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
New
1
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All I Have In This World, Are... My Balls And My Word
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
Play
2
The Lox Money, Power & Respect Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Money, Power & Respect
1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
3
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3
Usher My Way Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Way
2
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1
PEAK POSITION
19
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3
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
18
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Gains in performance
5
Soundtrack Soul Food Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Soul Food
7
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
19
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Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
6
LSG Levert.Sweat.Gill Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Levert.Sweat.Gill
4
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2
PEAK POSITION
11
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7
Mase Harlem World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Harlem World
5
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1
PEAK POSITION
14
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6
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1
PEAK POSITION
11
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9
Mystikal Unpredictable Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unpredictable
8
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
12
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10
K-Ci & JoJo Love Always Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Always
12
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
32
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Gains in performance
11
Timbaland & Magoo Welcome To Our World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Welcome To Our World
9
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
11
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12
JAY-Z In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
10
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
13
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13
Janet The Velvet Rope Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Velvet Rope
13
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
16
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14
2Pac R U Still Down? [Remember Me] Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
R U Still Down? [Remember Me]
11
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1
PEAK POSITION
10
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15
Mariah Carey Butterfly Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Butterfly
16
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3
PEAK POSITION
19
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16
Busta Rhymes When Disaster Strikes... Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
When Disaster Strikes...
14
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
20
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17
Mary J. Blige Share My World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Share My World
21
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
41
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Gains in performance
18
Master P Ghetto D Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto D
20
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
22
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Gains in performance
19
Puff Daddy & The Family No Way Out Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No Way Out
Puff Daddy & The Family
15
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
28
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20
Will Smith Big Willie Style Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Big Willie Style
18
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
9
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21
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
17
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
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22
Various Artists In Tha Beginning...There Was Rap Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In Tha Beginning...There Was Rap
19
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
10
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23
Queen Pen My Melody Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Melody
22
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
6
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Gains in performance
24
Joe All That I Am Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All That I Am
23
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
26
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25
Various Artists The Source Presents Hip Hop Hits -- Volume 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Source Presents Hip Hop Hits -- Volume 1
28
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
6
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26
Dru Hill Dru Hill Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dru Hill
26
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
62
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27
Rakim The 18th Letter Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The 18th Letter
24
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
13
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28
SWV Release Some Tension Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Release Some Tension
34
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
24
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Gains in performance
29
Chico DeBarge Long Time No See Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Long Time No See
25
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
10
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30
Uncle Sam Uncle Sam Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Uncle Sam
27
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27
PEAK POSITION
15
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31
Jon B Cool Relax Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cool Relax
31
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25
PEAK POSITION
19
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32
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Supa Dupa Fly Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Supa Dupa Fly
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
35
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1
PEAK POSITION
29
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33
MJG No More Glory Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No More Glory
30
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
34
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
40
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
31
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Gains in performance
35
Three 6 Mafia Chpt. 2: World Domination Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chpt. 2: World Domination
44
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
12
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Gains in performance
36
Boyz II Men Evolution Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Evolution
29
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
18
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37
The Sounds Of Blackness Time For Healing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Time For Healing
39
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
26
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38
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
36
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
36
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39
Soundtrack Jackie Brown Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jackie Brown
33
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
5
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40
Karen Clark-Sheard Finally Karen Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Finally Karen
32
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
12
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41
LL Cool J Phenomenon Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Phenomenon
37
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
15
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42
The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Life After Death
41
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
45
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43
H-Town Ladies Edition Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ladies Edition
48
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
13
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Gains in performance
44
Luniz Lunitik Muzik Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lunitik Muzik
42
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
11
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45
Next Rated Next Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rated Next
50
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
17
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Gains in performance
46
Kenny G Kenny G Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kenny G Greatest Hits
38
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
47
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
43
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
17
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48
Ice Cube Featuring...Ice Cube Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Featuring...Ice Cube
47
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
6
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49
Soundtrack Gang Related -- The Soundtrack Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gang Related -- The Soundtrack
46
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
17
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50
Soundtrack Money Talks -- The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Money Talks -- The Album
49
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
23
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51
Master P Ice Cream Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ice Cream Man
64
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
87
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Gains in performance
52
Peggy Scott-Adams Contagious Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
84
LAST WEEK
52
PEAK POSITION
11
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Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
53
Mack 10 Based On A True Story Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Based On A True Story
61
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
19
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Gains in performance
56
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
31
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55
Soundtrack I'm Bout It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'm Bout It
62
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
36
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Gains in performance
56
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
18
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57
Ginuwine Ginuwine... The Bachelor Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ginuwine... The Bachelor
53
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
68
WEEKS ON CHART
58
Tru Tru 2 Da Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tru 2 Da Game
60
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
49
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59
Big Bub Timeless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Timeless
59
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
14
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60
2Pac All Eyez On Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All Eyez On Me
63
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
103
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61
The Whispers Songbook Volume One -- The Songs Of Babyface Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Songbook Volume One -- The Songs Of Babyface
52
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
9
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62
Twista Adrenaline Rush Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Adrenaline Rush
82
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
63
Babyface MTV Unplugged NYC 1997 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MTV Unplugged NYC 1997
55
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
64
The Whoridas Whoridin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Whoridin'
45
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
65
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony The Art Of War Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Art Of War
65
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
66
5th Ward Boyz Usual Suspects Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Usual Suspects
54
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
67
Makaveli The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
69
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
65
WEEKS ON CHART
68
Maxwell Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite
70
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
95
WEEKS ON CHART
69
Various Artists MTV Party To Go 98 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MTV Party To Go 98
51
LAST WEEK
46
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
70
Will Downing Invitation Only Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Invitation Only
72
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
71
Soundtrack Men In Black--The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Men In Black--The Album
68
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
72
Luke Changin' the Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Changin' the Game
57
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
73
BeBe Winans BeBe Winans Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
BeBe Winans
66
LAST WEEK
36
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
74
Christion Ghetto Cyrano Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto Cyrano
75
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
75
MC Eiht Last Man Standing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Last Man Standing
79
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
76
Robyn Robyn Is Here Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Robyn Is Here
77
LAST WEEK
51
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
77
Sam Salter It's On Tonight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's On Tonight
80
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
78
Common One Day It'll All Make Sense Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Day It'll All Make Sense
78
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
79
Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Forever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Wu-Tang Forever
74
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART
80
Mic Geronimo Vendetta Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
88
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Erykah Badu Baduizm Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
67
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
50
WEEKS ON CHART
82
Maxwell MTV Unplugged EP Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MTV Unplugged EP
81
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART
83
Toni Braxton Secrets Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
85
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
84
WEEKS ON CHART
84
Lil' Kim Hard Core Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hard Core
95
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
63
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Salt-N-Pepa Brand New Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Brand New
96
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
86
Rome Rome Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rome
83
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART
87
Capone -N- Noreaga The War Report Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The War Report
94
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
88
Various Artists Ultimate Hip Hop Party 1998 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ultimate Hip Hop Party 1998
89
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
89
Gravediggaz The Pick, The Sickle And The Shovel Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Pick, The Sickle And The Shovel
73
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
90
Mia X Unlady Like Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unlady Like
100
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
91
Kenny Lattimore Kenny Lattimore Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kenny Lattimore
86
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
80
WEEKS ON CHART
92
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 WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
12
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Gains in performance
93
EPMD Back In Business Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back In Business
71
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Boney James Sweet Thing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sweet Thing
99
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
95
Top Authority Top Authority Uncut -- The New Yea Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Top Authority Uncut -- The New Yea
90
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
11
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
-
LAST WEEK
74
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
97
Allure Allure Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Allure
93
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART
98
BLACKstreet Another Level Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Another Level
-
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
68
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
99
Mr. Serv-on Life Insurance Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Life Insurance
-
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
100
Hot Boys Get It How U Live!! Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Get It How U Live!!
91
LAST WEEK
37
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
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