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
The Red Light District
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
Play
2
Mario Turning Point Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Turning Point
Gains in performance
3
Destiny's Child Destiny Fulfilled Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Destiny Fulfilled
6
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
4
Cam'ron Purple Haze Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Purple Haze
Gains in performance
4
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
6
Eminem Encore Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Encore
5
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
7
T.I. Urban Legend Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Urban Legend
1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
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
3
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
9
Usher Confessions Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Confessions
10
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
10
Nas Street's Disciple Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Street's Disciple
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
11
Fantasia Free Yourself Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Free Yourself
8
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
12
Snoop Dogg R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece
9
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
13
Ciara Goodies Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Goodies
11
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
14
Nelly Suit Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Suit
12
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
13
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
16
Ja Rule R.U.L.E. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
R.U.L.E.
14
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
17
Ray Charles Genius Loves Company Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Genius Loves Company
18
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
18
Gerald Levert Do I Speak For The World Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Do I Speak For The World
7
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
19
Ruben Studdard I Need An Angel Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Need An Angel
15
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
20
Ray Charles Ray (Soundtrack) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ray (Soundtrack)
17
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
21
Chingy Powerballin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Powerballin'
19
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
22
Nelly Sweat Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sweat
23
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
23
The Diplomats Diplomatic Immunity 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Diplomatic Immunity 2
16
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
24
Trick Daddy Thug Matrimony: Married To The Streets Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thug Matrimony: Married To The Streets
20
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
25
Fabolous Real Talk Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Real Talk
21
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
26
Alicia Keys The Diary Of Alicia Keys Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Diary Of Alicia Keys
27
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
55
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
27
JoJo JoJo Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
JoJo
29
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
28
Anthony Hamilton Comin' From Where I'm From Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Comin' From Where I'm From
24
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
64
WEEKS ON CHART
29
New Edition One Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
One Love
22
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
30
Queen Latifah The Dana Owens Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Dana Owens Album
31
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
31
R. Kelly & Jay-Z Unfinished Business Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unfinished Business
R. Kelly & Jay-Z
30
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
32
Young Buck Straight Outta Ca$hville Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Straight Outta Ca$hville
26
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
33
Lil Wayne Tha Carter Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tha Carter
28
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
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 WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
35
Ying Yang Twins My Brother & Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Brother & Me
32
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
36
Kenny G At Last... The Duets Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
At Last... The Duets Album
33
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Anita Baker My Everything Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Everything
35
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
38
LL Cool J The DEFinition Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The DEFinition
34
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
47
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
77
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
40
Beyonce Dangerously In Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dangerously In Love
44
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
78
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
41
Will Downing Christmas, Love And You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Christmas, Love And You
41
LAST WEEK
40
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
42
Michael McDonald Motown Two Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
37
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
43
Lloyd Banks The Hunger For More Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Hunger For More
42
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
44
R. Kelly Happy People/U Saved Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Happy People/U Saved Me
36
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
49
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
46
Vanessa Williams Silver & Gold Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Silver & Gold
51
LAST WEEK
46
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
47
Joss Stone Mind Body & Soul Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mind Body & Soul
59
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
48
Akon Trouble Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trouble
46
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Guerilla Black Guerilla City Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Guerilla City
40
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
50
Yung Wun The Dirtiest Thirstiest Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Dirtiest Thirstiest
Gains in performance
51
Kanye West The College Dropout Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The College Dropout
65
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
52
Mos Def The New Danger Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The New Danger
39
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
53
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!
43
LAST WEEK
43
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
54
Lyfe Jennings Lyfe 268-192 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lyfe 268-192
45
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
55
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)
48
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
56
Various Artists Bad Boy's R&B Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bad Boy's R&B Hits
38
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
57
Crime Mob Crime Mob Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Crime Mob
52
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
58
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
53
LAST WEEK
43
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
59
Smokie Norful Nothing Without You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nothing Without You
58
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
60
Raven-Symone This Is My Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
This Is My Time
82
LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
61
Jadakiss Kiss Of Death Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kiss Of Death
57
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
62
Jacki-O Poe Little Rich Girl Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Poe Little Rich Girl
56
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
63
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
54
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART
64
Stephanie Mills Born For This! Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Born For This!
71
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
65
Jon B Stronger Everyday Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Stronger Everyday
55
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
66
Various Artists Ultimate Soul Christmas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ultimate Soul Christmas
75
LAST WEEK
66
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
67
De La Soul The Grind Date Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Grind Date
60
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
68
Soundtrack Blade Trinity Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Blade Trinity
Gains in performance
69
Lil Wyte Phinally Phamous Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Phinally Phamous
68
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
70
JAY-Z The Black Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Black Album
67
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART
71
The Alchemist 1st Infantry Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
1st Infantry
61
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
72
Teena Marie La Dona Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
66
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART
73
Terror Squad True Story Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
True Story
69
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
74
Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Beautiful Struggle
63
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
75
Various Artists Gotta Have Gospel! Vol. 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gotta Have Gospel! Vol. 2
62
LAST WEEK
57
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
76
The Game Untold Story Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Untold Story
64
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
77
Lil' Romeo Romeoland Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Romeoland
80
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
78
Donald Lawrence & Co. I Speak Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Speak Life
Donald Lawrence & Co.
77
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
79
Soundtrack That's So Raven Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
That's So Raven
-
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
80
Mase Welcome Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Welcome Back
72
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Juvenile The Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Greatest Hits
70
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
82
Twista Kamikaze Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kamikaze
76
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART
83
J Moss The J Moss Project Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The J Moss Project
74
LAST WEEK
36
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
84
OutKast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
89
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
65
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
85
50 Cent Get Rich Or Die Tryin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
88
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
97
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
86
Urban Mystic Ghetto Revelations Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto Revelations
50
LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
87
Luther Vandross Dance With My Father Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dance With My Father
83
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
80
WEEKS ON CHART
88
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
81
LAST WEEK
56
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
89
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
91
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
90
Stevie Wonder The Best Of Stevie Wonder: 20th Century Masters The Christmas Collection Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of Stevie Wonder: 20th Century Masters The Christmas Collection
92
LAST WEEK
90
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
91
Vickie Winans Bringing It All Together Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bringing It All Together
78
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
62
WEEKS ON CHART
92
Various Artists The Soulful Sounds Of Christmas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Soulful Sounds Of Christmas
Gains in performance
93
Kierra '"KiKi" Sheard I Owe You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Owe You
Kierra '"KiKi" Sheard
98
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
94
Fred Hammond Somethin' 'Bout Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Somethin' 'Bout Love
84
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
95
Michael Jackson The Ultimate Collection Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Ultimate Collection
99
LAST WEEK
48
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
96
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
73
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
97
Baby Bash Menage A Trois Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Menage A Trois
-
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
98
Prince Musicology Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Musicology
-
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
99
The O'Jays Imagination Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Imagination
90
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
-
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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