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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
New
1
WEEKS ON CHART
Idlewild (Soundtrack)
Imprint/Promotion Label
Zomba | LaFace
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
OutKast Idlewild (Soundtrack) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Idlewild (Soundtrack)
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

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

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Bad Boy
3
Luther Vandross The Ultimate Luther Vandross Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Ultimate Luther Vandross
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Epic/J/Legacy
4
Lyfe Jennings The Phoenix Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Phoenix
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
5
Rick Ross Port Of Miami Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Port Of Miami
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam
6
Kelis Kelis Was Here Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kelis Was Here
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | Jive
7
Cherish Unappreciated Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Unappreciated
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Sho'Nuff
8
Christina Aguilera Back To Basics Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back To Basics
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | RCA
9
LeToya LeToya Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
LeToya
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
10
Yung Joc New Joc City Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
New Joc City
10  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Block/Bad Boy South
11
Ne-Yo In My Own Words Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In My Own Words
13  Last
Peak
26  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
12
Obie Trice Second Round's On Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Second Round's On Me
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Shady
13
Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
St. Elsewhere
14  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Downtown
14
Soundtrack Step Up Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Step Up
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | Jive
15
Pharrell Williams In My Mind Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In My Mind
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Star Trak/Interscope
16
Cassie Cassie Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cassie
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | NextSelection/Bad Boy
17
DJ KaySlay & Greg Street The Champions: The North Meets The South Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Champions: The North Meets The South
DJ KaySlay & Greg Street
Last
17  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Koch | DEJA 34
18
India.Arie Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship (Bonus Track Edition) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship (Bonus Track Edition)
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Universal Motown
19
DMX Year Of The Dog...Again Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Year Of The Dog...Again
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
20
Corinne Bailey Rae Corinne Bailey Rae Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Corinne Bailey Rae
18  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
21
Dave Hollister The Definitive Collection Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Definitive Collection
Last
21  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMe | Hip-O
22
Busta Rhymes The Big Bang Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Big Bang
16  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Aftermath/Interscope
23
Rihanna A Girl Like Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Girl Like Me
17  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | SRP/Def Jam
24
Chris Brown Chris Brown Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chris Brown
20  Last
Peak
39  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | Jive
25
Cham Ghetto Story Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ghetto Story
11  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Madhouse/Atlantic
26
Various Artists Crunk Hits Vol. 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Crunk Hits Vol. 2
Last
26  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
TVT
27
Ice Cube Laugh Now, Cry Later Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Laugh Now, Cry Later
21  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Lench Mob
28
Mary J. Blige The Breakthrough Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Breakthrough
26  Last
Peak
37  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Matriarch/Geffen
29
Pimp C Pimpalation Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Pimpalation
22  Last
Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Asylum | Wood Wheel/Rap-A-Lot 4 Life
30
E-40 My Ghetto Report Card Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Ghetto Report Card
19  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Sick Wid It/BME
31
Prince Ultimate Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ultimate
Last
31  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
32
T.I. King Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
King
25  Last
Peak
23  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Grand Hustle/Atlantic
33
The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley Baby Makin' Music Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Baby Makin' Music
The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley
24  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Soul Classics/Def Jam
34
Donell Jones Journey Of A Gemini Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Journey Of A Gemini
23  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | LaFace
35
J Dilla aka Jay Dee The Shining Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Shining
J Dilla aka Jay Dee
Last
35  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
BBE
36
Patti LaBelle The Definitive Collection Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Definitive Collection
Last
36  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMe | Geffen/Chronicles
37
Sean Paul The Trinity Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Trinity
28  Last
Peak
48  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
48
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | VP/Atlantic
38
Keyshia Cole The Way It Is Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Way It Is
27  Last
Peak
62  Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
62
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | A&M/Interscope
39
Heather Headley In My Mind Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In My Mind
31  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | RCA
40
Mary Mary Mary Mary Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mary Mary
34  Last
Peak
57  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | My Block/Columbia
41
Mike Watts Pandoras Box Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Pandoras Box
40  Last
40  Peak
Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
74
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Watts
42
Avant Director Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Director
29  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Magic Johnson/Geffen
43
Lil Wayne Tha Carter II Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tha Carter II
33  Last
Peak
38  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Cash Money/Universal Motown
44
Kirk Franklin Hero Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hero
37  Last
Peak
47  Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
47
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Producer(s):
K.Franklin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | Fo Yo Soul/Gospo Centric
45
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Greatest Hits
35  Last
30  Peak
93  Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
93
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Ruthless
46
Trae Restless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Restless
Trae
39  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Asylum | G-Maab/J Prince/Rap-A-Lot 4 Life
47
Shawnna Block Music Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Block Music
30  Last
Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | DTP/Def Jam
48
Field Mob Light Poles And Pine Trees Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Light Poles And Pine Trees
38  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | DTP/Geffen
49
Anthony Hamilton Ain't Nobody Worryin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ain't Nobody Worryin'
48  Last
Peak
37  Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | So So Def
50
Chamillionaire The Sound Of Revenge Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Sound Of Revenge
32  Last
Peak
40  Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Universal Motown
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