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

Confessions

Usher

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2

The Diary of Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

3

The Black Album

Jay-Z

4

The College Dropout

Kanye West

5

Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

Outkast

6

Kamikaze

Twista

8

Beg for Mercy

G-Unit

9

Juve the Great

Juvenile

11

The Hunger for More

Lloyd Banks

12

Dangerously in Love

Beyonce

13

Chicken*n*beer

Ludacris

14

Private Room

Avant

15

Kiss of DeAth

Jadakiss

16

Happy People/U Saved Me

R. Kelly

17

D12 World

D12

19

U Gotta Feel Me

Lil' Flip

21

Soulstar

Musiq

22

Tha Carter

Lil Wayne

23

Jackpot

Chingy

24

Straight Outta Ca$hville

Young Buck

25

Living Legends

8Ball & MJG

26

The King of Crunk & BME Recordings Present

Lil Scrappy/Trillville

27

Tupac: Resurrection

Soundtrack

28

Musicology

Prince

29

Trap Muzik

T.I.

30

Suit

Nelly

31

Hurt No More

Mario Winans

32

The R. In R&B Collection: Volume One

R. Kelly

33

Me & My Brother

Ying Yang Twins

36

Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2

Jill Scott

37

And Then...

Joe

39

Let's Talk About It

Carl Thomas

40

Tasty

Kelis

41

This Is Not a Test!

Missy Elliott

43

Still Writing in My Diary: 2ND Entry

Petey Pablo

45

Big Money Heavyweight

Big Tymers

46

Hood Hop

J-Kwon

47

Chocolate Factory

R. Kelly

49

Split Personality

Cassidy

50

My Everything

Anita Baker

51

Sweat

Nelly

52

Tough Luv

Young Gunz

54

Bad Boy's 10TH Anniversary... the Hits

Various Artists

55

Godfather Buried Alive

Shyne

56

Get Rich or Die Tryin'

50 Cent

57

Kemistry

Kem

58

Da DeRrty Versions - The Reinvention

Nelly

59

The DeFinition

LL Cool J

60

Hot & Wet

112

61

Encore

Eminem

62

Afrodisiac

Brandy

64

Number Ones

Michael Jackson

66

Tical 0: The Prequel

Method Man

67

Trouble

Akon

68

I Don't Want You Back

Eamon

70

Unfinished Business

R. Kelly & Jay-Z

71

Stroke of Genius

Gerald Levert

72

Bringing It All Together

Vickie Winans

73

Welcome Back

Mase

74

True Story

Terror Squad

75

Dutty Rock

Sean Paul

76

MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water

David Banner

77

To the 5 Boroughs

Beastie Boys

79

Timeless Journey

Patti Labelle

80

Cee-Lo Green... Is the Soul MacHine

Cee-Lo

81

The Best of Keith Sweat: Make You Sweat

Keith Sweat

82

Amerikaz Nightmare

Mobb Deep

83

Life After Cash Money

B.G.

84

Good Side Bad Side

Master P

85

The Hard Way

213

86

The Tipping Point

The Roots

87

You Got Served

Soundtrack

88

Thug Matrimony: Married to the Streets

Trick Daddy

89

Stone Love

Angie Stone

90

After the Storm

Monica

91

Southside

Lloyd

92

Fly or Die

N*e*r*D

93

Hell and Back

Drag-On

94

On My Way to Church

The Diplomats Present Jim Jon

95

Genius Loves Company

Ray Charles

96

Back to Basics

Beenie Man

97

Grand Champ

DMX

98

More

Tamia

100

Blood in My Eye

Ja Rule