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Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

Week of October 17, 1998

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Last Week
Peak Pos.
Wks on Chart
  • 1
    • Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life

      JAY-Z
    • 89
    • 1
    • 2
      • 89
      • 1
      • 2
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Imprint/Promotion Label:

Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG

Greatest gainer this week

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum x5
  • 2 NEW
  • NEW
    • Aquemini

      OutKast
    • -
    • 2
    • 1
      • -
      • 2
      • 1
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Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

Highest ranking debut

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum x2
  • 3
    • The Love Movement

      A Tribe Called Quest
    • 70
    • 3
    • 2
      • 70
      • 3
      • 2
  • 4
    • The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

      Lauryn Hill
    • 1
    • 1
    • 6
      • 1
      • 1
      • 6
RIAA Certification: Diamond
  • 5
    • The Nu Nation Project

      Kirk Franklin
    • 76
    • 5
    • 2
      • 76
      • 5
      • 2
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Imprint/Promotion Label:

Gospo Centric/Interscope

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum x2
  • 6 NEW
  • NEW
    • Mean Green -- Major Players Compilation

      Various Artists
    • -
    • 6
    • 1
      • -
      • 6
      • 1
RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 7
    • Rush Hour

      Soundtrack
    • 4
    • 2
    • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
  • 8
    • StilL In The Game

      Keith Sweat
    • 2
    • 2
    • 2
      • 2
      • 2
      • 2
  • 9
    • Soul Of A Woman

      Kelly Price
    • 5
    • 2
    • 8
      • 5
      • 2
      • 8
RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 10
    • The Imperial

      The FlipMode Squad
    • 3
    • 3
    • 3
      • 3
      • 3
      • 3
  • 11
    • It's Dark And Hell Is Hot

      DMX
    • 6
    • 1
    • 20
      • 6
      • 1
      • 20
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Imprint/Promotion Label:

Ruff Ryders/Def Jam/UMe

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum x4
  • 12 NEW
  • NEW
    • Foundation

      Brand Nubian
    • -
    • 12
    • 1
      • -
      • 12
      • 1
  • 13 NEW
  • NEW
    • Black Star

      Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
    • -
    • 13
    • 1
      • -
      • 13
      • 1
  • 14
    • Phoenix Rising

      The Temptations
    • 12
    • 8
    • 7
      • 12
      • 8
      • 7
  • 15 NEW
  • NEW
    • Enquiring Minds

      Gangsta Boo
    • -
    • 15
    • 1
      • -
      • 15
      • 1
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Imprint/Promotion Label:

Hypnotize Minds/Relativity

Gains In Performance

  • 16
    • Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told

      Snoop Dogg
    • 10
    • 1
    • 10
      • 10
      • 1
      • 10
  • 17
    • Respect

      Shaquille O'Neal
    • 8
    • 8
    • 3
      • 8
      • 8
      • 3
  • 18
    • Don Cartagena

      Fat Joe
    • 9
    • 2
    • 6
      • 9
      • 2
      • 6
  • 19
    • Sky's The Limit

      Magic
    • 7
    • 3
    • 3
      • 7
      • 3
      • 3
  • 20
    • Love & Consequences

      Gerald Levert
    • 16
    • 2
    • 11
      • 16
      • 2
      • 11
  • 21
    • Jermaine Dupri Presents -- Life In 1472 The Original Soundtrack

      Jermaine Dupri
    • 13
    • 1
    • 12
      • 13
      • 1
      • 12
RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 22
    • Dr. Dolittle: The Album

      Soundtrack
    • 15
    • 4
    • 16
      • 15
      • 4
      • 16
RIAA Certification: Platinum x2
  • 23
    • Traces Of My Lipstick

      Xscape
    • 19
    • 6
    • 21
      • 19
      • 6
      • 21
RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 24
    • I Know

      Luther Vandross
    • 20
    • 9
    • 8
      • 20
      • 9
      • 8
  • 25 NEW
  • NEW
    • One Wish

      Deborah Cox
    • -
    • 25
    • 1
      • -
      • 25
      • 1
RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 27
    • N.O.R.E.

      Noreaga
    • 18
    • 1
    • 14
      • 18
      • 1
      • 14
  • 28
    • Never S-A-Y Never

      Brandy
    • 22
    • 2
    • 17
      • 22
      • 2
      • 17
  • 29
    • Trin-i-tee 5:7

      Trin-i-tee 5:7
    • 28
    • 20
    • 12
      • 28
      • 20
      • 12
  • 30
    • Mya

      Mya
    • 26
    • 13
    • 24
      • 26
      • 13
      • 24
RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 31
    • The Boy Is Mine

      Monica
    • 27
    • 2
    • 12
      • 27
      • 2
      • 12
  • 32 NEW
  • NEW
    • Word On Tha Street

      Bad Azz
    • -
    • 32
    • 1
      • -
      • 32
      • 1
  • 33
    • MP Da Last Don

      Master P
    • 31
    • 1
    • 19
      • 31
      • 1
      • 19
  • 34
    • Rasassination

      Ras Kass
    • 11
    • 11
    • 2
      • 11
      • 11
      • 2
  • 35
    • Charge It 2 Da Game

      Silkk The Shocker
    • 38
    • 1
    • 34
      • 38
      • 1
      • 34
  • 36 NEW
  • NEW
    • Pleasures Of The Night

      Will Downing & Gerald Albright
    • -
    • 36
    • 1
      • -
      • 36
      • 1
  • 37
    • The Assassin

      Big Ed
    • 23
    • 3
    • 5
      • 23
      • 3
      • 5
  • 38
    • Cool Relax

      Jon B
    • 34
    • 5
    • 55
      • 34
      • 5
      • 55
RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 39
    • Tamia

      Tamia
    • 32
    • 18
    • 25
      • 32
      • 18
      • 25
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Imprint/Promotion Label:

Qwest/Warner Bros.