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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
8
WEEKS AT NO. 1
18
WEEKS ON CHART
Don't Be Cruel
Imprint/Promotion Label
MCA

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1
Bobby Brown Don't Be Cruel Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Don't Be Cruel
Last
Peak
18  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x7
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
2
Luther Vandross Any Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Any Love
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
3
Freddie Jackson Don't Let Love Slip Away Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Don't Let Love Slip Away
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
4
Anita Baker Giving You The Best That I Got Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Giving You The Best That I Got
41  Last
Peak
Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
5
New Edition Heart Break Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Heart Break
Last
Peak
18  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMe | MCA/Geffen
6
Al B. Sure! In Effect Mode Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In Effect Mode
Last
Peak
26  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
7
Ice-T Power Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Power
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Sire
8
Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock It Takes Two Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It Takes Two
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
9
Guy Guy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Guy
10  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Uptown
10
Keith Sweat Make It Last Forever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Make It Last Forever
Last
Peak
47  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
47
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Vintertainment
11
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
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Def Jam
12
Big Daddy Kane Long Live The Kane Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Long Live The Kane
Last
Peak
18  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Cold Chillin'
13
Karyn White Karyn White Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Karyn White
17  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
14
Bobby McFerrin Simple Pleasures Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Simple Pleasures
12  Last
12  Peak
22  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
15
Salt-N-Pepa A Salt With A Deadly Pepa Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Salt With A Deadly Pepa
14  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Next Plateau
16
EPMD Strictly Business Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Strictly Business
13  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sleeping Bag | Fresh
17
George Benson Twice The Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Twice The Love
19  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
18
Cheryl Pepsii Riley Me, Myself And I Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Me, Myself And I
26  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
19
Silhouette Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Silhouette
27  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
20
Jeffrey Osborne One Love-One Dream Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Love-One Dream
15  Last
12  Peak
12  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
21
Ready For The World Ruff 'N' Ready Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ruff 'N' Ready
23  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
22
Teddy Pendergrass Joy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Joy
16  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
23
Sade Stronger Than Pride Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stronger Than Pride
18  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
24
Midnight Star Midnight Star Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Midnight Star
37  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
47
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Solar
25
Loose Ends The Real Chuckeeboo Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Real Chuckeeboo
22  Last
16  Peak
18  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
26
Tony Toni Tone Who? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Who?
24  Last
14  Peak
27  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Wing
27
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
20  Last
Peak
28  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Jive
28
Sir Mix-A-Lot Swass Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Swass
28  Last
28  Peak
18  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Nastymix
29
Cameo Machismo Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Machismo
66  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
66
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Atlanta Artists
30
Kiara To Change And/Or Make A Difference Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
To Change And/Or Make A Difference
33  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
31
Marley Marl In Control, Volume 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In Control, Volume 1
34  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Cold Chillin'
32
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
21  Last
Peak
54  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
54
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
33
Vanessa Williams The Right Stuff Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Right Stuff
30  Last
18  Peak
20  Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Wing
34
Troop Troop Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Troop
38  Last
19  Peak
19  Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
35
Eric B. & Rakim Follow The Leader Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Follow The Leader
25  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Uni
36
J.J. Fad Supersonic--The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Supersonic--The Album
32  Last
20  Peak
16  Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Ruthless
37
The 2 Live Crew Move Somethin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Move Somethin'
40  Last
20  Peak
25  Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Skyywalker
38
Najee Day By Day Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Day By Day
35  Last
23  Peak
18  Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
39
Taylor Dayne Tell It To My Heart Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tell It To My Heart
36  Last
27  Peak
28  Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
40
Shirley Murdock A Woman's Point Of View Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Woman's Point Of View
29  Last
19  Peak
18  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
41
Stetsasonic In Full Gear Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In Full Gear
31  Last
20  Peak
16  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
42
Jonathan Butler More Than Friends Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
More Than Friends
58  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
58
LAST WEEK
83
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Jive
43
Paula Abdul Forever Your Girl Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Forever Your Girl
43  Last
30  Peak
15  Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
50
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x7
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
44
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
39  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Fantasy | Reality/Danya
45
Johnnie Taylor In Control Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In Control
44  Last
44  Peak
11  Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
44
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Malaco
46
The Boys Messages From The Boys Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Messages From The Boys
68  Last
46  Peak
Weeks
68
LAST WEEK
79
TWO WEEKS AGO
46
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
47
Stevie Wonder Characters Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Characters
52  Last
Peak
40  Weeks
52
LAST WEEK
54
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
48
Deniece Williams As Good As It Gets Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
As Good As It Gets
71  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
71
LAST WEEK
90
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
49
By All Means By All Means Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
By All Means
55  Last
48  Peak
15  Weeks
55
LAST WEEK
55
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Island
50
George Michael Faith Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Faith
49  Last
Peak
50  Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
50
WEEKS ON CHART

Diamond
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Legacy | Columbia
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