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
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Growing Pains
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2
Alicia Keys As I Am Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
2
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
7
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3
Chris Brown Exclusive Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Exclusive
5
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
8
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4
Jaheim The Makings Of A Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Makings Of A Man
3
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
2
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5
Keyshia Cole Just Like You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Just Like You
6
LAST WEEK
1
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14
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6
Lupe Fiasco Lupe Fiasco's The Cool Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lupe Fiasco's The Cool
4
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
2
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7
JAY-Z American Gangster Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
American Gangster
9
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
9
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8
Bow Wow & Omarion Face Off Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Face Off
Bow Wow & Omarion
8
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
3
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9
Kirk Franklin The Fight Of My Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Fight Of My Life
7
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
2
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10
Birdman 5*Stunna Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
5*Stunna
13
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
3
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11
Soulja Boy Tell'em souljaboytellem.com Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
souljaboytellem.com
12
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
13
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12
Kanye West Graduation Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Graduation
15
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
16
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10
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
7
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14
J. Holiday Back Of My Lac' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back Of My Lac'
11
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
13
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15
Mario Go Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
14
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
3
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16
The-Dream Love/Hate Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love/Hate
16
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
17
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
18
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
14
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25
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
28
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Gains in performance
19
Scarface Made Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
22
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
4
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20
Drama Gangsta Grillz: The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gangsta Grillz: The Album
27
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
4
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21
Beanie Sigel The Solution Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Solution
21
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
3
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22
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
FutureSex/LoveSounds
24
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
68
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23
Wu-Tang Clan 8 Diagrams Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
8 Diagrams
23
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
3
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24
Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Good Girl Gone Bad
29
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
30
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25
50 Cent Curtis Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Curtis
32
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
17
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Gains in performance
26
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
7
WEEKS ON CHART
27
Gucci Mane Back To The Traphouse Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back To The Traphouse
28
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
3
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28
Wyclef Jean Carnival Vol. II: Memories Of An Immigrant Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Carnival Vol. II: Memories Of An Immigrant
30
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
4
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29
Timbaland Timbaland Presents Shock Value Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Timbaland Presents Shock Value
31
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
39
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30
Plies The Real Testament Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Real Testament
39
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
21
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Gains in performance
31
Soundtrack This Christmas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
This Christmas
20
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
6
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32
Trey Songz Trey Day Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trey Day
33
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
13
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33
Amy Winehouse Back To Black Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back To Black
34
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
42
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34
Chingy Hate It Or Love It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hate It Or Love It
17
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
2
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35
Styles P Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman)
40
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
36
Ledisi Lost & Found Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lost & Found
49
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
18
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Gains in performance
37
Common Finding Forever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Finding Forever
44
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
22
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Gains in performance
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
11
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Ghostface Killah The Big Doe Rehab Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Big Doe Rehab
37
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
4
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40
Marvin Sapp Thirsty Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
36
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
6
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41
2Pac The Best Of 2Pac - Part 1: Thug Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of 2Pac - Part 1: Thug
42
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
42
Sean Kingston Sean Kingston Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sean Kingston
48
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
22
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Gains in performance
43
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
7
WEEKS ON CHART
44
Chaka Khan Funk This Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Funk This
43
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
14
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45
Beyonce B'Day Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
B'Day
41
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
70
WEEKS ON CHART
46
Will Downing After Tonight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
After Tonight
46
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
9
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47
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
55
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
8
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Gains in performance
48
T.I. T.I. Vs T.I.P. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
T.I. Vs T.I.P.
52
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
27
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Gains in performance
49
Freeway Free At Last Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Free At Last
54
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
6
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Gains in performance
50
2Pac The Best Of 2Pac - Part 2: Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of 2Pac - Part 2: Life
47
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
51
DJ Khaled We The Best Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
We The Best
57
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
29
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Gains in performance
52
Queen Latifah Trav'lin' Light Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trav'lin' Light
45
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
53
Hurricane Chris 51/50 Ratchet Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
51/50 Ratchet
56
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
54
Ne-Yo Because Of You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Because Of You
51
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART
55
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)
83
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
56
T-Pain Epiphany Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Epiphany
58
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
57
Jagged Edge Baby Makin' Project Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Baby Makin' Project
59
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
58
Pitbull The Boatlift Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Boatlift
68
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
59
UGK Underground Kingz Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Underground Kingz
66
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
60
Akon Konvicted Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Konvicted
61
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
59
WEEKS ON CHART
61
Gorilla Zoe Welcome To The Zoo Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Welcome To The Zoo
85
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
62
Baby Bash Cyclone Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cyclone
70
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
63
Playaz Circle Supply & Demand Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Supply & Demand
78
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
64
Robin Thicke The Evolution Of Robin Thicke Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Evolution Of Robin Thicke
72
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
65
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
65
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
99
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
67
Project Pat Walkin' Bank Roll Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Walkin' Bank Roll
88
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
68
Mary J. Blige Mary J. Blige & Friends Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mary J. Blige & Friends
26
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
69
R. Kelly Double Up Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Double Up
73
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART
70
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
63
LAST WEEK
63
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
86
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
72
Soundtrack American Gangster Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
American Gangster
62
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
73
Too $hort Get Off The Stage Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Get Off The Stage
94
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
74
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
75
Various Artists NOW Party Hits! Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
NOW Party Hits!
84
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
76
Birdman & Lil Wayne Like Father, Like Son Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Like Father, Like Son
Birdman & Lil Wayne
98
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
61
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
77
Luther Vandross The Ultimate Luther Vandross Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Ultimate Luther Vandross
71
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
71
WEEKS ON CHART
78
Various Artists Crunk Hits Vol. 4 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Crunk Hits Vol. 4
82
LAST WEEK
57
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
79
Yung Joc Hustlenomic$ Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hustlenomic$
-
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
80
Luther Vandross Love, Luther Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love, Luther
69
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Talib Kweli Eardrum Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
-
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
82
Joss Stone Introducing Joss Stone Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Introducing Joss Stone
75
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART
83
Yolanda Adams What A Wonderful Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
What A Wonderful Time
50
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
84
Fabolous From Nothin' To Somethin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
From Nothin' To Somethin'
89
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Gucci Mane Trap-A-Thon Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trap-A-Thon
-
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
86
Chamillionaire Ultimate Victory Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ultimate Victory
95
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
87
Soundtrack Dreamgirls Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dreamgirls
91
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART
88
Patti LaBelle Miss Patti's Christmas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Miss Patti's Christmas
53
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
89
Soundtrack Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?
81
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
90
Messy Marv Draped Up And Chipped Out 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Draped Up And Chipped Out 2
-
LAST WEEK
77
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
91
Tank Sex Love & Pain Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sex Love & Pain
-
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
92
Cupid Time For A Change Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Time For A Change
100
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
93
Corinne Bailey Rae Corinne Bailey Rae Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Corinne Bailey Rae
-
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
71
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
94
Elliott Yamin Elliott Yamin Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Elliott Yamin
80
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART
95
The Notorious B.I.G. Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
-
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
96
B5 Don't Talk, Just Listen Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Don't Talk, Just Listen
97
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
97
JAY-Z American Gangster Acappella Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
American Gangster Acappella
87
LAST WEEK
56
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
98
Hi-Tek Hi-Teknology 3 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hi-Teknology 3
93
LAST WEEK
60
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
99
Common Thisisme Then: The Best Of Common Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thisisme Then: The Best Of Common
-
LAST WEEK
62
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
100
Mary J. Blige Reflections (A Retrospective) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Reflections (A Retrospective)
-
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
49
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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