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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
4
WEEKS AT NO. 1
5
WEEKS ON CHART
Xscape
Imprint/Promotion Label
Epic | MJJ
Gains in performance

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1
Michael Jackson Xscape Billboard Top R&B Albums
Xscape
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | MJJ
2
Pharrell Williams G I R L Billboard Top R&B Albums
G I R L
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | i am OTHER
3
John Legend Love In The Future Billboard Top R&B Albums
Love In The Future
Last
Peak
41  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | G.O.O.D.
4
Mariah Carey Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse Billboard Top R&B Albums
Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Def Jam
5
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience (2 Of 2) Billboard Top R&B Albums
The 20/20 Experience (2 Of 2)
Last
Peak
37  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
6
Beyonce Beyonce Billboard Top R&B Albums
Beyonce
Last
Peak
27  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Parkwood
7
Jhene Aiko Sail Out (EP) Billboard Top R&B Albums
Sail Out (EP)
Last
Peak
31  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Def Jam | ARTclub/ARTium
8
August Alsina Testimony Billboard Top R&B Albums
Testimony
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Def Jam | NNTME MuCo.
9
Aloe Blacc Lift Your Spirit Billboard Top R&B Albums
Lift Your Spirit
10  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Aloe Blacc/XIX/Interscope
10
Toni Braxton & Babyface Love, Marriage & Divorce Billboard Top R&B Albums
Love, Marriage & Divorce
Toni Braxton & Babyface
13  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Def Jam
11
Kindred The Family Soul A "Couple" Friends Billboard Top R&B Albums
A "Couple" Friends
Last
11  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Shanachie
12
Kelly Price Sing / Pray / Love / Vol. 1: Sing Billboard Top R&B Albums
Sing / Pray / Love / Vol. 1: Sing
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
eOne | Sang Girl!
13
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience Billboard Top R&B Albums
The 20/20 Experience
16  Last
Peak
65  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
65
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
14
Ledisi The Truth Billboard Top R&B Albums
The Truth
15  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
VLG | Verve
15
R. Kelly Black Panties Billboard Top R&B Albums
Black Panties
14  Last
Peak
27  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
16
KeKe Wyatt Ke' Ke' (EP) Billboard Top R&B Albums
Ke' Ke' (EP)
12  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
The NorthStar Group | Aratek
17
Robin Thicke Blurred Lines Billboard Top R&B Albums
Blurred Lines
20  Last
Peak
46  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
46
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Star Trak/Interscope
18
Various Artists Hits Of The 90's Billboard Top R&B Albums
Hits Of The 90's
19  Last
11  Peak
39  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Drew's Entertainment | Platinum Collection/Turn Up The Music
19
R. Kelly The Essential R. Kelly Billboard Top R&B Albums
The Essential R. Kelly
17  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Legacy | RCA
20
Jose James While You Were Sleeping Billboard Top R&B Albums
While You Were Sleeping
Last
20  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Blue Note
21
Tamar Braxton Love And War Billboard Top R&B Albums
Love And War
18  Last
Peak
41  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Streamline
22
SoMo SoMo Billboard Top R&B Albums
SoMo
22  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
23
Avery*Sunshine The SunRoom Billboard Top R&B Albums
The SunRoom
23  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Shanachie | BigShine
24
MeShell Ndegeocello Comet Come To Me Billboard Top R&B Albums
Comet Come To Me
11  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
naive
25
Sevyn Streeter Call Me Crazy, But... (EP) Billboard Top R&B Albums
Call Me Crazy, But... (EP)
24  Last
Peak
28  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | CBE/Atlantic
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