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.

2005
1

THE MASSACRE

50 Cent

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2

THE EMANCIPATION OF MIMI

Mariah Carey

3

DESTINY FULFILLED

Destiny's Child

4

ENCORE

Eminem

5

THE DOCUMENTARY

The Game

7

FREE YOURSELF

Fantasia

8

THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT

Ludacris

9

GET LIFTED

John Legend

10

URBAN LEGEND

T.I.

11

LATE REGISTRATION

Kanye West

13

CONFESSIONS

Usher

14

TP.3 RELOADED

R. Kelly

15

LET'S GET IT: THUG MOTIVATION 101

Young Jeezy

16

R&G (RHYTHM & GANGSTA): THE MASTERPIECE

Snoop Dogg

17

WHO IS MIKE JONES?

Mike Jones

18

LYFE 268-192

Lyfe Jennings

19

TURNING POINT

Mario

20

MTV ULTIMATE MASH-UPS PRESENTS: COLLISION COURSE

Jay-Z/Linkin Park

21

LOYAL TO THE GAME

2Pac

22

ALBUM II

Kem

24

STREET'S DISCIPLE

Nas

26

DISTURBING THA PEACE PRESENTS BOBBY VALENTINO

Bobby Valentino

28

CONCRETE ROSE

Ashanti

29

U.S.A.: UNITED STATE OF ATLANTA

Ying Yang Twins

30

THE FIRST LADY

Faith Evans

31

SUIT

Nelly

32

THE WAY IT IS

Keyshia Cole

33

PURPLE HAZE

Cam'Ron

34

WANTED

Bow Wow

35

GENIUS LOVES COMPANY

Ray Charles

36

THE B. COMING

Beanie Sigel

37

RAY (SOUNDTRACK)

Ray Charles

38

BLUESTARS

Pretty Ricky

39

PLEASURE & PAIN

112

41

TROUBLE

Akon

42

THUG MATRIMONY: MARRIED TO THE STREETS

Trick Daddy

43

THE PEOPLES CHAMP

Paul Wall

44

THE COOKBOOK

Missy Elliott

45

THE DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS

Alicia Keys

46

R.U.L.E.

Ja Rule

47

MOST KNOWN UNKNOWN

Three 6 Mafia

48

ALREADY PLATINUM

Slim Thug

51

BOYZ N DA HOOD

Boyz N Da Hood

52

THOUGHTS OF A PREDICATE FELON

Tony Yayo

53

THE ONE

Frankie J

55

MIND BODY & SOUL

Joss Stone

57

UNPLUGGED

Alicia Keys

60

POWERBALLIN'

Chingy

62

DO I SPEAK FOR THE WORLD

Gerald Levert

63

TRILL

Bun-B

64

HARLEM: DIARY OF A SUMMER

Jim Jones

65

THE DANA OWENS ALBUM

Queen Latifah

66

THE NAKED TRUTH

Lil' Kim

69

BEAUTIFULLY HUMAN: WORDS AND SOUNDS VOL. 2

Jill Scott

70

REAL TALK

Fabolous

71

THA CARTER

Lil' Wayne

72

THE DAY AFTER

Twista

73

SAVAGE LIFE

Webbie

74

SWEAT

Nelly

75

HUSTLE & FLOW

Soundtrack

76

CHARLIE, LAST NAME WILSON

Charlie Wilson

77

THE FOUNDATION

Geto Boys

78

DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY 2

The Diplomats

79

GLAMOREST LIFE

Trina

80

CHAIN LETTER

Brooke Valentine

81

MARY MARY

Mary Mary

82

STRAIGHT OUTTA CA$HVILLE

Young Buck

83

WOW GOSPEL 2005

Various Artists

84

GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN'

Soundtrack

85

I'M A HUSTLA

Cassidy

86

THE KING OF CRUNK & BME RECORDINGS PRESENT

Lil Scrappy/Trillville

87

THE MIND OF MANNIE FRESH

Mannie Fresh

88

PSALMS, HYMNS & SPIRITUAL SONGS

Donnie McClurkin

89

LOST AND FOUND

Will Smith

91

I GOTTA MAKE IT

Trey Songz

92

TYLER PERRY'S DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN

Soundtrack

93

M.I.A.M.I. (MONEY IS A MAJOR ISSUE)

Pitbull

94

THE COLLEGE DROPOUT

Kanye West

95

JOJO

JoJo

96

THE TRINITY

Sean Paul

97

GROWN & SEXY

Babyface

98

DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE

Beyonce

99

ALL OR NOTHING

Fat Joe

100

SO AMAZING: AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE TO LUTHER VANDROSS

Various Artists