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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
Growing Pains
Imprint/Promotion Label
IGA | Matriarch/Geffen
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Mary J. Blige Growing Pains Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Growing Pains
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:
IGA | Matriarch/Geffen
2
Alicia Keys As I Am Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
As I Am
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | MBK/J
3
Jaheim The Makings Of A Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Makings Of A Man
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Divine Mill/Atlantic
4
Lupe Fiasco Lupe Fiasco's The Cool Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lupe Fiasco's The Cool
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | 1st & 15th/Atlantic
5
Chris Brown Exclusive Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Exclusive
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
JLG | Jive
6
Keyshia Cole Just Like You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Just Like You
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Confidential/Imani/Geffen
7
Kirk Franklin The Fight Of My Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Fight Of My Life
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
JLG | Fo Yo Soul/Gospo Centric
8
Bow Wow & Omarion Face Off Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Face Off
Bow Wow & Omarion
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | T.U.G./Columbia
9
JAY-Z American Gangster Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
American Gangster
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
10
Various Artists NOW 26 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
NOW 26
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | EMI/Sony Strategic Marketing Group/Universal/Zomba
11
J. Holiday Back Of My Lac' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back Of My Lac'
17  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Music Line
12
Soulja Boy Tell'em souljaboytellem.com Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
souljaboytellem.com
14  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | ColliPark/Interscope
13
Birdman 5*Stunna Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
5*Stunna
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Cash Money/Universal Motown
14
Mario Go Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Go
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | 3rd Street/J
15
Kanye West Graduation Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Graduation
18  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
16
The-Dream Love/Hate Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love/Hate
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Radio Killa/Def Jam
17
Chingy Hate It Or Love It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hate It Or Love It
Last
17  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | DTP/Def Jam
18
Jill Scott The Real Thing: Words And Sounds Vol. 3 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Real Thing: Words And Sounds Vol. 3
20  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hidden Beach
19
Boyz II Men Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA
19  Last
Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Decca
20
Soundtrack This Christmas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
This Christmas
16  Last
Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
JLG | Jive
21
Beanie Sigel The Solution Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Solution
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
22
Scarface Made Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Made
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Asylum | Rap-A-Lot 4 Life/Rap-A-Lot
23
Wu-Tang Clan 8 Diagrams Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
8 Diagrams
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Wu/Loud/SRC/Universal Motown
24
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
FutureSex/LoveSounds
23  Last
Peak
67  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
67
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Legacy | Jive/RCA
25
Chrisette Michele I Am Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Am
24  Last
Peak
27  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
26
Mary J. Blige Mary J. Blige & Friends Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mary J. Blige & Friends
71  Last
Peak
Weeks
71
LAST WEEK
80
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Matriarch/Geffen
27
Drama Gangsta Grillz: The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gangsta Grillz: The Album
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Grand Hustle/Atlantic
28
Gucci Mane Back To The Traphouse Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back To The Traphouse
11  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Czar/So Icey/Asylum/Atlantic
29
Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Good Girl Gone Bad
25  Last
Peak
29  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x6
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Def Jam | SRP
30
Wyclef Jean Carnival Vol. II: Memories Of An Immigrant Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Carnival Vol. II: Memories Of An Immigrant
27  Last
Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | In Ya Face/Columbia
31
Timbaland Timbaland Presents Shock Value Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Timbaland Presents Shock Value
32  Last
Peak
38  Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Mosley/Blackground/Interscope
32
50 Cent Curtis Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Curtis
26  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Shady/Aftermath/Interscope
33
Trey Songz Trey Day Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trey Day
28  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Songbook/Atlantic
34
Amy Winehouse Back To Black Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back To Black
30  Last
Peak
41  Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
35
Aretha Franklin Jewels In The Crown: Duets With The Queen Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jewels In The Crown: Duets With The Queen
35  Last
Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | Arista
36
Marvin Sapp Thirsty Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thirsty
37  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
JLG | Verity
37
Ghostface Killah The Big Doe Rehab Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Big Doe Rehab
21  Last
Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
38
Angie Stone The Art Of Love & War Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Art Of Love & War
38  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Concord | Stax
39
Plies The Real Testament Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Real Testament
33  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Big Gates/Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic
40
Styles P Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman)
22  Last
Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Koch | Phantom/D-Block
41
Beyonce B'Day Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
B'Day
36  Last
Peak
69  Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
69
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
42
2Pac The Best Of 2Pac - Part 1: Thug Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of 2Pac - Part 1: Thug
29  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMe | Amaru/Death Row/Interscope
43
Chaka Khan Funk This Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Funk This
40  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Burgundy
44
Common Finding Forever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Finding Forever
49  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
45
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | G.O.O.D./Geffen
45
Queen Latifah Trav'lin' Light Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trav'lin' Light
47  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
VLG | Flavor Unit/Verve
46
Will Downing After Tonight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
After Tonight
44  Last
Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Concord | Peak
47
2Pac The Best Of 2Pac - Part 2: Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of 2Pac - Part 2: Life
34  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMe | Amaru/Interscope
48
Sean Kingston Sean Kingston Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sean Kingston
48  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Beluga Heights/Koch/Epic
49
Ledisi Lost & Found Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lost & Found
41  Last
10  Peak
17  Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
60
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
VLG | Verve
50
Yolanda Adams What A Wonderful Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
What A Wonderful Time
42  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
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