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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Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
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Soundtrack Romeo Must Die -- The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Romeo Must Die -- The Album
2
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
4
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3
Big Punisher Yeeeah Baby Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Yeeeah Baby
1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
4
Sisqo Unleash The Dragon Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unleash The Dragon
5
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
20
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5
DMX ...And Then There Was X Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
...And Then There Was X
6
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
18
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6
JAY-Z Vol. 3... Life And Times Of S. Carter Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Vol. 3... Life And Times Of S. Carter
11
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
16
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Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
8
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
6
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8
Ice Cube War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc)
7
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
9
Dr. Dre Dr. Dre -- 2001 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dr. Dre -- 2001
9
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
22
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10
Drag-On Opposite Of H2O Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Opposite Of H2O
4
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
11
Rah Digga Dirty Harriet Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dirty Harriet
3
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
12
Black Rob Life Story Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Life Story
10
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
13
Donell Jones Where I Wanna Be Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Where I Wanna Be
15
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
14
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony BTNHResurrection Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
BTNHResurrection
12
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
15
Common Like Water For Chocolate Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Like Water For Chocolate
13
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
3
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16
Trina Da Baddest B***h Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Da Baddest B***h
17
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
4
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17
Jagged Edge J.E. Heartbreak Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
J.E. Heartbreak
19
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
13
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18
Destiny's Child The Writing's On The Wall Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Writing's On The Wall
18
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART
19
Macy Gray On How Life Is Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
On How Life Is
21
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART
20
Beanie Sigel The Truth Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Truth
16
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
21
Drama Causin' Drama Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Causin' Drama
22
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
10
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22
The Murderers Irv Gotti Presents... The Murderers Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Irv Gotti Presents... The Murderers
14
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
23
Trick Daddy Book Of Thugs: Chapter A.K., Verse 47 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Book Of Thugs: Chapter A.K., Verse 47
26
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
9
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Gains in performance
24
Various Artists WWF: World Wrestling Federation -- Aggression Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
WWF: World Wrestling Federation -- Aggression
20
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
25
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
35
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26
P!nk Can't Take Me Home Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Can't Take Me Home
23
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
27
D'Angelo Voodoo Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Voodoo
24
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
28
Soundtrack Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai -- The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai -- The Album
Gains in performance
29
Eric Benet A Day In The Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Day In The Life
31
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
30
Angie Stone Black Diamond Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Black Diamond
29
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART
31
Soundtrack The Wood Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Wood
27
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART
32
Snoop Dogg & Tha Eastsidaz Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz
Snoop Dogg & Tha Eastsidaz
28
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
33
The Lox We Are The Streets Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
We Are The Streets
30
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
34
Nas Nastradamus Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nastradamus
32
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
35
Sammie From The Bottom To The Top Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
From The Bottom To The Top
39
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
5
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Gains in performance
33
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
37
YoungBloodZ Against Da Grain Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Against Da Grain
36
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
38
Dave Hollister Ghetto Hymns Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto Hymns
35
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
47
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Hot Boys Guerrilla Warfare Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Guerrilla Warfare
34
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART
40
Juvenile Tha G-Code Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tha G-Code
44
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
42
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
42
dead prez Let's Get Free Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Let's Get Free
38
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
43
Juvenile 400 Degreez Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
400 Degreez
40
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
76
WEEKS ON CHART
44
Eve Let There Be... EVE--Ruff Ryders' First Lady Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Let There Be... EVE--Ruff Ryders' First Lady
37
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART
45
Various Artists Three 6 Mafia Presents Hypnotize Camp Posse Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Three 6 Mafia Presents Hypnotize Camp Posse
41
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
46
2Pac + Outlawz Still I Rise Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Still I Rise
2Pac + Outlawz
47
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
47
Yolanda Adams Mountain High...Valley Low Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mountain High...Valley Low
54
LAST WEEK
47
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
48
Ghostface Killah Supreme Clientele Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Supreme Clientele
46
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Brian McKnight Back At One Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back At One
43
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
50
Sole Skin Deep Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Skin Deep
85
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
29
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Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
51
Eminem The Slim Shady LP Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Slim Shady LP
49
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
60
WEEKS ON CHART
52
Soundtrack The Best Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Man
48
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
53
Soundtrack Next Friday Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Next Friday
51
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
54
Soundtrack Black And White Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Black And White
45
LAST WEEK
43
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
55
Methrone My Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Life
63
LAST WEEK
55
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
56
Amel Larrieux Infinite Possibilites Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Infinite Possibilites
60
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
55
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
58
Trin-i-tee 5:7 Spiritual Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Spiritual Love
50
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
59
Lil Wayne Tha Block Is Hot Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tha Block Is Hot
57
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
60
Montell Jordan Get It On...Tonite Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Get It On...Tonite
56
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
52
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
62
Al Jarreau Tomorrow Today Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tomorrow Today
59
LAST WEEK
43
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
63
Del The Funky Homosapien Both Sides Of The Brain Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Both Sides Of The Brain
Gains in performance
64
Method Man & Redman Blackout! Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Blackout!
Method Man & Redman
58
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
65
ESG City Under Siege Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
City Under Siege
Gains in performance
66
Kurupt Tha Streetz Iz A Mutha Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tha Streetz Iz A Mutha
65
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
67
J-Shin My Soul, My Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Soul, My Life
61
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
68
Jeffrey Osborne That's For Sure Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
That's For Sure
62
LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
69
Guy III Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
III
53
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
70
The Phat Cat Players Make It Phat, Baby! Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Make It Phat, Baby!
Gains in performance
71
Bob Marley Chant Down Babylon Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chant Down Babylon
Bob Marley
64
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
72
LAST WEEK
72
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
73
Luke Luke's Freak Fest 2000 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Luke's Freak Fest 2000
66
LAST WEEK
37
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
74
Ginuwine 100% Ginuwine Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
100% Ginuwine
67
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART
75
Goodie Mob World Party Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
World Party
75
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
76
Whitney Houston My Love Is Your Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Love Is Your Love
73
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
74
WEEKS ON CHART
77
Blaque Blaque Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Blaque
69
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
46
WEEKS ON CHART
78
Beelow Ballaholic Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ballaholic
68
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
79
Kelis Kaleidoscope Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kaleidoscope
90
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
80
Jennifer Lopez On The 6 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
79
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
46
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Trapp You Never Heard Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
You Never Heard
Gains in performance
82
DMX It's Dark And Hell Is Hot Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's Dark And Hell Is Hot
76
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
100
WEEKS ON CHART
83
Chico DeBarge The Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
71
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
84
Mariah Carey Rainbow Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
81
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Mos Def Black On Both Sides Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Black On Both Sides
91
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
86
2Pac Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Greatest Hits
89
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
73
WEEKS ON CHART
87
Phil Perry My Book Of Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Book Of Love
88
LAST WEEK
67
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
88
Mint Condition Life's Aquarium Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Life's Aquarium
78
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
89
Snoop Dogg No Limit Top Dogg Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No Limit Top Dogg
82
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
49
WEEKS ON CHART
90
DMX Flesh Of My Flesh Blood Of My Blood Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Flesh Of My Flesh Blood Of My Blood
80
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
70
WEEKS ON CHART
91
Rome Rome 2000 Thank You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rome 2000 Thank You
95
LAST WEEK
48
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
92
Q-Tip Amplified Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Amplified
86
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
93
Warren G I Want It All Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Want It All
84
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Young Bleed My Own Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
74
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
95
Tina Turner Twenty Four Seven Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Twenty Four Seven
83
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
96
Various Artists The West Coast Never Dies Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The West Coast Never Dies
Gains in performance
70
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
98
Johnnie Taylor Gotta Get The Groove Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gotta Get The Groove Back
94
LAST WEEK
62
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
99
Ideal Ideal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ideal
87
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
100
Carl Thomas Emotional Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Emotional
Gains in performance
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