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
Growing Pains
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
Play
2
Alicia Keys As I Am Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
6
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Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
3
Jaheim The Makings Of A Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Makings Of A Man
Gains in performance
4
Lupe Fiasco Lupe Fiasco's The Cool Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lupe Fiasco's The Cool
Gains in performance
5
Chris Brown Exclusive Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Exclusive
6
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
6
Keyshia Cole Just Like You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Just Like You
8
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
7
Kirk Franklin The Fight Of My Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Fight Of My Life
Gains in performance
8
Bow Wow & Omarion Face Off Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Face Off
Bow Wow & Omarion
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
9
JAY-Z American Gangster Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
American Gangster
10
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
8
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Gains in performance
12
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
11
J. Holiday Back Of My Lac' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back Of My Lac'
17
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
12
Soulja Boy Tell'em souljaboytellem.com Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
souljaboytellem.com
14
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
13
Birdman 5*Stunna Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
5*Stunna
3
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
14
Mario Go Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
4
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
15
Kanye West Graduation Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Graduation
18
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
16
The-Dream Love/Hate Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love/Hate
5
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
17
Chingy Hate It Or Love It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hate It Or Love It
Gains in performance
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 WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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 WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
20
Soundtrack This Christmas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
This Christmas
16
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
21
Beanie Sigel The Solution Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Solution
7
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
22
Scarface Made Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
13
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
23
Wu-Tang Clan 8 Diagrams Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
8 Diagrams
9
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
24
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
FutureSex/LoveSounds
23
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
67
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
24
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
26
Mary J. Blige Mary J. Blige & Friends Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mary J. Blige & Friends
71
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
27
Drama Gangsta Grillz: The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gangsta Grillz: The Album
15
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
28
Gucci Mane Back To The Traphouse Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back To The Traphouse
11
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
29
Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Good Girl Gone Bad
25
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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 WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
31
Timbaland Timbaland Presents Shock Value Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Timbaland Presents Shock Value
32
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
32
50 Cent Curtis Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Curtis
26
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
33
Trey Songz Trey Day Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trey Day
28
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
34
Amy Winehouse Back To Black Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back To Black
30
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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 WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
36
Marvin Sapp Thirsty Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
37
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
37
Ghostface Killah The Big Doe Rehab Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Big Doe Rehab
21
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
38
Angie Stone The Art Of Love & War Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Art Of Love & War
38
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
39
Plies The Real Testament Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Real Testament
33
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
40
Styles P Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman)
22
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
41
Beyonce B'Day Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
B'Day
36
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
69
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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 WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
43
Chaka Khan Funk This Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Funk This
40
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
44
Common Finding Forever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Finding Forever
49
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
45
Queen Latifah Trav'lin' Light Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trav'lin' Light
47
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
46
Will Downing After Tonight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
After Tonight
44
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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 WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
48
Sean Kingston Sean Kingston Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sean Kingston
48
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
49
Ledisi Lost & Found Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lost & Found
41
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
50
Yolanda Adams What A Wonderful Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
What A Wonderful Time
42
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
51
Ne-Yo Because Of You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Because Of You
57
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
52
T.I. T.I. Vs T.I.P. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
T.I. Vs T.I.P.
55
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
53
Patti LaBelle Miss Patti's Christmas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Miss Patti's Christmas
45
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
54
Freeway Free At Last Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Free At Last
31
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
55
Cassidy B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story
50
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
56
Hurricane Chris 51/50 Ratchet Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
51/50 Ratchet
52
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
57
DJ Khaled We The Best Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
We The Best
56
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
58
T-Pain Epiphany Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Epiphany
62
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
59
Jagged Edge Baby Makin' Project Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Baby Makin' Project
51
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
60
The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley I'll Be Home For Christmas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'll Be Home For Christmas
The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley
53
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
61
Akon Konvicted Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Konvicted
68
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
58
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
62
Soundtrack American Gangster Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
American Gangster
63
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
63
Various Artists Cash Money Records: 10 Years Of Bling Vol. 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cash Money Records: 10 Years Of Bling Vol. 1
Gains in performance
64
Various Artists Love's Holiday: A Gospel Christmas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love's Holiday: A Gospel Christmas
46
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
65
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
66
UGK Underground Kingz Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Underground Kingz
58
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
67
Various Artists WOW Gospel Christmas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
WOW Gospel Christmas
43
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
68
Pitbull The Boatlift Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Boatlift
59
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
69
Luther Vandross Love, Luther Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love, Luther
67
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
70
Baby Bash Cyclone Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cyclone
69
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
71
Luther Vandross The Ultimate Luther Vandross Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Ultimate Luther Vandross
79
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
70
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
72
Robin Thicke The Evolution Of Robin Thicke Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Evolution Of Robin Thicke
74
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
64
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
73
R. Kelly Double Up Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Double Up
77
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
73
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
75
Joss Stone Introducing Joss Stone Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Introducing Joss Stone
82
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
76
Various Artists Forever Soul R&B Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Forever Soul R&B
76
LAST WEEK
51
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
77
Various Artists Slow Jams For Christmas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Slow Jams For Christmas
61
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
78
Playaz Circle Supply & Demand Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Supply & Demand
72
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
79
Various Artists Best Of: Soul R&B Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Best Of: Soul R&B
92
LAST WEEK
79
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
80
Elliott Yamin Elliott Yamin Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Elliott Yamin
88
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
81
Soundtrack Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?
89
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
82
Various Artists Crunk Hits Vol. 4 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Crunk Hits Vol. 4
66
LAST WEEK
57
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
83
Elliott Yamin Sounds Of The Season: The Elliott Yamin Holiday Collection (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sounds Of The Season: The Elliott Yamin Holiday Collection (EP)
64
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
84
Various Artists NOW Party Hits! Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
NOW Party Hits!
80
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
85
Gorilla Zoe Welcome To The Zoo Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Welcome To The Zoo
81
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
78
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
87
JAY-Z American Gangster Acappella Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
American Gangster Acappella
83
LAST WEEK
56
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
88
Project Pat Walkin' Bank Roll Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Walkin' Bank Roll
75
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
89
Fabolous From Nothin' To Somethin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
From Nothin' To Somethin'
-
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
90
Will Downing The Best Of Will Downing: 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of Will Downing: 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection
-
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
91
Soundtrack Dreamgirls Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dreamgirls
-
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
92
Boney James Christmas Present Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Christmas Present
70
LAST WEEK
70
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
93
Hi-Tek Hi-Teknology 3 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hi-Teknology 3
60
LAST WEEK
60
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Too $hort Get Off The Stage Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Get Off The Stage
54
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
95
Chamillionaire Ultimate Victory Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ultimate Victory
91
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
96
Stevie Wonder Number 1's Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Number 1's
-
LAST WEEK
40
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
97
B5 Don't Talk, Just Listen Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Don't Talk, Just Listen
-
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
98
Birdman & Lil Wayne Like Father, Like Son Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Like Father, Like Son
Birdman & Lil Wayne
93
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
60
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
97
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
100
Cupid Time For A Change Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Time For A Change
95
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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