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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Poverty's Paradise
[1]Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
Play
2
2Pac Me Against The World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Me Against The World
2
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1
PEAK POSITION
12
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3
Soundtrack Friday Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
3
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1
PEAK POSITION
8
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4
Soundtrack Tales From The Hood Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tales From The Hood
1
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1
PEAK POSITION
4
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5
Mobb Deep The Infamous Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Infamous
4
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3
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
6
Soul For Real Candy Rain Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Candy Rain
6
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5
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
7
TLC CrazySexyCool Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
CrazySexyCool
11
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
8
E-40 In A Major Way Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In A Major Way
9
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2
PEAK POSITION
12
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Gains in performance
9
Montell Jordan This Is How We Do It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
This Is How We Do It
5
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4
PEAK POSITION
9
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10
Mary J. Blige My Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
7
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
27
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Gains in performance
11
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready To Die Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
12
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3
PEAK POSITION
38
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Gains in performance
13
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
13
Soundtrack New Jersey Drive Vol. 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
New Jersey Drive Vol. 1
8
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3
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
14
Brandy Brandy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Brandy
16
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
15
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
10
WEEKS ON CHART
16
Kut Klose Surrender Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Surrender
14
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12
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
17
Brownstone From The Bottom Up Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
From The Bottom Up
17
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
21
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18
Adina Howard Do You Wanna Ride? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Do You Wanna Ride?
15
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
19
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
19
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6
PEAK POSITION
26
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20
Method Man Tical Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
20
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1
PEAK POSITION
29
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21
H-Town Beggin' After Dark Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beggin' After Dark
21
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21
PEAK POSITION
30
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22
Soundtrack Panther Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Panther
18
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5
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
23
Show And A.G. Goodfellas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Goodfellas
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
24
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
22
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
25
Gerald Levert Groove On Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Groove On
32
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
26
Crime Boss All In The Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All In The Game
26
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11
PEAK POSITION
15
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27
Jon B Bonafide Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bonafide
34
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27
PEAK POSITION
2
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Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
28
Barry White The Icon Is Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Icon Is Love
27
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1
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART
29
DJ Quik Safe + Sound Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Safe + Sound
28
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
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30
Masta Ace Incorporated Sittin' On Chrome Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sittin' On Chrome
25
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19
PEAK POSITION
5
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31
Mad Lion Real Ting Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Real Ting
23
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
32
Stevie Wonder Conversation Peace Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Conversation Peace
29
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2
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
33
Soundtrack Bad Boys Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bad Boys
24
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13
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
34
The Whispers Toast To The Ladies Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Toast To The Ladies
30
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
35
Gladys Knight Just For You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Just For You
Gladys Knight
31
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6
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART
36
Brotha Lynch Hung Season Of Da Siccness Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Season Of Da Siccness
35
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Da Brat Funkdafied Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Funkdafied
33
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
49
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38
Karyn White Make Him Do Right Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Make Him Do Right
48
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
36
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Gains in performance
39
Subway Good Times Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Good Times
36
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
40
BLACKstreet Blackstreet Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Blackstreet
38
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7
PEAK POSITION
50
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41
The Dayton Family What's On My Mind? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
What's On My Mind?
40
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40
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
42
Scarface The Diary Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Diary
55
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2
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
43
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Creepin On Ah Come Up (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Creepin On Ah Come Up (EP)
47
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
50
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
44
Soundtrack Murder Was The Case Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Murder Was The Case
44
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1
PEAK POSITION
33
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45
69 Boyz Nineteen Ninety Quad Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nineteen Ninety Quad
53
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13
PEAK POSITION
53
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Gains in performance
46
Thug Life Volume I Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Volume I
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6
PEAK POSITION
34
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47
Sade The Best Of Sade Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of Sade
37
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7
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
48
Too $hort Cocktails Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cocktails
51
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1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Mad CJ Mac True Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
True Game
49
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49
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
50
Anita Baker Rhythm Of Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rhythm Of Love
46
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1
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART
51
Chante Moore A Love Supreme Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Love Supreme
59
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11
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
52
Lorenzo Love On My Mind Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love On My Mind
45
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41
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
50
LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
54
Christopher Williams Not A Perfect Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Not A Perfect Man
82
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
55
Soundtrack Jason's Lyric Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jason's Lyric
57
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1
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART
56
Various Artists The D&D Project Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The D&D Project
39
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
57
Various Artists Smooth Grooves: A Sensual Collection, Vol. 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Smooth Grooves: A Sensual Collection, Vol. 1
52
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
58
Howard Hewett It's Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's Time
66
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
59
Ice Cube Bootlegs & B-Sides Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bootlegs & B-Sides
61
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3
PEAK POSITION
28
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60
Nine Nine Livez Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nine Livez
54
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
61
Usher Usher Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Usher
71
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
62
Various Artists Smooth Groove: A Sensual Collection, Vol. 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Smooth Groove: A Sensual Collection, Vol. 2
56
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
63
Various Artists Old School Love Songs Volume 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Old School Love Songs Volume 2
76
LAST WEEK
63
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
64
Various Artists Slow Jams The Timeless Collection Volume 4 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Slow Jams The Timeless Collection Volume 4
Gains in performance
65
Vybe Vybe Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Vybe
63
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63
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
66
Portrait All That Matters Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All That Matters
91
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
67
Spice 1 Amerikkka's Nightmare Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Amerikkka's Nightmare
68
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART
68
Vanessa Williams The Sweetest Days Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Sweetest Days
65
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
69
Various Artists Smooth Grooves: A Sensual Collection, Vol. 4 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Smooth Grooves: A Sensual Collection, Vol. 4
60
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
70
Mystikal Mind Of Mystikal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mind Of Mystikal
90
LAST WEEK
56
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
71
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
62
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
72
Soundtrack Higher Learning Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Higher Learning
77
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
73
Various Artists Smooth Grooves: A Sensual Collection, Vol. 3 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Smooth Grooves: A Sensual Collection, Vol. 3
70
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
74
King Just Mystics Of The God Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mystics Of The God
42
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
75
Dis `N' Dat Bumpin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
93
LAST WEEK
53
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
76
Jesse Never Let You Go Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Never Let You Go
67
LAST WEEK
53
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
81
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART
78
IV Xample For Example Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
For Example
94
LAST WEEK
69
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
79
Various Artists Slow Jams The Timeless Collection Volume 3 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Slow Jams The Timeless Collection Volume 3
Gains in performance
80
Wu-Tang Clan Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
83
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
72
WEEKS ON CHART
81
The Roots Do You Want More?!!!??! Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Do You Want More?!!!??!
80
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
82
Keith Murray The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World
72
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
75
LAST WEEK
48
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART
84
Soundtrack Old School Friday Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Old School Friday
78
LAST WEEK
57
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Shirley Brown Diva Of Soul Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Diva Of Soul
88
LAST WEEK
67
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
86
Freddie Jackson Private Party Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Private Party
79
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
87
Immature Playtyme Is Over Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Playtyme Is Over
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LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
88
Kenny G Breathless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Breathless
69
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
133
WEEKS ON CHART
89
Snoop Doggy Dogg Doggy Style Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Doggy Style
98
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
80
WEEKS ON CHART
90
George Duke Illusions Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Illusions
86
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
91
Various Artists Old School Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
100
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART
92
R. Kelly 12 Play Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
12 Play
95
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
82
WEEKS ON CHART
93
Phil Perry Pure Pleasure Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Pure Pleasure
73
LAST WEEK
64
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Zapp & Roger All The Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All The Greatest Hits
85
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
72
WEEKS ON CHART
95
95 South One Mo' Gen Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Mo' Gen
84
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
96
Rachelle Ferrell Rachelle Ferrell Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rachelle Ferrell
-
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
122
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
97
8Ball & MJG On The Outside Looking In Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
On The Outside Looking In
-
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
98
Toni Braxton Toni Braxton Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Toni Braxton
99
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
99
WEEKS ON CHART
99
Mariah Carey Music Box Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Music Box
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LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
83
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
100
Various Artists Slow Jams 70's Volume 4 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Slow Jams 70's Volume 4
Gains in performance
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