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
6
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My Life
Gains in performance
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2
TLC CrazySexyCool Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
CrazySexyCool
3
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
2
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
19
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4
Barry White The Icon Is Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Icon Is Love
5
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
5
Soundtrack Murder Was The Case Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Murder Was The Case
4
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
6
Scarface The Diary Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Diary
8
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
7
Brandy Brandy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Brandy
6
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
8
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready To Die Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
13
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
9
Ice Cube Bootlegs & B-Sides Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bootlegs & B-Sides
7
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
10
Soundtrack Jason's Lyric Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jason's Lyric
11
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
11
BLACKstreet Blackstreet Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Blackstreet
10
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART
12
Method Man Tical Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
9
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
13
Anita Baker Rhythm Of Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rhythm Of Love
12
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
14
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Creepin On Ah Come Up (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Creepin On Ah Come Up (EP)
14
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART
15
Spice 1 Amerikkka's Nightmare Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Amerikkka's Nightmare
16
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
16
Sade The Best Of Sade Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of Sade
15
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
17
Thug Life Volume I Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Volume I
18
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
18
Redman Dare Iz A Darkside Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dare Iz A Darkside
17
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
19
Gerald Levert Groove On Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Groove On
21
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
20
Kirk Franklin And The Family Kirk Franklin And The Family Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kirk Franklin And The Family
Kirk Franklin And The Family
25
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
21
Soundtrack A Low Down Dirty Shame Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Low Down Dirty Shame
20
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
22
Keith Murray The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World
23
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
23
Gladys Knight Just For You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Just For You
Gladys Knight
24
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
22
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
25
Chante Moore A Love Supreme Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Love Supreme
26
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
26
69 Boyz Nineteen Ninety Quad Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nineteen Ninety Quad
28
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
27
Craig Mack Project: Funk Da World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Project: Funk Da World
29
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
28
Vanessa Williams The Sweetest Days Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Sweetest Days
33
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
29
Slick Rick Behind Bars Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Behind Bars
31
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
7
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30
Immature Playtyme Is Over Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Playtyme Is Over
30
LAST WEEK
26
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23
WEEKS ON CHART
31
Changing Faces Changing Faces Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Changing Faces
32
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
32
H-Town Beggin' After Dark Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beggin' After Dark
39
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
33
K-Dee Ass, Gas Or Cash (No One Rides For Free) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ass, Gas Or Cash (No One Rides For Free)
50
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
34
Soundtrack Street Fighter Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Street Fighter
34
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
35
RBL Posse Ruthless By Law Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ruthless By Law
43
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
36
Jade Mind, Body & Song Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mind, Body & Song
38
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Kenny G Breathless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Breathless
46
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
112
WEEKS ON CHART
38
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth The Main Ingredient Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Main Ingredient
37
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Rachelle Ferrell Rachelle Ferrell Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rachelle Ferrell
44
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
102
WEEKS ON CHART
40
Toni Braxton Toni Braxton Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Toni Braxton
45
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
78
WEEKS ON CHART
41
Prince Prince (The Black Album) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Prince (The Black Album)
51
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
42
R. Kelly 12 Play Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
12 Play
52
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
61
WEEKS ON CHART
43
Vicious Destination Brooklyn Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Destination Brooklyn
42
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
44
Brand Nubian Everything Is Everything Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Everything Is Everything
63
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
45
Big Mike Somethin' Serious Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Somethin' Serious
56
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART
46
Warren G Regulate...G Funk Era Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Regulate...G Funk Era
35
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART
47
Black Sheep Non-Fiction Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Non-Fiction
36
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
48
Janet Jackson janet. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
48
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
86
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Aaliyah Age Ain't Nothing But A Number Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Age Ain't Nothing But A Number
40
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART
50
Men At Large One Size Fits All Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Size Fits All
58
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
51
Various Artists MTV Party To Go Volume 6 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MTV Party To Go Volume 6
41
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
52
Karyn White Make Him Do Right Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Make Him Do Right
64
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
53
Keith Sweat Get Up On It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Get Up On It
55
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART
54
Howard Hewett It's Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's Time
57
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
55
Snoop Doggy Dogg Doggy Style Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Doggy Style
47
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
59
WEEKS ON CHART
56
Aaron Hall The Truth Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Truth
65
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
67
WEEKS ON CHART
57
UGK Supertight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Supertight
67
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
58
Da Brat Funkdafied Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Funkdafied
49
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART
59
Lil H.D. The Dead Has Arisen Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Dead Has Arisen
70
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
60
Salt-N-Pepa Very Necessary Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Very Necessary
54
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
65
WEEKS ON CHART
61
The Jerky Boys The Jerky Boys 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Jerky Boys 2
59
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
71
LAST WEEK
57
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
63
BeBe & CeCe Winans Relationships Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Relationships
62
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
64
J. Little Puttin' It Down Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Puttin' It Down
81
LAST WEEK
64
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
65
Kenny G Miracles: The Holiday Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Miracles: The Holiday Album
19
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
66
OutKast Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
66
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART
67
Babyface For The Cool In You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
For The Cool In You
76
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
73
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
68
Mariah Carey Music Box Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Music Box
60
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
71
WEEKS ON CHART
69
Whitney Houston The Bodyguard Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Bodyguard
72
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
111
WEEKS ON CHART
70
Lords Of The Underground Keepers Of The Funk Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Keepers Of The Funk
61
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
71
Havoc & Prodeje Kickin' Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kickin' Game
99
LAST WEEK
71
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
72
Heavy D & The Boyz Nuttin' But Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nuttin' But Love
68
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART
73
Shaquille O'Neal Shaq Fu: Da Return Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Shaq Fu: Da Return
53
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
78
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART
75
Digable Planets Blowout Comb Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Blowout Comb
69
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
76
Various Artists Loud '95 Nudder Budders E.P. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Loud '95 Nudder Budders E.P.
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
77
Common Sense Resurrection Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Resurrection
77
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
79
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
79
All-4-One All-4-One Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All-4-One
74
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART
80
Fu-Schnickens Nervous Breakdown Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nervous Breakdown
98
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
81
Beastie Boys Ill Communication Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ill Communication
73
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
82
Najee Share My World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Share My World
80
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
83
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
92
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART
84
Various Artists Slow Jams The Timeless Collection Volume 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Slow Jams The Timeless Collection Volume 1
-
LAST WEEK
52
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
85
Above The Law Uncle Sam's Curse Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Uncle Sam's Curse
96
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
86
Usher Usher Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Usher
83
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
87
Tevin Campbell I'm Ready Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
82
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART
88
Norman Brown After The Storm Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
After The Storm
94
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART
89
Wu-Tang Clan Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
87
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART
90
Dr. Dre The Chronic Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Chronic
86
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
95
WEEKS ON CHART
91
Barry White All Time Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All Time Greatest Hits
-
LAST WEEK
82
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
92
Dru Down Explicit Games Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Explicit Games
88
LAST WEEK
46
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
93
Rappin' 4-Tay Don't Fight The Feelin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Don't Fight The Feelin'
89
LAST WEEK
52
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Various Artists Old School Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
97
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
47
WEEKS ON CHART
95
Coolio It Takes A Thief Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It Takes A Thief
75
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
96
The Dayton Family What's On My Mind? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
What's On My Mind?
-
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
97
MC Eiht Featuring CMW We Come Strapped Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
We Come Strapped
84
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
98
Willie D Play Witcha Mama Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Play Witcha Mama
-
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
99
8Ball & MJG On The Outside Looking In Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
On The Outside Looking In
-
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
100
Zapp & Roger All The Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All The Greatest Hits
91
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART
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