Prince Scores 25th Top 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart With 'HITnRUN: Phase One'

Prince earns his 25th top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with the debut of his latest studio album HitnRun: Phase One at No. 8 on the Oct. 3-dated chart. It sold 6,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 17, according to Nielsen Music. The entrance comes 36 years after he first landed a top 10 rank, when his self-titled album reached No. 3.

Among all acts on the 50-year-old chart, the only artists with more top 10 sets are Aretha Franklin, the Temptations (both with 32) and James Brown (28). 

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Of Prince’s charted titles, six have crowned the list. His first was the Purple Rain soundtrack, which spent 19 weeks at the top - his longest-running No. 1. He then hit the top again with the Graffiti Bridge soundtrack in 1990, and then by his last four studio sets to reach the list: 3121 (in 2006), Planet Earth (2007), Lotus Flow3r/MPLSound/Elix3r (2009) and Art Official Age (2014).

Prince’s 25 Top 10s on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No. 3 peak, Prince, 1979
No. 7, Dirty Mind, 1980
No. 3, Controversy, 1981
No. 4, 1999, 1982
No. 1 (19 weeks), Purple Rain (Soundtrack) [Prince and the Revolution], 1984
No. 4, Around the World in a Day [Prince and the Revolution], 1985
No. 2, Parade [Prince and the Revolution], 1986
No. 4, Sign ‘O’ the Times, 1987
No. 5, Lovesexy, 1988
No. 5, Batman (Soundtrack), 1989
No. 6, Graffiti Bridge (Soundtrack), 1990
No. 1 (one week), Diamonds & Pearls [Prince & The New Power Generation], 1991
No. 8, Symbol [Prince & The New Power Generation], 1992
No. 6, The Hits/The B-Sides, 1993
No. 2, Come, 1994
No. 2, The Gold Experience, 1995
No. 6, Emancipation, 1996
No. 9, Newpower Soul [Prince & The New Power Generation], 1998
No. 8, Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic, 1999
No. 3, Musicology, 2004
No. 1 (one week), 3121, 2006
No. 1 (one week), Planet Earth, 2007
No. 1 (one week), Lotus Flow3r/MPLSound/Elix3r [Prince/Bria Valente], 2009
No. 1 (one week), Art Official Age, 2014
No. 8, HITnRUN: Phase One