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
Rhythm Of Love
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
Play
1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
3
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready To Die Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gains in performance
4
Gerald Levert Groove On Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Groove On
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
5
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Creepin On Ah Come Up (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Creepin On Ah Come Up (EP)
3
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
6
Gladys Knight Just For You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Just For You
Gladys Knight
Gains in performance
7
Changing Faces Changing Faces Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Changing Faces
4
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
8
Aaliyah Age Ain't Nothing But A Number Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Age Ain't Nothing But A Number
5
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
9
MC Eiht Featuring CMW We Come Strapped Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
We Come Strapped
6
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
10
Big Mike Somethin' Serious Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Somethin' Serious
8
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
11
Warren G Regulate...G Funk Era Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Regulate...G Funk Era
7
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
12
Da Brat Funkdafied Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Funkdafied
10
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
13
BLACKstreet Blackstreet Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Blackstreet
13
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
14
Keith Sweat Get Up On It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Get Up On It
11
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
15
UGK Supertight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Supertight
9
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
16
69 Boyz Nineteen Ninety Quad Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nineteen Ninety Quad
16
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
17
Heavy D & The Boyz Nuttin' But Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nuttin' But Love
15
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
18
Prince Come Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
12
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
19
Public Enemy Muse Sick-N-Hour Mess Age Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Muse Sick-N-Hour Mess Age
14
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
20
Bloods & Crips Bangin On Wax 2...The Saga Continues Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bangin On Wax 2...The Saga Continues
Gains in performance
17
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
22
R. Kelly 12 Play Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
12 Play
18
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART
23
Gravediggaz 6 Feet Deep Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
6 Feet Deep
19
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
24
The Jerky Boys The Jerky Boys 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Jerky Boys 2
20
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
25
Ill Al Skratch Creep Wit' Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Creep Wit' Me
23
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
26
Big Daddy Kane Daddy's Home Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Daddy's Home
Gains in performance
27
Immature Playtyme Is Over Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Playtyme Is Over
26
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
28
Above The Law Uncle Sam's Curse Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Uncle Sam's Curse
22
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
29
OutKast Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
21
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
30
Aaron Hall The Truth Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Truth
27
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART
31
Usher Usher Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Usher
25
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
32
Jonathan Butler Head To Head Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Head To Head
Gains in performance
33
Toni Braxton Toni Braxton Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Toni Braxton
28
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
62
WEEKS ON CHART
34
Snoop Doggy Dogg Doggy Style Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Doggy Style
31
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART
35
C-BO Autopsy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Autopsy
24
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
36
West Coast Bad Boys Anotha Level Of The Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Anotha Level Of The Game
34
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
37
Babyface For The Cool In You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
For The Cool In You
32
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART
38
Coolio It Takes A Thief Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It Takes A Thief
29
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
39
8Ball & MJG On The Outside Looking In Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
On The Outside Looking In
33
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
40
Jamie Foxx Peep This Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Peep This
30
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
41
Beastie Boys Ill Communication Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ill Communication
37
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
42
Rachelle Ferrell Rachelle Ferrell Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rachelle Ferrell
38
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
86
WEEKS ON CHART
43
Patra Queen Of The Pack Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Queen Of The Pack
35
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART
44
C+C Music Factory Anything Goes! Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Anything Goes!
44
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
45
Zhane Pronounced Jah-Nay Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Pronounced Jah-Nay
36
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
46
Aretha Franklin Greatest Hits (1980-1994) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Greatest Hits (1980-1994)
49
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
47
The Sounds Of Blackness Africa To America: The Journey Of The Drum Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Africa To America: The Journey Of The Drum
41
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
48
Norman Brown After The Storm Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
After The Storm
48
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
49
George Howard A Home Far Away Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Home Far Away
47
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
63
LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
4
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Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
51
Tevin Campbell I'm Ready Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
39
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
47
WEEKS ON CHART
52
Ice Cube Lethal Injection Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lethal Injection
53
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART
53
Soundtrack Above The Rim Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Above The Rim
43
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
54
Salt-N-Pepa Very Necessary Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Very Necessary
54
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
49
WEEKS ON CHART
55
Melvin Riley Ghetto Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto Love
40
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
56
Mariah Carey Music Box Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Music Box
56
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
55
WEEKS ON CHART
57
Kenny G Breathless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Breathless
62
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
96
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
58
El DeBarge Heart Mind & Soul Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Heart Mind & Soul
58
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
59
Various Artists Slow Jams The Timeless Collection Volume 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Slow Jams The Timeless Collection Volume 1
68
LAST WEEK
52
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
60
Dru Down Explicit Games Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Explicit Games
46
LAST WEEK
46
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
61
All-4-One All-4-One Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All-4-One
51
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
62
Boogiemonsters Riders Of The Storm: The Underwater Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Riders Of The Storm: The Underwater Album
61
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
63
Various Artists 1-800-New Funk Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
1-800-New Funk
45
LAST WEEK
45
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
64
Take 6 Join The Band Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Join The Band
50
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
65
Janet Jackson janet. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
59
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
70
WEEKS ON CHART
66
Rappin' 4-Tay Don't Fight The Feelin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Don't Fight The Feelin'
55
LAST WEEK
55
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
67
Nas Illmatic Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Illmatic
52
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
68
Wu-Tang Clan Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
57
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART
69
Terror Fabulous Yaga Yaga Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
66
LAST WEEK
51
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
70
M.C. Breed Funkafied Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Funkafied
60
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
71
Tanya Blount Natural Thing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Natural Thing
72
LAST WEEK
71
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
72
Incognito Positivity Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Positivity
73
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
73
Organized Konfusion Stress: The Extinction Agenda Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stress: The Extinction Agenda
64
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
74
Various Artists Fresh/Music Inspired By The Film Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Fresh/Music Inspired By The Film
42
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
75
Sade Love Deluxe Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Deluxe
67
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
98
WEEKS ON CHART
76
Top Authority Somethin' To Blaze To Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Somethin' To Blaze To
65
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART
77
Jodeci Diary Of A Mad Band Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Diary Of A Mad Band
69
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART
78
Born Jamericans Kids From Foreign Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kids From Foreign
83
LAST WEEK
36
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
79
Zapp & Roger All The Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All The Greatest Hits
80
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
47
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
80
Whitney Houston The Bodyguard Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Bodyguard
71
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
96
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Various Artists Old School Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
76
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART
82
The Isley Brothers Beautiful Ballads Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beautiful Ballads
79
LAST WEEK
67
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
83
Various Artists Slow Jams The Timeless Collection Volume 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Slow Jams The Timeless Collection Volume 2
99
LAST WEEK
74
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
84
South Central Cartel 'N Gatz We Truss Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
'N Gatz We Truss
74
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Dr. Dre The Chronic Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Chronic
88
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
91
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
86
House Of Pain Same As It Ever Was Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Same As It Ever Was
70
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
87
Queen Latifah Black Reign Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Black Reign
94
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
88
Barry White All Time Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All Time Greatest Hits
-
LAST WEEK
82
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
89
Various Artists Old School Rap Volume 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Old School Rap Volume 1
81
LAST WEEK
81
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
90
8Ball & MJG Comin' Out Hard Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Comin' Out Hard
77
LAST WEEK
40
PEAK POSITION
53
WEEKS ON CHART
91
Various Artists Old School Volume II Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Old School Volume II
84
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
92
Bootsy Collins Back In The Day: The Best Of Bootsy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back In The Day: The Best Of Bootsy
89
LAST WEEK
59
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
93
Too $hort Get In Where You Fit In Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Get In Where You Fit In
96
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
47
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Pooh-Man Ain't No Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ain't No Love
85
LAST WEEK
85
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
95
Fugees Blunted On Reality Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Blunted On Reality
90
LAST WEEK
62
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
96
Luke Freak For Life 6996 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Freak For Life 6996
82
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
97
Bobby Womack Resurrection Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Resurrection
Gains in performance
98
Sir Mix-A-Lot Chief Boot Knocka Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chief Boot Knocka
95
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
99
E-40 The Mail Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Mail Man
91
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
50
WEEKS ON CHART
100
Shanice 21...Ways To Grow Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
21...Ways To Grow
-
LAST WEEK
46
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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