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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
New
1
WEEKS ON CHART
The Red Light District
Imprint/Promotion Label
IDJMG | DTP/Def Jam South
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Ludacris The Red Light District Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Red Light District
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | DTP/Def Jam South
2
Mario Turning Point Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Turning Point
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | 3rd Street/J
3
Destiny's Child Destiny Fulfilled Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Destiny Fulfilled
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
4
Cam'ron Purple Haze Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Purple Haze
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
5
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Crunk Juice Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Crunk Juice
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
TVT | BME
6
Eminem Encore Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Encore
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Shady/Aftermath
7
T.I. Urban Legend Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Urban Legend
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Grand Hustle/Atlantic
8
Jay-Z/Linkin Park MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents: Collision Course Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents: Collision Course
Jay-Z/Linkin Park
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | MTV/Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/Machine Shop
9
Usher Confessions Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Confessions
10  Last
Peak
39  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Diamond
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | LaFace
10
Nas Street's Disciple Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Street's Disciple
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
72
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Ill Will/Columbia
11
Fantasia Free Yourself Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Free Yourself
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | J
12
Snoop Dogg R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Doggystyle/Geffen
13
Ciara Goodies Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Goodies
11  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | Sho'Nuff/Music Line/LaFace
14
Nelly Suit Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Suit
12  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Derrty/Fo' Reel
15
Various Artists Now 17 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Now 17
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | EMI/Universal/Sony Music/Zomba
16
Ja Rule R.U.L.E. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
R.U.L.E.
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | The Inc./Def Jam
17
Ray Charles Genius Loves Company Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Genius Loves Company
18  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Concord | Hear
18
Gerald Levert Do I Speak For The World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Do I Speak For The World
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
19
Ruben Studdard I Need An Angel Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Need An Angel
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | J
20
Ray Charles Ray (Soundtrack) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ray (Soundtrack)
17  Last
Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino | WMG Soundtracks/Atlantic
21
Chingy Powerballin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Powerballin'
19  Last
Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
22
Nelly Sweat Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sweat
23  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Derrty/Fo' Reel
23
The Diplomats Diplomatic Immunity 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Diplomatic Immunity 2
16  Last
Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Koch | Diplomats
24
Trick Daddy Thug Matrimony: Married To The Streets Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thug Matrimony: Married To The Streets
20  Last
Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic
25
Fabolous Real Talk Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Real Talk
21  Last
Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Desert Storm/Atlantic
26
Alicia Keys The Diary Of Alicia Keys Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Diary Of Alicia Keys
27  Last
Peak
55  Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
55
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | J
27
JoJo JoJo Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
JoJo
29  Last
10  Peak
25  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Da Family/Blackground
28
Anthony Hamilton Comin' From Where I'm From Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Comin' From Where I'm From
24  Last
Peak
64  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
64
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | So So Def
29
New Edition One Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Love
22  Last
Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Bad Boy
30
Queen Latifah The Dana Owens Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Dana Owens Album
31  Last
11  Peak
11  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Vector/Flavor Unit
31
R. Kelly & Jay-Z Unfinished Business Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unfinished Business
R. Kelly & Jay-Z
30  Last
Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba/IDJMG | Jive/Def Jam
32
Young Buck Straight Outta Ca$hville Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Straight Outta Ca$hville
26  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | G-Unit
33
Lil Wayne Tha Carter Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tha Carter
28  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Cash Money
34
Jill Scott Beautifully Human: Words And Sounds Vol. 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beautifully Human: Words And Sounds Vol. 2
25  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Hidden Beach/Epic
35
Ying Yang Twins My Brother & Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Brother & Me
32  Last
Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
TVT | ColliPark
36
Kenny G At Last... The Duets Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
At Last... The Duets Album
33  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | Arista
37
Anita Baker My Everything Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Everything
35  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Blue Note
38
LL Cool J The DEFinition Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The DEFinition
34  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
39
The Black Eyed Peas Elephunk Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Elephunk
47  Last
23  Peak
77  Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
77
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | A&M
40
Beyonce Dangerously In Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dangerously In Love
44  Last
Peak
78  Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
78
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
41
Will Downing Christmas, Love And You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Christmas, Love And You
41  Last
40  Peak
Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
VLG | GRP
42
Michael McDonald Motown Two Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Motown Two
37  Last
Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Motown
43
Lloyd Banks The Hunger For More Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Hunger For More
42  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | G-Unit
44
R. Kelly Happy People/U Saved Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Happy People/U Saved Me
36  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | Jive
45
Various Artists Now 16 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Now 16
49  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMe | Universal/EMI/Sony Music/Zomba
46
Vanessa Williams Silver & Gold Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Silver & Gold
51  Last
46  Peak
Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
64
TWO WEEKS AGO
46
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Lava
47
Joss Stone Mind Body & Soul Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mind Body & Soul
59  Last
15  Peak
11  Weeks
59
LAST WEEK
56
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | S-Curve
48
Akon Trouble Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trouble
46  Last
11  Peak
24  Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | SRC/Universal Motown
49
Guerilla Black Guerilla City Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Guerilla City
40  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Czar
50
Yung Wun The Dirtiest Thirstiest Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Dirtiest Thirstiest
Last
50  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
50
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | Full Surface/J
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