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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[1]Greatest gainer this week
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LSG Levert.Sweat.Gill Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Levert.Sweat.Gill
2
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2
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2
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3
Mystikal Unpredictable Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unpredictable
1
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3
WEEKS ON CHART
4
MJG No More Glory Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No More Glory
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
5
Mase Harlem World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Harlem World
3
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1
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5
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6
Rakim The 18th Letter Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The 18th Letter
4
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1
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4
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7
JAY-Z In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
5
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2
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4
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8
Soundtrack Soul Food Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Soul Food
6
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10
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9
Janet The Velvet Rope Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Velvet Rope
12
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7
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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
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6
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11
Busta Rhymes When Disaster Strikes... Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
When Disaster Strikes...
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11
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12
Master P Ghetto D Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto D
10
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13
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13
Usher My Way Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Way
15
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4
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10
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14
Chico DeBarge Long Time No See Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Long Time No See
Gains in performance
15
Luniz Lunitik Muzik Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lunitik Muzik
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8
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2
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16
Timbaland & Magoo Welcome To Our World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Welcome To Our World
9
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9
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2
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17
Boyz II Men Evolution Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Evolution
14
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9
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18
Puff Daddy & The Family No Way Out Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No Way Out
Puff Daddy & The Family
16
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19
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19
Mariah Carey Butterfly Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Butterfly
17
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10
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20
MC Eiht Last Man Standing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Last Man Standing
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13
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2
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21
LL Cool J Phenomenon Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Phenomenon
19
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4
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6
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22
Mary J. Blige Share My World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Share My World
20
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32
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23
Kenny G Kenny G Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kenny G Greatest Hits
Gains in performance
24
Soundtrack Gang Related -- The Soundtrack Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gang Related -- The Soundtrack
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8
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25
Jon B Cool Relax Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cool Relax
27
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25
PEAK POSITION
10
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Gains in performance
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5th Ward Boyz Usual Suspects Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Usual Suspects
Gains in performance
27
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
22
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27
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28
H-Town Ladies Edition Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ladies Edition
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12
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4
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29
Dru Hill Dru Hill Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dru Hill
29
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53
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30
Joe All That I Am Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All That I Am
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17
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31
EPMD Back In Business Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back In Business
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10
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32
Brian McKnight Anytime Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
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10
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9
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33
K-Ci & JoJo Love Always Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Always
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9
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23
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34
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Supa Dupa Fly Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Supa Dupa Fly
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
31
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PEAK POSITION
20
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35
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
33
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17
PEAK POSITION
8
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36
Soundtrack Money Talks -- The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Money Talks -- The Album
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14
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37
Will Downing Invitation Only Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Invitation Only
47
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30
PEAK POSITION
4
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Gains in performance
38
Erykah Badu Baduizm Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
24
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PEAK POSITION
41
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39
Mic Geronimo Vendetta Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
35
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20
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3
WEEKS ON CHART
40
Gravediggaz The Pick, The Sickle And The Shovel Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Pick, The Sickle And The Shovel
34
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6
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22
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42
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
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22
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Big Bub Timeless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Timeless
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PEAK POSITION
5
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44
Christion Ghetto Cyrano Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto Cyrano
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23
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3
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45
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony The Art Of War Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Art Of War
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17
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46
Bobby Brown Forever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
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15
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3
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47
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)
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4
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48
Karen Clark-Sheard Finally Karen Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Finally Karen
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3
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2Pac R U Still Down? [Remember Me] Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
R U Still Down? [Remember Me]
Gains in performance
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The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Life After Death
51
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PEAK POSITION
36
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Three 6 Mafia Chpt. 2: World Domination Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chpt. 2: World Domination
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3
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52
Soundtrack I'm Bout It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'm Bout It
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PEAK POSITION
27
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53
Salt-N-Pepa Brand New Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Brand New
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5
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54
SWV Release Some Tension Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Release Some Tension
54
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PEAK POSITION
15
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Gains in performance
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Mack 10 Based On A True Story Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Based On A True Story
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PEAK POSITION
10
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56
BeBe Winans BeBe Winans Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
BeBe Winans
50
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36
PEAK POSITION
4
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57
Somethin' For The People This Time It's Personal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
This Time It's Personal
59
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9
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58
Diamond Hatred, Passion and Infidelity Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hatred, Passion and Infidelity
40
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2
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59
Peggy Scott-Adams Contagious Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
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59
PEAK POSITION
3
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Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
60
The Sounds Of Blackness Time For Healing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Time For Healing
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24
PEAK POSITION
17
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61
Common One Day It'll All Make Sense Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Day It'll All Make Sense
52
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12
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
62
Master P Ice Cream Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ice Cream Man
56
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3
PEAK POSITION
78
WEEKS ON CHART
63
Next Rated Next Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rated Next
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29
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
64
Tru Tru 2 Da Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tru 2 Da Game
64
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PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART
65
Maxwell Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite
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8
PEAK POSITION
86
WEEKS ON CHART
66
Uncle Sam Uncle Sam Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Uncle Sam
58
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58
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
67
2Pac All Eyez On Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All Eyez On Me
68
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1
PEAK POSITION
94
WEEKS ON CHART
68
Rome Rome Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rome
62
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7
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
69
Top Authority Top Authority Uncut -- The New Yea Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Top Authority Uncut -- The New Yea
57
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21
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
70
Makaveli The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
70
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1
PEAK POSITION
56
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71
Immature The Journey Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Journey
75
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
72
Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Forever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Wu-Tang Forever
63
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1
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
73
Soundtrack Men In Black--The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Men In Black--The Album
66
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
74
Luke Changin' the Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Changin' the Game
65
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65
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
55
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
76
DJ Skribble DJ Skribble's Traffic Jams Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
DJ Skribble's Traffic Jams
Gains in performance
77
Ginuwine Ginuwine... The Bachelor Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ginuwine... The Bachelor
72
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
59
WEEKS ON CHART
78
Maxwell MTV Unplugged EP Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MTV Unplugged EP
74
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
79
Rick James Urban Rapsody Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Urban Rapsody
69
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
80
Allure Allure Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Allure
79
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Kenny Lattimore Kenny Lattimore Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kenny Lattimore
86
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
76
WEEKS ON CHART
82
Trick Daddy Dollars Based On A True Story Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Based On A True Story
Trick Daddy Dollars
92
LAST WEEK
82
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
83
Marvin Sease The Bitch Git It All Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Bitch Git It All
78
LAST WEEK
64
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
84
Twista Adrenaline Rush Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Adrenaline Rush
67
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
22
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85
Toni Braxton Secrets Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
87
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
75
WEEKS ON CHART
86
Soundtrack Love Jones: The Music Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Jones: The Music
82
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART
87
Various Artists So So Def Bass All-Stars Vol. II Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
So So Def Bass All-Stars Vol. II
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26
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
88
B.G. It's All On You Vol. 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's All On You Vol. 2
60
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
89
Jonathan Butler Do You Love Me? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Do You Love Me?
77
LAST WEEK
57
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
90
Mia X Unlady Like Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unlady Like
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LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
91
Sam Salter It's On Tonight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's On Tonight
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PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
92
Lil' Kim Hard Core Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hard Core
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3
PEAK POSITION
55
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85
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
8
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94
Aaliyah One In A Million Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One In A Million
88
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
65
WEEKS ON CHART
95
Lisa Stansfield Lisa Stansfield Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lisa Stansfield
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LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
96
Various Artists Ultimate Hip Hop Party 1998 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ultimate Hip Hop Party 1998
76
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
97
Capone -N- Noreaga The War Report Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The War Report
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LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
98
BLACKstreet Another Level Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Another Level
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LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
63
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
99
Various Artists In Tha Beginning...There Was Rap Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In Tha Beginning...There Was Rap
Gains in performance
100
Soundtrack Space Jam Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Space Jam
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5
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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