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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Destiny Fulfilled
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2
Fantasia Free Yourself Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Free Yourself
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
3
Eminem Encore Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Encore
1
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1
PEAK POSITION
3
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3
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
3
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5
Snoop Dogg R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece
4
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
6
Ruben Studdard I Need An Angel Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Need An Angel
Gains in performance
7
Usher Confessions Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Confessions
6
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
37
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Gains in performance
8
The Diplomats Diplomatic Immunity 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Diplomatic Immunity 2
92
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
2
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Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
10
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
4
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Gains in performance
10
Nelly Suit Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Suit
12
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
11
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Gains in performance
11
Ja Rule R.U.L.E. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
R.U.L.E.
7
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
3
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12
Ciara Goodies Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Goodies
14
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
9
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Gains in performance
13
Chingy Powerballin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Powerballin'
5
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
2
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14
Fabolous Real Talk Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Real Talk
8
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
4
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15
Ray Charles Ray (Soundtrack) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ray (Soundtrack)
11
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
6
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16
Trick Daddy Thug Matrimony: Married To The Streets Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thug Matrimony: Married To The Streets
13
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
5
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17
R. Kelly & Jay-Z Unfinished Business Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unfinished Business
R. Kelly & Jay-Z
16
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
6
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18
New Edition One Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Love
9
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
3
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19
Ray Charles Genius Loves Company Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Genius Loves Company
15
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
13
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20
Nelly Sweat Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sweat
18
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
21
Kenny G At Last... The Duets Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
At Last... The Duets Album
Gains in performance
22
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
62
WEEKS ON CHART
23
Various Artists Bad Boy's R&B Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bad Boy's R&B Hits
Gains in performance
24
Young Buck Straight Outta Ca$hville Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Straight Outta Ca$hville
20
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
15
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25
Beyonce Dangerously In Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dangerously In Love
35
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
76
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Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
26
Alicia Keys The Diary Of Alicia Keys Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Diary Of Alicia Keys
22
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1
PEAK POSITION
53
WEEKS ON CHART
27
JoJo JoJo Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
JoJo
25
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10
PEAK POSITION
23
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28
Jill Scott Beautifully Human: Words And Sounds Vol. 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beautifully Human: Words And Sounds Vol. 2
24
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
13
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29
Lil Wayne Tha Carter Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tha Carter
23
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2
PEAK POSITION
22
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30
Queen Latifah The Dana Owens Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Dana Owens Album
17
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
9
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31
Anita Baker My Everything Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Everything
27
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
13
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Gains in performance
32
Ying Yang Twins My Brother & Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Brother & Me
21
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
33
LL Cool J The DEFinition Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The DEFinition
26
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
34
R. Kelly Happy People/U Saved Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Happy People/U Saved Me
29
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
35
Mos Def The New Danger Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The New Danger
28
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
36
Lloyd Banks The Hunger For More Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Hunger For More
31
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Lyfe Jennings Lyfe 268-192 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lyfe 268-192
33
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
38
Guerilla Black Guerilla City Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Guerilla City
30
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Michael McDonald Motown Two Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
32
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
40
Akon Trouble Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trouble
38
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
41
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)
39
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
52
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
43
Crime Mob Crime Mob Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Crime Mob
34
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11
PEAK POSITION
17
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41
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
75
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
45
Jon B Stronger Everyday Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stronger Everyday
45
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
46
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
36
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART
47
Smokie Norful Nothing Without You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nothing Without You
49
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
48
Jacki-O Poe Little Rich Girl Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Poe Little Rich Girl
44
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Beautiful Struggle
37
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
50
Jadakiss Kiss Of Death Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kiss Of Death
40
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
51
Lil Wyte Phinally Phamous Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Phinally Phamous
42
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
52
The Alchemist 1st Infantry Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
1st Infantry
50
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
53
Will Downing Christmas, Love And You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Christmas, Love And You
72
LAST WEEK
40
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
54
The Game Untold Story Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Untold Story
58
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
55
De La Soul The Grind Date Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Grind Date
53
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
56
Joss Stone Mind Body & Soul Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mind Body & Soul
46
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
57
Various Artists Gotta Have Gospel! Vol. 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gotta Have Gospel! Vol. 2
Gains in performance
58
Teena Marie La Dona Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
51
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART
59
Terror Squad True Story Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
True Story
55
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
60
JAY-Z The Black Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Black Album
54
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
55
WEEKS ON CHART
61
Kanye West The College Dropout Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The College Dropout
57
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART
62
Mase Welcome Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Welcome Back
63
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
63
Juvenile The Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Greatest Hits
47
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
64
Vanessa Williams Silver & Gold Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Silver & Gold
66
LAST WEEK
64
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
65
UTP Nolia Clap (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nolia Clap (EP)
Gains in performance
66
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
43
LAST WEEK
43
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
67
Ray Charles Ray Charles Celebrates A Gospel Christmas With The Voices Of Jubilation! Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ray Charles Celebrates A Gospel Christmas With The Voices Of Jubilation!
85
LAST WEEK
67
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
68
Roy Jones, Jr. Presents Body Head Bangerz Body Head Bangerz: Volume One Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Body Head Bangerz: Volume One
Roy Jones, Jr. Presents Body Head Bangerz
59
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
69
Lil' Romeo Romeoland Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Romeoland
90
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
70
Barry White The Best Of Barry White: 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of Barry White: 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection
95
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
71
Donald Lawrence & Co. I Speak Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Speak Life
Donald Lawrence & Co.
65
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
72
Nas Street's Disciple Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Street's Disciple
Gains in performance
73
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
61
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
74
213 The Hard Way Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Hard Way
62
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
75
Raven-Symone This Is My Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
This Is My Time
96
LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
76
OutKast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
88
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
63
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
77
Twista Kamikaze Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kamikaze
60
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART
78
Shawnna Worth Tha Weight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Worth Tha Weight
73
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
79
Lil' Flip U Gotta Feel Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
U Gotta Feel Me
-
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
80
Lil Wayne/Michael "5000" Watts Tha Carter: Screwed & Chopped Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tha Carter: Screwed & Chopped
Lil Wayne/Michael "5000" Watts
56
LAST WEEK
56
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
81
J Moss The J Moss Project Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The J Moss Project
77
LAST WEEK
36
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
82
Kierra '"KiKi" Sheard I Owe You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Owe You
Kierra '"KiKi" Sheard
75
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
83
The O'Jays Imagination Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Imagination
67
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
84
50 Cent Get Rich Or Die Tryin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
86
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
95
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
85
I-20 Self Explanatory Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Self Explanatory
78
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
86
Dem Franchize Boyz Dem Franchize Boyz Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dem Franchize Boyz
76
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
87
O'Ryan O'ryan Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
O'ryan
74
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
88
B.G. Life After Cash Money Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Life After Cash Money
70
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
89
Vickie Winans Bringing It All Together Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bringing It All Together
79
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
60
WEEKS ON CHART
90
Fred Hammond Somethin' 'Bout Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Somethin' 'Bout Love
69
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
91
Luther Vandross Dance With My Father Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dance With My Father
68
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
78
WEEKS ON CHART
92
Houston It's Already Written Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's Already Written
84
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
93
Mobb Deep Amerikaz NightMare Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Amerikaz NightMare
83
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Jin The Rest Is History Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Rest Is History
64
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
95
Lloyd Southside Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Southside
82
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
96
Angie Stone Stone Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stone Love
81
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
97
Raphael Saadiq Ray Ray Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
100
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
98
Prince Musicology Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Musicology
71
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
99
Michael Jackson The Ultimate Collection Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Ultimate Collection
48
LAST WEEK
48
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
100
G Unit Beg For Mercy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beg For Mercy
94
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
50
WEEKS ON CHART
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