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.

2012
1

TAKE CARE

Drake

Time Machine

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2

TALK THAT TALK

Rihanna

3

PINK FRIDAY: ROMAN RELOADED

Nicki Minaj

4

TM:103: HUSTLERZ AMBITION

Young Jeezy

5

MY LIFE II...THE JOURNEY CONTINUES (ACT 1)

Mary J. Blige

6

THA CARTER IV

Lil Wayne

7

WATCH THE THRONE

Jay Z Kanye West

8

"GOD FORGIVES, I DON'T"

Rick Ross

9

LIONESS: HIDDEN TREASURES

Amy Winehouse

10

LOOKING 4 MYSELF

Usher

11

BASED ON A T.R.U. STORY

2 Chainz

12

CHANNEL ORANGE

Frank Ocean

15

KANYE WEST PRESENTS GOOD MUSIC CRUEL SUMMER

Various Artists

16

"GOOD KID, M.A.A.D CITY"

Kendrick Lamar

17

LIFE IS GOOD

Nas

18

CARELESS WORLD: RISE OF THE LAST KING

Tyga

19

BACK TO LOVE

Anthony Hamilton

20

CHAPTER V

Trey Songz

21

COLE WORLD: THE SIDELINE STORY

J. Cole

22

AMBITION

Wale

23

MAYBACH MUSIC GROUP PRESENTS: SELF MADE 2

Various Artists

24

STRANGE CLOUDS

B.o.B

25

PLANET PIT

Pitbull

26

OPEN INVITATION

Tyrese

27

BLUE SLIDE PARK

Mac Miller

28

DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES

Meek Mill

30

PROJECT X

Soundtrack

31

PLUTO

Future

32

PINK FRIDAY

Nicki Minaj

33

WRITE ME BACK

R. Kelly

37

NEW LIFE

Monica

38

KALEIDOSCOPE DREAM

Miguel

39

ROLLING PAPERS

Wiz Khalifa

40

HELL: THE SEQUEL (EP)

Bad Meets Evil

41

RADIOACTIVE

YelaWolf

42

MAC + DEVIN GO TO HIGH SCHOOL (SOUNDTRACK)

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa

43

FOOD & LIQUOR II: THE GREAT AMERICAN RAP ALBUM PT. 1

Lupe Fiasco

44

THE DREAMER / THE BELIEVER

Common

45

THE MF LIFE

Melanie Fiona

47

THINK LIKE A MAN

Soundtrack

48

F.A.M.E.

Chris Brown

51

REVOLVER

T-Pain

52

TWO ELEVEN

Brandy

53

GO GET IT (SOUNDTRACK)

Mary Mary

54

PERFECTLY IMPERFECT

Elle Varner

55

FINALLY FAMOUS

Big Sean

56

THE OF TAPE VOL. 2

Odd Future

57

INTIMACY: ALBUM III

Kem

58

SOUL 2

Seal

60

TRIPLE F LIFE: FANS FRIENDS & FAMILY

Waka Flocka Flame

61

WELCOME TO: OUR HOUSE

Slaughterhouse

62

LIVE FROM THE UNDERGROUND

Big K.R.I.T.

63

THIS IS HOW I FEEL

Tank

64

LACE UP

MGK

65

KISS THE RING

DJ Khaled

66

PIECES OF ME

Ledisi

67

THE LIGHT OF THE SUN

Jill Scott

68

SAVAGE LIFE 3

Webbie

69

INEVITABLE (EP)

Trey Songz

70

GOBLIN

"Tyler, The Creator"

71

THE STONED IMMACULATE

Curren$Y

73

ALL I WANT IS YOU

Miguel

74

R.E.D

Ne-Yo

76

OUR VERSION OF EVENTS

Emeli Sande

77

ALL OF ME

Estelle

78

BREAKFAST

Chiddy Bang

79

MAYBACH MUSIC GROUP PRESENTS: SELF MADE: VOL. I

Various Artists

80

UNEXPECTED ARRIVAL

Diggy

81

MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY

Kanye West

82

HOW DO YOU DO

Mayer Hawthorne

84

THE R.E.D. ALBUM

Game

85

DANCE AGAIN ... THE HITS

Jennifer Lopez

86

ALL AMERICAN (EP)

Hoodie Allen

87

LIVE FROM THE KITCHEN

Yo Gotti

88

ALL 6'S & 7'S

Tech N9ne

89

THE SOUL SESSIONS: VOL. 2

Joss Stone

90

I MISSED US

SWV

91

ICON: THE TEMPTATIONS

The Temptations

93

TRIPLE FEATURE: I'M YOUR BABY TONIGHT/MY LOVE IS YOUR LOVE/JUST WHITNEY

Whitney Houston

94

SECTION.80

Kendrick Lamar

95

THE LADY KILLER

Cee Lo Green

96

UP & AWAY

KiD iNk

98

TRUNK MUZIK 0-60

YelaWolf

99

RECOVERY

Eminem

100

QUALITY STREET MUSIC

DJ Drama