All Charts
How This Chart Works
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
Greatest Hits
Imprint/Promotion Label
Rhino | Bad Boy
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

EXPAND ALL

Play
1
The Notorious B.I.G. Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Greatest Hits
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:
Rhino | Bad Boy
2
Robin Thicke The Evolution Of Robin Thicke Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Evolution Of Robin Thicke
Last
Peak
23  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Star Trak/Interscope
3
Akon Konvicted Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Konvicted
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Konvict/Upfront/SRC/Universal Motown
4
Gerald Levert In My Songs Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
In My Songs
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
5
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
FutureSex/LoveSounds
Last
Peak
26  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Legacy | Jive/RCA
6
Young Jeezy The Inspiration Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Inspiration
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | CTE/Def Jam
7
Corinne Bailey Rae Corinne Bailey Rae Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Corinne Bailey Rae
Last
Peak
31  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
8
Pretty Ricky Late Night Special Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Late Night Special
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | BlueStar/Atlantic
9
Soundtrack Dreamgirls Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dreamgirls
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Music World/Columbia
10
B.G. And The Chopper City Boyz We Got This Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
We Got This
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
98
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Koch | Choppa City
11
Soundtrack Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

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

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | LaFace
13
Birdman & Lil Wayne Like Father, Like Son Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Like Father, Like Son
Birdman & Lil Wayne
15  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Cash Money/Universal Motown
14
Nas Hip Hop Is Dead Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hip Hop Is Dead
13  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam/Columbia
15
Mary J. Blige Reflections (A Retrospective) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Reflections (A Retrospective)
14  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Matriarch/Geffen
16
Beyonce B'Day Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
B'Day
16  Last
Peak
28  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
17
Omarion 21 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
21
24  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | T.U.G./Epic/Columbia
18
JAY-Z Kingdom Come Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kingdom Come
17  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
19
Diddy Press Play Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Press Play
Diddy
19  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Bad Boy
20
Tyrese (AKA Black-Ty) Alter Ego Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Alter Ego
Tyrese (AKA Black-Ty)
20  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | J
21
Fantasia Fantasia Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Fantasia
22  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | J
22
Bow Wow The Price Of Fame Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Price Of Fame
26  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
23
Jill Scott Jill Scott Collaborations Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jill Scott Collaborations
18  Last
Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hidden Beach
24
Mary J. Blige The Breakthrough Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Breakthrough
21  Last
Peak
65  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
65
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Matriarch/Geffen
25
Slim Thug Presents Boss Hogg Outlawz Serve & Collect Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Serve & Collect
10  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Koch | Boss Hogg Outlawz
26
John Legend Once Again Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Once Again
25  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | G.O.O.D./Columbia
27
Consequence Don't Quit Your Day Job Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Don't Quit Your Day Job
Last
27  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Red Ink | G.O.O.D./Columbia
28
Trick Daddy Back By Thug Demand Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back By Thug Demand
29  Last
10  Peak
12  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic
29
Snoop Dogg Tha Blue Carpet Treatment Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
23  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Doggystyle/Geffen
30
Tamia Between Friends Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Between Friends
33  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Image | Plus 1
31
The Game Doctor's Advocate Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Doctor's Advocate
27  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Geffen
32
Ludacris Release Therapy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Release Therapy
30  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | DTP/Def Jam
33
Various Artists Eminem Presents: The Re-Up Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Eminem Presents: The Re-Up
31  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Shady/Interscope
34
Lil Scrappy Bred 2 Die - Born 2 Live Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bred 2 Die - Born 2 Live
34  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | BME/Reprise
35
Chris Brown Chris Brown Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Chris Brown
32  Last
Peak
67  Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
67
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | Jive
36
Unk Beat'n Down Yo Block Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Beat'n Down Yo Block
39  Last
21  Peak
23  Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Koch | Big Oomp
37
Sunshine Anderson Sunshine At Midnight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sunshine At Midnight
28  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Music World
38
Lil' Boosie Bad Azz Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Bad Azz
37  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Asylum | Trill
39
Christina Aguilera Back To Basics Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back To Basics
41  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | RCA
40
Brian McKnight Ten Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ten
35  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
41
Monica The Makings Of Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Makings Of Me
40  Last
Peak
23  Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | J
42
Jim Jones Hustler's P.O.M.E. (Product Of My Environment) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hustler's P.O.M.E. (Product Of My Environment)
38  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Koch
43
T.I. King Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
King
42  Last
Peak
51  Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Grand Hustle/Atlantic
44
Jibbs Jibbs Feat. Jibbs Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jibbs Feat. Jibbs
47  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
45
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Beasta/Geffen
45
Project Pat Crook By Da Book: The Fed Story Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Crook By Da Book: The Fed Story
44  Last
10  Peak
14  Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
47
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Hypnotize Minds/Columbia
46
Kirk Franklin Hero Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hero
49  Last
Peak
75  Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
75
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Producer(s):
K.Franklin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | Fo Yo Soul/Gospo Centric
47
Lyfe Jennings The Phoenix Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Phoenix
45  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
48
Elisabeth Withers It Can Happen To Anyone Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It Can Happen To Anyone
50  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Blue Note
49
Rick Ross Port Of Miami Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Port Of Miami
51  Last
Peak
32  Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
50
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam
50
2Pac Pac's Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Pac's Life
53  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
53
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Amaru/Interscope
TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

Chart Archive Search
SELECT A DATE
Try a birthday or anniversary
 

Please try a different date

Loading...
THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.