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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
4
WEEKS ON CHART
Black Messiah
D'Angelo And The Vanguard
Imprint/Promotion Label
RCA

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D'Angelo And The Vanguard Black Messiah Billboard Top R&B Albums
Black Messiah
D'Angelo And The Vanguard
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
2
Mary J. Blige The London Sessions Billboard Top R&B Albums
The London Sessions
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Matriarch
3
K. Michelle Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart? Billboard Top R&B Albums
Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
4
Soundtrack Empire: Music From The Pilot (EP) Billboard Top R&B Albums
Empire: Music From The Pilot (EP)
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | 20th Century Fox
5
Beyonce Beyonce Billboard Top R&B Albums
Beyonce
Last
Peak
57  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Parkwood
6
Johnny Gill Game Changer Billboard Top R&B Albums
Game Changer
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
J Skillz
7
Chris Brown X Billboard Top R&B Albums
X
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
8
John Legend Love In The Future Billboard Top R&B Albums
Love In The Future
10  Last
Peak
71  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
71
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | G.O.O.D.
9
Kem Promise To Love: Album IV Billboard Top R&B Albums
Promise To Love: Album IV
Last
Peak
20  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Kemistry/Motown
10
Trey Songz Trigga Billboard Top R&B Albums
Trigga
Last
Peak
28  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Songbook/Atlantic
11
Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances Billboard Top R&B Albums
Live: Her Greatest Performances
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Legacy | Arista/RCA
12
Pharrell Williams G I R L Billboard Top R&B Albums
G I R L
Last
Peak
45  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | i am OTHER
13
Soundtrack Selma: Music From The Motion Picture Billboard Top R&B Albums
Selma: Music From The Motion Picture
Last
13  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Paramount Pictures | Pathe
14
Jhene Aiko Souled Out Billboard Top R&B Albums
Souled Out
13  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Def Jam | ARTclub/ARTium
15
August Alsina Testimony Billboard Top R&B Albums
Testimony
12  Last
Peak
39  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Def Jam | NNTME MuCo.
16
Prince ART OFFICIAL AGE Billboard Top R&B Albums
ART OFFICIAL AGE
14  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | NPG
17
Beyonce Beyonce: More Only (EP) Billboard Top R&B Albums
Beyonce: More Only (EP)
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Parkwood
18
Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics Billboard Top R&B Albums
Sings The Great Diva Classics
16  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
19
Aloe Blacc Lift Your Spirit Billboard Top R&B Albums
Lift Your Spirit
Last
Peak
28  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Aloe Blacc/XIX/Interscope
20
Tinashe Aquarius Billboard Top R&B Albums
Aquarius
18  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
21
Teyana Taylor VII Billboard Top R&B Albums
VII
23  Last
Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Def Jam | G.O.O.D.
22
Omarion Sex Playlist Billboard Top R&B Albums
Sex Playlist
21  Last
Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Maybach/Atlantic
23
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience (2 Of 2) Billboard Top R&B Albums
The 20/20 Experience (2 Of 2)
19  Last
Peak
63  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
63
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
24
Jennifer Hudson JHud Billboard Top R&B Albums
JHud
17  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
25
Jhene Aiko Sail Out (EP) Billboard Top R&B Albums
Sail Out (EP)
24  Last
Peak
56  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
56
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Def Jam | ARTclub/ARTium
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