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
4
WEEKS AT NO. 1
6
WEEKS ON CHART
Let There Be... EVE--Ruff Ryders' First Lady
Play
2
Method Man & Redman Blackout! Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Blackout!
Method Man & Redman
2
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
3
Brian McKnight Back At One Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back At One
5
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
4
Soundtrack The Best Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Man
10
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
5
Juvenile 400 Degreez Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
400 Degreez
7
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART
6
Pharoahe Monch Internal Affairs Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Internal Affairs
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
7
Donell Jones Where I Wanna Be Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Where I Wanna Be
6
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
8
Warren G I Want It All Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Want It All
4
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
9
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
10
Mos Def Black On Both Sides Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Black On Both Sides
3
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
11
Various Artists J Prince Presents R.N.D.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
J Prince Presents R.N.D.S.
8
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
12
Mobb Deep Murda Muzik Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Murda Muzik
12
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
13
Hot Boys Guerrilla Warfare Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Guerrilla Warfare
13
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
14
B.G. Chopper City In The Ghetto Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chopper City In The Ghetto
14
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
15
U-God Golden Arms Redemption Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Golden Arms Redemption
Gains in performance
16
Ol' Dirty Bastard N***a Please Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
N***a Please
17
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
17
Snoop Dogg No Limit Top Dogg Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No Limit Top Dogg
19
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
18
Puff Daddy Forever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Forever
15
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
19
Destiny's Child The Writing's On The Wall Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Writing's On The Wall
16
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
20
Angie Stone Black Diamond Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Black Diamond
22
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
21
Inspectah Deck Uncontrolled Substance Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Uncontrolled Substance
11
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
22
Lil Troy Sittin' Fat Down South Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sittin' Fat Down South
18
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART
23
Soundtrack Thicker Than Water Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thicker Than Water
20
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
24
Chilldrin Of Da Ghetto Chilldrin Of Da Ghetto Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chilldrin Of Da Ghetto
Gains in performance
25
Ideal Ideal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ideal
33
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
26
Ginuwine 100% Ginuwine Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
100% Ginuwine
26
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
27
Silk Tonight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tonight
24
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART
28
YoungBloodZ Against Da Grain Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Against Da Grain
21
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
29
Kane & Abel Rise To Power Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rise To Power
28
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
30
Mac World War III Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
World War III
23
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
31
Various Artists Ruff Ryders: Ryde Or Die Vol. 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ruff Ryders: Ryde Or Die Vol. 1
37
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
32
Project Pat Ghetty Green Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetty Green
35
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
33
Lost Boyz LB IV Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
LB IV Life
25
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
34
Whitney Houston My Love Is Your Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Love Is Your Love
38
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
49
WEEKS ON CHART
35
Various Artists Violator The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Violator The Album
29
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
36
Ja Rule Venni Vetti Vecci Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Venni Vetti Vecci
43
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
37
Soundtrack Blue Streak -- The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Blue Streak -- The Album
27
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
38
Eric Benet A Day In The Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Day In The Life
32
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Da Real World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Da Real World
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
36
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
40
Sole Skin Deep Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Skin Deep
41
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
41
Noreaga Melvin Flynt -- Da Hustler Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Melvin Flynt -- Da Hustler
31
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
42
Barry White Staying Power Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Staying Power
48
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
43
Terror Squad The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Album
34
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
44
Spice 1 Immortalized Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Immortalized
30
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
45
K-Ci & JoJo It's Real Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's Real
39
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
46
Smokey Robinson Intimate Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
47
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
47
Eminem The Slim Shady LP Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Slim Shady LP
45
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART
48
Jennifer Lopez On The 6 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
42
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Case Personal Conversation Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Personal Conversation
50
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
50
112 Room 112 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Room 112
44
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
50
WEEKS ON CHART
51
Rahsaan Patterson Love In Stereo Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love In Stereo
Gains in performance
49
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
50
WEEKS ON CHART
53
TLC Fanmail Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Fanmail
46
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART
54
2nd II None Classic 220 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Classic 220
40
LAST WEEK
40
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
55
CeCe Winans Alabaster Box Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Alabaster Box
Gains in performance
56
Iyanla Vanzant In The Meantime -- The Music That Tells The Story Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In The Meantime -- The Music That Tells The Story
53
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
57
Dru Hill Enter The Dru Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Enter The Dru
56
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART
58
Yolanda Adams Mountain High...Valley Low Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mountain High...Valley Low
54
LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
59
Magic Thuggin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thuggin'
51
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
60
Amyth The World Is Ours Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The World Is Ours
52
LAST WEEK
43
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
61
DMX Flesh Of My Flesh Blood Of My Blood Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Flesh Of My Flesh Blood Of My Blood
62
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
62
Memphis Bleek Coming Of Age Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Coming Of Age
59
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
63
Chris Moutas Here I Am... Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Here I Am...
-
LAST WEEK
63
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
64
Silk-e Urban Therapy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Urban Therapy
55
LAST WEEK
55
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
65
Fiend Street Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Street Life
58
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
66
98 Degrees 98 Degrees And Rising Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
98 Degrees And Rising
60
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART
67
Deborah Cox One Wish Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Wish
61
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
56
WEEKS ON CHART
68
Various Artists Old School Rap 4 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Old School Rap 4
Gains in performance
69
Lauryn Hill The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
67
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
61
WEEKS ON CHART
70
Too $hort Can't Stay Away Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Can't Stay Away
66
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
71
Brent Jones & The T.P. Mobb Brent Jones And T.P. Mobb Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Brent Jones And T.P. Mobb
57
LAST WEEK
57
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
72
Nuffy For My Protection Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
For My Protection
99
LAST WEEK
72
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
73
Soundtrack In Too Deep Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In Too Deep
65
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
74
DMX It's Dark And Hell Is Hot Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's Dark And Hell Is Hot
70
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
75
WEEKS ON CHART
75
702 702 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
702
64
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
76
The Beatnuts A Musical Massacre Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Musical Massacre
63
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
77
Macy Gray On How Life Is Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
On How Life Is
69
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
78
Pastor Troy We Ready  I Declare War Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
We Ready I Declare War
74
LAST WEEK
45
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART
79
Tru Da Crime Family Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Da Crime Family
73
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
80
812 Souljaz How We Livin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
How We Livin'
-
LAST WEEK
80
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
81
The Temptations Phoenix Rising Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Phoenix Rising
72
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
62
WEEKS ON CHART
82
Dave Hollister Ghetto Hymns Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto Hymns
71
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
83
Trick Daddy www.thug.com Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
www.thug.com
86
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
84
Blaque Blaque Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Blaque
79
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
85
2Pac Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Greatest Hits
84
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
48
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
86
Lil' Keke It Was All A Dream Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It Was All A Dream
82
LAST WEEK
51
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
87
Freddie Jackson Life After 30 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Life After 30
-
LAST WEEK
81
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
88
Soundtrack Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
97
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
89
Terry Dexter Terry Dexter Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Terry Dexter
68
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
90
Yungstar Throwed Yung Playa Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Throwed Yung Playa
92
LAST WEEK
44
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
91
Faith Evans Keep The Faith Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Keep The Faith
87
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART
92
Coko Hot Coko Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hot Coko
75
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
93
JAY-Z Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
76
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Joe Sample Featuring Lalah Hathaway The Song Lives On Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Song Lives On
Joe Sample Featuring Lalah Hathaway
85
LAST WEEK
53
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
95
Kirk Franklin The Nu Nation Project Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Nu Nation Project
88
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART
96
Mercedes Rear End Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rear End
89
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
97
8Ball & MJG In Our Lifetime Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In Our Lifetime
-
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
98
Big Tymers How You Luv That? Vol. 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
How You Luv That? Vol. 2
-
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
99
O.G.C. The M-Pire Shrikez Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The M-Pire Shrikez Back
O.G.C.
-
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
100
Soundtrack The Wood Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Wood
81
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
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