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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1

The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

Time Machine

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2

It's Dark And Hell Is Hot

DMX

3

Vol.2... Hard Knock Life

Jay-Z

5

Levert.Sweat.Gill

LSG

7

MP Da Last Don

Master P

8

Charge It To Da Game

Silkk The Shocker

10

R U Still Down? [Remember Me]

2Pac

11

Capital Punishment

Big Punisher

12

Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told

Snoop Dogg

13

Harlem World

Mase

14

Cool Relax

Jon B.

15

Love Always

K-Ci/JoJo

16

The Velvet Rope

Janet

17

Unpredictable

Mystikal

18

Never S-A-Y- Never

Brandy

19

The Players Club

Soundtrack

20

Big Willie Style

Will Smith

21

Dr. Doolittle: The Album

Soundtrack

22

N.O.R.E.

Noreaga

23

My Homies

Scarface

24

Jermaine Dupri Presents - Life In 1472...

Jermaine Dupri

25

Life Or Death

C-Murder

26

Sparkle

Sparkle

27

Ghetto D

Master P

28

Money, Power & Respect

The Lox

29

Soul Of A Woman

Kelly Price

31

Soul Food

Soundtrack

32

Embrya

Maxwell

33

Long Time No See

Chico DeBarge

34

I Got The Hook-Up!

Soundtrack

35

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36

In My Life Time, Vol. 1

Jay-Z

38

Love & Consequences

Gerald Levert

39

Welcome To Our World

Timbaland/Magoo

40

Share My World

Mary J. Blige

41

Aquemini

OutKast

42

Still Standing

Goodie Mob

43

Mya

Mya

44

Bulworth - The Soundtrack

Soundtrack

45

All I Have In This World, Are...

Young Bleed

46

When Disaster Strikes...

Busta Rhymes

47

There's One In Every Family

Fiend

48

Traces Of My Lipstick

Xscape

49

The Boy Is Mine

Monica

50

Rush Hour

Soundtrack

51

A Jagged Era

Jagged Edge

52

Phoenix Rising

The Temptations

53

Evolution

Boyz II Men

54

Let's Ride

Montell Jordan

55

Confessions Of Fire

Cam'Ron

56

All That I Am

Joe

58

El Nino

Def Squad

59

Moment Of Truth

Gang Starr

60

Am I My Brothers Keeper

Kane/Abel

61

In Tha Beginning... There Was Rap

Various Artists

62

Tamia

Tamia

63

My Melody

Queen Pen

64

Don Cartagena

Fat Joe

65

The Nu Nation Project

Kirk Franklin

66

The Firm

NAS Escobar/Foxy Brown/AZ/Nature

67

God's Property

God's Property From Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation

68

Headz Or Tailz

Do Or Die

69

The Pillage

Cappadonna

70

The 18th Letter

Rakim

72

Funkmaster Flex - The Mix Tape Vol. III...

Various Artists

73

Shell Shocked

Mac

74

The Swarm

Wu-Tang Killa Bees

75

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Soundtrack

76

Shut'Em Down

Onyx

78

Dru Hill

Dru Hill

80

Streets Is Watching

Soundtrack

81

Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival...

Wyclef Jean

82

No More Glory

MJG

83

Kenny G Greatest Hits

Kenny G

86

The Last Shall Be First

Sunz Of Man

87

Still In The Game

Keith Sweat

89

The Element Of Surprise

E-40

91

Retaliation, Revenge And Get Back

Daz Dillinger

92

Heaven'z Movie

Bizzy Bone

93

Destiny's Child

Destiny's Child

94

Enter The Dru

Dru Hill

95

Trin-I-Tee 5:7

Trin-I-Tee 5:7

96

Can-I-Bus

Can-I-Bus

98

Kuruption!

Kurupt

99

Give It 2'Em Raw

Soulja Slim

100

Family Scriptures Chapter II...

Mo Thugs Family