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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
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WEEKS ON CHART
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Imprint/Promotion Label
RCA
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Jazmine Sullivan Reality Show Billboard Top R&B Albums
Reality Show
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:
RCA
2
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
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
3
Mary J. Blige The London Sessions Billboard Top R&B Albums
The London Sessions
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Matriarch | Capitol
4
K. Michelle Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart? Billboard Top R&B Albums
Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | AG
5
Tyler Carter Leave Your Love (EP) Billboard Top R&B Albums
Leave Your Love (EP)
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rise
6
Soundtrack Empire: Music From The Pilot (EP) Billboard Top R&B Albums
Empire: Music From The Pilot (EP)
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
20th Century Fox | Columbia
7
Beyonce Beyonce Billboard Top R&B Albums
Beyonce
Last
Peak
58  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
58
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Parkwood | Columbia
8
Johnny Gill Game Changer Billboard Top R&B Albums
Game Changer
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
J Skillz
9
Chris Brown X Billboard Top R&B Albums
X
Last
Peak
18  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
10
Soundtrack Empire: Music From The Outspoken King (EP) Billboard Top R&B Albums
Empire: Music From The Outspoken King (EP)
Last
10  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
20th Century Fox | Columbia
11
Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances Billboard Top R&B Albums
Live: Her Greatest Performances
11  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista/RCA | Legacy
12
Kem Promise To Love: Album IV Billboard Top R&B Albums
Promise To Love: Album IV
Last
Peak
21  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Kemistry/Motown | Capitol
13
John Legend Love In The Future Billboard Top R&B Albums
Love In The Future
Last
Peak
72  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
72
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
G.O.O.D. | Columbia
14
Jhene Aiko Souled Out Billboard Top R&B Albums
Souled Out
14  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
ARTclub/ARTium | Def Jam
15
Trey Songz Trigga Billboard Top R&B Albums
Trigga
10  Last
Peak
29  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Songbook/Atlantic | AG
16
Soundtrack Selma: Music From The Motion Picture Billboard Top R&B Albums
Selma: Music From The Motion Picture
13  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Pathe | Paramount Pictures
17
Pharrell Williams G I R L Billboard Top R&B Albums
G I R L
12  Last
Peak
46  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
46
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
i am OTHER | Columbia
18
August Alsina Testimony Billboard Top R&B Albums
Testimony
15  Last
Peak
40  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
NNTME MuCo. | Def Jam
19
Aloe Blacc Lift Your Spirit Billboard Top R&B Albums
Lift Your Spirit
19  Last
Peak
29  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Aloe Blacc/XIX/Interscope | IGA
20
Beyonce Beyonce: More Only (EP) Billboard Top R&B Albums
Beyonce: More Only (EP)
17  Last
Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Parkwood | Columbia
21
Teyana Taylor VII Billboard Top R&B Albums
VII
21  Last
Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
G.O.O.D. | Def Jam
22
Prince ART OFFICIAL AGE Billboard Top R&B Albums
ART OFFICIAL AGE
16  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
NPG | Warner Bros.
23
Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics Billboard Top R&B Albums
Sings The Great Diva Classics
18  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
24
Jhene Aiko Sail Out (EP) Billboard Top R&B Albums
Sail Out (EP)
25  Last
Peak
57  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
ARTclub/ARTium | Def Jam
25
Omarion Sex Playlist Billboard Top R&B Albums
Sex Playlist
22  Last
Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Maybach/Atlantic | AG
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