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
4
WEEKS AT NO. 1
6
WEEKS ON CHART
Menace II Society
Play
2
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
3
Luther Vandross Never Let Me Go Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Never Let Me Go
3
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
4
Dr. Dre The Chronic Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Chronic
4
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART
5
Tony Toni Tone Sons Of Soul Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sons Of Soul
5
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
6
SWV It's About Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's About Time
7
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART
7
U.N.V. Something's Goin' On Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Something's Goin' On
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
8
Boss Born Gangstaz Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Born Gangstaz
9
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
9
Johnny Gill Provocative Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Provocative
8
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
10
Soundtrack Poetic Justice Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Poetic Justice
Gains in performance
11
Bell Biv DeVoe Hootie Mack Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hootie Mack
6
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
12
Levert For Real Tho' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
For Real Tho'
12
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
13
H-Town Fever For Da Flavor Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Fever For Da Flavor
11
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
14
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)
13
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
15
Onyx Bacdafucup Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bacdafucup
10
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
16
MC Lyte Ain't No Other Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ain't No Other
17
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
17
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.....
20
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
18
Kenny G Breathless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Breathless
15
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART
19
Sade Love Deluxe Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Deluxe
14
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART
20
Silk Lose Control Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lose Control
16
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART
21
Luke In The Nude Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In The Nude
18
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
22
Yo-Yo You Better Ask Somebody Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
You Better Ask Somebody
21
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
23
Natalie Cole Take A Look Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Take A Look
19
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
24
Whitney Houston The Bodyguard Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Bodyguard
22
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART
25
Intro Intro Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Intro
24
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
26
95 South Quad City Knock Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Quad City Knock
26
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
27
M.C. Breed The New Breed Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The New Breed
29
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
28
Geto Boys Till Death Do Us Part Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Till Death Do Us Part
23
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
29
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
15
WEEKS ON CHART
30
Big Daddy Kane Looks Like A Job For... Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Looks Like A Job For...
31
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
31
Chante Moore Precious Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
25
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART
32
Various Artists Uptown MTV Unplugged Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Uptown MTV Unplugged
28
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
33
Walter & Scotty My Brother's Keeper Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Brother's Keeper
32
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
34
Ganksta NIP Psychic Thoughts Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Psychic Thoughts
Gains in performance
35
Guru Guru's Jazzmatazz, Volume 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Guru's Jazzmatazz, Volume 1
30
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
36
Brian McKnight Brian McKnight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Brian McKnight
39
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
37
Ice Cube The Predator Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Predator
35
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART
38
Mary J. Blige What's The 411? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
What's The 411?
36
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
49
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Regina Belle Passion Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
33
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
40
Jade Jade To The Max Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jade To The Max
37
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART
41
Lords Of The Underground Here Come The Lords Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Here Come The Lords
46
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
42
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
28
WEEKS ON CHART
43
Michael Jackson Dangerous Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
48
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
82
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
44
Snow 12 Inches Of Snow Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
12 Inches Of Snow
34
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
45
The Pharcyde Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde
40
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
46
Naughty By Nature 19 Naughty III Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
19 Naughty III
47
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
47
Bloods & Crips Bangin On Wax Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bangin On Wax
41
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
44
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Vertical Hold A Matter Of Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Matter Of Time
71
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
50
5th Ward Boyz Ghetto Dope Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto Dope
45
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
51
George Benson Love Remembers Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Remembers
50
LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
52
Duice Dazzey Duks Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dazzey Duks
49
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
53
Run-D.M.C. Down With The King Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Down With The King
42
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
54
Alex Bugnon This Time Around Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
This Time Around
53
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
55
C-BO Gas Chamber Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gas Chamber
Gains in performance
56
Nemesis Temple Of Boom Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Temple Of Boom
Gains in performance
57
Biz Markie All Samples Cleared Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All Samples Cleared
43
LAST WEEK
43
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
58
P.M. Dawn The Bliss Album...? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Bliss Album...?
51
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
59
D-Shot Shot Calla Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Shot Calla
Gains in performance
60
Rachelle Ferrell Rachelle Ferrell Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rachelle Ferrell
55
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART
61
Jungle Brothers J. Beez Wit The Remedy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
J. Beez Wit The Remedy
52
LAST WEEK
52
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
62
Inner Circle Bad Boys Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
54
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
63
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. . .
64
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
66
WEEKS ON CHART
64
Kam Neva Again Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Neva Again
72
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
65
Paperboy Nine Yards Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nine Yards
58
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
66
Cameo The Best Of Cameo Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of Cameo
61
LAST WEEK
44
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
67
B.B. King Blues Summit Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Blues Summit
88
LAST WEEK
67
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
68
Men At Large Men At Large Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Men At Large
69
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART
69
Intelligent Hoodlum Tragedy-Saga Of A Hoodlum Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tragedy-Saga Of A Hoodlum
57
LAST WEEK
57
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
70
Rodney O & Joe Cooley F--k New York Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
56
LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
71
Chaka Demus & Pliers All She Wrote Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
85
LAST WEEK
71
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
72
ConFunkShun The Best Of Con Funk Shun Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of Con Funk Shun
62
LAST WEEK
43
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
67
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
74
Big Bub Comin' At Cha Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Comin' At Cha
66
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
75
Soundtrack Who's The Man? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Who's The Man?
65
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
76
Redman Whut? Thee Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Whut? Thee Album
68
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART
77
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)
59
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
78
Lee Ritenour Wes Bound Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Wes Bound
63
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
79
After 7 Takin' My Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Takin' My Time
83
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
80
Marvin Sease The Housekeeper Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Housekeeper
-
LAST WEEK
55
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
Gains in performance
82
Underground Kingz Too Hard To Swallow Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Too Hard To Swallow
90
LAST WEEK
37
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
83
Above The Law Black Mafia Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Black Mafia Life
73
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
84
En Vogue Funky Divas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Funky Divas
86
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
67
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Ant Banks Sittin' On Somethin' Phat Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sittin' On Somethin' Phat
81
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
86
Alexander O'Neal Love Makes No Sense Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Makes No Sense
95
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
87
Various Artists Roll Wit Tha Flava Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Roll Wit Tha Flava
98
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
88
Cypress Hill Cypress Hill Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cypress Hill
77
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
92
WEEKS ON CHART
89
RBL Posse A Lesson To Be Learned Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Lesson To Be Learned
76
LAST WEEK
60
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
90
Funkdoobiest Which Doobie U B? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Which Doobie U B?
70
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
91
Da Youngsta's The Aftermath Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Aftermath
82
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
92
Kirk Whalum Cache Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
60
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
93
Boyz II Men Cooleyhighharmony Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cooleyhighharmony
79
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
111
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Bobby Brown Bobby Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
78
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART
95
D.J. Magic Mike Bass: The Final Frontier Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bass: The Final Frontier
-
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
96
Art Porter Straight To The Point Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Straight To The Point
75
LAST WEEK
75
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
97
Half Pint Watch Me Grow Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Watch Me Grow
100
LAST WEEK
65
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
98
Pieces Of A Dream In Flight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
84
LAST WEEK
81
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
99
Joe Sample Invitation Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Invitation
80
LAST WEEK
43
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
100
Too Much Trouble Players Choice Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Players Choice
-
LAST WEEK
55
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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