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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
Columbia
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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Maxwell blackSUMMERS'night  Billboard Top R&B Albums
blackSUMMERS'night
Last
Peak
Weeks
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PREVIOUS WEEK
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LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
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Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
2
Beyonce Lemonade Billboard Top R&B Albums
Lemonade
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
1
PREVIOUS WEEK
1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Parkwood
3
Rihanna ANTI Billboard Top R&B Albums
ANTI
Last
Peak
23  Weeks
2
PREVIOUS WEEK
2
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roc Nation | Westbury Road
4
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
41  Weeks
5
PREVIOUS WEEK
4
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | TrapSoul
5
The Weeknd Beauty Behind The Madness Billboard Top R&B Albums
Beauty Behind The Madness
Last
Peak
45  Weeks
3
PREVIOUS WEEK
5
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | XO
6
Roy Woods Waking At Dawn Billboard Top R&B Albums
Waking At Dawn
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
PREVIOUS WEEK
-
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | OVO Sound
7
Mindless Behavior #officialMBmusic Billboard Top R&B Albums
#officialMBmusic
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
PREVIOUS WEEK
3
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Conjunction
8
Blood Orange Freetown Sound Billboard Top R&B Albums
Freetown Sound
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
PREVIOUS WEEK
6
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Domino
9
Chrisette Michele Milestone Billboard Top R&B Albums
Milestone
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
PREVIOUS WEEK
8
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RiCH HiPISTER | Four Kings
10
Ro James Eldorado Billboard Top R&B Albums
Eldorado
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
7
PREVIOUS WEEK
10
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | ByStorm
11
Corinne Bailey Rae The Heart Speaks In Whispers Billboard Top R&B Albums
The Heart Speaks In Whispers
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
9
PREVIOUS WEEK
13
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
12
Chris Brown Royalty Billboard Top R&B Albums
Royalty
14  Last
Peak
29  Weeks
11
PREVIOUS WEEK
14
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
13
Anderson .Paak Malibu Billboard Top R&B Albums
Malibu
Last
Peak
22  Weeks
14
PREVIOUS WEEK
9
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMPIRE | OBE/ARTclub/Steel Wool
14
Anthony Hamilton What I'm Feelin' Billboard Top R&B Albums
What I'm Feelin'
11  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
6
PREVIOUS WEEK
11
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Mister's Music
15
Leon Bridges Coming Home Billboard Top R&B Albums
Coming Home
12  Last
Peak
55  Weeks
8
PREVIOUS WEEK
12
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
55
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | LisaSawyer63
16
Keith Sweat Harlem Romance: The Love Collection Billboard Top R&B Albums
Harlem Romance: The Love Collection
21  Last
14  Peak
11  Weeks
-
PREVIOUS WEEK
21
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino | Elektra
17
K. Michelle More Issues Than Vogue Billboard Top R&B Albums
More Issues Than Vogue
18  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
16
PREVIOUS WEEK
18
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
18
R. Kelly The Buffet Billboard Top R&B Albums
The Buffet
16  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
17
PREVIOUS WEEK
16
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
19
Jaheim Struggle Love Billboard Top R&B Albums
Struggle Love
24  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
20
PREVIOUS WEEK
24
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
BMG | Julie's Dream/Primary Wave
20
Jagged Edge Playlist: The Very Best Of Jagged Edge Billboard Top R&B Albums
Playlist: The Very Best Of Jagged Edge
Last
19  Peak
21  Weeks
19
PREVIOUS WEEK
-
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Legacy | So So Def/Columbia
21
Soundtrack Empire: Original Soundtrack Season 2, Volume 2 Billboard Top R&B Albums
Empire: Original Soundtrack Season 2, Volume 2
22  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
15
PREVIOUS WEEK
22
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | 20th Century Fox
22
Andra Day Cheers To The Fall Billboard Top R&B Albums
Cheers To The Fall
17  Last
Peak
45  Weeks
12
PREVIOUS WEEK
17
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Buskin
23
Kirk Franklin Losing My Religion Billboard Top R&B Albums
Losing My Religion
23  Last
Peak
34  Weeks
18
PREVIOUS WEEK
23
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
PLG | Fo Yo Soul/RCA/RCA Inspiration
24
Gregory Porter Take Me To The Alley Billboard Top R&B Albums
Take Me To The Alley
20  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
PREVIOUS WEEK
20
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Blue Note
25
Prince HITNRUN: Phase Two Billboard Top R&B Albums
HITNRUN: Phase Two
25  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
13
PREVIOUS WEEK
25
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
NPG
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