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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).

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

The week of
2
WEEKS AT NO. 1
2
WEEKS ON CHART
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Imprint/Promotion Label
Interscope | Shady/Aftermath
Gains in performance

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1
Eminem Encore Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Encore
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Shady/Aftermath
2
Destiny's Child Destiny Fulfilled Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Destiny Fulfilled
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
3
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Crunk Juice Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Crunk Juice
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
TVT | BME
4
Snoop Dogg R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece
89  Last
Peak
Weeks
89
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Doggystyle/Geffen
5
Chingy Powerballin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Powerballin'
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
6
Usher Confessions Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Confessions
Last
Peak
36  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Diamond
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | LaFace
7
Ja Rule R.U.L.E. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
R.U.L.E.
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | The Inc./Def Jam
8
Fabolous Real Talk Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Real Talk
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
93
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Desert Storm/Atlantic
9
New Edition One Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Love
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Bad Boy
10
Various Artists Now 17 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Now 17
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | EMI/Universal/Sony Music/Zomba
11
Ray Charles Ray (Soundtrack) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ray (Soundtrack)
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino | WMG Soundtracks/Atlantic
12
Nelly Suit Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Suit
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Derrty/Fo' Reel
13
Trick Daddy Thug Matrimony: Married To The Streets Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thug Matrimony: Married To The Streets
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic
14
Ciara Goodies Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Goodies
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | Sho'Nuff/Music Line/LaFace
15
Ray Charles Genius Loves Company Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Genius Loves Company
16  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Concord | Hear
16
R. Kelly & Jay-Z Unfinished Business Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unfinished Business
R. Kelly & Jay-Z
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba/IDJMG | Jive/Def Jam
17
Queen Latifah The Dana Owens Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Dana Owens Album
22  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Vector/Flavor Unit
18
Nelly Sweat Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sweat
26  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Derrty/Fo' Reel
19
Anthony Hamilton Comin' From Where I'm From Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Comin' From Where I'm From
17  Last
Peak
61  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
61
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | So So Def
20
Young Buck Straight Outta Ca$hville Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Straight Outta Ca$hville
15  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | G-Unit
21
Ying Yang Twins My Brother & Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Brother & Me
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
TVT | ColliPark
22
Alicia Keys The Diary Of Alicia Keys Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Diary Of Alicia Keys
35  Last
Peak
52  Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | J
23
Lil Wayne Tha Carter Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tha Carter
18  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Cash Money
24
Jill Scott Beautifully Human: Words And Sounds Vol. 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beautifully Human: Words And Sounds Vol. 2
20  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Hidden Beach/Epic
25
JoJo JoJo Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
JoJo
50  Last
10  Peak
22  Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
51
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Da Family/Blackground
26
LL Cool J The DEFinition Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The DEFinition
21  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
27
Anita Baker My Everything Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Everything
25  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Blue Note
28
Mos Def The New Danger Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The New Danger
19  Last
Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Rawkus/Geffen
29
R. Kelly Happy People/U Saved Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Happy People/U Saved Me
24  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | Jive
30
Guerilla Black Guerilla City Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Guerilla City
23  Last
Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Czar
31
Lloyd Banks The Hunger For More Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Hunger For More
29  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | G-Unit
32
Michael McDonald Motown Two Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Motown Two
34  Last
Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Motown
33
Lyfe Jennings Lyfe 268-192 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lyfe 268-192
28  Last
17  Peak
14  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
34
Crime Mob Crime Mob Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Crime Mob
31  Last
11  Peak
16  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | BME/Reprise
35
Beyonce Dangerously In Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dangerously In Love
69  Last
Peak
75  Weeks
69
LAST WEEK
55
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
75
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
36
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
42  Last
Peak
39  Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | BME/Reprise
37
Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Beautiful Struggle
38  Last
Peak
Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Rawkus/Geffen
38
Akon Trouble Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trouble
36  Last
11  Peak
21  Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | SRC/Universal Motown
39
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)
43  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
TVT | Diaz Brothers
40
Jadakiss Kiss Of Death Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kiss Of Death
44  Last
Peak
23  Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Ruff Ryders
41
The Black Eyed Peas Elephunk Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Elephunk
58  Last
23  Peak
74  Weeks
58
LAST WEEK
50
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
74
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | A&M
42
Lil Wyte Phinally Phamous Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Phinally Phamous
27  Last
Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Asylum | Hypnotize Minds
43
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Greatest Hits
Last
43  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Ruthless
44
Jacki-O Poe Little Rich Girl Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Poe Little Rich Girl
30  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
TVT | Poe Boy
45
Jon B Stronger Everyday Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stronger Everyday
32  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sanctuary | e2/Sanctuary Urban
46
Joss Stone Mind Body & Soul Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mind Body & Soul
54  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
54
LAST WEEK
58
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | S-Curve
47
Juvenile The Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Greatest Hits
37  Last
Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Cash Money/Universal Motown
48
Michael Jackson The Ultimate Collection Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Ultimate Collection
Last
48  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | MJJ/Epic
49
Smokie Norful Nothing Without You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nothing Without You
62  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
62
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI Gospel
50
The Alchemist 1st Infantry Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
1st Infantry
39  Last
11  Peak
10  Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Koch | ALC
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