R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

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R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

This year's top-selling R&B/Hip-Hop albums, ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music.

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3

Let's Get It Started

M.C. Hammer

4

Karyn White

Karyn White

5

The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick

Slick Rick

6

2nd Wave

Surface

7

Giving You The Best That I Got

Anita Baker

8

Just Coolin'

Levert

9

Messages From The Boys

Boys

12

It Takes Two

Rob Base/D.J. E-Z Rock

13

Heart Break

New Edition

14

Eazy-Duz-It

Eazy-E

15

Girl You Know It's True

Milli Vanilli

16

Life Is . . . Too Short

Too Short

17

3 Feet High And Rising

De La Soul

19

Loc-Ed After Dark

Tone Loc

20

Today

Today

21

Don't Let Love Slip Away

Freddie Jackson

22

Larger Than Life

Jody Watley

23

Silhouette

Kenny G

24

Forever Your Girl

Paula Abdul

25

Big Tyme

Heavy D./The Boyz

28

Straight Outta Compton

N.W.A.

29

Knowledge Is King

Kool Moe Dee

30

Walking With A Panther

L.L. Cool J.

31

More Than Friends

Jonathan Butler

33

Machismo

Cameo

34

In Effect Mode

Al B. Sure!

35

Youngest In Charge

Special Ed

36

As Nasty As They Wanna Be

The 2 Live Crew

37

Soundtrack: Batman

Prince

38

Tender Lover

Babyface

39

Introducing . . . David Peaston

David Peaston

41

Make It Last Forever

Keith Sweat

42

To Change And/Or Make A Difference

Kiara

43

Original Stylin'

Three Times Dope

44

Vesta 4 U

Vesta

45

The Boy Genius (Featuring A New Beginning)

Kwame

47

Heart's Horizon

Al Jarreau

48

Unfinished Business

EMPD

49

No One Can Do It Better

The D.O.C.

50

Power

Ict-T

51

Midnight Star

Midnight Star

53

Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop

Bookie Down Productions

54

Do The Right Thing

Soundtrack

55

Me And Joe

Rodney O Joe Cooley

56

A Salt With A Deadly Pepa

Salt-N-Pepa

57

Gerald Alston

Gerald Alston

58

Livin' Large

E.U.

59

Good To Be Back

Natalie Cole

60

2300 Jackson Street

The Jacksons

62

Be Yourself

Patti LaBelle

65

Hangin' Tough

New Kid On The Block

66

Through The Storm

Aretha Franklin

68

Irresistible

Miles Jaye

69

Spend The Night

The Isley Brothers/Ronald Isley

70

Wild & Loose

Oaktown's 3-5-7

71

Start Of A Romance

Skyy

72

It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back

Public Enemy

73

All My Love

Peabo Bryson

74

Straight To The Sky

Lisa Lisa/Cult Jam

76

Silky Soul

Maze/Frankie Beverly

79

The Desolate One

Just-Ice

80

Raw

Alyson Willliams

81

Long Live The Kane

Big Daddy Kane

83

What Time Is It

Gucci Crew II

84

Serious Business

Third World

85

Stronger Than Pride

Sade

86

Move Somethin'

The 2 Live Crew

87

Stay With Me

Regina Belle

88

Sweet Obsession

Sweet Obsession

89

K-9 Posse

K-9 Posse

90

Love Seasons

Alex Bugnon

91

The Real Roxanne

The Real Roxanne

93

It's Tee Time

Sweet Tee

94

Take U Back To My Place

Z'Looke

96

We're Movin' Up

Atlantic Starr

97

Heaven On Earth

Donna Allen

99

Doin'it

UTFO

100

Love Or Physical

Ashford/Simpson