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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2Pac R U Still Down? [Remember Me] Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
R U Still Down? [Remember Me]
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4
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3
LSG Levert.Sweat.Gill Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Levert.Sweat.Gill
3
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2
PEAK POSITION
5
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4
Mase Harlem World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Harlem World
4
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1
PEAK POSITION
8
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Gains in performance
5
Usher My Way Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Way
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PEAK POSITION
13
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Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
6
Soundtrack Soul Food Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Soul Food
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13
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7
Mystikal Unpredictable Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unpredictable
5
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1
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6
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8
Puff Daddy & The Family No Way Out Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No Way Out
Puff Daddy & The Family
12
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PEAK POSITION
22
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Gains in performance
9
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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4
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10
Janet The Velvet Rope Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Velvet Rope
10
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2
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10
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Gains in performance
11
Mariah Carey Butterfly Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Butterfly
15
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3
PEAK POSITION
13
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Gains in performance
12
JAY-Z In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
9
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2
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7
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13
Busta Rhymes When Disaster Strikes... Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
When Disaster Strikes...
13
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
14
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14
Boyz II Men Evolution Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Evolution
17
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1
PEAK POSITION
12
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Gains in performance
15
Will Smith Big Willie Style Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Big Willie Style
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15
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3
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Gains in performance
16
Kenny G Kenny G Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kenny G Greatest Hits
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PEAK POSITION
4
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Gains in performance
17
Rakim The 18th Letter Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The 18th Letter
11
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1
PEAK POSITION
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
18
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1
PEAK POSITION
9
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Master P Ghetto D Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto D
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1
PEAK POSITION
16
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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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9
PEAK POSITION
5
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Brian McKnight Anytime Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
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PEAK POSITION
12
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Gains in performance
22
MJG No More Glory Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No More Glory
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4
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23
Dru Hill Dru Hill Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dru Hill
26
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56
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Gains in performance
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Mary J. Blige Share My World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Share My World
23
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PEAK POSITION
35
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25
LL Cool J Phenomenon Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Phenomenon
22
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4
PEAK POSITION
9
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26
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
29
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PEAK POSITION
30
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Gains in performance
27
Joe All That I Am Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All That I Am
28
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4
PEAK POSITION
20
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Gains in performance
28
Soundtrack Men In Black--The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Men In Black--The Album
36
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PEAK POSITION
24
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Gains in performance
29
K-Ci & JoJo Love Always Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Always
34
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PEAK POSITION
26
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Gains in performance
30
Luniz Lunitik Muzik Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lunitik Muzik
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PEAK POSITION
5
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Jon B Cool Relax Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cool Relax
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PEAK POSITION
13
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Soundtrack Gang Related -- The Soundtrack Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gang Related -- The Soundtrack
25
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PEAK POSITION
11
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33
Chico DeBarge Long Time No See Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Long Time No See
31
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14
PEAK POSITION
4
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34
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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11
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35
Karen Clark-Sheard Finally Karen Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Finally Karen
39
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28
PEAK POSITION
6
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36
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Supa Dupa Fly Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Supa Dupa Fly
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
41
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1
PEAK POSITION
23
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Gains in performance
37
The Sounds Of Blackness Time For Healing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Time For Healing
40
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
20
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38
The Whispers Songbook Volume One -- The Songs Of Babyface Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Songbook Volume One -- The Songs Of Babyface
33
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27
PEAK POSITION
3
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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
55
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PEAK POSITION
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Gains in performance
40
H-Town Ladies Edition Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ladies Edition
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PEAK POSITION
7
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The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Life After Death
43
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1
PEAK POSITION
39
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Gains in performance
42
Babyface MTV Unplugged NYC 1997 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MTV Unplugged NYC 1997
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PEAK POSITION
3
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Soundtrack Money Talks -- The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Money Talks -- The Album
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PEAK POSITION
17
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Uncle Sam Uncle Sam Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Uncle Sam
51
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PEAK POSITION
9
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Gains in performance
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PEAK POSITION
25
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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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PEAK POSITION
3
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Gains in performance
47
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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4
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25
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Gains in performance
48
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony The Art Of War Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Art Of War
44
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1
PEAK POSITION
20
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49
Luke Changin' the Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Changin' the Game
81
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PEAK POSITION
5
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Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
50
EPMD Back In Business Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back In Business
46
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4
PEAK POSITION
13
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51
MC Eiht Last Man Standing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Last Man Standing
42
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
5
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52
Erykah Badu Baduizm Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
54
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
44
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53
The Whoridas Whoridin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Whoridin'
69
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53
PEAK POSITION
3
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Gains in performance
54
SWV Release Some Tension Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Release Some Tension
65
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
18
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Gains in performance
55
Peggy Scott-Adams Contagious Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
68
LAST WEEK
55
PEAK POSITION
6
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Gains in performance
56
Mack 10 Based On A True Story Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Based On A True Story
67
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
13
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Gains in performance
57
Next Rated Next Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rated Next
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29
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11
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5th Ward Boyz Usual Suspects Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Usual Suspects
49
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26
PEAK POSITION
4
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59
Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Forever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Wu-Tang Forever
76
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
28
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Gains in performance
60
Gravediggaz The Pick, The Sickle And The Shovel Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Pick, The Sickle And The Shovel
63
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
9
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61
BeBe Winans BeBe Winans Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
BeBe Winans
61
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36
PEAK POSITION
7
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62
Salt-N-Pepa Brand New Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Brand New
60
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
8
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63
Will Downing Invitation Only Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Invitation Only
56
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
64
Immature The Journey Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Journey
72
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
65
Big Bub Timeless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Timeless
52
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
66
Soundtrack Space Jam Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Space Jam
82
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
54
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
67
Toni Braxton Secrets Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
77
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
78
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Gains in performance
68
Master P Ice Cream Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ice Cream Man
64
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
81
WEEKS ON CHART
69
Mic Geronimo Vendetta Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
62
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
70
Christion Ghetto Cyrano Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto Cyrano
59
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
71
Tru Tru 2 Da Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tru 2 Da Game
73
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART
72
Three 6 Mafia Chpt. 2: World Domination Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chpt. 2: World Domination
57
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
73
Robyn Robyn Is Here Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Robyn Is Here
99
LAST WEEK
73
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
74
Trick Daddy Dollars Based On A True Story Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Based On A True Story
Trick Daddy Dollars
96
LAST WEEK
74
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
75
Somethin' For The People This Time It's Personal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
This Time It's Personal
58
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
76
Maxwell Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite
75
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
89
WEEKS ON CHART
77
Allure Allure Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Allure
84
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
78
Soundtrack I'm Bout It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'm Bout It
53
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
79
2Pac All Eyez On Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All Eyez On Me
78
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
97
WEEKS ON CHART
80
Ginuwine Ginuwine... The Bachelor Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ginuwine... The Bachelor
79
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
62
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Makaveli The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
66
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
59
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82
Rome Rome Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rome
74
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART
83
Various Artists Ultimate Hip Hop Party 1998 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ultimate Hip Hop Party 1998
90
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
84
Common One Day It'll All Make Sense Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Day It'll All Make Sense
85
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
11
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Gains in performance
85
SWV A Special Christmas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Special Christmas
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
86
Jeffrey Osborne Something Warm For Christmas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Something Warm For Christmas
Gains in performance
87
Lil' Kim Hard Core Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hard Core
92
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
58
WEEKS ON CHART
88
Twista Adrenaline Rush Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Adrenaline Rush
80
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
89
Kinfusion Da Unhatched Breed Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Da Unhatched Breed
Gains in performance
90
Soundtrack The Preacher's Wife Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Preacher's Wife
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LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
47
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
91
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)
70
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
92
Aaliyah One In A Million Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One In A Million
91
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
68
WEEKS ON CHART
93
Maxwell MTV Unplugged EP Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MTV Unplugged EP
87
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
94
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
86
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
97
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
96
Bobby Brown Forever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
71
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
97
Boney James Sweet Thing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sweet Thing
95
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
98
DJ Skribble DJ Skribble's Traffic Jams Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
DJ Skribble's Traffic Jams
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LAST WEEK
76
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
99
Various Artists WDAS 105.3 FM Classic Soul Hits Volume Two Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
WDAS 105.3 FM Classic Soul Hits Volume Two
Gains in performance
100
Sam Salter It's On Tonight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's On Tonight
89
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
11
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