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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
Empire: Original Soundtrack From Season 1
Imprint/Promotion Label
Columbia | 20th Century Fox
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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Soundtrack Empire: Original Soundtrack From Season 1 Billboard Top R&B Albums
Empire: Original Soundtrack From Season 1
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | 20th Century Fox
2
D'Angelo And The Vanguard Black Messiah Billboard Top R&B Albums
Black Messiah
D'Angelo And The Vanguard
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
3
Ne-Yo Non-Fiction Billboard Top R&B Albums
Non-Fiction
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Compound Ent./Motown
4
Charlie Wilson Forever Charlie Billboard Top R&B Albums
Forever Charlie
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | P Music
5
Mary J. Blige The London Sessions Billboard Top R&B Albums
The London Sessions
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Matriarch
6
Beyonce Beyonce Billboard Top R&B Albums
Beyonce
Last
Peak
66  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
66
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Parkwood
7
K. Michelle Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart? Billboard Top R&B Albums
Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
8
Raheem DeVaughn Love Sex Passion Billboard Top R&B Albums
Love Sex Passion
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
eOne | 368
9
Jazmine Sullivan Reality Show Billboard Top R&B Albums
Reality Show
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
10
Chris Brown X Billboard Top R&B Albums
X
13  Last
Peak
26  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
11
Trey Songz Trigga Billboard Top R&B Albums
Trigga
15  Last
Peak
37  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Songbook/Atlantic
12
Kem Promise To Love: Album IV Billboard Top R&B Albums
Promise To Love: Album IV
12  Last
Peak
28  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Kemistry/Motown
13
Pharrell Williams G I R L Billboard Top R&B Albums
G I R L
14  Last
Peak
54  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
54
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | i am OTHER
14
Jhene Aiko Souled Out Billboard Top R&B Albums
Souled Out
16  Last
Peak
27  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Def Jam | ARTclub/ARTium
15
Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances Billboard Top R&B Albums
Live: Her Greatest Performances
17  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Legacy | Arista/RCA
16
Tuxedo Tuxedo Billboard Top R&B Albums
Tuxedo
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Stones Throw
17
August Alsina Testimony Billboard Top R&B Albums
Testimony
18  Last
Peak
48  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
48
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Def Jam | NNTME MuCo.
18
Johnny Gill Game Changer Billboard Top R&B Albums
Game Changer
19  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
J Skillz
19
Leela James Fall For You Billboard Top R&B Albums
Fall For You
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
BMG | J&T/Shesangz
20
Jhene Aiko Sail Out (EP) Billboard Top R&B Albums
Sail Out (EP)
21  Last
Peak
65  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
65
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Def Jam | ARTclub/ARTium
21
Prince ART OFFICIAL AGE Billboard Top R&B Albums
ART OFFICIAL AGE
22  Last
Peak
23  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | NPG
22
PARTYNEXTDOOR PARTYNEXTDOOR Two Billboard Top R&B Albums
PARTYNEXTDOOR Two
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | OVO Sound
23
Soundtrack Empire: Music From Unto The Breach (EP) Billboard Top R&B Albums
Empire: Music From Unto The Breach (EP)
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | 20th Century Fox
24
Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics Billboard Top R&B Albums
Sings The Great Diva Classics
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
25
Mali Music Mali Is... Billboard Top R&B Albums
Mali Is...
24  Last
Peak
26  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | ByStorm
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