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
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2
Soundtrack Tales From The Hood Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tales From The Hood
3
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
2
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Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
3
2Pac Me Against The World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Me Against The World
2
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
10
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4
Mobb Deep The Infamous Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Infamous
4
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
4
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5
Montell Jordan This Is How We Do It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
This Is How We Do It
5
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
7
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6
Soul For Real Candy Rain Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Candy Rain
7
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
8
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7
Mary J. Blige My Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
9
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
25
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8
Soundtrack New Jersey Drive Vol. 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
New Jersey Drive Vol. 1
8
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
8
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9
Soundtrack Panther Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Panther
6
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
3
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10
Ol' Dirty Bastard Return To The 36 Chambers Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Return To The 36 Chambers
10
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
8
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11
E-40 In A Major Way Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In A Major Way
13
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
10
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12
Kut Klose Surrender Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Surrender
17
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
13
Adina Howard Do You Wanna Ride? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Do You Wanna Ride?
15
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
12
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16
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
38
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15
Brownstone From The Bottom Up Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
From The Bottom Up
12
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
19
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16
TLC CrazySexyCool Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
CrazySexyCool
14
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
17
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready To Die Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
18
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
36
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18
Brandy Brandy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Brandy
19
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
19
Method Man Tical Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
21
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
27
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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
11
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
21
H-Town Beggin' After Dark Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beggin' After Dark
23
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
28
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22
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
24
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
6
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23
Mad Lion Real Ting Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Real Ting
20
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
2
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24
Soundtrack Bad Boys Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bad Boys
25
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
25
Stevie Wonder Conversation Peace Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Conversation Peace
26
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
9
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26
Masta Ace Incorporated Sittin' On Chrome Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sittin' On Chrome
22
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
27
Barry White The Icon Is Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Icon Is Love
28
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
33
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28
DJ Quik Safe + Sound Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Safe + Sound
29
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
13
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29
The Whispers Toast To The Ladies Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Toast To The Ladies
27
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8
PEAK POSITION
9
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30
Crime Boss All In The Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All In The Game
30
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
13
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31
Gerald Levert Groove On Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Groove On
31
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
37
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32
Gladys Knight Just For You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Just For You
Gladys Knight
34
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
33
King Just Mystics Of The God Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mystics Of The God
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
34
Brotha Lynch Hung Season Of Da Siccness Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Season Of Da Siccness
47
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
35
BLACKstreet Blackstreet Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Blackstreet
33
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
48
WEEKS ON CHART
36
Sade The Best Of Sade Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of Sade
36
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Anita Baker Rhythm Of Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rhythm Of Love
32
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
36
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38
Da Brat Funkdafied Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Funkdafied
39
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
47
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
39
Thug Life Volume I Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Volume I
35
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
40
Subway Good Times Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Good Times
42
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
17
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Gains in performance
41
Lorenzo Love On My Mind Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love On My Mind
49
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
42
Too $hort Cocktails Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cocktails
40
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
43
The Dayton Family What's On My Mind? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
What's On My Mind?
46
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
44
Karyn White Make Him Do Right Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Make Him Do Right
48
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
45
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Creepin On Ah Come Up (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Creepin On Ah Come Up (EP)
44
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
48
WEEKS ON CHART
46
Soundtrack Murder Was The Case Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Murder Was The Case
38
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART
47
Nine Nine Livez Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nine Livez
41
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
48
Scarface The Diary Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Diary
45
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Ice Cube Bootlegs & B-Sides Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bootlegs & B-Sides
61
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
50
69 Boyz Nineteen Ninety Quad Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nineteen Ninety Quad
43
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART
51
Soundtrack New Jersey Drive Vol. 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
New Jersey Drive Vol. 2
37
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
52
Howard Hewett It's Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's Time
51
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
53
Soundtrack Higher Learning Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Higher Learning
55
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
54
Jesse Never Let You Go Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Never Let You Go
73
LAST WEEK
53
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
55
Soundtrack Jason's Lyric Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jason's Lyric
50
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART
56
Various Artists Smooth Groove: A Sensual Collection, Vol. 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Smooth Groove: A Sensual Collection, Vol. 2
68
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
57
Various Artists Pump Ya Fist Hip Hop Inspired By The Black Panthers Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Pump Ya Fist Hip Hop Inspired By The Black Panthers
54
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
58
Channel Live Station Identification Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Station Identification
53
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
59
Various Artists Smooth Grooves: A Sensual Collection, Vol. 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Smooth Grooves: A Sensual Collection, Vol. 1
65
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
60
Vanessa Williams The Sweetest Days Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Sweetest Days
64
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
61
Freddie Jackson Private Party Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Private Party
57
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
62
Chante Moore A Love Supreme Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Love Supreme
63
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
60
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART
64
Keith Murray The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World
70
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART
65
Usher Usher Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Usher
52
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART
66
Soundtrack Old School Friday Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Old School Friday
66
LAST WEEK
57
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
67
Mystikal Mind Of Mystikal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mind Of Mystikal
88
LAST WEEK
56
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
68
Smif-N-Wessun Dah Shinin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dah Shinin'
83
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
69
George Duke Illusions Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Illusions
62
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
70
Christopher Williams Not A Perfect Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Not A Perfect Man
74
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
71
Various Artists Smooth Grooves: A Sensual Collection, Vol. 4 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Smooth Grooves: A Sensual Collection, Vol. 4
69
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
72
Aaron Neville Tattooed Heart Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tattooed Heart
58
LAST WEEK
52
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
73
Spice 1 Amerikkka's Nightmare Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Amerikkka's Nightmare
71
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
74
The Roots Do You Want More?!!!??! Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Do You Want More?!!!??!
67
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
75
Various Artists Smooth Grooves: A Sensual Collection, Vol. 3 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Smooth Grooves: A Sensual Collection, Vol. 3
72
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
76
Kenny G Breathless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Breathless
56
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
131
WEEKS ON CHART
77
95 South One Mo' Gen Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Mo' Gen
80
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
78
Portrait All That Matters Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All That Matters
87
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
79
R. Kelly 12 Play Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
12 Play
78
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
80
WEEKS ON CHART
80
Wu-Tang Clan Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
79
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
70
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Big L Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous
90
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
82
IV Xample For Example Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
For Example
76
LAST WEEK
69
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
83
Phil Perry Pure Pleasure Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Pure Pleasure
84
LAST WEEK
64
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
84
Shirley Brown Diva Of Soul Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Diva Of Soul
75
LAST WEEK
67
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Toni Braxton Toni Braxton Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Toni Braxton
81
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
97
WEEKS ON CHART
86
Three 6 Mafia Mystic Stylez Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mystic Stylez
59
LAST WEEK
59
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
87
Rachelle Ferrell Rachelle Ferrell Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rachelle Ferrell
98
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
121
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
88
Rare Essence Get Your Freak On Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Get Your Freak On
92
LAST WEEK
53
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
93
LAST WEEK
48
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART
90
Murder Squad S.C.C. Presents Murder Squad Nationwide Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
S.C.C. Presents Murder Squad Nationwide
91
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
91
Dis `N' Dat Bumpin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
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LAST WEEK
53
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
92
Immature Playtyme Is Over Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Playtyme Is Over
85
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART
93
Babyface For The Cool In You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
For The Cool In You
96
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
87
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Snoop Doggy Dogg Doggy Style Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Doggy Style
89
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
78
WEEKS ON CHART
95
Incognito Positivity Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Positivity
94
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART
96
Whitney Houston The Bodyguard Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Bodyguard
77
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
122
WEEKS ON CHART
97
Nemesis Tha People Want Bass Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tha People Want Bass
82
LAST WEEK
82
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
98
RBL Posse Ruthless By Law Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ruthless By Law
-
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
99
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
97
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
56
WEEKS ON CHART
100
Tha Alkaholiks Coast II Coast Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Coast II Coast
95
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
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