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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R U Still Down? [Remember Me]
[1]Greatest gainer this week
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3
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3
LSG Levert.Sweat.Gill Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Levert.Sweat.Gill
2
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2
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3
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4
Various Artists In Tha Beginning...There Was Rap Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In Tha Beginning...There Was Rap
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2
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Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
5
Mystikal Unpredictable Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unpredictable
3
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1
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4
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6
Mase Harlem World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Harlem World
5
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1
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6
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7
Soundtrack Soul Food Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Soul Food
8
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1
PEAK POSITION
11
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Gains in performance
8
MJG No More Glory Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No More Glory
4
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4
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2
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9
Rakim The 18th Letter Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The 18th Letter
6
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5
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10
JAY-Z In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
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5
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11
Janet The Velvet Rope Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Velvet Rope
9
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2
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8
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12
Usher My Way Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Way
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4
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11
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Gains in performance
13
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
10
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1
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7
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14
Busta Rhymes When Disaster Strikes... Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
When Disaster Strikes...
11
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12
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15
Puff Daddy & The Family No Way Out Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No Way Out
Puff Daddy & The Family
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PEAK POSITION
20
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Gains in performance
16
Boyz II Men Evolution Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Evolution
17
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1
PEAK POSITION
10
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Gains in performance
17
Master P Ghetto D Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto D
12
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1
PEAK POSITION
14
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18
Will Smith Big Willie Style Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Big Willie Style
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
19
Mariah Carey Butterfly Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Butterfly
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3
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11
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Gains in performance
20
Timbaland & Magoo Welcome To Our World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Welcome To Our World
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3
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21
Kenny G Kenny G Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kenny G Greatest Hits
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2
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Gains in performance
22
Chico DeBarge Long Time No See Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Long Time No See
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14
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2
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23
Luniz Lunitik Muzik Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lunitik Muzik
15
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8
PEAK POSITION
3
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24
LL Cool J Phenomenon Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Phenomenon
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4
PEAK POSITION
7
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25
Mary J. Blige Share My World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Share My World
22
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1
PEAK POSITION
33
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26
Jon B Cool Relax Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cool Relax
25
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25
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11
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27
The Whispers Songbook Volume One -- The Songs Of Babyface Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Songbook Volume One -- The Songs Of Babyface
Gains in performance
28
Dru Hill Dru Hill Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dru Hill
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5
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54
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Gains in performance
29
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
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28
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Brian McKnight Anytime Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
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10
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31
H-Town Ladies Edition Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ladies Edition
28
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12
PEAK POSITION
5
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32
Joe All That I Am Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All That I Am
30
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4
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18
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33
Babyface MTV Unplugged NYC 1997 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MTV Unplugged NYC 1997
Gains in performance
34
Soundtrack Gang Related -- The Soundtrack Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gang Related -- The Soundtrack
24
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9
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35
MC Eiht Last Man Standing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Last Man Standing
20
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13
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3
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36
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
35
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17
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9
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Gains in performance
37
K-Ci & JoJo Love Always Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Always
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9
PEAK POSITION
24
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38
Soundtrack Money Talks -- The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Money Talks -- The Album
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6
PEAK POSITION
15
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Gains in performance
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10
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23
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Gains in performance
40
The Sounds Of Blackness Time For Healing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Time For Healing
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24
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18
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Gains in performance
41
EPMD Back In Business Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back In Business
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4
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11
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42
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Supa Dupa Fly Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Supa Dupa Fly
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
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21
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43
5th Ward Boyz Usual Suspects Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Usual Suspects
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26
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2
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44
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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23
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45
Karen Clark-Sheard Finally Karen Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Finally Karen
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4
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Gains in performance
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Will Downing Invitation Only Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Invitation Only
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5
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47
Soundtrack Men In Black--The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Men In Black--The Album
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22
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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
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37
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Erykah Badu Baduizm Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
38
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42
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50
Next Rated Next Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rated Next
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9
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Gains in performance
51
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony The Art Of War Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Art Of War
45
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PEAK POSITION
18
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52
Mic Geronimo Vendetta Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
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LAST WEEK
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4
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53
Gravediggaz The Pick, The Sickle And The Shovel Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Pick, The Sickle And The Shovel
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7
PEAK POSITION
7
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54
Big Bub Timeless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Timeless
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15
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6
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55
Three 6 Mafia Chpt. 2: World Domination Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chpt. 2: World Domination
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4
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56
Mack 10 Based On A True Story Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Based On A True Story
55
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5
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11
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57
Uncle Sam Uncle Sam Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Uncle Sam
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57
PEAK POSITION
7
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Gains in performance
58
Somethin' For The People This Time It's Personal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
This Time It's Personal
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10
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Salt-N-Pepa Brand New Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Brand New
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6
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60
Immature The Journey Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Journey
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PEAK POSITION
10
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Gains in performance
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Soundtrack I'm Bout It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'm Bout It
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PEAK POSITION
28
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62
BeBe Winans BeBe Winans Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
BeBe Winans
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36
PEAK POSITION
5
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63
Christion Ghetto Cyrano Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto Cyrano
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23
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
64
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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5
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65
SWV Release Some Tension Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Release Some Tension
54
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16
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66
The Whoridas Whoridin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Whoridin'
Gains in performance
67
Peggy Scott-Adams Contagious Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
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LAST WEEK
59
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
68
Maxwell Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite
65
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8
PEAK POSITION
87
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69
Master P Ice Cream Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ice Cream Man
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3
PEAK POSITION
79
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70
Bobby Brown Forever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
46
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
71
Tru Tru 2 Da Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tru 2 Da Game
64
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART
72
Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Forever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Wu-Tang Forever
72
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1
PEAK POSITION
26
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73
Common One Day It'll All Make Sense Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Day It'll All Make Sense
61
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
74
Various Artists MTV Party To Go 98 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MTV Party To Go 98
Gains in performance
75
Maxwell MTV Unplugged EP Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MTV Unplugged EP
78
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
20
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Gains in performance
76
Rome Rome Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rome
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7
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART
77
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
57
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78
Ginuwine Ginuwine... The Bachelor Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ginuwine... The Bachelor
77
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
60
WEEKS ON CHART
79
Diamond Hatred, Passion and Infidelity Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hatred, Passion and Infidelity
58
LAST WEEK
40
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
80
Rick James Urban Rapsody Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Urban Rapsody
79
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
81
2Pac All Eyez On Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All Eyez On Me
67
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
95
WEEKS ON CHART
75
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
4
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83
Luke Changin' the Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Changin' the Game
74
LAST WEEK
65
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
84
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
87
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26
PEAK POSITION
23
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Gains in performance
85
Allure Allure Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Allure
80
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
30
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86
Toni Braxton Secrets Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
85
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
76
WEEKS ON CHART
87
Top Authority Top Authority Uncut -- The New Yea Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Top Authority Uncut -- The New Yea
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LAST WEEK
21
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6
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88
Kenny Lattimore Kenny Lattimore Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kenny Lattimore
81
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
77
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89
Boney James Sweet Thing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sweet Thing
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PEAK POSITION
18
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Gains in performance
90
Soundtrack Love Jones: The Music Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Jones: The Music
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LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
38
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91
Twista Adrenaline Rush Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Adrenaline Rush
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13
PEAK POSITION
23
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92
Sam Salter It's On Tonight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's On Tonight
91
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41
PEAK POSITION
9
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93
DJ Skribble DJ Skribble's Traffic Jams Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
DJ Skribble's Traffic Jams
76
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76
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Lil' Kim Hard Core Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hard Core
92
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3
PEAK POSITION
56
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95
Various Artists Ultimate Hip Hop Party 1998 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ultimate Hip Hop Party 1998
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LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
96
Aaliyah One In A Million Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One In A Million
94
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
66
WEEKS ON CHART
97
Jonathan Butler Do You Love Me? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Do You Love Me?
89
LAST WEEK
57
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
98
Marvin Sease The Bitch Git It All Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Bitch Git It All
83
LAST WEEK
64
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
99
Soundtrack Space Jam Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Space Jam
100
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART
100
Mia X Unlady Like Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unlady Like
90
LAST WEEK
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PEAK POSITION
24
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