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
2
LAST WEEK
9
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Don't Be Cruel
Gains in performance
Play
2
Public Enemy It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
3
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
3
EPMD Strictly Business Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Strictly Business
1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
4
Al B. Sure! In Effect Mode Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In Effect Mode
4
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
5
Freddie Jackson Don't Let Love Slip Away Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Don't Let Love Slip Away
6
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
6
Keith Sweat Make It Last Forever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Make It Last Forever
5
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART
7
New Edition Heart Break Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Heart Break
7
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
8
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
9
Eric B. & Rakim Follow The Leader Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Follow The Leader
10
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
10
Big Daddy Kane Long Live The Kane Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Long Live The Kane
11
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
11
Salt-N-Pepa A Salt With A Deadly Pepa Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Salt With A Deadly Pepa
15
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
12
Guy Guy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Guy
17
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
13
Terence Trent D'Arby Indtroducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Indtroducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby
9
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART
14
Rick James Wonderful Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Wonderful
14
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
15
D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince He's The D.J., I'm The Rapper Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
He's The D.J., I'm The Rapper
13
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
16
Loose Ends The Real Chuckeeboo Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Real Chuckeeboo
18
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
17
Sade Stronger Than Pride Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stronger Than Pride
16
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
18
Johnny Kemp Secrets Of Flying Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Secrets Of Flying
12
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
19
Troop Troop Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Troop
22
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
19
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART
21
J.J. Fad Supersonic--The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Supersonic--The Album
25
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
22
Stetsasonic In Full Gear Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In Full Gear
26
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
23
Najee Day By Day Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Day By Day
24
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
24
Shirley Murdock A Woman's Point Of View Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Woman's Point Of View
29
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
25
Run-D.M.C. Tougher Than Leather Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tougher Than Leather
20
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
26
James Brown I'm Real Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'm Real
23
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
27
Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew The World's Greatest Entertainer Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The World's Greatest Entertainer
Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew
21
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
28
Vanessa Williams The Right Stuff Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Right Stuff
28
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
29
Jeffrey Osborne One Love-One Dream Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Love-One Dream
34
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
30
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
31
The 2 Live Crew Move Somethin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Move Somethin'
31
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
32
Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tracy Chapman
35
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
33
The Mac Band Featuring The McCampbell Brothers The Mac Band Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Mac Band
The Mac Band Featuring The McCampbell Brothers
27
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
34
Kool Moe Dee How Ya Like Me Now Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
How Ya Like Me Now
32
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART
35
M.C. Shy-D Comin' Correct in '88 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Comin' Correct in '88
43
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
36
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
64
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Pebbles Pebbles Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Pebbles
33
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART
38
Paula Abdul Forever Your Girl Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Forever Your Girl
51
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
41
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
40
Howard Hewett Forever And Ever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Forever And Ever
45
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
41
Fat Boys Coming Back Hard Again Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Coming Back Hard Again
39
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
42
David Sanborn Close-Up Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
38
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
43
Siedah Garrett Kiss Of Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kiss Of Life
47
LAST WEEK
43
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
44
Billy Ocean Tear Down These Walls Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tear Down These Walls
37
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
40
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
46
Tyrone Davis Flashin' Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Flashin' Back
42
LAST WEEK
37
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
47
Bobby McFerrin Simple Pleasures Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Simple Pleasures
61
LAST WEEK
47
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
44
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Melba Moore I'm In Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'm In Love
49
LAST WEEK
46
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
53
LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
46
LAST WEEK
46
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
52
Schoolly D Smoke Some Kill Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Smoke Some Kill
64
LAST WEEK
52
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
53
Gregory Hines Gregory Hines Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gregory Hines
55
LAST WEEK
53
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
54
By All Means By All Means Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
By All Means
50
LAST WEEK
48
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
55
Taylor Dayne Tell It To My Heart Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tell It To My Heart
60
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
56
Biz Markie Goin' Off Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Goin' Off
48
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
57
Derek B Bullet From A Gun Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bullet From A Gun
56
LAST WEEK
56
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
58
Lonzo And World Class Wreckin Kru Turn Off The Lights In The Fast Lane Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Turn Off The Lights In The Fast Lane
Lonzo And World Class Wreckin Kru
54
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
59
Teena Marie Naked To The World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Naked To The World
57
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
60
Dianne Reeves Dianne Reeves Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dianne Reeves
62
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
61
Natalie Cole Everlasting Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Everlasting
66
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
61
WEEKS ON CHART
62
Brenda Russell Get Here Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
59
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
63
Boogie Down Productions By All Means Necessary Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
By All Means Necessary
58
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
64
Kool & The Gang Everything's Kool & The Gang Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Everything's Kool & The Gang
71
LAST WEEK
64
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
78
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
77
LAST WEEK
66
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
67
Busy Bee Running Thangs Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Running Thangs
Gains in performance
68
Le Juan Love I Still Feel Good Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Still Feel Good
70
LAST WEEK
68
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
69
Gregory Abbott I'll Prove It To You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'll Prove It To You
52
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
70
Roy Ayers Drive Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gains in performance
71
Patti Austin The Real Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Real Me
85
LAST WEEK
71
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
72
The Jungle Bros. Straight Out The Jungle Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Straight Out The Jungle
68
LAST WEEK
68
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
73
Betty Wright Mother Wit Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mother Wit
69
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
74
Womack & Womack Conscience Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
96
LAST WEEK
74
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
75
Johnnie Taylor In Control Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In Control
80
LAST WEEK
75
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
76
Pieces Of A Dream Makes You Wanna Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Makes You Wanna
73
LAST WEEK
60
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
77
Gary Taylor Compassion Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Compassion
81
LAST WEEK
77
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
78
Stevie B Party Your Body Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Party Your Body
89
LAST WEEK
78
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
79
Jesse Johnson Every Shade Of Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Every Shade Of Love
65
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
80
The Gap Band Straight From The Heart Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Straight From The Heart
74
LAST WEEK
74
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Prince Lovesexy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lovesexy
63
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
82
Tracie Spencer Tracie Spencer Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tracie Spencer
79
LAST WEEK
57
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
83
Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine Let It Loose Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Let It Loose
Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
83
LAST WEEK
55
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
67
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Aswad Distant Thunder Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Distant Thunder
100
LAST WEEK
85
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
86
Raheem The Vigilante Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Vigilante
Gains in performance
87
Ca$hflow Big Money Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Big Money
87
LAST WEEK
87
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
88
101 North 101 North Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
101 North
97
LAST WEEK
88
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
89
True Love I'm Bustin' Out Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'm Bustin' Out
72
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
90
Finesse & Synquis Soul Sisters Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Soul Sisters
Gains in performance
91
Soundtrack Coming To America Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Coming To America
Gains in performance
92
Curtis Mayfield Super Fly (Soundtrack) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Super Fly (Soundtrack)
Gains in performance
93
MC Lyte Lyte As A Rock Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lyte As A Rock
82
LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Kurtis Blow Back By Popular Demand Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back By Popular Demand
84
LAST WEEK
84
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
95
The Robert Cray Band Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark
Gains in performance
96
Too $hort Born To Mack Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Born To Mack
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LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
88
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
98
Tony Terry Forever Yours Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Forever Yours
90
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART
94
LAST WEEK
94
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
100
Suave I'm Your Playmate Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'm Your Playmate
75
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
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