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
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10
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It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
Gains in performance
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2
Bobby Brown Don't Be Cruel Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Don't Be Cruel
1
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1
PEAK POSITION
11
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3
Freddie Jackson Don't Let Love Slip Away Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Don't Let Love Slip Away
3
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
7
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Gains in performance
4
EPMD Strictly Business Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Strictly Business
5
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
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Gains in performance
5
New Edition Heart Break Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Heart Break
4
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
11
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6
Al B. Sure! In Effect Mode Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In Effect Mode
6
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1
PEAK POSITION
19
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7
Keith Sweat Make It Last Forever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Make It Last Forever
8
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1
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
8
Big Daddy Kane Long Live The Kane Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Long Live The Kane
9
LAST WEEK
8
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11
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Gains in performance
9
Eric B. & Rakim Follow The Leader Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Follow The Leader
7
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7
PEAK POSITION
6
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10
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
18
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11
Salt-N-Pepa A Salt With A Deadly Pepa Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Salt With A Deadly Pepa
11
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11
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6
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12
Guy Guy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Guy
13
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
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
14
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
47
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
14
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
15
LAST WEEK
5
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21
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15
Rick James Wonderful Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Wonderful
12
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12
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10
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16
Loose Ends The Real Chuckeeboo Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Real Chuckeeboo
16
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16
PEAK POSITION
11
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17
Jeffrey Osborne One Love-One Dream Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Love-One Dream
21
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
18
Sade Stronger Than Pride Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stronger Than Pride
17
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3
PEAK POSITION
17
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19
Johnny Kemp Secrets Of Flying Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Secrets Of Flying
18
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4
PEAK POSITION
18
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20
Shirley Murdock A Woman's Point Of View Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Woman's Point Of View
22
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
11
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Gains in performance
19
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1
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART
22
J.J. Fad Supersonic--The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Supersonic--The Album
23
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21
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
23
Stetsasonic In Full Gear Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In Full Gear
20
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20
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
24
Troop Troop Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Troop
27
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19
PEAK POSITION
12
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Gains in performance
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14
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20
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26
Najee Day By Day Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Day By Day
24
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23
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
27
James Brown I'm Real Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'm Real
26
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15
PEAK POSITION
14
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28
Bobby McFerrin Simple Pleasures Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Simple Pleasures
34
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
15
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Gains in performance
29
Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tracy Chapman
33
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29
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
30
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
29
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
17
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
18
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32
Vanessa Williams The Right Stuff Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Right Stuff
30
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
33
Run-D.M.C. Tougher Than Leather Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tougher Than Leather
28
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2
PEAK POSITION
17
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34
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
32
LAST WEEK
22
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12
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38
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
53
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Gains in performance
36
Paula Abdul Forever Your Girl Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Forever Your Girl
36
LAST WEEK
36
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Howard Hewett Forever And Ever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Forever And Ever
39
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
38
Kool Moe Dee How Ya Like Me Now Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
How Ya Like Me Now
37
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART
39
M.C. Shy-D Comin' Correct in '88 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Comin' Correct in '88
35
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
40
Taylor Dayne Tell It To My Heart Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tell It To My Heart
47
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
41
Pebbles Pebbles Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Pebbles
40
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5
PEAK POSITION
37
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43
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2
PEAK POSITION
66
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46
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20
PEAK POSITION
18
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44
Tyrone Davis Flashin' Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Flashin' Back
48
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37
PEAK POSITION
18
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Gains in performance
42
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
46
Billy Ocean Tear Down These Walls Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tear Down These Walls
44
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
47
Siedah Garrett Kiss Of Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kiss Of Life
41
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41
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
48
Fat Boys Coming Back Hard Again Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Coming Back Hard Again
45
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30
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Melba Moore I'm In Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'm In Love
52
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46
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
50
David Sanborn Close-Up Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
49
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
51
The Jungle Bros. Straight Out The Jungle Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Straight Out The Jungle
60
LAST WEEK
51
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
52
Biz Markie Goin' Off Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Goin' Off
55
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
53
Schoolly D Smoke Some Kill Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Smoke Some Kill
50
LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
54
Gregory Hines Gregory Hines Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gregory Hines
53
LAST WEEK
53
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
55
Aswad Distant Thunder Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Distant Thunder
66
LAST WEEK
55
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
56
Busy Bee Running Thangs Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Running Thangs
64
LAST WEEK
56
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
51
LAST WEEK
46
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
71
LAST WEEK
58
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
59
Derek B Bullet From A Gun Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bullet From A Gun
57
LAST WEEK
56
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
56
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
61
Roy Ayers Drive Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
69
LAST WEEK
61
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
62
Kool & The Gang Everything's Kool & The Gang Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Everything's Kool & The Gang
58
LAST WEEK
58
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
63
Chapter 8 Forever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Forever
79
LAST WEEK
63
PEAK POSITION
2
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Gains in performance
64
Stevie B Party Your Body Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Party Your Body
63
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63
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
65
Boogie Down Productions By All Means Necessary Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
By All Means Necessary
61
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
66
Johnnie Taylor In Control Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In Control
68
LAST WEEK
66
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
67
Le Juan Love I Still Feel Good Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Still Feel Good
59
LAST WEEK
59
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
68
Raheem The Vigilante Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Vigilante
86
LAST WEEK
68
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
69
Finesse & Synquis Soul Sisters Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Soul Sisters
74
LAST WEEK
69
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
70
Teena Marie Naked To The World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Naked To The World
65
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
71
Betty Wright Mother Wit Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mother Wit
67
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
72
Dianne Reeves Dianne Reeves Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dianne Reeves
70
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
73
By All Means By All Means Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
By All Means
54
LAST WEEK
48
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
72
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
46
WEEKS ON CHART
75
Gary Taylor Compassion Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Compassion
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LAST WEEK
75
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
76
Natalie Cole Everlasting Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Everlasting
73
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
63
WEEKS ON CHART
77
101 North 101 North Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
101 North
75
LAST WEEK
75
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
78
Information Society Information Society Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Information Society
88
LAST WEEK
78
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
96
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
80
Tracie Spencer Tracie Spencer Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tracie Spencer
78
LAST WEEK
57
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Brenda Russell Get Here Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
83
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
82
Jesse Johnson Every Shade Of Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Every Shade Of Love
80
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
83
Pieces Of A Dream Makes You Wanna Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Makes You Wanna
85
LAST WEEK
60
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
81
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Kiara To Change And/Or Make A Difference Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
To Change And/Or Make A Difference
Gains in performance
86
Gregory Abbott I'll Prove It To You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'll Prove It To You
77
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
87
Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine Let It Loose Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Let It Loose
Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
97
LAST WEEK
55
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
88
Womack & Womack Conscience Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
76
LAST WEEK
74
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
89
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
89
LAST WEEK
89
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
90
Curtis Mayfield Super Fly (Soundtrack) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Super Fly (Soundtrack)
94
LAST WEEK
90
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
91
Kurtis Blow Back By Popular Demand Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back By Popular Demand
87
LAST WEEK
84
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
92
Patti Austin The Real Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Real Me
93
LAST WEEK
71
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
93
The Gap Band Straight From The Heart Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Straight From The Heart
82
LAST WEEK
74
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
95
LAST WEEK
94
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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LAST WEEK
94
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
96
Four Tops Indestructible Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Indestructible
Gains in performance
97
Ca$hflow Big Money Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Big Money
84
LAST WEEK
84
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
98
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
62
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
99
Various Artists The Bass That Ate Miami Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Bass That Ate Miami
92
LAST WEEK
92
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
100
Too $hort Born To Mack Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Born To Mack
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LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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