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
New
1
WEEKS ON CHART
Midnight Marauders
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
Play
2
Toni Braxton Toni Braxton Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Toni Braxton
3
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
3
R. Kelly 12 Play Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
12 Play
Gains in performance
4
Too $hort Get In Where You Fit In Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Get In Where You Fit In
1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
5
Eazy-E It's On (Dr. Dre 187um) Killa (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's On (Dr. Dre 187um) Killa (EP)
2
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
6
Tevin Campbell I'm Ready Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
4
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
7
Xscape Hummin' Comin' At 'Cha Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hummin' Comin' At 'Cha
5
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
8
Babyface For The Cool In You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
For The Cool In You
7
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
9
Wu-Tang Clan Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Gains in performance
10
Mariah Carey Music Box Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Music Box
9
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
11
DRS Gangsta Lean Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gangsta Lean
6
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
12
Shaquille O'Neal Shaq Diesel Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Shaq Diesel
10
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
13
Zapp & Roger All The Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All The Greatest Hits
11
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
14
Erick Sermon No Pressure Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No Pressure
8
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
15
Spice 1 187 He Wrote Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
187 He Wrote
12
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
16
Tony Toni Tone Sons Of Soul Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sons Of Soul
13
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
17
Janet Jackson janet. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
15
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
18
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.....
14
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART
19
Salt-N-Pepa Very Necessary Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Very Necessary
16
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
20
Intro Intro Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Intro
17
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
19
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
22
II D Extreme II D Extreme Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
II D Extreme
Gains in performance
23
Scarface The World Is Yours Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The World Is Yours
18
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
24
Martin Lawrence Talkin' Shit Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Talkin' Shit
20
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
25
Aaron Hall The Truth Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Truth
21
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
26
Cypress Hill Black Sunday Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Black Sunday
23
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
27
Teddy Pendergrass A Little More Magic Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Little More Magic
25
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
28
Dr. Dre The Chronic Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Chronic
24
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
48
WEEKS ON CHART
29
KRS-One Return Of The Boom Bap Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Return Of The Boom Bap
22
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
30
Luther Vandross Never Let Me Go Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Never Let Me Go
32
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
31
Boyz II Men Christmas Interpretations Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Christmas Interpretations
44
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
32
SWV It's About Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's About Time
26
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
55
WEEKS ON CHART
33
Whitney Houston The Bodyguard Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Bodyguard
39
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
34
Earth, Wind & Fire Millennium Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
41
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
35
Keith Washington You Make It Easy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
You Make It Easy
30
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
36
E-40 The Mail Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Mail Man
28
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Kenny G Breathless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Breathless
36
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART
38
Jody Watley Intimacy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Intimacy
Gains in performance
39
Kris Kross Da Bomb Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Da Bomb
31
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
40
Sade Love Deluxe Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Deluxe
34
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
54
WEEKS ON CHART
41
Fourplay Between The Sheets Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Between The Sheets
37
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
42
Black Moon Enta Da Stage Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Enta Da Stage
35
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
43
Hi-Five Faithful Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Faithful
27
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
44
MC Ren Shock Of The Hour Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Shock Of The Hour
Gains in performance
45
En Vogue Runaway Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Runaway Love
33
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
46
Joe Everything Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Everything
29
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
47
Souls Of Mischief 93 'til Infinity Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
93 'til Infinity
40
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
48
Johnny Gill Provocative Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Provocative
46
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Coming Of Age Coming Of Age Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Coming Of Age
43
LAST WEEK
43
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
38
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
51
Brian McKnight Brian McKnight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Brian McKnight
47
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
71
WEEKS ON CHART
52
8Ball & MJG Comin' Out Hard Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Comin' Out Hard
42
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
53
Onyx Bacdafucup Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bacdafucup
49
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART
54
Prince The Hits/The B-Sides Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Hits/The B-Sides
48
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
55
De La Soul Buhloone Mind State Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Buhloone Mind State
50
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
56
Prince The Hits 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Hits 1
52
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
53
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
58
Silk Lose Control Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lose Control
61
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART
59
Will Downing Love's The Place To Be Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love's The Place To Be
63
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
60
Mint Condition From The Mint Factory Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
From The Mint Factory
59
LAST WEEK
53
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
61
Bloods & Crips Bangin On Wax Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bangin On Wax
51
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART
62
Soundtrack Menace II Society Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Menace II Society
55
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
63
Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Code Red Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Code Red
Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
54
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
64
Prince The Hits 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Hits 2
60
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
65
Buju Banton Voice Of Jamaica Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Voice Of Jamaica
58
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
66
Stanley Clarke East River Drive Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
East River Drive
70
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
67
The O'Jays Heartbreaker Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Heartbreaker
57
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
68
Jade Jade To The Max Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jade To The Max
67
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART
69
Oleta Adams Evolution Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Evolution
66
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
70
Ronny Jordan The Quiet Revolution Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Quiet Revolution
99
LAST WEEK
70
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
71
George Clinton Hey Man...Smell My Finger Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hey Man...Smell My Finger
45
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
72
DMG Rigormortiz Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rigormortiz
73
LAST WEEK
40
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
73
Inner Circle Bad Boys Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
71
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART
74
Boss Born Gangstaz Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Born Gangstaz
69
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
75
Bell Biv DeVoe Hootie Mack Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hootie Mack
65
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
76
M.C. Breed The New Breed Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The New Breed
62
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART
77
Digital Underground The Body-Hat Syndrome Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Body-Hat Syndrome
56
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
78
Illegal The Untold Truth Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Untold Truth
64
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
79
Michael Jackson Dangerous Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
68
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
101
WEEKS ON CHART
80
Geto Boys Till Death Do Us Part Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Till Death Do Us Part
74
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Tag Team Whoomp! (There It Is) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Whoomp! (There It Is)
79
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
82
Levert For Real Tho' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
For Real Tho'
81
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART
83
U.N.V. Something's Goin' On Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Something's Goin' On
87
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
84
Shai If I Ever Fall In Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
If I Ever Fall In Love
78
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
47
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Tha Alkaholiks 21 & Over Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
83
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
86
YZ The Ghetto's Been Good To Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Ghetto's Been Good To Me
Gains in performance
87
MC Lyte Ain't No Other Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ain't No Other
72
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
88
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)
80
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
89
Chante Moore Precious Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
93
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
58
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
90
Jade BET's Listening Party Starring Jade Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
BET's Listening Party Starring Jade
77
LAST WEEK
67
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
91
Lords Of The Underground Here Come The Lords Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Here Come The Lords
-
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
92
Totally Insane Goin' Insane Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Goin' Insane
100
LAST WEEK
87
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
93
Ice Cube The Predator Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Predator
76
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Natalie Cole Unforgettable: With Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unforgettable: With Love
-
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
72
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
95
Patra Queen Of The Pack Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Queen Of The Pack
-
LAST WEEK
76
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
96
Robin S. Show Me Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Show Me Love
85
LAST WEEK
37
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
97
Mac Mall Illegal Business? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Illegal Business?
82
LAST WEEK
82
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
98
H-Town Fever For Da Flavor Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Fever For Da Flavor
75
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
99
K7 Swing Batta Swing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Swing Batta Swing
Gains in performance
100
George Benson Love Remembers Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Remembers
97
LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
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