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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5
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The Bodyguard
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Dr. Dre The Chronic Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Chronic
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3
Kenny G Breathless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Breathless
3
LAST WEEK
3
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5
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4
Sade Love Deluxe Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Deluxe
2
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2
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7
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5
Mary J. Blige What's The 411? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
What's The 411?
5
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1
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21
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6
Ice Cube The Predator Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Predator
4
LAST WEEK
1
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5
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7
Wreckx-N-Effect Hard Or Smooth Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hard Or Smooth
6
LAST WEEK
6
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4
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8
TLC Ooooooohhh. . .On The TLC Tip Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ooooooohhh. . .On The TLC Tip
10
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
42
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9
Arrested Development 3 Years 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of. . . Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
3 Years 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of. . .
9
LAST WEEK
3
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38
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10
Soundtrack Boomerang Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Boomerang
8
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1
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25
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11
Bobby Brown Bobby Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
7
LAST WEEK
1
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17
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12
Kris Kross Totally Krossed Out Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Totally Krossed Out
12
LAST WEEK
1
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38
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13
Boyz II Men Cooleyhighharmony Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cooleyhighharmony
13
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1
PEAK POSITION
83
WEEKS ON CHART

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14
En Vogue Funky Divas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Funky Divas
14
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
39
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15
Various Artists Handel's Messiah - A Soulful Celebration Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Handel's Messiah - A Soulful Celebration
11
LAST WEEK
11
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5
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16
Eazy-E 5150 Home 4 Tha Sick Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
5150 Home 4 Tha Sick
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17
Prince And The New Power Generation Love Symbol Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Symbol Album
Prince And The New Power Generation
15
LAST WEEK
8
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10
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18
House Of Pain House Of Pain Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
House Of Pain
16
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16
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21
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19
The Sounds Of Blackness The Night Before Christmas... A Musical Fantasy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Night Before Christmas... A Musical Fantasy
20
LAST WEEK
19
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5
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20
Shabba Ranks X-tra Naked Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
X-tra Naked
18
LAST WEEK
11
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12
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21
Soundtrack Trespass Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trespass
17
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16
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4
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22
Da Lench Mob Guerillas In Tha Mist Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Guerillas In Tha Mist
19
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4
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13
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23
Natalie Cole Unforgettable: With Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unforgettable: With Love
25
LAST WEEK
5
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52
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24
Bob Marley Songs Of Freedom Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Songs Of Freedom
Bob Marley
26
LAST WEEK
24
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5
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25
Redman Whut? Thee Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Whut? Thee Album
21
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5
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11
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26
After 7 Takin' My Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Takin' My Time
27
LAST WEEK
8
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17
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27
Silk Lose Control Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lose Control
30
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27
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5
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28
Jodeci Forever My Lady Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Forever My Lady
35
LAST WEEK
1
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80
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29
Portrait Portrait Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Portrait
28
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28
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7
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30
Mariah Carey MTV Unplugged EP Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MTV Unplugged EP
37
LAST WEEK
16
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23
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31
R. Kelly & Public Announcement Born Into The '90's Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Born Into The '90's
R. Kelly & Public Announcement
36
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
47
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32
Chante Moore Precious Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
23
LAST WEEK
23
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11
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33
Lo-Key? Where Dey At? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Where Dey At?
24
LAST WEEK
18
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10
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34
Grand Puba Reel To Reel Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Reel To Reel
34
LAST WEEK
14
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9
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35
Stephanie Mills Something Real Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Something Real
29
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22
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4
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36
Michael Jackson Dangerous Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
47
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
54
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37
Patti LaBelle Patti LaBelle Live! Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Patti LaBelle Live!
33
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
38
Cypress Hill Cypress Hill Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cypress Hill
40
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4
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65
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Al B. Sure! Sexy Versus Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sexy Versus
38
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2
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13
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40
Mad Cobra Hard To Wet, Easy To Dry Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hard To Wet, Easy To Dry
43
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17
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15
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41
Paris Sleeping With The Enemy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sleeping With The Enemy
31
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23
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4
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42
N2Deep Back To The Hotel Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back To The Hotel
42
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29
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26
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43
Geto Boys Geto Boy's The Best Uncut Dope Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Geto Boy's The Best Uncut Dope
44
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31
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5
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44
George Duke Snapshot Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Snapshot
46
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40
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11
WEEKS ON CHART
45
Miki Howard Femme Fatale Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Femme Fatale
51
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7
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14
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46
East Coast Family East Coast Family Volume One Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
East Coast Family Volume One
50
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12
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20
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47
Soundtrack Malcolm X Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Malcolm X
41
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23
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5
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48
Jade Jade To The Max Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jade To The Max
52
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48
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5
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Kool G Rap & D.J. Polo Live And Let Die Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Live And Let Die
32
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18
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5
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50
Chuckii Booker Niice N' Wiild Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Niice N' Wiild
45
LAST WEEK
13
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13
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51
Compton's Most Wanted Music To Driveby Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Music To Driveby
39
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20
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12
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52
Vanessa Williams The Comfort Zone Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Comfort Zone
54
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
69
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53
Das EFX Dead Serious Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dead Serious
59
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
37
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54
SWV It's About Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's About Time
60
LAST WEEK
38
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8
WEEKS ON CHART

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55
Sir Mix-A-Lot Mack Daddy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mack Daddy
57
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART
56
Bushwick Bill Little Big Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Little Big Man
48
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15
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12
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57
Hi-Five Keep It Goin' On Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Keep It Goin' On
56
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
19
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58
Spice 1 Spice 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Spice 1
49
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14
PEAK POSITION
35
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59
Various Artists Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection
64
LAST WEEK
59
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
60
Bass Outlaws Illegal Bass Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Illegal Bass
61
LAST WEEK
53
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5
WEEKS ON CHART
61
Too $hort Shorty The Pimp Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Shorty The Pimp
55
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11
PEAK POSITION
23
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62
David Sanborn Upfront Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
65
LAST WEEK
60
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18
WEEKS ON CHART
63
Father M.C. Close To You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Close To You
62
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
64
Rachelle Ferrell Rachelle Ferrell Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rachelle Ferrell
58
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
65
Underground Kingz Too Hard To Swallow Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Too Hard To Swallow
53
LAST WEEK
37
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
66
Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch You Gotta Believe Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
92
LAST WEEK
66
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2
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67
Najee Just An Illusion Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Just An Illusion
69
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
68
EPMD Business Never Personal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Business Never Personal
72
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
69
Tevin Campbell T.E.V.I.N. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
T.E.V.I.N.
71
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART
70
Freddie Jackson Time For Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Time For Love
67
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
71
Trey Lorenz Trey Lorenz Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trey Lorenz
70
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
72
Beastie Boys Check Your Head Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Check Your Head
73
LAST WEEK
37
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
73
Maxi Priest Fe Real Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
63
LAST WEEK
46
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7
WEEKS ON CHART
74
CeCe Peniston Finally Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
77
LAST WEEK
13
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44
WEEKS ON CHART
75
Lionel Richie Back To Front Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back To Front
76
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART
76
DJ Quik Way 2 Fonky Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Way 2 Fonky
66
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
77
Various Artists MTV: Party To Go, Vol. 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MTV: Party To Go, Vol. 2
83
LAST WEEK
77
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
78
Lorenzo Lorenzo Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lorenzo
81
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
79
M.C. Hammer Too Legit To Quit Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Too Legit To Quit
-
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
41
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80
Public Enemy Greatest Misses Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Greatest Misses
78
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Mariah Carey Emotions Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
88
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART
82
Various Artists The Jacksons: An American Dream Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Jacksons: An American Dream
79
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
83
Brian McKnight Brian McKnight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Brian McKnight
74
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
24
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84
Positive K Skills Dat Pay Da Bills Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Skills Dat Pay Da Bills
84
LAST WEEK
79
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5
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Robert Cray I Was Warned Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Was Warned
80
LAST WEEK
80
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4
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86
Super Cat Don Dada Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Don Dada
86
LAST WEEK
37
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31
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87
Charles & Eddie Duophonic Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
89
LAST WEEK
81
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4
WEEKS ON CHART
88
Keith Sweat Keep It Comin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Keep It Comin'
87
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
56
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89
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Mecca And The Soul Brother Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mecca And The Soul Brother
75
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART
90
Luther Vandross Power Of Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Power Of Love
-
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
61
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
91
Bob James/Earl Klugh Cool Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cool
Bob James/Earl Klugh
90
LAST WEEK
88
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
92
Fu-Schnickens F.U.- Don't Take It Personal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
F.U.- Don't Take It Personal
85
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART
93
D.J. Jimi It's Jimi Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's Jimi
93
LAST WEEK
80
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Willie D I'm Goin' Out Lika Soldier Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'm Goin' Out Lika Soldier
68
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
95
Lighter Shade Of Brown Hip Hop Locos Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
96
LAST WEEK
95
PEAK POSITION
2
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96
C+C Music Factory Gonna Make You Sweat Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gonna Make You Sweat
100
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
49
WEEKS ON CHART
97
Color Me Badd C.M.B. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
-
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
46
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
98
MC Serch Return Of The Product Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Return Of The Product
-
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
99
Aretha Franklin Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings
Gains in performance
100
P.M. Dawn Of The Heart, Of The Soul & Of The Cross Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Of The Heart, Of The Soul & Of The Cross
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LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
25
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