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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The Black Album
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JAY-Z The Black Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Black Album
1
LAST WEEK
1
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2
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2
G Unit Beg For Mercy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beg For Mercy
2
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2
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2
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3
Soundtrack Tupac: Resurrection Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tupac: Resurrection
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3
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3
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4
112 Hot & Wet Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hot & Wet
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
5
OutKast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
4
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
10
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6
Michael Jackson Number Ones Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Number Ones
Gains in performance
7
Ludacris Chicken*N*Beer Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chicken*N*Beer
6
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
7
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8
Chingy Jackpot Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jackpot
10
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
19
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Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
9
Al Green I Can't Stop Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Can't Stop
Gains in performance
10
Ja Rule Blood In My Eye Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Blood In My Eye
5
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
3
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11
Floetry Floacism "Live" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Floacism "Live"
Gains in performance
9
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
13
R. Kelly The R. In R&B Collection: Volume One Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The R. In R&B Collection: Volume One
11
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
14
Wyclef Jean The Preacher's Son Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Preacher's Son
8
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5
PEAK POSITION
3
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15
Gerald Levert Stroke Of Genius Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stroke Of Genius
7
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
4
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16
Timbaland & Magoo Under Construction Part II Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Under Construction Part II
Gains in performance
17
Beyonce Dangerously In Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dangerously In Love
15
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
18
Anthony Hamilton Comin' From Where I'm From Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Comin' From Where I'm From
12
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
9
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13
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
3
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20
Ying Yang Twins Me & My Brother Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Me & My Brother
25
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4
PEAK POSITION
10
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Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
18
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
57
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22
Too $hort Married To The Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Married To The Game
14
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
23
Dave Hollister Real Talk Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gains in performance
24
DMX Grand Champ Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Grand Champ
17
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
25
Dwele Subject Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Subject
20
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20
PEAK POSITION
27
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24
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24
PEAK POSITION
17
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27
R. Kelly Chocolate Factory Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chocolate Factory
30
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
28
Loon Loon Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Loon
19
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
5
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28
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
11
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30
Whitney Houston One Wish: The Holiday Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Wish: The Holiday Album
Gains in performance
31
Kem Kemistry Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kemistry
31
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
32
Fabolous More Street Dreams Pt. 2: The Mixtape Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
More Street Dreams Pt. 2: The Mixtape
16
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
33
Luther Vandross Dance With My Father Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dance With My Father
33
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
34
Will Downing Emotions Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
34
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
35
Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Live: Radio City Music Hall 2003 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Luther Vandross Live: Radio City Music Hall 2003
23
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
36
T.I. Trap Muzik Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trap Muzik
27
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
37
50 Cent Get Rich Or Die Tryin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
40
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
38
Bad Boy's Da Band Too Hot For T.V. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Too Hot For T.V.
21
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Aretha Franklin So Damn Happy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
So Damn Happy
36
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
40
Erykah Badu World Wide Underground (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
World Wide Underground (EP)
35
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
41
YoungBloodZ Drankin' Patnaz Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Drankin' Patnaz
26
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
29
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
43
Ronald Isley/Burt Bacharach Here I Am: Isley Meets Bacharach Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Here I Am: Isley Meets Bacharach
Ronald Isley/Burt Bacharach
22
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
44
Bow Wow Bow Wow: Unleashed Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bow Wow: Unleashed
43
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
45
Ashanti Chapter II Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chapter II
38
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
46
Mary J. Blige Love & Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love & Life
42
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
47
Murphy Lee Da Skool Boy Presents Murphy's Law Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Da Skool Boy Presents Murphy's Law
39
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
48
2Pac Nu-Mixx Klazzics Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nu-Mixx Klazzics
32
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Monica After The Storm Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
After The Storm
45
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
24
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50
Obie Trice Cheers Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
37
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
9
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