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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).

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

The week of
3
WEEKS AT NO. 1
3
WEEKS ON CHART
Friday
Imprint/Promotion Label
Priority
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

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Soundtrack Friday Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Friday
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority
2
2Pac Me Against The World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Me Against The World
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Interscope
3
Mobb Deep The Infamous Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Infamous
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Loud
4
Soundtrack New Jersey Drive Vol. 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
New Jersey Drive Vol. 1
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
5
Soul For Real Candy Rain Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Candy Rain
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Uptown
6
Montell Jordan This Is How We Do It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
This Is How We Do It
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | PMP/Def Jam
7
Ol' Dirty Bastard Return To The 36 Chambers Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Return To The 36 Chambers
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
8
Mary J. Blige My Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Life
Last
Peak
22  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
9
Adina Howard Do You Wanna Ride? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Do You Wanna Ride?
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Mecca Don/East West
10
E-40 In A Major Way Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In A Major Way
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | Sick Wid It
11
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready To Die Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ready To Die
Last
Peak
33  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x6
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Bad Boy
12
Brownstone From The Bottom Up Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
From The Bottom Up
15  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | MJJ
13
TLC CrazySexyCool Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
CrazySexyCool
10  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Diamond
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | LaFace
14
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
16  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Gospo Centric
15
Various Artists D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin'- Best In The Business Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin'- Best In The Business
17  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Shot
16
Boyz II Men II Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
II
12  Last
Peak
35  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART

Diamond
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
17
Soundtrack Bad Boys Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bad Boys
13  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Work
18
Kut Klose Surrender Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Surrender
23  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Keia/Elektra
19
Brandy Brandy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Brandy
19  Last
Peak
31  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
20
Method Man Tical Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tical
21  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
21
Stevie Wonder Conversation Peace Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Conversation Peace
18  Last
Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
22
DJ Quik Safe + Sound Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Safe + Sound
20  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
23
The Whispers Toast To The Ladies Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Toast To The Ladies
22  Last
Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
24
H-Town Beggin' After Dark Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beggin' After Dark
24  Last
21  Peak
25  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Luke
25
Soundtrack New Jersey Drive Vol. 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
New Jersey Drive Vol. 2
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
26
Barry White The Icon Is Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Icon Is Love
25  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
27
Crime Boss All In The Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All In The Game
27  Last
11  Peak
10  Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Suave
28
Gerald Levert Groove On Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Groove On
28  Last
Peak
34  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | East West
29
BLACKstreet Blackstreet Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Blackstreet
26  Last
Peak
45  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Interscope
30
Thug Life Volume I Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Volume I
37  Last
Peak
29  Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Death Row/Interscope
31
Scarface The Diary Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Diary
32  Last
Peak
28  Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Noo Trybe | Rap-A-Lot
32
Too $hort Cocktails Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cocktails
30  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | Dangerous
33
Anita Baker Rhythm Of Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rhythm Of Love
34  Last
Peak
33  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
34
Soundtrack Murder Was The Case Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Murder Was The Case
35  Last
Peak
28  Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Death Row/Interscope
35
Gladys Knight Just For You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Just For You
Gladys Knight
43  Last
Peak
33  Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
36
Sade The Best Of Sade Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of Sade
41  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
37
Subway Good Times Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Good Times
38  Last
23  Peak
14  Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Biv 10
38
Christopher Williams Not A Perfect Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Not A Perfect Man
40  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Giant
39
Nine Nine Livez Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nine Livez
29  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
40
Soundtrack Jason's Lyric Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jason's Lyric
49  Last
Peak
31  Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Mercury
41
Howard Hewett It's Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's Time
66  Last
29  Peak
24  Weeks
66
LAST WEEK
57
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Caliber
42
Channel Live Station Identification Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Station Identification
33  Last
Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
43
Da Brat Funkdafied Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Funkdafied
44  Last
Peak
44  Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
48
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | So So Def/Work
44
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Creepin On Ah Come Up (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Creepin On Ah Come Up (EP)
31  Last
Peak
45  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity | Ruthless
45
Portrait All That Matters Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All That Matters
45  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
45
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
46
Soundtrack Higher Learning Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Higher Learning
39  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Epic Soundtrax/550 Music
47
Brotha Lynch Hung Season Of Da Siccness Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Season Of Da Siccness
57  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
57
LAST WEEK
59
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Black Market
48
69 Boyz Nineteen Ninety Quad Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nineteen Ninety Quad
36  Last
13  Peak
48  Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
48
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rip-It
49
Big L Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous
53  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
53
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
50
Ice Cube Bootlegs & B-Sides Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bootlegs & B-Sides
42  Last
Peak
23  Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority
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