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.

2013
1

THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE

Justin Timberlake

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2

UNAPOLOGETIC

Rihanna

3

NOTHING WAS THE SAME

Drake

4

MAGNA CARTA... HOLY GRAIL

Jay Z

6

THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP 2

Eminem

7

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

Kendrick Lamar

9

BORN SINNER

J. Cole

10

I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING II

Lil Wayne

13

THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE (2 OF 2)

Justin Timberlake

14

TROUBLE MAN: HEAVY IS THE HEAD

T.I.

15

LONG.LIVE.A$AP

A$AP Rocky

16

O.N.I.F.C.

Wiz Khalifa

18

WOMAN TO WOMAN

Keyshia Cole

19

THE GIFTED

Wale

20

KALEIDOSCOPE DREAM

Miguel

21

BASED ON A T.R.U. STORY

2 Chainz

22

SIDE EFFECTS OF YOU

Fantasia

23

INDICUD

Kid Cudi

24

JESUS PIECE

The Game

25

LOVE AND WAR

Tamar Braxton

26

CHANNEL ORANGE

Frank Ocean

27

FINALLY RICH

Chief Keef

28

WATCHING MOVIES WITH THE SOUND OFF

Mac Miller

29

LOVE IN THE FUTURE

John Legend

30

I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU: THE BEST OF WHITNEY HOUSTON

Whitney Houston

31

R.E.D

Ne-Yo

32

PINK FRIDAY: ROMAN RELOADED

Nicki Minaj

33

THREE KINGS

TGT

34

"LOVE, CHARLIE"

Charlie Wilson

35

KISS LAND

The Weeknd

36

DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES

Meek Mill

37

TALK A GOOD GAME

Kelly Rowland

38

CEE LO'S MAGIC MOMENT

Cee Lo Green

39

OUR VERSION OF EVENTS

Emeli Sande

40

B.O.A.T.S. II #METIME

2 Chainz

41

WOLF

"Tyler, The Creator"

42

HOTEL CALIFORNIA

Tyga

43

REBELLIOUS SOUL

K. Michelle

44

EXCUSE MY FRENCH

French Montana

45

STAY TRIPPY

Juicy J

46

PLUTO

Future

47

HALL OF FAME

Big Sean

48

CIARA

Ciara

49

MY NAME IS MY NAME

Pusha T

50

APPRECIATION DAY

Jaheim

51

SOMETHING ELSE

Tech N9ne

52

LACE UP

MGK

54

KANYE WEST PRESENTS GOOD MUSIC CRUEL SUMMER

Various Artists

55

CHAPTER V

Trey Songz

56

THE ELECTRIC LADY

Janelle Monae

59

"GOD FORGIVES, I DON'T"

Rick Ross

60

TAKE CARE

Drake

61

SONGVERSATION

India.Arie

62

MMG: SELF MADE 3

Various Artists

63

DOUBLEBACK: EVOLUTION OF R&B

Joe

64

PROJECT X

Soundtrack

66

LOOKING 4 MYSELF

Usher

67

NO LOVE LOST

Joe Budden

68

TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS

Ace Hood

69

VICIOUS LIES AND DANGEROUS RUMORS

Big Boi

70

TWO ELEVEN

Brandy

71

TALK THAT TALK

Rihanna

72

WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS

Kem

73

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Beyonce

74

TRAP LORD

A$AP Ferg

75

FACE THE MUSIC

Avant

76

RICH GANG

Various Artists

77

RAY CHARLES FOREVER

Ray Charles

78

WRITE ME BACK

R. Kelly

79

IV PLAY

The-Dream

80

"NOW, THEN & FOREVER"

"Earth, Wind & Fire"

81

STRANGE CLOUDS

B.o.B

82

LIFE IS GOOD

Nas

83

PLAYLIST: THE VERY BEST OF DESTINY'S CHILD

Destiny's Child

84

GO GET IT (SOUNDTRACK)

Mary Mary

86

SUFFERING FROM SUCCESS

DJ Khaled

87

THA CARTER IV

Lil Wayne

88

MY TRUE STORY

Aaron Neville

89

PERFECTLY IMPERFECT

Elle Varner

90

A MARY CHRISTMAS

Mary J. Blige

91

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

Lupe Fiasco

92

HITS OF THE 90'S

Various Artists

93

CARELESS WORLD: RISE OF THE LAST KING

Tyga

94

A PLACE CALLED LOVE LAND

Raheem DeVaughn

95

THIS SONG IS FOR YOU

Ronald Isley

96

TM:103: HUSTLERZ AMBITION

Young Jeezy

97

BLUE SLIDE PARK

Mac Miller

98

THE CLASSIC CHRISTMAS ALBUM

Luther Vandross

99

BACK TO LOVE

Anthony Hamilton

100

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

Mary J. Blige