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Sales Data = TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

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
LAST WEEK
7
WEEKS ON CHART
It Was Written
Imprint/Promotion Label
Columbia

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1
Nas It Was Written Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It Was Written
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
2
A Tribe Called Quest Beats, Rhymes And Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beats, Rhymes And Life
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
3
Keith Sweat Keith Sweat Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Keith Sweat
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
4
UGK Ridin' Dirty Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ridin' Dirty
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
5
Toni Braxton Secrets Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Secrets
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x8
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | LaFace
6
Facemob The Other Side Of The Law Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Other Side Of The Law
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Interface/Rap-A-Lot
7
Mr. Mike Wicked Wayz Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Wicked Wayz
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity | Suavehouse
8
Soundtrack The Nutty Professor Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Nutty Professor
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
9
The Isley Brothers Mission To Please Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mission To Please
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | T-Neck
10
JAY-Z Reasonable Doubt Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Reasonable Doubt
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Freeze/Roc-A-Fella/Priority
11
Fugees The Score Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Score
10  Last
Peak
26  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x6
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Ruffhouse
12
Various Artists So So Def Bass All-Stars Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
So So Def Bass All-Stars
13  Last
12  Peak
10  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | So So Def
13
Crucial Conflict The Final Tic Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Final Tic
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal | Pallas
14
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony E. 1999 Eternal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
E. 1999 Eternal
12  Last
Peak
56  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
56
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity | Ruthless
15
Lost Boyz Legal Drug Money Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Legal Drug Money
15  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal
16
Maxwell Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite
17  Last
12  Peak
19  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
17
Too $hort Gettin' It (Album Number Ten) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gettin' It (Album Number Ten)
14  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | Dangerous
18
Johnnie Taylor Good Love! Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Good Love!
19  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Malaco
19
R. Kelly R. Kelly Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
R. Kelly
18  Last
Peak
39  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x5
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
20
2Pac All Eyez On Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All Eyez On Me
16  Last
Peak
27  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Diamond
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Death Row
21
Kirk Franklin And The Family Whatcha Lookin' 4 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Whatcha Lookin' 4
Kirk Franklin And The Family
21  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Gospo Centric
22
Master P Ice Cream Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ice Cream Man
20  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
23
LL Cool J Mr. Smith Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mr. Smith
24  Last
Peak
38  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
24
Heltah Skeltah Nocturnal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nocturnal
22  Last
Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Duck Down
25
Quad City DJ's Get On Up And Dance Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Get On Up And Dance
26  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | QuadraSound/Big Beat
26
De La Soul Stakes Is High Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stakes Is High
23  Last
Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
27
SWV New Beginning Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
New Beginning
29  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
28
Monifah Moods...Moments Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Moods...Moments
27  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal | Uptown
29
Mariah Carey Daydream Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Daydream
25  Last
Peak
45  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART

Diamond
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
30
Donell Jones My Heart Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Heart
32  Last
30  Peak
10  Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | LaFace
31
D'Angelo Brown Sugar Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Brown Sugar
34  Last
Peak
58  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
58
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
32
Monica Miss Thang Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Miss Thang
31  Last
Peak
56  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
56
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Rowdy
33
The 2 Live Crew Shake A Lil' Somethin'.... Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Shake A Lil' Somethin'....
Last
33  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Lil' Joe
34
Total Total Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Total
38  Last
Peak
26  Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | Bad Boy
35
Celly Cel Killa Kali Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Killa Kali
28  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | Sick Wid It
36
Geto Boys Resurrection Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Resurrection
35  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Rap-A-Lot/Noo Trybe
37
N.W.A Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Greatest Hits
30  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Ruthless
38
George Benson That's Right Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
That's Right
33  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
GRP
39
Tevin Campbell Back To The World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back To The World
39  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Qwest
40
Mista Mista Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mista
37  Last
37  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | East West
41
Soundtrack Phat Beach Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Phat Beach
40  Last
40  Peak
Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
TVT | TVT Soundtrax/Blunt
42
Colour Club In The Flow Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In The Flow
47  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
JVC | Vertex
43
The Tony Rich Project Words Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Words
52  Last
18  Peak
30  Weeks
52
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | LaFace
44
MeShell Ndegeocello Peace Beyond Passion Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Peace Beyond Passion
42  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Maverick/Reprise
45
Sadat X Wild Cowboys Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Wild Cowboys
36  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Loud
46
Kenny Lattimore Kenny Lattimore Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kenny Lattimore
49  Last
31  Peak
13  Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
47
Quincy Jones Q's Jook Joint Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Q's Jook Joint
51  Last
Peak
40  Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Qwest
48
Horace Brown Horace Brown Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Horace Brown
43  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
49
Various Artists MTV Party To Go Volume 9 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MTV Party To Go Volume 9
48  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
50
Soundtrack Waiting To Exhale Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Waiting To Exhale
46  Last
Peak
39  Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
45
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x7
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
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