Billboard Music Awards

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).

2 Last Week: 1

R U Still Down? [Remember Me]

2Pac
Last Week 1
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 33
3 Last Week: 3

Levert.Sweat.Gill

LSG
Last Week 3
Peak Position 2
Wks on Chart 50
4 Last Week: 4

Harlem World

Mase
Last Week 4
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 52
  • Gains in performance
Last Week 8
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 75
  • Biggest gain in streams
  • Gains in performance
6 Last Week: 7

Soul Food

Soundtrack
Last Week 7
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 38
8 Last Week: 12

No Way Out

Puff Daddy
Last Week 12
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 58
  • Gains in performance
9 Last Week: 6

In Tha Beginning...There Was Rap

Various Artists
Last Week 6
Peak Position 4
Wks on Chart 20
10 Last Week: 10

The Velvet Rope

Janet

Last Week 10
Peak Position 2
Wks on Chart 76
  • Gains in performance
12 Last Week: 9

In My Lifetime, Vol. 1

Jay-Z
Last Week 9
Peak Position 2
Wks on Chart 70
16 Last Week: 19

Kenny G Greatest Hits

Kenny G
Last Week 19
Peak Position 15
Wks on Chart 34
  • Gains in performance
18 Last Week: 18

The Firm -- The Album

NAS Escobar, Foxy Brown, AZ And Nature

Last Week 18
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 29
20 Last Week: 21

Welcome To Our World

Timbaland
Last Week 21
Peak Position 9
Wks on Chart 38
22 Last Week: 14

No More Glory

M.J.G.

Last Week 14
Peak Position 4
Wks on Chart 18
26 Last Week: 29

God s Property

God s Property From Kirk Franklin s Nu Nation

Last Week 29
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 77
  • Gains in performance
28 Last Week: 36

Men In Black--The Album

Soundtrack

Last Week 36
Peak Position 2
Wks on Chart 31
  • Gains in performance
29 Last Week: 34

Love Always

K-Ci
Last Week 34
Peak Position 2
Wks on Chart 91
  • Gains in performance
31 Last Week: 30

Cool Relax

Jon B.
Last Week 30
Peak Position 5
Wks on Chart 76
32 Last Week: 25

Gang Related -- The Soundtrack

Soundtrack
Last Week 25
Peak Position 1
Wks on Chart 24
34 Last Week: 37

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

Luther Vandross
Last Week 37
Peak Position 17
Wks on Chart 36
38 Last Week: 33

Songbook Volume One -- The Songs Of Babyface

The Whispers
Last Week 33
Peak Position 27
Wks on Chart 19
39 Last Week: 55

The Soul Train Christmas Starfest Album

Various Artists

Last Week 55
Peak Position 35
Wks on Chart 4
  • Gains in performance
40 Last Week: 32

Ladies Edition

H-Town
Last Week 32
Peak Position 12
Wks on Chart 33
42 Last Week: 35

MTV Unplugged NYC 1997

Babyface
Last Week 35
Peak Position 33
Wks on Chart 11
43 Last Week: 38

Money Talks -- The Album

Soundtrack

Last Week 38
Peak Position 6
Wks on Chart 33
46 Last Week: 50

MTV Party To Go 98

Various Artists

Last Week 50
Peak Position 46
Wks on Chart 11
  • Gains in performance
47 Last Week: 48

Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival Featuring Refugee Allstars

Wyclef Jean Featuring Refugee Allstars

Last Week 48
Peak Position 4
Wks on Chart 63
  • Gains in performance
49 Last Week: 81

Changin the Game

Luke
Last Week 81
Peak Position 49
Wks on Chart 19
  • Biggest percentage gainer this week
  • Gains in performance
50 Last Week: 46

Back In Business

EPMD
Last Week 46
Peak Position 4
Wks on Chart 19