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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
11
WEEKS AT NO. 1
18
WEEKS ON CHART
Promise
Imprint/Promotion Label
Epic | Portrait
Gains in performance

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1
Sade Promise Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Promise
Last
Peak
18  Weeks
1
PREVIOUS WEEK
1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Portrait
2
Janet Jackson Control Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Control
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
PREVIOUS WEEK
3
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
3
Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Whitney Houston
Last
Peak
54  Weeks
2
PREVIOUS WEEK
2
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
54
WEEKS ON CHART

Diamond
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
4
New Edition All For Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All For Love
Last
Peak
20  Weeks
4
PREVIOUS WEEK
4
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
5
Meli'sa Morgan Do Me Baby Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Do Me Baby
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
PREVIOUS WEEK
6
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
6
Rene & Angela Street Called Desire Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Street Called Desire
Last
Peak
42  Weeks
5
PREVIOUS WEEK
5
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
7
Atlantic Starr As The Band Turns Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
As The Band Turns
Last
Peak
48  Weeks
3
PREVIOUS WEEK
7
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
48
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
8
LL Cool J Radio Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Radio
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
6
PREVIOUS WEEK
8
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
9
Cherrelle High Priority Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
High Priority
Last
Peak
21  Weeks
10
PREVIOUS WEEK
9
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Tabu
10
The Gap Band Gap Band VII Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gap Band VII
11  Last
10  Peak
13  Weeks
12
PREVIOUS WEEK
11
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Total Experience
11
Teddy Pendergrass Workin' It Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Workin' It Back
12  Last
11  Peak
22  Weeks
15
PREVIOUS WEEK
12
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Asylum
12
Stevie Wonder In Square Circle Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In Square Circle
10  Last
Peak
26  Weeks
9
PREVIOUS WEEK
10
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Tamla
13
Yarbrough & Peoples Guilty Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Guilty
13  Last
13  Peak
12  Weeks
14
PREVIOUS WEEK
13
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Total Experience
14
Zapp The New Zapp IV U Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The New Zapp IV U
15  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
11
PREVIOUS WEEK
15
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
15
Freddie Jackson Rock Me Tonight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rock Me Tonight
16  Last
Peak
47  Weeks
13
PREVIOUS WEEK
16
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
47
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
16
Stephanie Mills Stephanie Mills Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stephanie Mills
17  Last
16  Peak
13  Weeks
21
PREVIOUS WEEK
17
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
17
Force M.D.'s Chillin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chillin'
14  Last
14  Peak
11  Weeks
16
PREVIOUS WEEK
14
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Tommy Boy
18
Colonel Abrams Colonel Abrams Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Colonel Abrams
20  Last
18  Peak
12  Weeks
28
PREVIOUS WEEK
20
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
19
Isley, Jasper, Isley Caravan Of Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Caravan Of Love
18  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
18
PREVIOUS WEEK
18
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | CBS Associated
20
Ready For The World Ready For The World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ready For The World
19  Last
Peak
46  Weeks
19
PREVIOUS WEEK
19
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
46
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
21
Starpoint Restless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Restless
22  Last
14  Peak
34  Weeks
23
PREVIOUS WEEK
22
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
22
Dionne Warwick Friends Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Friends
21  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
17
PREVIOUS WEEK
21
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
23
Smokey Robinson Smoke Signals Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Smoke Signals
23  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
24
PREVIOUS WEEK
23
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Tamla
24
The Jets The Jets Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Jets
24  Last
24  Peak
21  Weeks
25
PREVIOUS WEEK
24
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
25
Aretha Franklin Who's Zoomin' Who? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Who's Zoomin' Who?
25  Last
Peak
38  Weeks
22
PREVIOUS WEEK
25
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
26
Jermaine Jackson Precious Moments Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Precious Moments
27  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
29
PREVIOUS WEEK
27
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
27
Falco Falco 3 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Falco 3
30  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
37
PREVIOUS WEEK
30
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
28
Morris Day Color Of Success Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Color Of Success
28  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
20
PREVIOUS WEEK
28
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
29
Vanity Skin On Skin Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Skin On Skin
31  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
39
PREVIOUS WEEK
31
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
30
Eugene Wilde Serenade Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Serenade
26  Last
17  Peak
18  Weeks
26
PREVIOUS WEEK
26
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Philly World
31
Five Star Luxury Of Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Luxury Of Life
29  Last
14  Peak
33  Weeks
27
PREVIOUS WEEK
29
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
32
George Howard Love Will Follow Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Will Follow
35  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
63
PREVIOUS WEEK
35
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Palo Alto | TBA
33
Juicy It Takes Two Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It Takes Two
34  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
40
PREVIOUS WEEK
34
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Private I
34
Soundtrack The Color Purple Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Color Purple
39  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
35
PREVIOUS WEEK
39
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Qwest
35
Tramaine The Search Is Over Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Search Is Over
42  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
57
PREVIOUS WEEK
42
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
36
Sade Diamond Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Diamond Life
37  Last
Peak
60  Weeks
33
PREVIOUS WEEK
37
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
60
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Portrait
37
Full Force Full Force Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Full Force
32  Last
29  Peak
23  Weeks
32
PREVIOUS WEEK
32
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
38
The Temptations Touch Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Touch Me
38  Last
20  Peak
17  Weeks
42
PREVIOUS WEEK
38
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
39
Val Young Seduction Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Seduction
40  Last
39  Peak
22  Weeks
44
PREVIOUS WEEK
40
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
40
Bernard Wright Mr. Wright Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mr. Wright
33  Last
25  Peak
20  Weeks
31
PREVIOUS WEEK
33
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | EMI
41
Luther Vandross The Night I Fell In Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Night I Fell In Love
41  Last
Peak
54  Weeks
34
PREVIOUS WEEK
41
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
54
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
42
Kurtis Blow America Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
America
36  Last
18  Peak
26  Weeks
36
PREVIOUS WEEK
36
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
43
The Isley Brothers Masterpiece Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Masterpiece
43  Last
19  Peak
19  Weeks
30
PREVIOUS WEEK
43
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
44
Anita Baker Rapture Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rapture
Last
44  Peak
Weeks
-
PREVIOUS WEEK
-
LAST WEEK
44
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x5
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
45
Stanley Jordan Magic Touch Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Magic Touch
50  Last
31  Peak
46  Weeks
47
PREVIOUS WEEK
50
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
46
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Blue Note
46
Johnnie Taylor Wall To Wall Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Wall To Wall
47  Last
46  Peak
11  Weeks
48
PREVIOUS WEEK
47
LAST WEEK
46
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Malaco
47
Mantronix The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Album
49  Last
47  Peak
Weeks
51
PREVIOUS WEEK
49
LAST WEEK
47
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sleeping Bag
48
Roy Ayers You Might Be Surprised Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
You Might Be Surprised
48  Last
31  Peak
21  Weeks
43
PREVIOUS WEEK
48
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
49
Ta Mara & The Seen Ta Mara & The Seen Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ta Mara & The Seen
44  Last
20  Peak
24  Weeks
38
PREVIOUS WEEK
44
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
50
Patti Austin Gettin' Away With Murder Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gettin' Away With Murder
51  Last
50  Peak
21  Weeks
61
PREVIOUS WEEK
51
LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Qwest
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