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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
9
WEEKS AT NO. 1
9
WEEKS ON CHART
Lemonade
Imprint/Promotion Label
Columbia | Parkwood

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1
Beyonce Lemonade Billboard Top R&B Albums
Lemonade
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Parkwood
2
Rihanna ANTI Billboard Top R&B Albums
ANTI
Last
Peak
21  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roc Nation | Westbury Road
3
The Weeknd Beauty Behind The Madness Billboard Top R&B Albums
Beauty Behind The Madness
Last
Peak
43  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | XO
4
Chrisette Michele Milestone Billboard Top R&B Albums
Milestone
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RiCH HiPISTER | Four Kings
5
Bryson Tiller T R A P S O U L Billboard Top R&B Albums
T R A P S O U L
Last
Peak
39  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | TrapSoul
6
Anthony Hamilton What I'm Feelin' Billboard Top R&B Albums
What I'm Feelin'
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Mister's Music
7
Ro James Eldorado Billboard Top R&B Albums
Eldorado
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | ByStorm
8
Leon Bridges Coming Home Billboard Top R&B Albums
Coming Home
Last
Peak
53  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
53
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | LisaSawyer63
9
Corinne Bailey Rae The Heart Speaks In Whispers Billboard Top R&B Albums
The Heart Speaks In Whispers
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
10
Gregory Porter Take Me To The Alley Billboard Top R&B Albums
Take Me To The Alley
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Blue Note
11
Chris Brown Royalty Billboard Top R&B Albums
Royalty
12  Last
Peak
27  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
12
Andra Day Cheers To The Fall Billboard Top R&B Albums
Cheers To The Fall
16  Last
Peak
43  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Buskin
13
Prince HITNRUN: Phase Two Billboard Top R&B Albums
HITNRUN: Phase Two
13  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
NPG
14
Anderson .Paak Malibu Billboard Top R&B Albums
Malibu
22  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMPIRE | OBE/ARTclub/Steel Wool
15
Soundtrack Empire: Original Soundtrack Season 2, Volume 2 Billboard Top R&B Albums
Empire: Original Soundtrack Season 2, Volume 2
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | 20th Century Fox
16
K. Michelle More Issues Than Vogue Billboard Top R&B Albums
More Issues Than Vogue
14  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
17
R. Kelly The Buffet Billboard Top R&B Albums
The Buffet
21  Last
Peak
28  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
18
Kirk Franklin Losing My Religion Billboard Top R&B Albums
Losing My Religion
17  Last
Peak
32  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
PLG | Fo Yo Soul/RCA/RCA Inspiration
19
Jagged Edge Playlist: The Very Best Of Jagged Edge Billboard Top R&B Albums
Playlist: The Very Best Of Jagged Edge
24  Last
19  Peak
20  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Legacy | So So Def/Columbia
20
Jaheim Struggle Love Billboard Top R&B Albums
Struggle Love
20  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
BMG | Julie's Dream/Primary Wave
21
Prince HITnRUN: Phase One Billboard Top R&B Albums
HITnRUN: Phase One
23  Last
Peak
27  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
NPG
22
TWENTY88 TWENTY88 Billboard Top R&B Albums
TWENTY88
25  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Def Jam | ARTclub/ARTium/G.O.O.D.
23
Laura Mvula The Dreaming Room Billboard Top R&B Albums
The Dreaming Room
Last
23  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
24
William Bell This Is Where I Live Billboard Top R&B Albums
This Is Where I Live
19  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Concord | Melisma/Stax
25
Jill Scott Woman Billboard Top R&B Albums
Woman
Last
Peak
34  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Blues Babe/Atlantic
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