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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
6
LAST WEEK
3
WEEKS ON CHART
Purple Rain
Imprint/Promotion Label
Rhino | NPG/Warner Bros.

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1
Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Purple Rain
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Diamond
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino | NPG/Warner Bros.
2
Soundtrack Breakin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Breakin'
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Polydor
3
Tina Turner Private Dancer Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Private Dancer
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
4
O'Bryan Be My Lover Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Be My Lover
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
5
Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Can't Slow Down
Last
Peak
38  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Diamond
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
6
One Way Lady Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lady
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
7
Patrice Rushen Now Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Now
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
8
Teddy Pendergrass Love Language Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Language
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Asylum
9
Jermaine Jackson Jermaine Jackson Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jermaine Jackson
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
10
Soundtrack Beat Street Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beat Street
10  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
8
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
11  Last
Peak
36  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Planet
12
Peabo Bryson Straight From The Heart Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Straight From The Heart
13  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
13
Dennis Edwards Don't Look Any Further Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Don't Look Any Further
12  Last
Peak
23  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
14
Cameo She's Strange Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
She's Strange
14  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Atlanta Artists
15
Deniece Williams Let's Hear It For The Boy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Let's Hear It For The Boy
16  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
16
Luther Vandross Busy Body Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Busy Body
17  Last
Peak
32  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
17
Kashif Send Me Your Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Send Me Your Love
29  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
51
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
18
Barkays Dangerous Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dangerous
Barkays
15  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
19
Jacksons Victory Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Victory
Jacksons
Last
19  Peak
Weeks
20
Madonna Madonna Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Madonna
20  Last
20  Peak
43  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x5
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Sire
21
Patti LaBelle I'm In Love Again Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'm In Love Again
21  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Philadelphia International
22
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
23  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Island
23
Newcleus Jam On Revenge Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jam On Revenge
26  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sunnyview
24
Soundtrack Ghostbusters Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghostbusters
32  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
52
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
25
Sheila E. The Glamorous Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Glamorous Life
28  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
26
Run-D.M.C. Run-D.M.C. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Run-D.M.C.
18  Last
14  Peak
12  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
27
Roger The Saga Continues Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Saga Continues
19  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
28
Michael Jackson Thriller Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thriller
22  Last
Peak
84  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
84
WEEKS ON CHART

Diamond x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Legacy | Epic
29
Yarbrough & Peoples Be A Winner Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Be A Winner
24  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Total Experience
30
Bobby Womack The Poet II Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Poet II
25  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Beverly Glen
31
Change Change Of Heart Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Change Of Heart
27  Last
15  Peak
15  Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

32
Lakeside Outrageous Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Outrageous
Last
32  Peak
Weeks
33
Earl Klugh Wishful Thinking Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Wishful Thinking
33  Last
18  Peak
18  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
34
Cherrelle Fragile Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Fragile
38  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Tabu
35
Smokey Robinson Essar Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Essar
35  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Tamla
36
Shannon Let The Music Play Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Let The Music Play
34  Last
11  Peak
23  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Mirage
37
Rockwell Somebody's Watching Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Somebody's Watching Me
36  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Motown
38
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
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

39
The Crusaders Ghetto Blaster Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto Blaster
45  Last
20  Peak
14  Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
45
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
40
Womack & Womack Love Wars Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Wars
42  Last
40  Peak
15  Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
41
Jeffrey Osborne Stay With Me Tonight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stay With Me Tonight
43  Last
Peak
51  Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
42
Midnight Star No Parking On The Dance Floor Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No Parking On The Dance Floor
30  Last
Peak
56  Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
56
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Solar
43
George Howard Steppin' Out Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Steppin' Out
46  Last
43  Peak
Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Palo Alto | TBA
44
Culture Club Colour By Numbers Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Colour By Numbers
37  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Virgin/Epic
45
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
40  Last
21  Peak
18  Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

46
Kool & The Gang In The Heart Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In The Heart
41  Last
Peak
34  Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | De-Lite
47
Herbie Hancock Future Shock Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Future Shock
44  Last
10  Peak
47  Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
47
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
48
The O'Jays Love And More Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love And More
48  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
CBS | Philadelphia International
49
Z.Z. Hill I'm A Blues Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'm A Blues Man
49  Last
15  Peak
34  Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
48
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
34
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
37  Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
50
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Unknown | Qwest
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