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The week of
4
LAST WEEK
5
WEEKS ON CHART
Private Dancer
Imprint/Promotion Label
Capitol

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1
Tina Turner Private Dancer Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Private Dancer
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
2
Soundtrack Breakin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Breakin'
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Polydor | PolyGram
3
O'Bryan Be My Lover Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Be My Lover
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
4
Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Can't Slow Down
Last
Peak
37  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART

Diamond
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
5
One Way Lady Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lady
One Way
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
6
Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Purple Rain
18  Last
Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Diamond
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
NPG/Warner | Rhino
7
Patrice Rushen Now Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Now
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Elektra | EEG
8
Teddy Pendergrass Love Language Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Language
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Asylum | EEG
9
Jermaine Jackson Jermaine Jackson Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jermaine Jackson
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
10
Soundtrack Beat Street Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beat Street
13  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
11
The Pointer Sisters Break Out Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Break Out
Last
Peak
35  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Planet | RCA
12
Dennis Edwards Don't Look Any Further Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Don't Look Any Further
12  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Gordy | Motown
13
Peabo Bryson Straight From The Heart Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Straight From The Heart
14  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Elektra | EEG
14
Cameo She's Strange Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
She's Strange
10  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlanta Artists | PolyGram
15
Barkays Dangerous Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dangerous
Barkays
15  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Mercury | PolyGram
16
Deniece Williams Let's Hear It For The Boy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Let's Hear It For The Boy
11  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
17
Luther Vandross Busy Body Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Busy Body
16  Last
Peak
31  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
18
Run-D.M.C. Run-D.M.C. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Run-D.M.C.
17  Last
14  Peak
11  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
19
Roger The Saga Continues Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Saga Continues
19  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
20
Madonna Madonna Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Madonna
23  Last
20  Peak
42  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x5
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sire | Warner Bros.
21
Patti LaBelle I'm In Love Again Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'm In Love Again
20  Last
Peak
29  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Philadelphia International | Epic
22
Michael Jackson Thriller Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thriller
21  Last
Peak
83  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
83
WEEKS ON CHART

Diamond x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Legacy
23
The Art Of Noise (Who's Afraid Of) Art Of Noise Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
(Who's Afraid Of) Art Of Noise
The Art Of Noise
25  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Island | Warner Bros.
24
Yarbrough & Peoples Be A Winner Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Be A Winner
22  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Total Experience | RCA
25
Bobby Womack The Poet II Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Poet II
24  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Beverly Glen
26
Newcleus Jam On Revenge Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jam On Revenge
Newcleus
32  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
55
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sunnyview
27
Change Change Of Heart Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Change Of Heart
Change
26  Last
15  Peak
14  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

28
Sheila E. The Glamorous Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Glamorous Life
33  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
45
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
29
Kashif Send Me Your Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Send Me Your Love
51  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
30
Midnight Star No Parking On The Dance Floor Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No Parking On The Dance Floor
Midnight Star
27  Last
Peak
55  Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
55
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Solar | EEG
31
Michael Jackson Farewell My Summer Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Farewell My Summer Love
31  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

32
Soundtrack Ghostbusters Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghostbusters
52  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
52
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
33
Earl Klugh Wishful Thinking Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Wishful Thinking
30  Last
18  Peak
17  Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
34
Shannon Let The Music Play Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Let The Music Play
34  Last
11  Peak
22  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Mirage | EEG
35
Smokey Robinson Essar Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Essar
37  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tamla | Motown
36
Rockwell Somebody's Watching Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Somebody's Watching Me
28  Last
Peak
23  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Unknown
37
Culture Club Colour By Numbers Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Colour By Numbers
29  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Virgin/Epic | Unknown
38
Cherrelle Fragile Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Fragile
38  Last
38  Peak
Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tabu | Epic
39
Dazz Band Joystick Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Joystick
Dazz Band
35  Last
12  Peak
32  Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Unknown
40
The Art Of Noise Into Battle With The Art Of Noise Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Into Battle With The Art Of Noise
The Art Of Noise
39  Last
21  Peak
17  Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

41
Kool & The Gang In The Heart Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In The Heart
41  Last
Peak
33  Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
De-Lite | Unknown
42
Womack & Womack Love Wars Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Wars
Womack & Womack
43  Last
40  Peak
14  Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Elektra | EEG
43
Jeffrey Osborne Stay With Me Tonight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stay With Me Tonight
44  Last
Peak
50  Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
50
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
44
Herbie Hancock Future Shock Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Future Shock
42  Last
10  Peak
46  Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
46
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
45
The Crusaders Ghetto Blaster Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto Blaster
45  Last
20  Peak
13  Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
46
George Howard Steppin' Out Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Steppin' Out
46  Last
46  Peak
Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
54
TWO WEEKS AGO
46
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
TBA | Palo Alto
47
Melba Moore Never Say Never Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Never Say Never
36  Last
Peak
31  Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Unknown
48
The O'Jays Love And More Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love And More
40  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Philadelphia International | CBS
49
Z.Z. Hill I'm A Blues Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'm A Blues Man
Z.Z. Hill
48  Last
15  Peak
33  Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
48
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Malaco
50
James Ingram It's Your Night Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's Your Night
50  Last
10  Peak
36  Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
47
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Qwest | Unknown
51
Soundtrack Footloose Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Footloose
49  Last
16  Peak
14  Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x9
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Legacy
52
Kenny G G Force Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
G Force
47  Last
17  Peak
22  Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
53
The Emotions Sincerely Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sincerely
53  Last
33  Peak
13  Weeks
53
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

54
Debarge In A Special Way Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In A Special Way
54  Last
Peak
39  Weeks
54
LAST WEEK
50
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Gordy | Motown
55
Spyro Gyra Access All Areas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Access All Areas
Last
55  Peak
Weeks
56
The Temptations Back To Basics Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back To Basics
55  Last
30  Peak
29  Weeks
55
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Gordy | Unknown
57
L.J. Reynolds Lovin' Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lovin' Man
56  Last
52  Peak
Weeks
56
LAST WEEK
52
TWO WEEKS AGO
52
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

58
David Sanborn Backstreet Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Backstreet
58  Last
21  Peak
35  Weeks
58
LAST WEEK
60
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
59
Denise LaSalle Right Place, Right Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Right Place, Right Time
57  Last
38  Peak
14  Weeks
57
LAST WEEK
59
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Malaco
60
Eddy Grant Going For Broke Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Going For Broke
Last
60  Peak
Weeks
61
Tyzik Jammin' In Manhattan Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jammin' In Manhattan
Tyzik
62  Last
61  Peak
Weeks
62
LAST WEEK
64
TWO WEEKS AGO
61
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Polydor | PolyGram
62
Kleeer Intimate Connection Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Intimate Connection
Kleeer
63  Last
49  Peak
15  Weeks
63
LAST WEEK
66
TWO WEEKS AGO
49
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
63
Evelyn "Champagne" King Face To Face Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Face To Face
60  Last
24  Peak
29  Weeks
60
LAST WEEK
56
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Unknown
64
Stanley Clarke Time Exposure Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Time Exposure
Stanley Clarke
66  Last
52  Peak
13  Weeks
66
LAST WEEK
68
TWO WEEKS AGO
52
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
65
The Deele Street Beat Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Street Beat
The Deele
67  Last
Peak
32  Weeks
67
LAST WEEK
70
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Solar | Unknown
66
Teena Marie Robbery Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Robbery
68  Last
13  Peak
37  Weeks
68
LAST WEEK
73
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Unknown
67
The Fatback Band Phoenix Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Phoenix
The Fatback Band
Last
67  Peak
Weeks
68
Stacy Lattisaw & Johnny Gill Perfect Combination Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Perfect Combination
Stacy Lattisaw & Johnny Gill
64  Last
27  Peak
19  Weeks
64
LAST WEEK
67
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

69
George Clinton You Shouldn't-nuf Bit Fish Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
You Shouldn't-nuf Bit Fish
59  Last
18  Peak
28  Weeks
59
LAST WEEK
57
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Unknown
70
Windjammer Windjammer II Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Windjammer II
Windjammer
61  Last
53  Peak
Weeks
61
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
53
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

71
Patti Austin Patti Austin Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Patti Austin
71  Last
25  Peak
17  Weeks
71
LAST WEEK
62
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

72
Pieces Of A Dream Imagine This Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Imagine This
69  Last
16  Peak
32  Weeks
69
LAST WEEK
72
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Elektra | Unknown
73
Nona Hendryx The Art Of Defense Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Art Of Defense
70  Last
40  Peak
13  Weeks
70
LAST WEEK
51
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

74
LaToya Jackson Heart Don't Lie Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Heart Don't Lie
65  Last
65  Peak
Weeks
65
LAST WEEK
65
TWO WEEKS AGO
65
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

75
Laid Back Keep Smiling Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Keep Smiling
72  Last
22  Peak
16  Weeks
72
LAST WEEK
69
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

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