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R&B Albums ranks the most popular R&B albums of the week, as compiled by Nielsen Music, based on multi-metric consumption (blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums).

TOP R&B ALBUMS

The week of
New
1
WEEKS ON CHART
Ciara
Imprint/Promotion Label
Epic
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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Play
1
Ciara Ciara Billboard Top R&B Albums
Ciara
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
2
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience Billboard Top R&B Albums
The 20/20 Experience
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
3
Donell Jones Forever Billboard Top R&B Albums
Forever
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
CandyMan | eOne
4
Joe Doubleback: Evolution Of R&B Billboard Top R&B Albums
Doubleback: Evolution Of R&B
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
563 | Massenburg
5
Kelly Rowland Talk A Good Game Billboard Top R&B Albums
Talk A Good Game
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
6
Chrisette Michele Better Billboard Top R&B Albums
Better
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | IDJMG
7
India.Arie SongVersation Billboard Top R&B Albums
SongVersation
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Song Bird/Motown | IDJMG
8
Rihanna Unapologetic Billboard Top R&B Albums
Unapologetic
Last
Peak
27  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
SRP | Def Jam
9
Mindless Behavior All Around The World Billboard Top R&B Albums
All Around The World
10  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Streamline/Conjunction/Interscope | IGA
10
Fantasia Side Effects Of You Billboard Top R&B Albums
Side Effects Of You
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
19 | RCA
11
Miguel Kaleidoscope Dream Billboard Top R&B Albums
Kaleidoscope Dream
Last
Peak
27  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
ByStorm/Black Ice | RCA
12
The Weeknd Trilogy Billboard Top R&B Albums
Trilogy
16  Last
Peak
27  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
XO | Republic
13
Charlie Wilson Love, Charlie Billboard Top R&B Albums
Love, Charlie
Last
Peak
24  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
P Music | RCA
14
Emeli Sande Our Version Of Events Billboard Top R&B Albums
Our Version Of Events
13  Last
Peak
27  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
15
Various Artists Hits Of The 90's Billboard Top R&B Albums
Hits Of The 90's
11  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Platinum Collection/Turn Up The Music | Drew's Entertainment
16
The-Dream IV Play Billboard Top R&B Albums
IV Play
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Radio Killa/Def Jam | IDJMG
17
Mavis Staples One True Vine Billboard Top R&B Albums
One True Vine
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Anti- | Epitaph
18
Alicia Keys Girl On Fire Billboard Top R&B Albums
Girl On Fire
12  Last
Peak
27  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
19
Frank Ocean Channel Orange Billboard Top R&B Albums
Channel Orange
18  Last
Peak
27  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Def Jam
20
Original Broadway Cast Recording Motown: The Musical Billboard Top R&B Albums
Motown: The Musical
21  Last
Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | UMe
21
Soundtrack 20 Feet From Stardom: Music From The Motion Picture Billboard Top R&B Albums
20 Feet From Stardom: Music From The Motion Picture
Last
21  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
22
Soundtrack The Heat Billboard Top R&B Albums
The Heat
22  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Lakeshore
23
Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston Billboard Top R&B Albums
I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston
19  Last
Peak
27  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | RCA
24
Trey Songz Chapter V Billboard Top R&B Albums
Chapter V
Last
Peak
26  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Songbook/Atlantic | AG
25
Keyshia Cole Woman To Woman Billboard Top R&B Albums
Woman To Woman
25  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Geffen | IGA
TOP R&B ALBUMS

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