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
Hurt No More
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
Play
2
Usher Confessions Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Confessions
1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
6
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3
Prince Musicology Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Musicology
Gains in performance
4
Ghostface The Pretty Toney Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Pretty Toney Album
Gains in performance
5
Lil' Flip U Gotta Feel Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
U Gotta Feel Me
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
6
Janet Jackson Damita Jo Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Damita Jo
3
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
7
Kanye West The College Dropout Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The College Dropout
4
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
11
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8
Twista Kamikaze Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kamikaze
5
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
13
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9
Alicia Keys The Diary Of Alicia Keys Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Diary Of Alicia Keys
7
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
22
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10
J-Kwon Hood Hop Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hood Hop
6
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
4
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11
Carl Thomas Let's Talk About It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Let's Talk About It
9
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
12
OutKast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
10
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
13
Tamia More Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
More
8
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
14
Cassidy Split Personality Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Split Personality
11
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
15
Juvenile Juve The Great Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Juve The Great
13
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
16
JAY-Z The Black Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Black Album
12
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
24
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17
G Unit Beg For Mercy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beg For Mercy
18
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
18
Master P Good Side   Bad Side Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Good Side Bad Side
14
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
19
Beyonce Dangerously In Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dangerously In Love
16
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
45
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20
Ludacris Chicken*N*Beer Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chicken*N*Beer
19
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
29
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21
Various Artists Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits
15
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
22
T.I. Trap Muzik Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trap Muzik
21
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART
23
Anthony Hamilton Comin' From Where I'm From Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Comin' From Where I'm From
22
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART
24
Avant Private Room Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Private Room
20
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
25
N*E*R*D Fly Or Die Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Fly Or Die
17
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
26
Pastor Troy By Any Means Necessary Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
By Any Means Necessary
23
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
27
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
29
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
28
DJ KaySlay The Streetsweeper Vol. 2: The Pain From The Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Streetsweeper Vol. 2: The Pain From The Game
24
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
29
Dilated Peoples Neighborhood Watch Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Neighborhood Watch
25
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
30
Ruben Studdard Soulful Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
26
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
31
Musiq soulstar Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
soulstar
30
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
36
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
33
Young Gunz Tough Luv Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tough Luv
33
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
34
Eamon I Don't Want You Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Don't Want You Back
28
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
35
Luther Vandross Dance With My Father Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dance With My Father
32
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
47
WEEKS ON CHART
36
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
27
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
37
dead prez RBG: Revolutionary But Gangsta Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
RBG: Revolutionary But Gangsta
31
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
38
Joss Stone The Soul Sessions (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Soul Sessions (EP)
47
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
39
Chingy Jackpot Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jackpot
35
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART
40
Joe And Then... Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
And Then...
34
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
41
Various Artists Motown 1's Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gains in performance
39
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
79
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
43
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
37
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
44
Smokey Robinson Food For The Spirit Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Food For The Spirit
Gains in performance
45
Infamous Mobb Blood Thicker Than Water Vol. 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Blood Thicker Than Water Vol. 1
Gains in performance
46
Ying Yang Twins Me & My Brother Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Me & My Brother
42
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
47
Vickie Winans Bringing It All Together Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bringing It All Together
50
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
48
50 Cent Get Rich Or Die Tryin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
41
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
64
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Sean Paul Dutty Rock Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dutty Rock
40
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
76
WEEKS ON CHART
50
Kem Kemistry Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kemistry
38
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
61
WEEKS ON CHART
51
R. Kelly Chocolate Factory Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chocolate Factory
44
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
63
WEEKS ON CHART
52
Z-Ro The Life Of Joseph W. McVey Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Life Of Joseph W. McVey
48
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
53
Westside Connection Terrorist Threats Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Terrorist Threats
46
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
54
Theodis Ealey Stand Up In It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stand Up In It
66
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
55
Various Artists WOW Gospel 2004 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
WOW Gospel 2004
59
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
56
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
43
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
57
Van Hunt Van Hunt Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Van Hunt
51
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
58
Monica After The Storm Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
After The Storm
60
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
59
Cypress Hill Till Death Do Us Part Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Till Death Do Us Part
49
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
60
Andre Ward Steppin' Up Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Steppin' Up
54
LAST WEEK
51
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
61
San Quinn I Give You My Word Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Give You My Word
Gains in performance
62
Eminem The Eminem Show Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Eminem Show
61
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
101
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
58
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART
64
Big Tymers Big Money Heavyweight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Big Money Heavyweight
57
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
65
Goapele Even Closer Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Even Closer
78
LAST WEEK
63
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
66
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
45
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
53
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART
68
Memphis Bleek M.A.D.E. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
70
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
69
Soundtrack The Fighting Temptations Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Fighting Temptations
55
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
70
Knoc-Turn'Al The Way I Am Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Way I Am
52
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
71
Elephant Man Good 2 Go Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Good 2 Go
71
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
72
David Banner MTA2: Baptized In Dirty Water Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MTA2: Baptized In Dirty Water
56
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
73
Drag-On Hell And Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hell And Back
69
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
74
Kelis Tasty Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tasty
77
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
75
Kindred The Family Soul Surrender To Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Surrender To Love
64
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART
76
DMX Grand Champ Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Grand Champ
82
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
77
Will Downing Emotions Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
65
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART
Gains in performance
84
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
80
Gerald Levert Stroke Of Genius Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stroke Of Genius
81
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Anita Baker The Best Of Anita Baker Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of Anita Baker
63
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
86
WEEKS ON CHART
82
Too $hort Married To The Game Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Married To The Game
79
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
67
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
84
Freddie Jackson It's Your Move Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's Your Move
68
LAST WEEK
45
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Mary J. Blige Love & Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love & Life
91
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
86
Amel Larrieux Bravebird Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bravebird
97
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
87
Soundtrack Tupac: Resurrection Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tupac: Resurrection
100
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
88
Suga Free The New Testament: The Truth Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The New Testament: The Truth
88
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
89
Smokie Norful I Need You Now Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Need You Now
-
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
90
Paul Wall Chick Magnet: Chopped & Screwed Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chick Magnet: Chopped & Screwed
96
LAST WEEK
90
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
91
Cam'Ron Presents The Diplomats Diplomatic Immunity Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Diplomatic Immunity
Cam'Ron Presents The Diplomats
93
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART
92
Soundtrack Johnson Family Vacation Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Johnson Family Vacation
83
LAST WEEK
55
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
93
Lil' Keke & Big Hawk Wreckin' 2004 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Wreckin' 2004
Lil' Keke & Big Hawk
Gains in performance
94
Various Artists Rap-A-Lot 4 Life & Big Tyme Presents: The Day After Hell Broke Loose  Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rap-A-Lot 4 Life & Big Tyme Presents: The Day After Hell Broke Loose
90
LAST WEEK
67
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
95
Nelly Da Derrty Versions - The Reinvention Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Da Derrty Versions - The Reinvention
85
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
96
Various Artists Tha Down Low Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tha Down Low
94
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
97
NB Ridaz nb ridaz.com Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
nb ridaz.com
92
LAST WEEK
62
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
98
Various Artists Red Star Sounds Presents Def Jamaica Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Red Star Sounds Presents Def Jamaica
80
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
99
Afroman Afroholic: The Even Better Times  Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Afroholic: The Even Better Times
Gains in performance
100
Murphy Lee Da Skool Boy Presents Murphy's Law Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Da Skool Boy Presents Murphy's Law
73
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART
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