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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
Starboy
Imprint/Promotion Label
Republic | XO
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
The Weeknd Starboy Billboard Top R&B Albums
Starboy
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | XO
2
Bruno Mars 24K Magic Billboard Top R&B Albums
24K Magic
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
3
Prince 4ever Billboard Top R&B Albums
4ever
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | NPG
4
Alicia Keys HERE Billboard Top R&B Albums
HERE
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
5
Beyonce Lemonade Billboard Top R&B Albums
Lemonade
Last
Peak
32  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Parkwood
6
Joe #MYNAMEISJOETHOMAS Billboard Top R&B Albums
#MYNAMEISJOETHOMAS
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
BMG | Plaid Takeover
7
Solange A Seat At The Table Billboard Top R&B Albums
A Seat At The Table
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Saint
8
Usher Hard II Love Billboard Top R&B Albums
Hard II Love
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
9
The Weeknd Beauty Behind The Madness Billboard Top R&B Albums
Beauty Behind The Madness
Last
Peak
66  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
66
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | XO
10
R. Kelly 12 Nights Of Christmas Billboard Top R&B Albums
12 Nights Of Christmas
15  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
11
Rihanna ANTI Billboard Top R&B Albums
ANTI
10  Last
Peak
44  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roc Nation | Westbury Road
12
Kirk Franklin Losing My Religion Billboard Top R&B Albums
Losing My Religion
14  Last
Peak
43  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
PLG | Fo Yo Soul/RCA/RCA Inspiration
13
Maxwell blackSUMMERS'night  Billboard Top R&B Albums
blackSUMMERS'night
12  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
14
Fantasia The Definition Of... Billboard Top R&B Albums
The Definition Of...
16  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | 19
15
Bryson Tiller T R A P S O U L Billboard Top R&B Albums
T R A P S O U L
17  Last
Peak
62  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
62
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | TrapSoul
16
Andra Day Merry Christmas From Andra Day (EP) Billboard Top R&B Albums
Merry Christmas From Andra Day (EP)
24  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Buskin
17
Emeli Sande Long Live The Angels Billboard Top R&B Albums
Long Live The Angels
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
18
Tory Lanez I Told You Billboard Top R&B Albums
I Told You
19  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Mad Love/Interscope
19
Ro James Eldorado Billboard Top R&B Albums
Eldorado
Last
Peak
26  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | ByStorm
20
6LACK FREE 6LACK Billboard Top R&B Albums
FREE 6LACK
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | LVRN/Interscope
21
Frank Ocean Blonde Billboard Top R&B Albums
Blonde
18  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Boys Don't Cry
22
Keith Sweat Dress To Impress Billboard Top R&B Albums
Dress To Impress
23  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RED Associated Labels | Baseline/KDS
23
Andra Day Cheers To The Fall Billboard Top R&B Albums
Cheers To The Fall
21  Last
Peak
66  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
66
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Buskin
24
Anderson .Paak Malibu Billboard Top R&B Albums
Malibu
25  Last
Peak
43  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMPIRE | OBE/ARTclub/Steel Wool
25
Erykah Badu But You Caint Use My Phone Billboard Top R&B Albums
But You Caint Use My Phone
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Control Freaq/Motown
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