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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
79
LAST WEEK
2
WEEKS ON CHART
The 18th Letter
Imprint/Promotion Label
Universal
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

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Rakim The 18th Letter Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The 18th Letter
79  Last
Peak
Weeks
79
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal
2
JAY-Z In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
74  Last
Peak
Weeks
74
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
3
Mase Harlem World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Harlem World
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
62
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Bad Boy
4
NAS Escobar, Foxy Brown, AZ And Nature The Firm -- The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Firm -- The Album
NAS Escobar, Foxy Brown, AZ And Nature
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Aftermath
5
Soundtrack Soul Food Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Soul Food
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | LaFace
6
Master P Ghetto D Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto D
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
7
Busta Rhymes When Disaster Strikes... Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
When Disaster Strikes...
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
8
Janet The Velvet Rope Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Velvet Rope
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMe | Virgin
9
Soundtrack Gang Related -- The Soundtrack Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gang Related -- The Soundtrack
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Death Row
10
Usher My Way Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Way
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x6
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | LaFace
11
Puff Daddy & The Family No Way Out Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No Way Out
Puff Daddy & The Family
13  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x7
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino | Bad Boy/Atlantic
12
Boyz II Men Evolution Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Evolution
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
13
Spice 1 The Black Bossalini (A.K.A. Dr. Bomb From Da Bay) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Black Bossalini (A.K.A. Dr. Bomb From Da Bay)
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
14
Mariah Carey Butterfly Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Butterfly
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x5
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Legacy | Columbia
15
Bobby Brown Forever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Forever
Last
15  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
16
H-Town Ladies Edition Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ladies Edition
12  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity
17
LL Cool J Phenomenon Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Phenomenon
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
18
Three 6 Mafia Chpt. 2: World Domination Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chpt. 2: World Domination
Last
18  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity
19
Mary J. Blige Share My World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Share My World
16  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
20
Mic Geronimo Vendetta Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Vendetta
Last
20  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
TVT | Blunt
21
Joe All That I Am Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All That I Am
22  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
22
God's Property From Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation God's Property Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
God's Property
God's Property From Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation
19  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | B-Rite
23
Christion Ghetto Cyrano Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto Cyrano
Last
23  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
24
Erykah Badu Baduizm Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Baduizm
18  Last
Peak
39  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal | Kedar
25
EPMD Back In Business Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back In Business
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
26
Gravediggaz The Pick, The Sickle And The Shovel Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Pick, The Sickle And The Shovel
17  Last
Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
V2 | Gee Street
27
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Supa Dupa Fly Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Supa Dupa Fly
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
26  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | The Gold Mind/East West
28
Karen Clark-Sheard Finally Karen Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Finally Karen
Last
28  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Island
29
Luther Vandross One Night With You -- The Best Of Love Volume 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Night With You -- The Best Of Love Volume 2
23  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | LV/Epic
30
Jon B Cool Relax Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cool Relax
29  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Yab Yum/550 Music
31
Mack 10 Based On A True Story Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Based On A True Story
24  Last
Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority
32
Patti LaBelle Flame Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Flame
38  Last
10  Peak
20  Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
33
Salt-N-Pepa Brand New Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Brand New
25  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Red Ant/London-Sire
34
Soundtrack I'm Bout It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'm Bout It
37  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
35
Dru Hill Dru Hill Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dru Hill
34  Last
Peak
51  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Island
36
Soundtrack Money Talks -- The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Money Talks -- The Album
33  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
37
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony The Art Of War Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Art Of War
35  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity | Ruthless
38
Big Bub Timeless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Timeless
21  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal | Kedar
39
Wyclef Jean Featuring Refugee Allstars Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival Featuring Refugee Allstars Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival Featuring Refugee Allstars
Wyclef Jean Featuring Refugee Allstars
28  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Ruffhouse
40
BeBe Winans BeBe Winans Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
BeBe Winans
36  Last
36  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
41
K-Ci & JoJo Love Always Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Always
32  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
42
Brian McKnight Anytime Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Anytime
31  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal | Motown
43
Will Downing Invitation Only Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Invitation Only
30  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
44
Top Authority Top Authority Uncut -- The New Yea Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Top Authority Uncut -- The New Yea
27  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Ichiban | Top Flight/Wrap
45
B.G. It's All On You Vol. 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's All On You Vol. 2
20  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Cash Money
46
Next Rated Next Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rated Next
43  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
47
Somethin' For The People This Time It's Personal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
This Time It's Personal
44  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
48
The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Life After Death
39  Last
Peak
34  Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART

Diamond
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino | Bad Boy/Atlantic
49
Mystikal Unpredictable Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unpredictable
Last
49  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
49
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | Big Boy/No Limit
50
SWV Release Some Tension Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Release Some Tension
42  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
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