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
New
1
WEEKS ON CHART
Pain Is Love
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
Play
2
JAY-Z The Blueprint Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Blueprint
1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
5
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3
Usher 8701 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
8701
5
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
4
Mary J. Blige No More Drama Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No More Drama
4
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
5
Fabolous Ghetto Fabolous Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto Fabolous
3
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
6
Gerald Levert Gerald's World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gerald's World
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
7
Maxwell Now Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
6
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
8
Alicia Keys Songs In A Minor Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Songs In A Minor
7
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
9
Aaliyah Aaliyah Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Aaliyah
8
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
10
Babyface Face2Face Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Face2Face
10
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
11
Various Artists FB Entertainment Presents: The Goodlife Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
FB Entertainment Presents: The Goodlife Album
20
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
2
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Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
12
Brian McKnight Superhero Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
9
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
13
The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley Eternal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Eternal
The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley
13
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
14
Mariah Carey Glitter (Soundtrack) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Glitter (Soundtrack)
12
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
15
Macy Gray The Id Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
11
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
16
Prophet Jones Prophet Jones Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Prophet Jones
30
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
17
Juvenile Project English Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Project English
14
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
18
Ginuwine The Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Life
16
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
19
Jadakiss Kiss Tha Game Goodbye Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kiss Tha Game Goodbye
17
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
20
Coo Coo Cal Disturbed Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Disturbed
15
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
21
Various Artists Totally Hits 2001 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Totally Hits 2001
19
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
22
Soundtrack Training Day Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Training Day
24
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
23
Afroman The Good Times Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Good Times
18
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
24
Baldhead Slick & Da Click Baldhead Slick & Da Click Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Baldhead Slick & Da Click
22
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
21
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART
26
Trick Daddy Thugs Are Us Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thugs Are Us
25
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART
27
Various Artists The 41st Side Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The 41st Side
28
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
28
The Click Money & Muscle Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Money & Muscle
23
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
29
Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Luther Vandross
27
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
30
RZA As Bobby Digital Digital Bullet Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Digital Bullet
RZA As Bobby Digital
26
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
31
Jagged Edge Jagged Little Thrill Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jagged Little Thrill
33
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
32
Jaheim [Ghetto Love] Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
[Ghetto Love]
31
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
33
Various Artists Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped Vol. 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped Vol. 1
Gains in performance
34
Tyrese 2000 Watts Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
2000 Watts
43
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
35
Destiny's Child Survivor Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
36
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
36
R. Kelly tp-2.com Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
tp-2.com
35
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
48
WEEKS ON CHART
37
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
32
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
64
WEEKS ON CHART
38
Bilal 1st Born Second Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
1st Born Second
37
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
39
P. Diddy & The Bad Boy Family The Saga Continues... Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Saga Continues...
P. Diddy & The Bad Boy Family
29
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
40
D12 Devil's Night Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Devil's Night
38
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
41
Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz Duces 'N Trayz--The Old Fashioned Way Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Duces 'N Trayz--The Old Fashioned Way
Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz
34
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
42
Blu Cantrell So Blu Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
42
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
40
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
44
India.Arie Acoustic Soul Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Acoustic Soul
45
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART
45
Donnie McClurkin Live In London And More... Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Live In London And More...
47
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART
46
Soundtrack Hardball Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hardball
44
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
47
Foxy Brown Broken Silence Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Broken Silence
46
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
48
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Miss E ...So Addictive Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Miss E ...So Addictive
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
39
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
48
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
50
Nelly Country Grammar Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Country Grammar
54
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
67
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
51
Craig David Born To Do It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Born To Do It
52
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
52
Methrone Picture Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Picture Me
41
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
53
Various Artists Thrill Da Playa Presents -- Dunks N D's Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thrill Da Playa Presents -- Dunks N D's
53
LAST WEEK
53
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
54
112 Part III Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Part III
56
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART
55
Dennis Da Menace The Wonderful World Of Dennis Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Wonderful World Of Dennis
49
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
56
St. Lunatics Free City Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Free City
50
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
57
Brotha Lynch Hung & C-BO Blocc Movement Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Blocc Movement
Brotha Lynch Hung & C-BO
55
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
58
Krayzie Bone Thug On Da Line Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thug On Da Line
51
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
59
Janet All For You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All For You
57
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
60
Soulja Slim The Streets Made Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Streets Made Me
58
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
61
Res How I Do Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
How I Do
83
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
63
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
65
LAST WEEK
63
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
64
Gangsta Boo Both Worlds, *69 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Both Worlds, *69
59
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
65
Public Announcement Don't_Hold_Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Don't_Hold_Back
68
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
66
City High City High Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
City High
66
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
67
Mary Mary Thankful Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thankful
76
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
72
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
68
Dez Sing For Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sing For Me
89
LAST WEEK
57
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
69
Cormega The Realness Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Realness
91
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
70
Lil' Romeo Lil' Romeo Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lil' Romeo
62
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
71
Various Artists The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2001 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2001
69
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
72
Kurupt Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey
67
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
73
Lil' Mo Based On A True Story Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Based On A True Story
74
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
74
Mr. Spitflame Tangle Wit Me Vol. 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tangle Wit Me Vol. 1
72
LAST WEEK
62
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
75
Pastor Troy Face Off Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Face Off
81
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
76
Musiq Soulchild Aijuswanaseing (I Just Want To Sing) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Aijuswanaseing (I Just Want To Sing)
60
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
47
WEEKS ON CHART
77
Various Artists Violator The Album V2.0 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Violator The Album V2.0
78
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
78
Sade Lovers Rock Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lovers Rock
75
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
47
WEEKS ON CHART
79
Ludacris Back For The First Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back For The First Time
84
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART
80
Ja Rule Rule 3:36 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rule 3:36
64
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Tha Dogg Pound Death Row Presents: Tha Dogg Pound 2002 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Death Row Presents: Tha Dogg Pound 2002
80
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
82
2Pac Until The End Of Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Until The End Of Time
70
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART
83
Tank Force Of Nature Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Force Of Nature
61
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
84
Eve Scorpion Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Scorpion
90
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Project Pat Mista Don't Play Everythangs Workin Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mista Don't Play Everythangs Workin
77
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
86
G'Fellas Gangster 4 Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gangster 4 Life
88
LAST WEEK
67
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
87
Silk Love Sessions Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Sessions
79
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
88
Killarmy Fear Love & War Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Fear Love & War
82
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
89
Lina Stranger On Earth Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stranger On Earth
96
LAST WEEK
89
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
90
Syleena Johnson Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness
93
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
91
DMX ...And Then There Was X Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
...And Then There Was X
-
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
80
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
92
Shaggy Hotshot Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hotshot
-
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
60
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
93
Bad Azz Personal Business Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Personal Business
85
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Sunshine Anderson Your Woman Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
-
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
95
The Love Doctor Doctor Of Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Doctor Of Love
97
LAST WEEK
47
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
96
CeCe Winans CeCe Winans Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
CeCe Winans
-
LAST WEEK
48
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
97
Natures Problem The Future Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
87
LAST WEEK
87
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
98
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
-
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
66
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
99
Ray J This Ain't A Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
This Ain't A Game
-
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
100
Lil Wayne Lights Out Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lights Out
92
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART
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