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]
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4
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LSG Levert.Sweat.Gill Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Levert.Sweat.Gill
3
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4
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4
Mase Harlem World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Harlem World
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Mystikal Unpredictable Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unpredictable
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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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3
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7
Soundtrack Soul Food Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Soul Food
7
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12
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8
Usher My Way Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Way
12
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4
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12
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Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
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JAY-Z In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
10
LAST WEEK
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6
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10
Janet The Velvet Rope Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Velvet Rope
11
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2
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9
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11
Rakim The 18th Letter Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The 18th Letter
9
LAST WEEK
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6
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12
Puff Daddy & The Family No Way Out Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No Way Out
Puff Daddy & The Family
15
LAST WEEK
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PEAK POSITION
21
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Gains in performance
13
Busta Rhymes When Disaster Strikes... Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
When Disaster Strikes...
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LAST WEEK
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13
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MJG No More Glory Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No More Glory
8
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3
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15
Mariah Carey Butterfly Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Butterfly
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12
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Gains in performance
16
Master P Ghetto D Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto D
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LAST WEEK
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15
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Boyz II Men Evolution Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Evolution
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LAST WEEK
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11
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18
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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8
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Kenny G Kenny G Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kenny G Greatest Hits
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3
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Gains in performance
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Will Smith Big Willie Style Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Big Willie Style
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2
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Timbaland & Magoo Welcome To Our World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Welcome To Our World
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4
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LL Cool J Phenomenon Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Phenomenon
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8
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Mary J. Blige Share My World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Share My World
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34
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Luniz Lunitik Muzik Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lunitik Muzik
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8
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4
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Soundtrack Gang Related -- The Soundtrack Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gang Related -- The Soundtrack
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LAST WEEK
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PEAK POSITION
10
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Gains in performance
26
Dru Hill Dru Hill Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dru Hill
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55
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27
Brian McKnight Anytime Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
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LAST WEEK
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11
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Gains in performance
28
Joe All That I Am Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All That I Am
32
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19
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Gains in performance
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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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Jon B Cool Relax Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cool Relax
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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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3
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H-Town Ladies Edition Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ladies Edition
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LAST WEEK
12
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6
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The Whispers Songbook Volume One -- The Songs Of Babyface Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Songbook Volume One -- The Songs Of Babyface
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2
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34
K-Ci & JoJo Love Always Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Always
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9
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25
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Gains in performance
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Babyface MTV Unplugged NYC 1997 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MTV Unplugged NYC 1997
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2
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Soundtrack Men In Black--The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Men In Black--The Album
47
LAST WEEK
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PEAK POSITION
23
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Gains in performance
37
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
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PEAK POSITION
10
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Soundtrack Money Talks -- The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Money Talks -- The Album
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16
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Karen Clark-Sheard Finally Karen Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Finally Karen
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5
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Gains in performance
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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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19
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Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Supa Dupa Fly Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Supa Dupa Fly
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
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22
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MC Eiht Last Man Standing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Last Man Standing
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4
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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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LAST WEEK
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PEAK POSITION
38
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Gains in performance
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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony The Art Of War Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Art Of War
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19
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24
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EPMD Back In Business Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back In Business
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Next Rated Next Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rated Next
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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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24
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5th Ward Boyz Usual Suspects Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Usual Suspects
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3
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Various Artists MTV Party To Go 98 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MTV Party To Go 98
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2
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Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
51
Uncle Sam Uncle Sam Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Uncle Sam
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8
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52
Big Bub Timeless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Timeless
54
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7
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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
29
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Gains in performance
54
Erykah Badu Baduizm Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
49
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43
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Various Artists The Soul Train Christmas Starfest Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Soul Train Christmas Starfest Album
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
56
Will Downing Invitation Only Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Invitation Only
46
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
57
Three 6 Mafia Chpt. 2: World Domination Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chpt. 2: World Domination
55
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5
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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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33
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11
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Christion Ghetto Cyrano Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto Cyrano
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PEAK POSITION
5
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Gains in performance
60
Salt-N-Pepa Brand New Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Brand New
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7
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BeBe Winans BeBe Winans Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
BeBe Winans
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PEAK POSITION
6
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62
Mic Geronimo Vendetta Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
52
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
5
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63
Gravediggaz The Pick, The Sickle And The Shovel Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Pick, The Sickle And The Shovel
53
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
8
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64
Master P Ice Cream Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ice Cream Man
69
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
80
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
65
SWV Release Some Tension Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Release Some Tension
65
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
66
Makaveli The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
77
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
58
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Gains in performance
67
Mack 10 Based On A True Story Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Based On A True Story
56
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
68
Peggy Scott-Adams Contagious Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
67
LAST WEEK
59
PEAK POSITION
5
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69
The Whoridas Whoridin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Whoridin'
66
LAST WEEK
66
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
70
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)
64
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
6
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71
Bobby Brown Forever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
70
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
72
Immature The Journey Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Journey
60
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
73
Tru Tru 2 Da Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tru 2 Da Game
71
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART
74
Rome Rome Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rome
76
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART
75
Maxwell Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite
68
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
88
WEEKS ON CHART
76
Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Forever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Wu-Tang Forever
72
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
77
Toni Braxton Secrets Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
86
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
77
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
78
2Pac All Eyez On Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All Eyez On Me
81
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
96
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
79
Ginuwine Ginuwine... The Bachelor Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ginuwine... The Bachelor
78
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
61
WEEKS ON CHART
80
Twista Adrenaline Rush Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Adrenaline Rush
91
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
81
Luke Changin' the Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Changin' the Game
83
LAST WEEK
65
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
82
Soundtrack Space Jam Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Space Jam
99
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
53
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
83
Top Authority Top Authority Uncut -- The New Yea Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Top Authority Uncut -- The New Yea
87
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
84
Allure Allure Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Allure
85
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Common One Day It'll All Make Sense Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Day It'll All Make Sense
73
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
86
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
84
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
87
Maxwell MTV Unplugged EP Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MTV Unplugged EP
75
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
88
Various Artists Luke's Peep Show Compilation Volume 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Luke's Peep Show Compilation Volume 1
Gains in performance
89
Sam Salter It's On Tonight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's On Tonight
92
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
90
Various Artists Ultimate Hip Hop Party 1998 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ultimate Hip Hop Party 1998
95
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
91
Aaliyah One In A Million Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One In A Million
96
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
67
WEEKS ON CHART
92
Lil' Kim Hard Core Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hard Core
94
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART
93
Kenny Lattimore Kenny Lattimore Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kenny Lattimore
88
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
78
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Diamond Hatred, Passion and Infidelity Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hatred, Passion and Infidelity
79
LAST WEEK
40
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
95
Boney James Sweet Thing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sweet Thing
89
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
96
Trick Daddy Dollars Based On A True Story Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Based On A True Story
Trick Daddy Dollars
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LAST WEEK
82
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
82
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
98
BLACKstreet Another Level Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Another Level
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LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
64
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
99
Robyn Robyn Is Here Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Robyn Is Here
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LAST WEEK
79
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
100
Mia X Unlady Like Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unlady Like
100
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
25
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