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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).

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

The week of
89
LAST WEEK
2
WEEKS ON CHART
Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
Imprint/Promotion Label
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

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JAY-Z Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
89  Last
Peak
Weeks
89
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x5
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
2
OutKast Aquemini Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Aquemini
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | LaFace
3
A Tribe Called Quest The Love Movement Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Love Movement
70  Last
Peak
Weeks
70
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
4
Lauryn Hill The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x8
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Legacy | Ruffhouse/Columbia
5
Kirk Franklin The Nu Nation Project Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Nu Nation Project
76  Last
Peak
Weeks
76
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Gospo Centric
6
Various Artists Mean Green -- Major Players Compilation Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mean Green -- Major Players Compilation
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
7
Soundtrack Rush Hour Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rush Hour
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
8
Keith Sweat StilL In The Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
StilL In The Game
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
9
Kelly Price Soul Of A Woman Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Soul Of A Woman
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | T-Neck/Def Soul
10
The FlipMode Squad The Imperial Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Imperial
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
77
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | FlipMode/Elektra
11
DMX It's Dark And Hell Is Hot Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's Dark And Hell Is Hot
Last
Peak
20  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Ruff Ryders/Def Jam
12
Brand Nubian Foundation Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Foundation
Last
12  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
13
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Black Star Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Black Star
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
Last
13  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Rawkus
14
The Temptations Phoenix Rising Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Phoenix Rising
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal | Motown
15
Gangsta Boo Enquiring Minds Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Enquiring Minds
Last
15  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity | Hypnotize Minds
16
Snoop Dogg Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told
10  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
17
Shaquille O'Neal Respect Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Respect
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | T.W.IsM./A&M
18
Fat Joe Don Cartagena Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Don Cartagena
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Mystic/Atlantic
19
Magic Sky's The Limit Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sky's The Limit
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | TRU/No Limit
20
Gerald Levert Love & Consequences Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love & Consequences
16  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | East West
21
Jermaine Dupri Jermaine Dupri Presents -- Life In 1472 The Original Soundtrack Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jermaine Dupri Presents -- Life In 1472 The Original Soundtrack
13  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | So So Def/Columbia
22
Soundtrack Dr. Dolittle: The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dr. Dolittle: The Album
15  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Blackground/Atlantic
23
Xscape Traces Of My Lipstick Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Traces Of My Lipstick
19  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | So So Def/Columbia
24
Luther Vandross I Know Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Know
20  Last
Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
25
Deborah Cox One Wish Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Wish
Last
25  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
26
Canibus Can-I-Bus Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Can-I-Bus
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal
27
Noreaga N.O.R.E. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
N.O.R.E.
18  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy | Penalty
28
Brandy Never S-A-Y Never Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Never S-A-Y Never
22  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
29
Trin-i-tee 5:7 Trin-i-tee 5:7 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trin-i-tee 5:7
28  Last
20  Peak
12  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | B-Rite
30
Mya Mya Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mya
26  Last
13  Peak
24  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | University
31
Monica The Boy Is Mine Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Boy Is Mine
27  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
32
Bad Azz Word On Tha Street Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Word On Tha Street
Last
32  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | 19 Street
33
Master P MP Da Last Don Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MP Da Last Don
31  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
34
Ras Kass Rasassination Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rasassination
11  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Patchwerk
35
Silkk The Shocker Charge It 2 Da Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Charge It 2 Da Game
38  Last
Peak
34  Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
36
Will Downing & Gerald Albright Pleasures Of The Night Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Pleasures Of The Night
Will Downing & Gerald Albright
Last
36  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
VLG | Verve Forecast
37
Big Ed The Assassin Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Assassin
23  Last
Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
38
Jon B Cool Relax Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cool Relax
34  Last
Peak
55  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
55
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Yab Yum/550 Music
39
Tamia Tamia Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tamia
32  Last
18  Peak
25  Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Qwest
40
Solo 4 Bruthas & A Bass Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
4 Bruthas & A Bass
25  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M | Perspective
41
Brian McKnight Anytime Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Anytime
30  Last
Peak
54  Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
54
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal | Motown
42
Jagged Edge A Jagged Era Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Jagged Era
41  Last
19  Peak
33  Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | So So Def/Columbia
43
Soundtrack How Stella Got Her Groove Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
24  Last
Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Flyte Tyme
44
Maxwell Embrya Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Embrya
33  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
45
Big Tymers How You Luv That? Vol. 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
How You Luv That? Vol. 2
17  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal | Cash Money
46
Skull Duggery These Wicked Streets Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
These Wicked Streets
21  Last
Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy | No Limit/Penalty
47
E-40 The Element Of Surprise Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Element Of Surprise
36  Last
Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | Sick Wid It
48
Mary J. Blige The Tour Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Tour
39  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
49
Monifah Mo'Hogany Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mo'Hogany
44  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal | Uptown
50
Funkmaster Flex Funkmaster Flex The Mix Tape Volume III: 60 Minutes Of Funk The Final Chapt Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Funkmaster Flex The Mix Tape Volume III: 60 Minutes Of Funk The Final Chapt
37  Last
Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Loud
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