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Sales Data = TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums ranks the most popular R&B/hip-hop 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/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

The week of
2
LAST WEEK
5
WEEKS ON CHART
Lionel Richie
Imprint/Promotion Label
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Lionel Richie Lionel Richie Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lionel Richie
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
2
Luther Vandross Forever, For Always, For Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Forever, For Always, For Love
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Epic
3
Marvin Gaye Midnight Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Midnight Love
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Columbia
4
Evelyn "Champagne" King Get Loose Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Get Loose
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | RCA
5
Diana Ross Silk Electric Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Silk Electric
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | RCA
6
Vanity 6 Vanity 6 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Vanity 6
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Warner Bros.
7
The Time What Time Is It? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
What Time Is It?
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Warner Bros.
8
Kool & The Gang As One Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
As One
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | De-Lite
9
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five The Message Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Message
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Sugar Hill
10
Prince 1999 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
1999
32  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
11
Aretha Franklin Jump To It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jump To It
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Arista
12
Jeffrey Osborne Jeffrey Osborne Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jeffrey Osborne
12  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | A&M
13
Janet Jackson Janet Jackson Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Janet Jackson
18  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | A&M
14
Bobby Nunn Second To Nunn Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Second To Nunn
14  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Motown
15
The Gap Band Gap Band Iv Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gap Band Iv
10  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Total Experience
16
Zapp Zapp Ii Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Zapp Ii
13  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Warner Bros.
17
Stephanie Mills Tantalizingly Hot Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tantalizingly Hot
16  Last
10  Peak
16  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Casablanca
18
Melba Moore The Other Side Of The Rainbow Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Other Side Of The Rainbow
23  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | EMI
19
Dionne Warwick Heartbreaker Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Heartbreaker
22  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Arista
20
Michael McDonald If That's What It Takes Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
If That's What It Takes
11  Last
10  Peak
13  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Warner Bros.
21
Carl Carlton The Bad C.c. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Bad C.c.
21  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | RCA
22
Stacy Lattisaw Sneakin' Out Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sneakin' Out
17  Last
11  Peak
14  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Cotillion
23
Johnnie Taylor Just Ain't Good Enough Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Just Ain't Good Enough
25  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Beverly Glen
24
Teddy Pendergrass This One's For You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
This One's For You
20  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Philadelphia International
25
Barkays Propositions Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Propositions
Barkays
43  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Mercury
26
One Way Wild Night Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Wild Night
28  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | MCA
27
Alicia Myers I Fooled You This Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Fooled You This Time
27  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | MCA
28
Donald Fagen The Nightfly Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Nightfly
34  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Warner Bros.
29
Cheryl Lynn Instant Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Instant Love
19  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Columbia
30
Jermaine Jackson Let Me Tickle Your Fancy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Let Me Tickle Your Fancy
26  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Motown
31
Rick James Throwin' Down Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Throwin' Down
24  Last
Peak
26  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Gordy
32
Bill Summers & Summers Heat Seventeen Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Seventeen
Bill Summers & Summers Heat
38  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | MCA
33
Patti Austin Every Home Should Have One Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Every Home Should Have One
33  Last
18  Peak
27  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Qwest
34
Z.Z. Hill Down Home Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Down Home
36  Last
17  Peak
42  Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Malaco
35
ConFunkShun To The Max Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
To The Max
49  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Mercury
36
Pieces Of A Dream We Are One Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
We Are One
29  Last
22  Peak
20  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Elektra
37
Millie Jackson Hard Times Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hard Times
45  Last
37  Peak
Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Spring
38
Various Artists Casino Lights Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Casino Lights
41  Last
38  Peak
Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
45
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Warner Bros.
39
Spyro Gyra Incognito Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Incognito
42  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
52
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | MCA
40
Skyy Skyyjammer Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Skyyjammer
Last
40  Peak
Weeks
41
Bobby Bland Here We Go Again Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Here We Go Again
Bobby Bland
39  Last
22  Peak
21  Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | MCA
42
Debarge All This Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All This Love
46  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
43
The Spinners Grand Slam Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Grand Slam
47  Last
43  Peak
Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
51
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Atlantic
44
Alphonse Mouzon Distant Lover Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Distant Lover
50  Last
44  Peak
Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
55
TWO WEEKS AGO
44
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Highrise
45
Donna Summer Donna Summer Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Donna Summer
30  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Geffen
46
Barry White Change Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Change
31  Last
19  Peak
12  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Unlimited Gold
47
Tavares New Directions Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
New Directions
35  Last
30  Peak
11  Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | RCA
48
Earl Klugh Two Of A Kind Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Two Of A Kind
52  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
52
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
49
Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I
51  Last
Peak
27  Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Tamla
50
Bloodstone We Go A Long Way Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
We Go A Long Way Back
37  Last
11  Peak
21  Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | T-Neck
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