  • Gains in performance
49 Last Week: --

Unpredictable

Mystikal
Last Week --
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 61
  • Gains in performance
50 Last Week: 42

Release Some Tension

SWV
Last Week 42
Peak Position 5
Wks on Chart 39