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
7
WEEKS ON CHART
My Life
[1]Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
Play
2
TLC CrazySexyCool Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
CrazySexyCool
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
3
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
4
Brownstone From The Bottom Up Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
From The Bottom Up
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
5
Smif-N-Wessun Dah Shinin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dah Shinin'
Gains in performance
6
Barry White The Icon Is Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Icon Is Love
4
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
7
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready To Die Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
8
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
8
Ice Cube Bootlegs & B-Sides Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bootlegs & B-Sides
9
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
9
Brandy Brandy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Brandy
7
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
10
Soundtrack Murder Was The Case Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Murder Was The Case
5
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
11
Scarface The Diary Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Diary
6
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
12
Anita Baker Rhythm Of Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rhythm Of Love
13
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
13
Method Man Tical Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
12
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
14
BLACKstreet Blackstreet Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Blackstreet
11
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
15
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
30
WEEKS ON CHART
16
Soundtrack Jason's Lyric Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jason's Lyric
10
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
17
Soundtrack Higher Learning Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Higher Learning
Gains in performance
18
Thug Life Volume I Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Volume I
17
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
19
Spice 1 Amerikkka's Nightmare Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Amerikkka's Nightmare
15
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
20
Gerald Levert Groove On Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Groove On
19
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
21
Sade The Best Of Sade Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of Sade
16
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
22
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
20
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
23
Redman Dare Iz A Darkside Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dare Iz A Darkside
18
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
24
Gladys Knight Just For You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Just For You
Gladys Knight
23
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
25
Keith Murray The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World
22
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
26
Craig Mack Project: Funk Da World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Project: Funk Da World
27
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
27
Soundtrack A Low Down Dirty Shame Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Low Down Dirty Shame
21
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
24
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
29
Chante Moore A Love Supreme Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Love Supreme
25
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
30
69 Boyz Nineteen Ninety Quad Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nineteen Ninety Quad
26
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART
31
Vanessa Williams The Sweetest Days Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Sweetest Days
28
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
32
95 South One Mo' Gen Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Mo' Gen
Gains in performance
33
Changing Faces Changing Faces Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Changing Faces
31
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
34
H-Town Beggin' After Dark Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beggin' After Dark
32
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
35
RBL Posse Ruthless By Law Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ruthless By Law
35
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
36
Slick Rick Behind Bars Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Behind Bars
29
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Jade Mind, Body & Song Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mind, Body & Song
36
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
38
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)
33
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Howard Hewett It's Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's Time
54
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
40
Karyn White Make Him Do Right Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Make Him Do Right
52
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
41
Big Mike Somethin' Serious Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Somethin' Serious
45
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
42
Rachelle Ferrell Rachelle Ferrell Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rachelle Ferrell
39
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
103
WEEKS ON CHART
43
Immature Playtyme Is Over Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Playtyme Is Over
30
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
44
Kenny G Breathless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Breathless
37
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
113
WEEKS ON CHART
45
Soundtrack Street Fighter Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Street Fighter
34
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
46
Toni Braxton Toni Braxton Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Toni Braxton
40
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
79
WEEKS ON CHART
47
Men At Large One Size Fits All Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Size Fits All
50
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
62
LAST WEEK
48
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
49
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth The Main Ingredient Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Main Ingredient
38
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
50
Warren G Regulate...G Funk Era Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Regulate...G Funk Era
46
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
51
Prince Prince (The Black Album) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Prince (The Black Album)
41
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
52
Vicious Destination Brooklyn Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Destination Brooklyn
43
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
53
R. Kelly 12 Play Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
12 Play
42
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
62
WEEKS ON CHART
54
UGK Supertight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Supertight
57
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
55
Snoop Doggy Dogg Doggy Style Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Doggy Style
55
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
60
WEEKS ON CHART
56
Various Artists MTV Party To Go Volume 6 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MTV Party To Go Volume 6
51
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
57
Black Sheep Non-Fiction Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Non-Fiction
47
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
58
Brand Nubian Everything Is Everything Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Everything Is Everything
44
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
59
Keith Sweat Get Up On It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Get Up On It
53
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART
60
Janet Jackson janet. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
48
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
87
WEEKS ON CHART
61
The Jerky Boys The Jerky Boys 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Jerky Boys 2
61
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
62
Aaliyah Age Ain't Nothing But A Number Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Age Ain't Nothing But A Number
49
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART
63
Da Brat Funkdafied Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Funkdafied
58
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART
64
OutKast Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
66
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART
65
J. Little Puttin' It Down Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Puttin' It Down
64
LAST WEEK
64
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
66
Lil H.D. The Dead Has Arisen Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Dead Has Arisen
59
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
67
Babyface For The Cool In You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
For The Cool In You
67
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
74
WEEKS ON CHART
68
Aaron Hall The Truth Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Truth
56
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
68
WEEKS ON CHART
69
Havoc & Prodeje Kickin' Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kickin' Game
71
LAST WEEK
69
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
70
BeBe & CeCe Winans Relationships Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Relationships
63
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
71
Marvaless Just Marvaless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Just Marvaless
Gains in performance
72
Mariah Carey Music Box Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Music Box
68
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
72
WEEKS ON CHART
73
Salt-N-Pepa Very Necessary Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Very Necessary
60
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
66
WEEKS ON CHART
74
Dru Down Explicit Games Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Explicit Games
92
LAST WEEK
46
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
75
Lords Of The Underground Keepers Of The Funk Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Keepers Of The Funk
70
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
11
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.
76
LAST WEEK
76
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
77
Whitney Houston The Bodyguard Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Bodyguard
69
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
112
WEEKS ON CHART
78
The Dayton Family What's On My Mind? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
What's On My Mind?
96
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
79
Goldy In The Land Of Funk Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In The Land Of Funk
-
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
80
Najee Share My World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Share My World
82
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Heavy D & The Boyz Nuttin' But Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nuttin' But Love
72
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART
82
Above The Law Uncle Sam's Curse Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Uncle Sam's Curse
85
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
83
All-4-One All-4-One Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All-4-One
79
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART
84
Shaquille O'Neal Shaq Fu: Da Return Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Shaq Fu: Da Return
73
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Digable Planets Blowout Comb Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Blowout Comb
75
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
86
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
83
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART
87
Barry White All Time Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All Time Greatest Hits
91
LAST WEEK
82
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
78
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
89
Beastie Boys Ill Communication Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ill Communication
81
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART
90
8Ball & MJG On The Outside Looking In Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
On The Outside Looking In
99
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART
91
Norman Brown After The Storm Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
After The Storm
88
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART
92
Phil Perry Pure Pleasure Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Pure Pleasure
-
LAST WEEK
76
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
74
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Various Artists Slow Jams The Timeless Collection Volume 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Slow Jams The Timeless Collection Volume 1
84
LAST WEEK
52
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
95
N2U N II U Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
N II U
Gains in performance
96
Deion Sanders Prime Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Prime Time
Gains in performance
97
MC Eiht Featuring CMW We Come Strapped Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
We Come Strapped
97
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
98
Tevin Campbell I'm Ready Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
87
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
58
WEEKS ON CHART
99
Lo-Key? Back 2 Da Howse Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back 2 Da Howse
-
LAST WEEK
64
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
100
Dr. Dre The Chronic Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Chronic
90
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
96
WEEKS ON CHART
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