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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Ludacris Back For The First Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back For The First Time
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
3
Mystikal Let's Get Ready Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Let's Get Ready
2
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
4
Scarface The Last Of A Dying Breed Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Last Of A Dying Breed
3
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
5
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek Reflection Eternal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Reflection Eternal
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek
Gains in performance
6
Nelly Country Grammar Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Country Grammar
6
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
7
Shyne Shyne Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Shyne
7
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
8
E-40 Loyalty And Betrayal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Loyalty And Betrayal
4
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
9
Wyclef Jean The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book
12
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
10
Jill Scott Who Is Jill Scott? Words And Sounds Vol. 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Who Is Jill Scott? Words And Sounds Vol. 1
11
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
11
LL Cool J G.O.A.T. Featuring James T. Smith: The Greatest Of All Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
G.O.A.T. Featuring James T. Smith: The Greatest Of All Time
8
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
12
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Marshall Mathers LP
14
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
13
Profyle Nothin' But Drama Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nothin' But Drama
Gains in performance
14
Lil Bow Wow Beware Of Dog Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beware Of Dog
Lil Bow Wow
10
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
15
Yolanda Adams Mountain High...Valley Low Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mountain High...Valley Low
15
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART
16
M.O.P. Warriorz Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Warriorz
5
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
17
Guru Jazzmatazz Streetsoul Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jazzmatazz Streetsoul
13
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
18
Avant My Thoughts Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Thoughts
21
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
19
Cash Money Millionaires Baller Blockin Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
16
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
20
Changing Faces Visit Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
9
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
21
Carl Thomas Emotional Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Emotional
23
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
22
C-Murder Trapped In Crime Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trapped In Crime
17
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
23
Boyz II Men Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya
19
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
24
Kelly Price Mirror Mirror Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mirror Mirror
24
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
25
Toni Braxton The Heat Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
26
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
26
Cam'ron S.D.E. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
S.D.E.
20
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
27
Too $hort You Nasty Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
You Nasty
18
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
28
BeBe Love And Freedom Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love And Freedom
BeBe
25
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
29
Tela The World Ain't Enuff Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The World Ain't Enuff
22
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
30
DJ Clue DJ Clue Presents: Backstage -- Mixtape (Music Inspired By The Film) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
DJ Clue Presents: Backstage -- Mixtape (Music Inspired By The Film)
27
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
31
Flesh-N-Bone 5th Dog Let Loose Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
5th Dog Let Loose
30
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
32
Rachelle Ferrell Individuality (Can I Be Me?) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Individuality (Can I Be Me?)
29
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
33
Beenie Man Art And Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Art And Life
39
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
34
Mack 10 The Paper Route Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Paper Route
28
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
35
Phife Dawg Ventilation : Da LP Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ventilation : Da LP
34
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
36
Lil' Kim The Notorious KIM Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Notorious KIM
33
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Big Tymers I Got That Work Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Got That Work
31
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
38
Dr. Dre Dr. Dre -- 2001 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dr. Dre -- 2001
32
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
49
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Soundtrack Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
36
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
40
Joe My Name Is Joe Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Name Is Joe
35
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
41
B-Legit Hempin' Ain't Easy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hempin' Ain't Easy
37
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
42
Three 6 Mafia When The Smoke Clears Sixty 6, Sixty 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
When The Smoke Clears Sixty 6, Sixty 1
41
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
43
Do Or Die Victory Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Victory
40
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
44
Kane & Abel Most Wanted Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Most Wanted
46
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
45
Shaggy Hotshot Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hotshot
63
LAST WEEK
45
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
46
Mya Fear Of Flying Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Fear Of Flying
42
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
47
Trina Da Baddest B***h Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Da Baddest B***h
49
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
48
P!nk Can't Take Me Home Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Can't Take Me Home
43
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Amil A.M.I.L. (All Money Is Legal) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A.M.I.L. (All Money Is Legal)
38
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
50
Ruff Endz Love Crimes Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Crimes
53
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
51
Lil' Zane Young World: The Future Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Young World: The Future
44
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
52
DMX ...And Then There Was X Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
...And Then There Was X
47
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART
53
Destiny's Child The Writing's On The Wall Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Writing's On The Wall
58
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
65
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
54
Soundtrack Bait Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
50
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
55
Various Artists Too Gangsta For Radio Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Too Gangsta For Radio
45
LAST WEEK
44
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
56
Next Welcome II Nextasy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Welcome II Nextasy
52
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
57
Johnnie Taylor Gotta Get The Groove Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gotta Get The Groove Back
56
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
47
WEEKS ON CHART
58
Jagged Edge J.E. Heartbreak Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
J.E. Heartbreak
67
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
59
Nature For All Seasons Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
For All Seasons
48
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
60
Mary Mary Thankful Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thankful
59
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
61
No Question No Question Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No Question
51
LAST WEEK
47
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
62
Kirk Franklin Presents 1NC Kirk Franklin Presents 1NC Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kirk Franklin Presents 1NC
60
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
63
Major Figgas Figgas 4 Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Figgas 4 Life
54
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
64
504 Boyz Goodfellas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Goodfellas
69
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
65
Donell Jones Where I Wanna Be Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Where I Wanna Be
68
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
54
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
66
Kandi Hey Kandi... Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hey Kandi...
62
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
67
Various Artists Ryde Or Die Vol. II Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ryde Or Die Vol. II
55
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
68
Brandy Moss-Scott Girlfriend Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gains in performance
69
Donnie McClurkin Live In London And More... Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Live In London And More...
61
LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
70
Common Like Water For Chocolate Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Like Water For Chocolate
57
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
71
Sisqo Unleash The Dragon Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unleash The Dragon
64
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
47
WEEKS ON CHART
72
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
75
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
73
Soundtrack Fiend Presents: Can I Burn? The Rockumentary Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Fiend Presents: Can I Burn? The Rockumentary
65
LAST WEEK
52
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
74
Methrone My Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Life
74
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART
75
De La Soul Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump
73
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
76
Various Artists The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2000--The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2000--The Album
72
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
77
Lucy Pearl Lucy Pearl Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lucy Pearl
71
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
78
Soundtrack Love & Basketball Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love & Basketball
85
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
79
Macy Gray On How Life Is Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
On How Life Is
81
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
65
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
80
The Temptations Ear-Resistible Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ear-Resistible
76
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Soundtrack Bamboozled Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bamboozled
79
LAST WEEK
69
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
82
Big L The Big Picture Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Big Picture
66
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
83
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
62
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
84
The Black Eyed Peas Bridging The Gap Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bridging The Gap
77
LAST WEEK
40
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
70
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART
86
Kirk Whalum Unconditional Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unconditional
Gains in performance
87
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
87
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
88
Bumpy Knuckles Industry Shakedown Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Industry Shakedown
97
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
89
Mausberg Non-Fiction Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Non-Fiction
Gains in performance
90
Deltron 3030 Deltron 3030 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Deltron 3030
Gains in performance
91
Soul Assassins Muggs Presents The Soul Assassins II Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Muggs Presents The Soul Assassins II
80
LAST WEEK
65
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
92
2Pac Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Greatest Hits
86
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
98
WEEKS ON CHART
93
Camoflauge I Represent Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Represent
-
LAST WEEK
58
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
94
Eminem The Slim Shady LP Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Slim Shady LP
89
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
87
WEEKS ON CHART
95
Various Artists Game Over Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
-
LAST WEEK
77
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
96
Da Brat Unrestricted Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unrestricted
100
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
97
C-Note Third Coast Born 2000 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Third Coast Born 2000
91
LAST WEEK
91
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
98
SPM SPM Presents: The Purity Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
SPM Presents: The Purity Album
93
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
99
Juvenile 400 Degreez Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
400 Degreez
92
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
103
WEEKS ON CHART
100
Mr. C The Slide Man Cha-Cha Slide Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cha-Cha Slide
98
LAST WEEK
98
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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