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Sales Data = TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

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).

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

The week of
16
LAST WEEK
30
WEEKS ON CHART
Confessions
Imprint/Promotion Label
Zomba | LaFace
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

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1
Usher Confessions Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Confessions
16  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Diamond
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | LaFace
2
Nelly Suit Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Suit
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Derrty/Fo' Reel
3
Ciara Goodies Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Goodies
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | Sho'Nuff/Music Line/LaFace
4
Young Buck Straight Outta Ca$hville Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Straight Outta Ca$hville
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | G-Unit
5
I-20 Self Explanatory Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Self Explanatory
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
6
Nelly Sweat Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sweat
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Derrty/Fo' Reel
7
R. Kelly Happy People/U Saved Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Happy People/U Saved Me
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | Jive
8
Anita Baker My Everything Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Everything
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Blue Note
9
Jill Scott Beautifully Human: Words And Sounds Vol. 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beautifully Human: Words And Sounds Vol. 2
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Hidden Beach/Epic
10
Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Beautiful Struggle
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Rawkus/Geffen
11
Guerilla Black Guerilla City Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Guerilla City
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Czar
12
Anthony Hamilton Comin' From Where I'm From Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Comin' From Where I'm From
12  Last
Peak
55  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
55
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | So So Def
13
Lil Wayne Tha Carter Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tha Carter
14  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Cash Money
14
LL Cool J The DEFinition Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The DEFinition
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
15
Smokie Norful Nothing Without You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nothing Without You
Last
15  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI Gospel
16
Shawnna Worth Tha Weight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Worth Tha Weight
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | DTP/Def Jam
17
Queen Latifah The Dana Owens Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Dana Owens Album
11  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Vector/Flavor Unit
18
Raphael Saadiq Ray Ray Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ray Ray
Last
18  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Pookie
19
Jon B Stronger Everyday Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stronger Everyday
Last
19  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sanctuary | e2/Sanctuary Urban
20
De La Soul The Grind Date Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Grind Date
Last
20  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sanctuary | AOI/Sanctuary Urban
21
Lloyd Banks The Hunger For More Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Hunger For More
21  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | G-Unit
22
Lyfe Jennings Lyfe 268-192 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lyfe 268-192
28  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
23
Ray Charles Genius Loves Company Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Genius Loves Company
20  Last
Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Concord | Hear
24
Akon Trouble Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trouble
17  Last
11  Peak
15  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | SRC/Universal Motown
25
The O'Jays Imagination Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Imagination
19  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sanctuary | Music World/Sanctuary Urban
26
213 The Hard Way Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Hard Way
18  Last
Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
TVT | Doggystyle
27
Joss Stone Mind Body & Soul Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mind Body & Soul
15  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | S-Curve
28
The Diplomats Present Jim Jones On My Way To Church Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
On My Way To Church
The Diplomats Present Jim Jones
29  Last
Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Koch | Diplomats
29
Alicia Keys The Diary Of Alicia Keys Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Diary Of Alicia Keys
26  Last
Peak
46  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
46
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | J
30
Crime Mob Crime Mob Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Crime Mob
22  Last
11  Peak
10  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | BME/Reprise
31
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
27  Last
Peak
33  Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | BME/Reprise
32
Pitbull M.I.A.M.I. (Money Is A Major Issue) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
M.I.A.M.I. (Money Is A Major Issue)
23  Last
Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
TVT | Diaz Brothers
33
Mase Welcome Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Welcome Back
24  Last
Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Bad Boy/Fo' Reel
34
Shyne Godfather Buried Alive Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Godfather Buried Alive
31  Last
Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Gangland/Def Jam
35
Dem Franchize Boyz Dem Franchize Boyz Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dem Franchize Boyz
32  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Tight 2 Def/Universal
36
The Alchemist 1st Infantry Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
1st Infantry
25  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Koch | ALC
37
Jadakiss Kiss Of Death Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kiss Of Death
33  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Ruff Ryders
38
Teena Marie La Dona Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
La Dona
35  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Cash Money Classics
39
Kanye West The College Dropout Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The College Dropout
39  Last
Peak
35  Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
40
Mobb Deep Amerikaz NightMare Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Amerikaz NightMare
30  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | Infamous/Jive
41
Lloyd Southside Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Southside
38  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | The Inc./Def Jam
42
Terror Squad True Story Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
True Story
40  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | SRC/Universal
43
Various Artists Now 16 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Now 16
37  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMe | Universal/EMI/Sony Music/Zomba
44
B.G. Life After Cash Money Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Life After Cash Money
44  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Koch | Choppa City
45
Lalah Hathaway Outrun The Sky Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Outrun The Sky
34  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Pyramid | Mesa/Bluemoon
46
Chaka Khan Featuring The London Symphony Orchestra Classikhan Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Classikhan
Chaka Khan Featuring The London Symphony Orchestra
Last
46  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
46
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sanctuary | AGU/Earthsong/Sanctuary Urban
47
Wu-Tang Clan Disciples Of The 36 Chambers: Chapter 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Disciples Of The 36 Chambers: Chapter 1
36  Last
36  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sanctuary | Wu-Tang/Sanctuary Urban
48
Soundtrack Shark Tale Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Shark Tale
59  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
59
LAST WEEK
60
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | DreamWorks/Geffen
49
Norman Brown West Coast Coolin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
West Coast Coolin'
45  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
50
The Black Eyed Peas Elephunk Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Elephunk
41  Last
23  Peak
68  Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
68
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | A&M
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