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.

2006
1

THE BREAKTHROUGH

Mary J. Blige

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2

UNPREDICTABLE

Jamie Foxx

4

IN MY OWN WORDS

Ne-Yo

5

CHRIS BROWN

Chris Brown

6

THA CARTER II

Lil Wayne

7

THE EMANCIPATION OF MIMI

Mariah Carey

9

CURTAIN CALL: THE HITS

Eminem

10

THE WAY IT IS

Keyshia Cole

12

THE SOUND OF REVENGE

Chamillionaire

13

FUTURESEX/LOVESOUNDS

Justin Timberlake

15

NEW JOC CITY

Yung Joc

16

AIN'T NOBODY WORRYIN'

Anthony Hamilton

17

GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN'

Soundtrack

18

PORT OF MIAMI

Rick Ross

19

WHAT THE GAME'S BEEN MISSING!

Juelz Santana

20

RELEASE THERAPY

Ludacris

22

GHETTO CLASSICS

Jaheim

23

THE BIG BANG

Busta Rhymes

24

ON TOP OF OUR GAME

Dem Franchize Boyz

25

LET'S GET IT: THUG MOTIVATION 101

Young Jeezy

26

LETOYA

LeToya

27

THE TRINITY

Sean Paul

29

TESTIMONY: VOL. 1, LIFE & RELATIONSHIP

India.Arie

30

A GIRL LIKE ME

Rihanna

31

REALITY CHECK

Juvenile

35

LUDACRIS PRESENTS...DISTURBING THA PEACE

Ludacris And DTP

36

LAUGH NOW, CRY LATER

Ice Cube

37

MOST KNOWN UNKNOWN

Three 6 Mafia

38

LATE REGISTRATION

Kanye West

39

RAPPA TERNT SANGA

T-Pain

40

THE PHOENIX

Lyfe Jennings

41

DANITY KANE

Danity Kane

42

DIRECTOR

Avant

43

ST. ELSEWHERE

Gnarls Barkley

44

IDLEWILD (SOUNDTRACK)

OutKast

45

MY GHETTO REPORT CARD

E-40

47

SWEATSUIT

Nelly

48

ONCE AGAIN

John Legend

49

TYLER PERRY'S MADEA'S FAMILY REUNION

Soundtrack

50

TRILL

Bun-B

51

IN MY MIND

Pharrell

52

KILLA SEASON

Cam'Ron

53

FLO' OLOGY

Floetry

54

UNAPPRECIATED

Cherish

56

JAGGED EDGE

Jagged Edge

57

DOWN FOR LIFE

D4L

59

UNPLUGGED

Alicia Keys

61

BEST THANG SMOKIN'

Young Dro

62

THE PEOPLES CHAMP

Paul Wall

64

CHARLIE, LAST NAME WILSON

Charlie Wilson

65

TODD SMITH

LL Cool J

67

BACK II DA BASICS

Ginuwine

68

MARY MARY

Mary Mary

69

PRESS PLAY

Diddy

70

YEAR OF THE DOG...AGAIN

DMX

71

BLOOD MONEY

Mobb Deep

72

PIMPALATION

Pimp C

73

MONEY IS STILL A MAJOR ISSUE

Pitbull

74

THE HEART OF THA STREETZ, VOL. 2 (I AM WHAT I AM)

B.G.

75

JOURNEY OF A GEMINI

Donell Jones

76

GET LIFTED

John Legend

77

SAPPHIRE

Teena Marie

78

THE MAKINGS OF ME

Monica

79

ROTTEN APPLE

Lloyd Banks

80

ALBUM II

Kem

81

EV'RYBODY KNOW ME

YoungBloodZ

82

LYFE 268-192

Lyfe Jennings

83

MY HOMIES PART 2

Scarface

84

COMING HOME

Lionel Richie

85

RAYDIATION

Ray J

86

DAY BY DAY

Yolanda Adams

87

WELCOME TO JAMROCK

Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley

88

LUPE FIASCO'S FOOD & LIQUOR

Lupe Fiasco

89

I GOTTA MAKE IT

Trey Songz

92

THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT REMY: BASED ON A TRUE STORY

Remy Ma

93

HOODSTAR

Chingy

94

U.S.A. STILL UNITED

Ying Yang Twins

95

WANTED

Bow Wow

96

CASSIE

Cassie

97

LIGHT POLES AND PINE TREES

Field Mob

100

THE ULTIMATE LUTHER VANDROSS

Luther Vandross