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The Greatest of All-Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artists, Songs and Albums rankings are based on weekly performance on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (from its Oct. 20, 1958 inception through Feb. 25, 2017) and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (from its Jan. 30, 1965 inception through Feb. 25, 2017). Songs and Albums are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at lower spots earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods. Artists are ranked based on a formula blending performance, as outlined above, of all their Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart entries.

GREATEST OF ALL TIME TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

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Michael Jackson Thriller Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thriller
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The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The E.N.D.
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Michael Jackson Off The Wall Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Off The Wall
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Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Whitney Houston
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M.C. Hammer Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em
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Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Songs In The Key Of Life
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Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Can't Slow Down
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Bobby Brown Don't Be Cruel Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Don't Be Cruel
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Usher Confessions Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Confessions
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Eminem Recovery Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Recovery
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Juvenile 400 Degreez Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
400 Degreez
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Freddie Jackson Just Like The First Time Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Just Like The First Time
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Mariah Carey The Emancipation Of Mimi Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Emancipation Of Mimi
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Anita Baker Rapture Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rapture
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Isaac Hayes Hot Buttered Soul Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hot Buttered Soul
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Janet Jackson Control Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Control
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The Temptations The Temptations Greatest Hits Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Temptations Greatest Hits
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Soundtrack Shaft Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Shaft
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Lou Rawls Lou Rawls Live Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lou Rawls Live
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Jodeci Forever My Lady Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Forever My Lady
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Toni Braxton Toni Braxton Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Toni Braxton
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Al Green I'm Still In Love With You Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'm Still In Love With You
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis The Heist Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Heist
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Eminem The Eminem Show Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Eminem Show
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Rick James Street Songs Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Street Songs
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Boyz II Men Cooleyhighharmony Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cooleyhighharmony
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J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
2014 Forest Hills Drive
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Lauryn Hill The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
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Keyshia Cole Just Like You Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Just Like You
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Michael Jackson Bad Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bad
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The Weeknd Beauty Behind The Madness Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beauty Behind The Madness
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Drake Take Care Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Take Care
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Beyonce Beyonce Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beyonce
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Guy Guy Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Guy
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Nelly Country Grammar Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Country Grammar
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Freddie Jackson Rock Me Tonight Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rock Me Tonight
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50 Cent Get Rich Or Die Tryin' Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
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War The World Is A Ghetto Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The World Is A Ghetto
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TLC CrazySexyCool Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
CrazySexyCool
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The Gap Band Gap Band Iv Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gap Band Iv
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Babyface Tender Lover Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tender Lover
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Dr. Dre Dr. Dre -- 2001 Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dr. Dre -- 2001
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Michael Jackson Dangerous Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dangerous
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Lil Wayne Tha Carter III Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tha Carter III
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Beyonce I Am...Sasha Fierce Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Am...Sasha Fierce
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Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
If You're Reading This It's Too Late
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Isaac Hayes The Isaac Hayes Movement Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Isaac Hayes Movement
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Dr. Dre The Chronic Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Chronic
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Marvin Gaye What's Going On Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
What's Going On
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Diana Ross Diana Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Diana
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The O'Jays Ship Ahoy Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ship Ahoy
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Keith Sweat Make It Last Forever Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Make It Last Forever
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Commodores Commodores Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Commodores
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Whitney Houston I'm Your Baby Tonight Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'm Your Baby Tonight
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R. Kelly 12 Play Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
12 Play
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Whitney Houston The Bodyguard Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Bodyguard
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Aretha Franklin Aretha: Lady Soul Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Aretha: Lady Soul
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Alicia Keys Songs In A Minor Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Songs In A Minor
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Eminem The Marshall Mathers Lp 2 Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Marshall Mathers Lp 2
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Mary J. Blige Share My World Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Share My World
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Sly & The Family Stone Stand! Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stand!
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John Legend Love In The Future Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love In The Future
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Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Let's Get It On
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Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Pink Friday
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Kendrick Lamar Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
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Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World (Soundtrack) Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
That's The Way Of The World (Soundtrack)
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Tina Turner Private Dancer Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Private Dancer
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Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Good Girl Gone Bad
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Beyonce B'Day Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
B'Day
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Aretha Franklin I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You
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Soundtrack Saturday Night Fever Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Saturday Night Fever
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The Temptations The Temptations Sing Smokey Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Temptations Sing Smokey
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George Benson Breezin' Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Breezin'
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Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
To Pimp A Butterfly
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Stevie Wonder Hotter Than July Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hotter Than July
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Janet Jackson Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
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The Temptations Puzzle People Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Puzzle People
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Mary J. Blige My Life Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Life
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Kool & The Gang Emergency Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Emergency
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BLACKstreet Another Level Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Another Level
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Makaveli The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
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Kool & The Gang Something Special Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Something Special
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Al Green Let's Stay Together Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Let's Stay Together
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Toni Braxton Secrets Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Secrets
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Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
FutureSex/LoveSounds
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Peaches & Herb 2-Hot Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
2-Hot
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T.I. Paper Trail Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Paper Trail
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88
Robin Thicke The Evolution Of Robin Thicke Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Evolution Of Robin Thicke
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89
Roberta Flack Chapter Two Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chapter Two
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Earth, Wind & Fire All 'N' All Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All 'N' All
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91
Ohio Players Fire Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Fire
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The Temptations Temptin' Temptations Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Temptin' Temptations
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Eminem Relapse Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Relapse
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Lionel Richie Lionel Richie Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lionel Richie
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Rihanna Talk That Talk Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Talk That Talk
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R. Kelly Tp-2.Com Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tp-2.Com
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97
Boyz II Men II Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
II
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Gladys Knight And The Pips Imagination Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Imagination
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99
Jamie Foxx Intuition Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Intuition
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Rufus And Chaka Khan Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan Billboard Greatest of All Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan
Rufus And Chaka Khan
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