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
3
WEEKS AT NO. 1
5
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Menace II Society
Play
2
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
6
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3
Luther Vandross Never Let Me Go Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Never Let Me Go
3
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
4
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4
Dr. Dre The Chronic Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Chronic
4
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
28
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5
Tony Toni Tone Sons Of Soul Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sons Of Soul
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
6
Bell Biv DeVoe Hootie Mack Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hootie Mack
Gains in performance
7
SWV It's About Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's About Time
6
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART
8
Johnny Gill Provocative Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Provocative
5
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
3
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9
Boss Born Gangstaz Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Born Gangstaz
7
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
10
Onyx Bacdafucup Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bacdafucup
10
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
13
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11
H-Town Fever For Da Flavor Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Fever For Da Flavor
9
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
12
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12
Levert For Real Tho' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
For Real Tho'
11
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
13
Tina Turner What's Love Got To Do With It (Soundtrack) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
What's Love Got To Do With It (Soundtrack)
17
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
14
Sade Love Deluxe Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Deluxe
12
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART
15
Kenny G Breathless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Breathless
13
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
16
Silk Lose Control Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lose Control
15
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
17
MC Lyte Ain't No Other Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ain't No Other
Gains in performance
18
Luke In The Nude Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In The Nude
8
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
19
Natalie Cole Take A Look Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Take A Look
14
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
20
2Pac Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z..... Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.....
18
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
19
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21
Yo-Yo You Better Ask Somebody Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
You Better Ask Somebody
Gains in performance
22
Whitney Houston The Bodyguard Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Bodyguard
16
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
23
Geto Boys Till Death Do Us Part Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Till Death Do Us Part
20
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1
PEAK POSITION
16
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24
Intro Intro Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Intro
22
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
12
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25
Chante Moore Precious Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
23
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART
26
95 South Quad City Knock Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Quad City Knock
21
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
27
LL Cool J 14 Shots To The Dome Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
14 Shots To The Dome
27
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
28
Various Artists Uptown MTV Unplugged Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Uptown MTV Unplugged
19
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
29
M.C. Breed The New Breed Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The New Breed
25
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
30
Guru Guru's Jazzmatazz, Volume 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Guru's Jazzmatazz, Volume 1
26
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
31
Big Daddy Kane Looks Like A Job For... Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Looks Like A Job For...
24
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
32
Walter & Scotty My Brother's Keeper Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Brother's Keeper
28
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
33
Regina Belle Passion Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
29
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
34
Snow 12 Inches Of Snow Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
12 Inches Of Snow
31
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
35
Ice Cube The Predator Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Predator
39
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
36
Mary J. Blige What's The 411? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
What's The 411?
30
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
48
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Jade Jade To The Max Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jade To The Max
36
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
38
Shai If I Ever Fall In Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
If I Ever Fall In Love
38
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Brian McKnight Brian McKnight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Brian McKnight
43
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
40
The Pharcyde Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde
32
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
41
Bloods & Crips Bangin On Wax Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bangin On Wax
37
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
42
Run-D.M.C. Down With The King Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Down With The King
33
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
43
Biz Markie All Samples Cleared Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All Samples Cleared
Gains in performance
34
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
45
5th Ward Boyz Ghetto Dope Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto Dope
35
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
46
Lords Of The Underground Here Come The Lords Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Here Come The Lords
44
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
47
Naughty By Nature 19 Naughty III Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
19 Naughty III
42
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
48
Michael Jackson Dangerous Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
46
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
81
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Duice Dazzey Duks Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dazzey Duks
47
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
50
George Benson Love Remembers Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Remembers
Gains in performance
51
P.M. Dawn The Bliss Album...? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Bliss Album...?
40
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
52
Jungle Brothers J. Beez Wit The Remedy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
J. Beez Wit The Remedy
Gains in performance
53
Alex Bugnon This Time Around Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
This Time Around
45
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
54
Inner Circle Bad Boys Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
41
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
55
Rachelle Ferrell Rachelle Ferrell Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rachelle Ferrell
58
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
56
Rodney O & Joe Cooley F--k New York Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
50
LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
57
Intelligent Hoodlum Tragedy-Saga Of A Hoodlum Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tragedy-Saga Of A Hoodlum
Gains in performance
58
Paperboy Nine Yards Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nine Yards
53
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
59
Digable Planets Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time And Space) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time And Space)
48
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
60
Kirk Whalum Cache Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
55
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
61
Cameo The Best Of Cameo Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of Cameo
68
LAST WEEK
44
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
62
ConFunkShun The Best Of Con Funk Shun Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of Con Funk Shun
70
LAST WEEK
43
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
63
Lee Ritenour Wes Bound Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Wes Bound
54
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
64
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. . .
51
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
65
WEEKS ON CHART
65
Soundtrack Who's The Man? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Who's The Man?
49
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
66
Big Bub Comin' At Cha Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Comin' At Cha
60
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART
57
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
68
Redman Whut? Thee Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Whut? Thee Album
73
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
69
Men At Large Men At Large Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Men At Large
56
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART
70
Funkdoobiest Which Doobie U B? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Which Doobie U B?
52
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
71
Vertical Hold A Matter Of Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Matter Of Time
Gains in performance
72
Kam Neva Again Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Neva Again
79
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
73
Above The Law Black Mafia Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Black Mafia Life
80
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
74
Masta Ace Slaughtahouse Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Slaughtahouse
59
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
75
Art Porter Straight To The Point Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Straight To The Point
Gains in performance
76
RBL Posse A Lesson To Be Learned Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Lesson To Be Learned
75
LAST WEEK
60
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
77
Cypress Hill Cypress Hill Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cypress Hill
90
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
91
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
78
Bobby Brown Bobby Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
67
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART
79
Boyz II Men Cooleyhighharmony Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cooleyhighharmony
64
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
110
WEEKS ON CHART
80
Joe Sample Invitation Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Invitation
78
LAST WEEK
43
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Ant Banks Sittin' On Somethin' Phat Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sittin' On Somethin' Phat
69
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
82
Da Youngsta's The Aftermath Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Aftermath
61
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
83
After 7 Takin' My Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Takin' My Time
66
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART
84
Pieces Of A Dream In Flight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
81
LAST WEEK
81
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Chaka Demus & Pliers All She Wrote Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
84
LAST WEEK
84
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
86
En Vogue Funky Divas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Funky Divas
76
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
66
WEEKS ON CHART
87
Jeff Lorber Worth Waiting For Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Worth Waiting For
72
LAST WEEK
71
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
88
B.B. King Blues Summit Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Blues Summit
Gains in performance
89
Soundtrack Boomerang Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Boomerang
71
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART
90
Underground Kingz Too Hard To Swallow Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Too Hard To Swallow
62
LAST WEEK
37
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
91
B-Legit Tryin' To Get A Buck Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tryin' To Get A Buck
65
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
95
LAST WEEK
47
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
93
Ray Charles My World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My World
63
LAST WEEK
53
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Portrait Portrait Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Portrait
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LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
95
Alexander O'Neal Love Makes No Sense Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Makes No Sense
82
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
96
Compton's Most Wanted Music To Driveby Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Music To Driveby
99
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART
97
Bar-Kays The Best Of Bar-Kays Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of Bar-Kays
96
LAST WEEK
80
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
98
Various Artists Roll Wit Tha Flava Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Roll Wit Tha Flava
74
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
99
Natalie Cole Unforgettable: With Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unforgettable: With Love
89
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
67
WEEKS ON CHART
100
Half Pint Watch Me Grow Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Watch Me Grow
88
LAST WEEK
65
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
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