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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2
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Confessions
[1]Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
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2
Carl Thomas Let's Talk About It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Let's Talk About It
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
3
Master P Good Side   Bad Side Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Good Side Bad Side
Gains in performance
4
Kanye West The College Dropout Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The College Dropout
2
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1
PEAK POSITION
7
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5
N*E*R*D Fly Or Die Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Fly Or Die
Gains in performance
6
Cassidy Split Personality Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Split Personality
1
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1
PEAK POSITION
3
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7
Pastor Troy By Any Means Necessary Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
By Any Means Necessary
Gains in performance
8
Twista Kamikaze Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kamikaze
4
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
9
Alicia Keys The Diary Of Alicia Keys Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Diary Of Alicia Keys
5
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
18
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Gains in performance
10
Various Artists Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits
3
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1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
11
JAY-Z The Black Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Black Album
6
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1
PEAK POSITION
20
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12
Avant Private Room Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Private Room
9
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
16
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13
Cee-Lo Cee-Lo Green... Is The Soul Machine Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cee-Lo Green... Is The Soul Machine
Cee-Lo
7
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2
PEAK POSITION
4
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14
G Unit Beg For Mercy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beg For Mercy
12
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
15
Young Gunz Tough Luv Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tough Luv
8
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1
PEAK POSITION
5
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16
Ludacris Chicken*N*Beer Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chicken*N*Beer
10
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
25
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17
Knoc-Turn'Al The Way I Am Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Way I Am
Gains in performance
18
Beyonce Dangerously In Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dangerously In Love
20
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
41
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Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
19
OutKast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
16
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1
PEAK POSITION
28
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20
Ruben Studdard Soulful Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
15
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
21
Eamon I Don't Want You Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Don't Want You Back
14
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3
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
22
T.I. Trap Muzik Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trap Muzik
17
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
23
Cypress Hill Till Death Do Us Part Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Till Death Do Us Part
Gains in performance
24
Lil Scrappy/Trillville The King Of Crunk & BME Recordings Present Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The King Of Crunk & BME Recordings Present
Lil Scrappy/Trillville
11
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3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
25
Juvenile Juve The Great Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Juve The Great
13
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4
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
26
Anthony Hamilton Comin' From Where I'm From Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Comin' From Where I'm From
19
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
27
Chingy Jackpot Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jackpot
18
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART
28
Musiq soulstar Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
soulstar
24
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3
PEAK POSITION
16
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29
Westside Connection Terrorist Threats Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Terrorist Threats
21
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3
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
30
Keith Sweat The Best Of Keith Sweat: Make You Sweat Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of Keith Sweat: Make You Sweat
29
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15
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
31
Joe And Then... Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
And Then...
26
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
32
Ying Yang Twins Me & My Brother Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Me & My Brother
22
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4
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART
33
Luther Vandross Dance With My Father Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dance With My Father
27
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART
34
Various Artists Nothin' II Lose Everything II Gain: Stage II: Volume II Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nothin' II Lose Everything II Gain: Stage II: Volume II
25
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
35
Kem Kemistry Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kemistry
34
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
36
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
32
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2
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Sean Paul Dutty Rock Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dutty Rock
37
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
72
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
36
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Memphis Bleek M.A.D.E. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
28
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
33
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
75
WEEKS ON CHART
41
R. Kelly Chocolate Factory Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chocolate Factory
41
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
59
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
42
Soundtrack Barbershop 2: Back In Business Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Barbershop 2: Back In Business
30
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
43
Z-Ro The Life Of Joseph W. McVey Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Life Of Joseph W. McVey
31
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
44
David Banner MTA2: Baptized In Dirty Water Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MTA2: Baptized In Dirty Water
46
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
35
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1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
46
50 Cent Get Rich Or Die Tryin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
44
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
60
WEEKS ON CHART
47
Soundtrack The Fighting Temptations Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Fighting Temptations
47
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
48
Van Hunt Van Hunt Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Van Hunt
39
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38
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Drag-On Hell And Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hell And Back
23
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
50
Various Artists WOW Gospel 2004 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
WOW Gospel 2004
48
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
51
Will Downing Emotions Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
58
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
52
Vickie Winans Bringing It All Together Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bringing It All Together
42
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART
53
Joss Stone The Soul Sessions (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Soul Sessions (EP)
54
LAST WEEK
48
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
50
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART
55
Various Artists Tha Down Low Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tha Down Low
40
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
56
Suga Free The New Testament: The Truth Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The New Testament: The Truth
43
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
57
Big Tymers Big Money Heavyweight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Big Money Heavyweight
49
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
51
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
59
Murphy Lee Da Skool Boy Presents Murphy's Law Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Da Skool Boy Presents Murphy's Law
57
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
60
Eminem The Eminem Show Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Eminem Show
66
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
97
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
61
Mr. Pookie/Mr. Lucci My Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Life
Mr. Pookie/Mr. Lucci
59
LAST WEEK
59
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
62
Missy Elliott This Is Not A Test! Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
This Is Not A Test!
56
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
63
DMX Grand Champ Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Grand Champ
53
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART
64
Kindred The Family Soul Surrender To Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Surrender To Love
65
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
53
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
65
Soundtrack Tupac: Resurrection Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tupac: Resurrection
64
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
66
Gerald Levert Stroke Of Genius Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stroke Of Genius
52
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
67
Freddie Jackson It's Your Move Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's Your Move
45
LAST WEEK
45
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
68
Kelis Tasty Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tasty
62
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
69
Lil' Flip U Gotta Feel Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
U Gotta Feel Me
Gains in performance
70
Mary J. Blige Love & Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love & Life
70
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
71
Nelly Da Derrty Versions - The Reinvention Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Da Derrty Versions - The Reinvention
60
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
72
Janet Jackson Damita Jo Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Damita Jo
Gains in performance
73
Too $hort Married To The Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Married To The Game
67
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
74
David Banner MTA2: Baptized In Dirty Water - Screwed & Chopped Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MTA2: Baptized In Dirty Water - Screwed & Chopped
Gains in performance
61
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART
76
B2K B2K Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
B2K Greatest Hits
Gains in performance
77
Goapele Even Closer Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Even Closer
63
LAST WEEK
63
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
78
Jaheim Still Ghetto Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Still Ghetto
72
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
73
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
79
En Vogue Soulflower Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Soulflower
78
LAST WEEK
47
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
80
Madvillain Madvillainy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Madvillainy
Gains in performance
81
Michael Jackson Number Ones Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Number Ones
77
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
82
Dwele Subject Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Subject
69
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART
83
Hil St. Soul Copasetik & Cool Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Copasetik & Cool
82
LAST WEEK
82
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
84
Aretha Franklin So Damn Happy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
So Damn Happy
75
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Anita Baker The Best Of Anita Baker Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of Anita Baker
76
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
82
WEEKS ON CHART
86
YoungBloodZ Drankin' Patnaz Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Drankin' Patnaz
95
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
87
Murs Murs 3:16-The 9th Edition Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Murs 3:16-The 9th Edition
Gains in performance
88
Erykah Badu World Wide Underground (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
World Wide Underground (EP)
71
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART
89
Elephant Man Good 2 Go Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Good 2 Go
-
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
90
Amel Larrieux Bravebird Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bravebird
92
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
91
Smokie Norful I Need You Now Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Need You Now
-
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
92
Smokie Norful Smokie Norful: Limited Edition (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Smokie Norful: Limited Edition (EP)
87
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
93
CeCe Winans Throne Room Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Throne Room
86
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Paul Wall Chick Magnet Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chick Magnet
55
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
95
Baby Bash Tha Smokin' Nephew Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tha Smokin' Nephew
88
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART
96
Royce da 5'9" Death Is Certain Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Death Is Certain
79
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
97
Soundtrack Honey Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
-
LAST WEEK
47
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
98
Lil' Flip Undaground Legend Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Undaground Legend
85
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
56
WEEKS ON CHART
73
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
100
Monica After The Storm Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
After The Storm
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LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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