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
28
WEEKS ON CHART
Hotshot
Gains in performance
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2
Ja Rule Rule 3:36 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rule 3:36
2
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
3
R. Kelly tp-2.com Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
tp-2.com
4
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
4
Ludacris Back For The First Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back For The First Time
3
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
5
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
7
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
6
Musiq Soulchild Aijuswanaseing (I Just Want To Sing) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Aijuswanaseing (I Just Want To Sing)
5
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
7
Snoop Dogg Tha Last Meal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tha Last Meal
6
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
8
Sade Lovers Rock Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lovers Rock
10
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
9
Soundtrack Save The Last Dance Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Save The Last Dance
8
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
10
Iconz Street Money Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Street Money
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
9
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
12
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
13
Erykah Badu Mama's Gun Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mama's Gun
14
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
14
Mystikal Let's Get Ready Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Let's Get Ready
11
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
15
OutKast Stankonia Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stankonia
13
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
16
Tamia A Nu Day Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Nu Day
16
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
17
Lil Bow Wow Beware Of Dog Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beware Of Dog
Lil Bow Wow
18
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
18
Fredro Starr Firestarr Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Firestarr
Gains in performance
19
Dave Hollister Chicago '85... The Movie Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chicago '85... The Movie
17
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
20
Mr. C The Slide Man Cha-Cha Slide Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cha-Cha Slide
20
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
21
JAY-Z The Dynasty Roc La Familia (2000 --     ) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Dynasty Roc La Familia (2000 -- )
15
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
22
Nelly Country Grammar Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Country Grammar
21
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART
23
Xzibit Restless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Restless
19
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
24
Jagged Edge J.E. Heartbreak Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
J.E. Heartbreak
25
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
25
QB Finest Nas & Ill Will Records Presents Queensbridge The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nas & Ill Will Records Presents Queensbridge The Album
29
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
24
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
27
Memphis Bleek The Understanding Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Understanding
22
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
28
3LW 3LW Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
3LW
27
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
29
Dream It Was All A Dream Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It Was All A Dream
26
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
30
Lil Wayne Lights Out Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lights Out
23
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
31
Master P Ghetto Postage Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto Postage
28
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
32
Public Announcement Don't_Hold_Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Don't_Hold_Back
30
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
33
Carl Thomas Emotional Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Emotional
32
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART
34
Soundtrack Down To Earth Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Down To Earth
Gains in performance
35
Keith Sweat Didn't See Me Coming Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Didn't See Me Coming
31
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
36
Charlie Wilson Bridging The Gap Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bridging The Gap
35
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Funkmaster Flex Funkmaster Flex: 60 Minutes Of Funk, Volume IV: The Mixtape Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Funkmaster Flex: 60 Minutes Of Funk, Volume IV: The Mixtape
34
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
38
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Marshall Mathers LP
37
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART
39
8Ball & MJG Space Age 4 Eva Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Space Age 4 Eva
33
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
40
Donnie McClurkin Live In London And More... Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Live In London And More...
44
LAST WEEK
40
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
41
Yolanda Adams Mountain High...Valley Low Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mountain High...Valley Low
36
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
74
WEEKS ON CHART
42
Shyne Shyne Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Shyne
42
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
43
Avant My Thoughts Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Thoughts
39
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART
44
B.G. Checkmate Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Checkmate
38
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
45
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek Reflection Eternal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Reflection Eternal
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek
40
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
46
Various Artists Lyricist Lounge Vol. 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lyricist Lounge Vol. 2
45
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
47
Capone -N- Noreaga The Reunion Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
41
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
48
P!nk Can't Take Me Home Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Can't Take Me Home
46
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
46
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Joe My Name Is Joe Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Name Is Joe
48
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
50
Pru Pru Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Pru
58
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
43
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
52
Various Artists Grammy R&B/Rap Nominees 2001 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Grammy R&B/Rap Nominees 2001
59
LAST WEEK
52
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
53
Richie Rich The Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Game
Gains in performance
54
Scarface The Last Of A Dying Breed Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Last Of A Dying Breed
47
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
55
Prodigy H-N-I-C Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
H-N-I-C
50
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
56
Chante Moore Exposed Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
57
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
57
Cash Money Millionaires Baller Blockin Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
49
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
58
Marvin Sease Women Would Rather Be Licked Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Women Would Rather Be Licked
51
LAST WEEK
51
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
59
Dr. Dre Dr. Dre -- 2001 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dr. Dre -- 2001
52
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
66
WEEKS ON CHART
60
Smut Peddlers Porn Again Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Porn Again
Gains in performance
61
Mary Mary Thankful Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thankful
56
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART
62
Field Mob 613: Ashy To Classy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
613: Ashy To Classy
53
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
63
Kelly Price Mirror Mirror Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mirror Mirror
65
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
64
Lil' Zane Young World: The Future Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Young World: The Future
61
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
54
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
66
Destiny's Child The Writing's On The Wall Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Writing's On The Wall
63
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
82
WEEKS ON CHART
67
Toni Braxton The Heat Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
64
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART
68
Various Artists The Source -- Hip-Hop Hits Vol. 4 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Source -- Hip-Hop Hits Vol. 4
55
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
69
Mya Fear Of Flying Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Fear Of Flying
60
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART
70
Big Moe City Of Syrup Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
City Of Syrup
67
LAST WEEK
52
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
71
Various Artists Tom Joyner Presents: The United We Funk All Stars Live Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tom Joyner Presents: The United We Funk All Stars Live
85
LAST WEEK
71
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
72
Donell Jones Where I Wanna Be Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Where I Wanna Be
69
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
71
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
73
Rachelle Ferrell Individuality (Can I Be Me?) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Individuality (Can I Be Me?)
75
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
74
Wyclef Jean The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book
62
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
75
DMX ...And Then There Was X Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
...And Then There Was X
66
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
62
WEEKS ON CHART
76
Fat Pat Wreckshop Records Presents: Fat Pats Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Wreckshop Records Presents: Fat Pats Greatest Hits
Gains in performance
77
Trina Da Baddest B***h Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Da Baddest B***h
70
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART
78
Tela The World Ain't Enuff Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The World Ain't Enuff
79
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
79
Johnnie Taylor Gotta Get The Groove Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gotta Get The Groove Back
77
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
62
WEEKS ON CHART
80
Boyz II Men Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya
83
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
84
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
82
Lil' Kim The Notorious KIM Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Notorious KIM
72
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART
83
Soundtrack Charlie's Angels Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Charlie's Angels
78
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
84
Profyle Nothin' But Drama Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nothin' But Drama
68
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Babyface A Collection Of His Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Collection Of His Greatest Hits
80
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
86
Macy Gray On How Life Is Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
On How Life Is
-
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
79
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
87
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
73
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART
88
Lil Black On The Road Again Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
On The Road Again
Gains in performance
89
Common Like Water For Chocolate Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Like Water For Chocolate
74
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART
90
Soundtrack Love & Basketball Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love & Basketball
93
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART
91
Monique Mosee Girl Like Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Girl Like Me
87
LAST WEEK
74
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
92
Tyrone Davis Relaxin' With Tyrone Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Relaxin' With Tyrone
71
LAST WEEK
71
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
93
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
89
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART
100
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
82
LAST WEEK
72
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
96
C-Murder Trapped In Crime Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trapped In Crime
86
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
97
Big Tymers I Got That Work Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Got That Work
92
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART
98
Lucy Pearl Lucy Pearl Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lucy Pearl
81
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
99
E-40 Loyalty And Betrayal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Loyalty And Betrayal
90
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
96
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
68
WEEKS ON CHART
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