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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).

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

The week of
3
LAST WEEK
4
WEEKS ON CHART
I Am...Sasha Fierce
Imprint/Promotion Label
Music World/Columbia | Sony Music

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Beyonce I Am...Sasha Fierce Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Am...Sasha Fierce
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Music World/Columbia | Sony Music
2
Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
808s & Heartbreak
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
52
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam | IDJMG
3
Akon Freedom Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Freedom
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rap-A-Lot/Rap-A-Lot 4 Life | Asylum
5
Ludacris Theater Of The Mind Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Theater Of The Mind
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
84
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
DTP/Def Jam | IDJMG
6
T.I. Paper Trail Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Paper Trail
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Grand Hustle/Atlantic | AG
7
T-Pain Thr33 Ringz Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thr33 Ringz
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Konvict/Nappy Boy/Jive | JLG
8
John Legend Evolver Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Evolver
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
G.O.O.D./Columbia | Sony Music
9
Seal Soul Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Soul
16  Last
Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
143 | Warner Bros.
10
Ne-Yo Year Of The Gentleman Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Year Of The Gentleman
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Def Jam | IDJMG
11
Soundtrack Cadillac Records Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cadillac Records
Last
11  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Music World/Columbia | Sony Music
12
Jazmine Sullivan Fearless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Fearless
10  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
J | RMG
13
Lil Wayne Tha Carter III Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tha Carter III
Last
Peak
27  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Cash Money | Republic
14
Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jennifer Hudson
11  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | RMG
15
Young Jeezy The Recession Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Recession
12  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
CTE/Def Jam | IDJMG
16
E-40 The Ball Street Journal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Ball Street Journal
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sick Wid It/BME/Reprise | Warner Bros.
17
Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Good Girl Gone Bad
13  Last
Peak
79  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
79
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x6
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
SRP | Def Jam
18
Robin Thicke Something Else Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Something Else
14  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Star Trak/Interscope | IGA
19
DJ Khaled Presents Ace Hood Gutta Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gutta
DJ Khaled Presents Ace Hood
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
We The Best/Def Jam | IDJMG
20
Musiq Soulchild A Philly Soul Christmas (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Philly Soul Christmas (EP)
43  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic/Rhino Custom Products | Rhino
21
Mary Mary The Sound Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Sound
19  Last
Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
My Block/Columbia | Sony Music
22
Slim Love's Crazy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love's Crazy
17  Last
Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
M3 | Asylum
23
Jaheim Classic Jaheim Vol. 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Classic Jaheim Vol. 1
18  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Divine Mill | Warner Bros.
24
Q-Tip The Renaissance Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Renaissance
23  Last
Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal Motown | UMRG
25
Usher Here I Stand Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Here I Stand
21  Last
Peak
29  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
LaFace | JLG
26
The Game LAX Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
LAX
20  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Geffen | IGA
27
Eric Benet Love & Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love & Life
25  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Friday/Reprise | Warner Bros.
28
Brian McKnight I'll Be Home For Christmas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'll Be Home For Christmas
28  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Razor & Tie
29
Marvin Sapp Thirsty Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thirsty
30  Last
Peak
55  Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
55
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Verity | JLG
30
Deborah Cox The Promise Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Promise
27  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Deco | Image
31
Chris Brown Exclusive Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Exclusive
26  Last
Peak
57  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | JLG
32
SPM The Last Chair Violinist Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Last Chair Violinist
22  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Dope House
33
DJ Khaled We Global Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
We Global
29  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
We The Best/Terror Squad | eOne
34
Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Way I See It
32  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Sony Music
35
Nelly Brass Knuckles Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Brass Knuckles
44  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Derrty/Universal | UMRG
36
Wayne Brady A Long Time Coming Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Long Time Coming
33  Last
20  Peak
12  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Peak | Concord
37
Keyshia Cole Just Like You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Just Like You
24  Last
Peak
63  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
63
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Confidential/Imani/Geffen | IGA
38
Joe Joe Thomas, New Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Joe Thomas, New Man
31  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
563 | Kedar
39
2 Krayze 2 Krayze Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
2 Krayze
39  Last
21  Peak
11  Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Ennuye
40
Mariah Carey E=MC2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
E=MC2
35  Last
Peak
34  Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
55
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Island | IDJMG
41
Ledisi It's Christmas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's Christmas
48  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Verve Forecast | VLG
42
Various Artists Christmas In The City 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Christmas In The City 2
37  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal Special Markets | UMe
43
Alicia Keys As I Am Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
As I Am
36  Last
Peak
56  Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
56
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
MBK/J | RMG
44
Plies Definition Of Real Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Definition Of Real
46  Last
Peak
26  Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Big Gates/Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic | AG
45
Estelle Shine Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Shine
42  Last
Peak
32  Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Home School/Atlantic | AG
46
Labelle Back To Now Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back To Now
52  Last
Peak
Weeks
52
LAST WEEK
54
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Verve | VLG
47
Al Jarreau Christmas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Christmas
54  Last
47  Peak
Weeks
54
LAST WEEK
64
TWO WEEKS AGO
47
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino
48
Lil' Keke Loved By Few Hated By Many Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Loved By Few Hated By Many
41  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
TF/Universal Motown | UMRG
49
Mint Condition E-Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
E-Life
53  Last
Peak
31  Weeks
53
LAST WEEK
47
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Caged Bird | Image
50
Mary J. Blige Growing Pains Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Growing Pains
34  Last
Peak
51  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Matriarch/Geffen | IGA
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