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
8
WEEKS AT NO. 1
18
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12 Play
Play
2
Gang Starr Hard To Earn Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hard To Earn
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
3
Snoop Doggy Dogg Doggy Style Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Doggy Style
3
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
4
Toni Braxton Toni Braxton Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Toni Braxton
4
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART
5
Jodeci Diary Of A Mad Band Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Diary Of A Mad Band
5
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
6
M.C. Hammer The Funky Headhunter Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Funky Headhunter
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
7
Tevin Campbell I'm Ready Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
6
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
8
Ice Cube Lethal Injection Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lethal Injection
7
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
9
Zhane Pronounced Jah-Nay Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Pronounced Jah-Nay
8
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
10
Mariah Carey Music Box Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Music Box
11
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
11
Salt-N-Pepa Very Necessary Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Very Necessary
9
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
12
Wu-Tang Clan Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
12
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
13
5th Ward Boyz Gangsta Funk Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gangsta Funk
14
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
14
Whitney Houston The Bodyguard Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Bodyguard
10
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
69
WEEKS ON CHART
15
Various Artists Rhythm Country & Blues Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rhythm Country & Blues
15
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
16
A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Midnight Marauders
18
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
17
Xscape Hummin' Comin' At 'Cha Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hummin' Comin' At 'Cha
13
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
18
Babyface For The Cool In You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
For The Cool In You
16
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
19
Various Artists A Tribute To Curtis Mayfield Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Tribute To Curtis Mayfield
17
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
20
Aaron Hall The Truth Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Truth
23
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
21
The New 2 Live Crew Back At Your Ass For The Nine-4 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back At Your Ass For The Nine-4
20
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
22
Queen Latifah Black Reign Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Black Reign
22
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
23
Top Authority Somethin' To Blaze To Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Somethin' To Blaze To
29
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
24
Janet Jackson janet. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
21
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART
25
Domino Domino Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Domino
19
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
26
Too $hort Get In Where You Fit In Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Get In Where You Fit In
24
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
27
US3 Hand On The Torch Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hand On The Torch
31
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
28
Mint Condition From The Mint Factory Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
From The Mint Factory
25
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
29
Shaquille O'Neal Shaq Diesel Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Shaq Diesel
26
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
30
Kenny G Breathless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Breathless
27
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
69
WEEKS ON CHART
28
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
32
Aretha Franklin Greatest Hits (1980-1994) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Greatest Hits (1980-1994)
34
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
33
The Conscious Daughters Ear To The Street Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ear To The Street
32
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
34
Soundtrack Sugar Hill Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sugar Hill
41
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
35
Mary J. Blige What's The 411? Remix Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
What's The 411? Remix Album
37
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
36
Zapp & Roger All The Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All The Greatest Hits
35
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Tony Toni Tone Sons Of Soul Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sons Of Soul
30
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART
38
Dr. Dre The Chronic Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Chronic
40
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
65
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Various Artists Old School Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
38
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
40
Sade Love Deluxe Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Deluxe
43
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
71
WEEKS ON CHART
33
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART
42
E-40 The Mail Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Mail Man
47
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
43
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)
39
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
44
CeCe Peniston Thought 'Ya Knew Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thought 'Ya Knew
36
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
45
8Ball & MJG Comin' Out Hard Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Comin' Out Hard
44
LAST WEEK
40
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
46
Teddy Pendergrass A Little More Magic Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Little More Magic
50
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
47
2 Low Funky Lil Brotha Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Funky Lil Brotha
42
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
48
MeShell Ndegeocello Plantation Lullabies Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Plantation Lullabies
45
LAST WEEK
43
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Intro Intro Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Intro
52
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
49
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
50
Spice 1 187 He Wrote Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
187 He Wrote
48
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
51
Patra Queen Of The Pack Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Queen Of The Pack
49
LAST WEEK
47
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
52
Freddie Jackson Here It Is Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
46
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
53
SWV It's About Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's About Time
54
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
72
WEEKS ON CHART
54
Brian McKnight Brian McKnight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Brian McKnight
51
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
88
WEEKS ON CHART
55
Scarface The World Is Yours Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The World Is Yours
53
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART
56
Soundtrack House Party 3 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
House Party 3
55
LAST WEEK
55
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
57
Johnny Gill Provocative Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Provocative
62
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART
58
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.....
67
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
56
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
59
K7 Swing Batta Swing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Swing Batta Swing
64
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
60
Eternal Always & Forever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Always & Forever
Gains in performance
61
Keith Washington You Make It Easy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
You Make It Easy
60
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
62
MC Ren Shock Of The Hour Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Shock Of The Hour
56
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
63
Slave Featuring Steve Arrington Stellar Fungk: The Best Of Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stellar Fungk: The Best Of
Slave Featuring Steve Arrington
57
LAST WEEK
44
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
64
Martin Lawrence Talkin' Shit Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Talkin' Shit
61
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
65
Soundtrack Menace II Society Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Menace II Society
58
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART
66
Jody Watley Intimacy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Intimacy
66
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
67
Das EFX Straight Up Sewaside Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Straight Up Sewaside
59
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
68
Cypress Hill Black Sunday Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Black Sunday
63
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART
69
Fourplay Between The Sheets Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Between The Sheets
69
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
70
Joe Everything Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Everything
71
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
71
KRS-One Return Of The Boom Bap Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Return Of The Boom Bap
70
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
72
Freddie Jackson Greatest Hits Of Freddie Jackson Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Greatest Hits Of Freddie Jackson
77
LAST WEEK
45
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
73
Will Downing Love's The Place To Be Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love's The Place To Be
76
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
74
Black Moon Enta Da Stage Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Enta Da Stage
65
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
75
Guesss Guesss Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Guesss
73
LAST WEEK
73
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
76
Various Artists Big Blunts Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
81
LAST WEEK
76
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
77
Casual Fear Itself Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Fear Itself
72
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
78
Erick Sermon No Pressure Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No Pressure
68
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
79
Mac Mall Illegal Business? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Illegal Business?
75
LAST WEEK
75
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
80
Rachelle Ferrell Rachelle Ferrell Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rachelle Ferrell
86
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
59
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Johnnie Taylor Real Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
78
LAST WEEK
76
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
82
Eric Gable Process Of Elimination Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Process Of Elimination
80
LAST WEEK
55
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
83
Kris Kross Da Bomb Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Da Bomb
85
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
84
HWA Az Much Ass Azz U Want Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Az Much Ass Azz U Want
74
LAST WEEK
74
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Color Me Badd Time And Chance Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Time And Chance
82
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
79
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
87
Stanley Clarke East River Drive Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
East River Drive
-
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
88
Inner Circle Bad Boys Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
97
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART
89
Soundtrack Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit
-
LAST WEEK
40
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
90
Luther Vandross Never Let Me Go Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Never Let Me Go
96
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART
91
Geto Boys Till Death Do Us Part Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Till Death Do Us Part
95
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART
92
Bloods & Crips Bangin On Wax Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bangin On Wax
84
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART
93
Oleta Adams Evolution Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Evolution
-
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
94
Compton's Most Wanted Music To Driveby Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Music To Driveby
-
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
95
Various Artists Straight From Da Streets Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Straight From Da Streets
-
LAST WEEK
58
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
96
RAab You're The One Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
You're The One
83
LAST WEEK
67
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
97
Ralph Tresvant It's Goin' Down Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's Goin' Down
87
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
98
Ronny Jordan The Quiet Revolution Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Quiet Revolution
94
LAST WEEK
70
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
99
Dianne Reeves Art & Survival Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Art & Survival
93
LAST WEEK
93
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
100
JT The Bigga Figga Playaz N The Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Playaz N The Game
91
LAST WEEK
91
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
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