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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WEEKS AT NO. 1
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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
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8
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3
Keyshia Cole Just Like You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Just Like You
5
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
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4
Jaheim The Makings Of A Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Makings Of A Man
4
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
3
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5
Chris Brown Exclusive Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Exclusive
3
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
9
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6
Lupe Fiasco Lupe Fiasco's The Cool Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lupe Fiasco's The Cool
6
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
7
JAY-Z American Gangster Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
American Gangster
7
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
8
Birdman 5*Stunna Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
5*Stunna
10
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
9
Kirk Franklin The Fight Of My Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Fight Of My Life
9
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
10
The-Dream Love/Hate Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love/Hate
16
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
11
J. Holiday Back Of My Lac' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back Of My Lac'
14
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
14
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13
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
8
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13
Bow Wow & Omarion Face Off Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Face Off
Bow Wow & Omarion
8
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
14
Mario Go Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
15
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
4
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15
Scarface Made Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
19
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
5
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Gains in performance
16
Kanye West Graduation Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Graduation
12
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
17
Soulja Boy Tell'em souljaboytellem.com Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
souljaboytellem.com
11
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
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
17
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
15
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19
Drama Gangsta Grillz: The Album Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gangsta Grillz: The Album
20
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
20
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)
55
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
6
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Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
18
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
29
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22
Wu-Tang Clan 8 Diagrams Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
8 Diagrams
23
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
23
Gucci Mane Back To The Traphouse Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back To The Traphouse
27
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
4
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24
Beanie Sigel The Solution Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Solution
21
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
25
Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Good Girl Gone Bad
24
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
31
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26
Plies The Real Testament Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Real Testament
30
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
22
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27
Timbaland Timbaland Presents Shock Value Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Timbaland Presents Shock Value
29
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
40
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28
50 Cent Curtis Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Curtis
25
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
29
Wyclef Jean Carnival Vol. II: Memories Of An Immigrant Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Carnival Vol. II: Memories Of An Immigrant
28
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
5
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30
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
FutureSex/LoveSounds
22
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
69
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31
Boyz II Men Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA
26
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
8
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32
Marvin Sapp Thirsty Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
40
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
7
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Gains in performance
33
Common Finding Forever Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Finding Forever
37
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
23
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Gains in performance
34
Styles P Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman)
35
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
35
Trey Songz Trey Day Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trey Day
32
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
36
Amy Winehouse Back To Black Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back To Black
33
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Ledisi Lost & Found Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lost & Found
36
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
19
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38
Freeway Free At Last Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Free At Last
49
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
39
Ghostface Killah The Big Doe Rehab Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Big Doe Rehab
39
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
40
Chingy Hate It Or Love It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hate It Or Love It
34
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
41
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
12
WEEKS ON CHART
42
Hurricane Chris 51/50 Ratchet Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
51/50 Ratchet
53
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
43
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
47
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
44
Chaka Khan Funk This Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Funk This
44
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
45
DJ Khaled We The Best Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
We The Best
51
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART
46
2Pac The Best Of 2Pac - Part 1: Thug Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of 2Pac - Part 1: Thug
41
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
47
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
43
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
48
Sean Kingston Sean Kingston Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sean Kingston
42
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
23
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49
Pitbull The Boatlift Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Boatlift
58
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
50
Ne-Yo Because Of You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Because Of You
54
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART
51
Beyonce B'Day Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
B'Day
45
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
71
WEEKS ON CHART
52
2Pac The Best Of 2Pac - Part 2: Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of 2Pac - Part 2: Life
50
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
53
UGK Underground Kingz Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Underground Kingz
59
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
54
T.I. T.I. Vs T.I.P. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
T.I. Vs T.I.P.
48
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART
55
Will Downing After Tonight Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
After Tonight
46
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
10
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56
Jagged Edge Baby Makin' Project Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Baby Makin' Project
57
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
57
T-Pain Epiphany Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Epiphany
56
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART
58
Akon Konvicted Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Konvicted
60
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
60
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
59
Gorilla Zoe Welcome To The Zoo Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Welcome To The Zoo
61
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
60
Queen Latifah Trav'lin' Light Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trav'lin' Light
52
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
61
Playaz Circle Supply & Demand Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Supply & Demand
63
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
62
R. Kelly Double Up Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Double Up
69
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
63
Project Pat Walkin' Bank Roll Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Walkin' Bank Roll
67
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
64
Baby Bash Cyclone Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cyclone
62
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
65
Robin Thicke The Evolution Of Robin Thicke Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Evolution Of Robin Thicke
64
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
66
WEEKS ON CHART
66
Birdman & Lil Wayne Like Father, Like Son Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Like Father, Like Son
Birdman & Lil Wayne
76
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
62
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
67
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
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
68
Various Artists Crunk Hits Vol. 4 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Crunk Hits Vol. 4
78
LAST WEEK
57
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
69
Soundtrack American Gangster Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
American Gangster
72
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
65
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
71
Soundtrack Dreamgirls Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dreamgirls
87
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
72
Too $hort Get Off The Stage Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Get Off The Stage
73
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
73
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
70
LAST WEEK
63
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
71
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
75
Luther Vandross The Ultimate Luther Vandross Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Ultimate Luther Vandross
77
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
72
WEEKS ON CHART
76
Soundtrack This Christmas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
This Christmas
31
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
77
Various Artists NOW Party Hits! Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
NOW Party Hits!
75
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
78
Hi-Tek Hi-Teknology 3 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hi-Teknology 3
98
LAST WEEK
60
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
79
DJ Drama & Lil Wayne Dedication2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dedication2
DJ Drama & Lil Wayne
-
LAST WEEK
69
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
80
Talib Kweli Eardrum Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
81
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Tank Sex Love & Pain Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sex Love & Pain
91
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
82
Yung Joc Hustlenomic$ Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hustlenomic$
79
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
74
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
84
Cupid Time For A Change Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Time For A Change
92
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
85
Chamillionaire Ultimate Victory Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ultimate Victory
86
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
86
The Notorious B.I.G. Greatest Hits Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
95
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART
87
Joe Ain't Nothing Like Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ain't Nothing Like Me
-
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
88
Lil' Boosie Bad Azz Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
-
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
49
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
89
Gucci Mane Trap-A-Thon Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trap-A-Thon
85
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
90
Corinne Bailey Rae Corinne Bailey Rae Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Corinne Bailey Rae
93
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
72
WEEKS ON CHART
91
Young Jeezy The Inspiration Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Inspiration
-
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
50
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
92
Tamia Between Friends Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Between Friends
-
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
55
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
93
JAY-Z American Gangster Acappella Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
American Gangster Acappella
97
LAST WEEK
56
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Salt-N-Pepa The Best Of Salt-N-Pepa: 20th Centrury Masters The Millennium Collection Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of Salt-N-Pepa: 20th Centrury Masters The Millennium Collection
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
95
John Legend Once Again Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Once Again
-
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
60
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
96
Rick Ross Port Of Miami Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Port Of Miami
-
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
59
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
97
Lil Wayne And Juelz Santana When The North & South Collide Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
When The North & South Collide
Lil Wayne And Juelz Santana
-
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
98
Rick Ross Rise To Power Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rise To Power
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LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
99
Lloyd Street Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Street Love
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LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
100
Young Jeezy Presents U.S.D.A. Cold Summer: The Authorized Mixtape Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cold Summer: The Authorized Mixtape
Young Jeezy Presents U.S.D.A.
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LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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