TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

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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).

The week of
14
WEEKS AT NO. 1
18
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Just Like The First Time
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2
Beastie Boys Licensed To Ill Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Licensed To Ill
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
3
Luther Vandross Give Me The Reason Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Give Me The Reason
3
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
20
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4
Cameo Word Up Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Word Up
4
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
24
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5
Club Nouveau Life, Love & Pain Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Life, Love & Pain
5
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
6
Ready For The World Long Time Coming Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Long Time Coming
6
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
7
Janet Jackson Control Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
7
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
54
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8
Anita Baker Rapture Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
8
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
48
WEEKS ON CHART
9
Melba Moore A Lot Of Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Lot Of Love
10
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
28
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Gains in performance
10
Loose Ends The Zagora Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Zagora
14
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
20
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Gains in performance
11
Shirley Murdock Shirley Murdock! Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Shirley Murdock!
9
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
31
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12
Lionel Richie Dancing On The Ceiling Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dancing On The Ceiling
13
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
13
Gregory Abbott Shake You Down Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Shake You Down
12
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
14
Aretha Franklin Aretha (II) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Aretha (II)
11
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
15
Phyllis Hyman Living All Alone Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Living All Alone
17
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
15
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
17
New Edition Under The Blue Moon Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Under The Blue Moon
16
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
18
Najee Najee's Theme Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Najee's Theme
20
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
11
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Gains in performance
19
Bobby Brown King Of Stage Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
King Of Stage
18
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
20
Run-D.M.C. Raising Hell Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Raising Hell
19
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART
21
Miki Howard Come Share My Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Come Share My Love
21
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
22
Millie Jackson An Imitation Of Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
An Imitation Of Love
23
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
23
Clarence Carter Dr. C.C. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
25
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART
24
George Howard A Nice Place To Be Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Nice Place To Be
22
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
25
Ray, Goodman & Brown Take It To The Limit Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Take It To The Limit
24
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
26
Robert Cray Strong Persuader Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Strong Persuader
26
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
27
Kenny G Duotones Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Duotones
28
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
28
The Jets The Jets Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Jets
30
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
29
Mantronix Music Madness Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Music Madness
27
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
30
The Gap Band Gap Band 8 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gap Band 8
31
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
31
Howard Hewett I Commit To Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Commit To Love
35
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
32
Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew Oh, My God! Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Oh, My God!
Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew
29
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
33
The Temptations To Be Continued Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
To Be Continued
33
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART
34
Tina Turner Break Every Rule Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Break Every Rule
34
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
35
Timex Social Club Vicious Rumors...The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Vicious Rumors...The Album
36
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
36
Jesse Johnson Shockadelica Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Shockadelica
32
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Robbie Nevil Robbie Nevil Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Robbie Nevil
42
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
38
Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Whitney Houston
37
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
101
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Donna Allen Perfect Timing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Perfect Timing
39
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
46
LAST WEEK
40
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
41
Commodores United Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
43
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
42
Chico DeBarge Chico DeBarge Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chico DeBarge
40
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
43
One Way One Way XI Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Way XI
41
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
45
LAST WEEK
44
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
45
Klymaxx Klymaxx Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Klymaxx
38
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
46
Sylvester Mutual Attraction Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mutual Attraction
54
LAST WEEK
46
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
47
James Brown Gravity Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
44
LAST WEEK
44
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
48
Vesta Vesta Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Vesta
49
LAST WEEK
43
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Bruce Willis The Return Of Bruno Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Return Of Bruno
58
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
50
The Crusaders The Good And Bad Times Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Good And Bad Times
68
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
51
Various Artists Mr. Magic's Rap Attack, Vol 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mr. Magic's Rap Attack, Vol 2
51
LAST WEEK
51
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
52
Levert Bloodline Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bloodline
56
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
53
Rose Royce Fresh Cut Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Fresh Cut
53
LAST WEEK
53
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
54
Expose Exposure Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Exposure
Gains in performance
55
The Egyptian Lover One Track Mind Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Track Mind
55
LAST WEEK
55
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
56
Five Star Silk & Steel Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Silk & Steel
50
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
57
Jeff Lorber Private Passion Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Private Passion
48
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
58
George Benson While The City Sleeps . . . Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
While The City Sleeps . . .
47
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
59
Grace Jones Inside Story Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Inside Story
63
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
60
Stacy Lattisaw Take Me All The Way Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Take Me All The Way
57
LAST WEEK
36
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
61
Shirley Jones Always In The Mood Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Always In The Mood
64
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
62
Isaac Hayes U-Turn Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
59
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
63
Bob James/David Sanborn Double Vision Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
70
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
64
The 2 Live Crew 2 Live Crew Is What We Are Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
2 Live Crew Is What We Are
Gains in performance
65
Billy Ocean Love Zone Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Zone
61
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART
66
Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Live In Los Angeles Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
67
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
67
Bob James Obsession Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Obsession
66
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
68
Stanley Jordan Standards Volume 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Standards Volume 1
52
LAST WEEK
52
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
69
Bunny Debarge In Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gains in performance
70
Midnight Star Headlines Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Headlines
69
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
71
Kurtis Blow Kingdom Blow Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kingdom Blow
71
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
72
Al Jarreau L Is For Lover Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
L Is For Lover
60
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
Gains in performance
74
Patti LaBelle Winner In You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Winner In You
65
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART
75
O'Bryan Surrender Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Surrender
72
LAST WEEK
66
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
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