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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
WEEKS AT NO. 1
14
WEEKS ON CHART
Solid
Imprint/Promotion Label
Capitol
Gains in performance

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1
Ashford & Simpson Solid Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Solid
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
2
New Edition New Edition Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
New Edition
Last
Peak
19  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
3
The Temptations Truly For You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Truly For You
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
4
Tina Turner Private Dancer Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Private Dancer
Last
Peak
35  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
5
Stevie Wonder The Woman In Red (Soundtrack) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Woman In Red (Soundtrack)
Last
Peak
21  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
6
The Gap Band Gap Band VI Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gap Band VI
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Total Experience
7
Kool & The Gang Emergency Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Emergency
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | De-Lite
8
Whodini Escape Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Escape
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Jive
9
Midnight Star Planetary Invasion Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Planetary Invasion
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Solar
10
Fat Boys Fat Boys Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Fat Boys
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sutra
11
Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Purple Rain
10  Last
Peak
32  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Diamond
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino | NPG/Warner Bros.
12
Teena Marie Starchild Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Starchild
12  Last
12  Peak
10  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
13
The Whispers So Good Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
So Good
13  Last
13  Peak
10  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Solar
14
Eugene Wilde Eugene Wilde Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Eugene Wilde
17  Last
14  Peak
10  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Philly World
15
Philip Bailey Chinese Wall Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chinese Wall
16  Last
15  Peak
13  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
16
Madonna Like A Virgin Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Like A Virgin
14  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Diamond
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Sire
17
Diana Ross Swept Away Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Swept Away
19  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
18
Jeffrey Osborne Don't Stop Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Don't Stop
18  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
19
The Time Ice Cream Castle Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ice Cream Castle
20  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
20
Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Can't Slow Down
21  Last
Peak
67  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
67
WEEKS ON CHART

Diamond
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
21
Klymaxx Meeting In The Ladies Room Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Meeting In The Ladies Room
23  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | MCA/Constellation
22
Billy Ocean Suddenly Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Suddenly
22  Last
Peak
28  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Jive
23
Kurtis Blow Ego Trip Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ego Trip
24  Last
18  Peak
22  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
24
Chaka Khan I Feel For You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Feel For You
15  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
25
Soundtrack Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo
28  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Polydor
26
The Pointer Sisters Break Out Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Break Out
27  Last
Peak
65  Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
65
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Planet
27
George Benson 20/20 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
20/20
38  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
28
Daryl Hall John Oates Big Bam Boom Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Big Bam Boom
29  Last
25  Peak
14  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
29
Al Jarreau High Crime Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
High Crime
25  Last
12  Peak
13  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
30
Thelma Houston Qualifying Heat Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Qualifying Heat
30  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
31
Dazz Band Jukebox Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jukebox
26  Last
18  Peak
16  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
32
Soundtrack Beverly Hills Cop Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beverly Hills Cop
53  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
53
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
33
Ronnie Laws Classic Masters Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Classic Masters
35  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
34
Vanity Wild Animal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Wild Animal
34  Last
14  Peak
20  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
35
Sheena Easton A Private Heaven Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Private Heaven
Last
35  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
36
Mtume You, Me And He Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
You, Me And He
36  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
37
Glenn Jones Finesse Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Finesse
31  Last
18  Peak
18  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
38
Wham! Make It Big Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Make It Big
57  Last
38  Peak
Weeks
57
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x6
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Legacy | Columbia
39
Pennye Ford Pennye Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Pennye
49  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
59
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Total Experience
40
Jermaine Jackson Jermaine Jackson Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jermaine Jackson
33  Last
Peak
40  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
41
The S.O.S. Band Just The Way You Like It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Just The Way You Like It
42  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Tabu
42
David Sanborn Straight To The Heart Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Straight To The Heart
60  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
60
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
43
Run-D.M.C. Run-D.M.C. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Run-D.M.C.
44  Last
14  Peak
41  Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
44
The Egyptian Lover On The Nile Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
On The Nile
46  Last
44  Peak
Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
44
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Egyptian Empire
45
Shalamar Heart Break Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Heart Break
43  Last
32  Peak
10  Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
45
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Solar
46
Sheila E. The Glamorous Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Glamorous Life
52  Last
Peak
34  Weeks
52
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
47
Grover Washington, Jr. Inside Moves Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Inside Moves
47  Last
21  Peak
17  Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
51
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
48
Force M.D.'s Love Letters Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Letters
39  Last
28  Peak
14  Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
49
Jermaine Stewart The Word Is Out Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Word Is Out
41  Last
30  Peak
13  Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
50
Stephanie Mills I've Got The Cure Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I've Got The Cure
51  Last
10  Peak
17  Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Casablanca
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