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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I Am...Sasha Fierce
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Beyonce I Am...Sasha Fierce Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Am...Sasha Fierce
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1
PEAK POSITION
4
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2
Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
808s & Heartbreak
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PEAK POSITION
3
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3
Akon Freedom Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Freedom
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
4
Scarface Emeritus Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Emeritus
Gains in performance
5
Ludacris Theater Of The Mind Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Theater Of The Mind
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2
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3
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T.I. Paper Trail Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Paper Trail
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11
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7
T-Pain Thr33 Ringz Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thr33 Ringz
5
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1
PEAK POSITION
4
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8
John Legend Evolver Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
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6
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9
Seal Soul Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Soul
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4
PEAK POSITION
4
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Awards
Biggest percentage gainer this week
Gains in performance
10
Ne-Yo Year Of The Gentleman Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Year Of The Gentleman
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1
PEAK POSITION
12
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11
Soundtrack Cadillac Records Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Cadillac Records
Gains in performance
12
Jazmine Sullivan Fearless Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
10
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1
PEAK POSITION
11
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13
Lil Wayne Tha Carter III Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tha Carter III
8
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1
PEAK POSITION
27
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14
Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Jennifer Hudson
11
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2
PEAK POSITION
11
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15
Young Jeezy The Recession Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Recession
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1
PEAK POSITION
15
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16
E-40 The Ball Street Journal Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Ball Street Journal
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6
PEAK POSITION
2
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17
Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Good Girl Gone Bad
13
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3
PEAK POSITION
79
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18
Robin Thicke Something Else Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Something Else
14
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3
PEAK POSITION
10
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19
DJ Khaled Presents Ace Hood Gutta Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Gutta
DJ Khaled Presents Ace Hood
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5
PEAK POSITION
3
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20
Musiq Soulchild A Philly Soul Christmas (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Philly Soul Christmas (EP)
43
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
6
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Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
21
Mary Mary The Sound Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Sound
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2
PEAK POSITION
7
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22
Slim Love's Crazy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love's Crazy
17
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4
PEAK POSITION
3
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23
Jaheim Classic Jaheim Vol. 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Classic Jaheim Vol. 1
18
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18
PEAK POSITION
2
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24
Q-Tip The Renaissance Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Renaissance
23
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3
PEAK POSITION
5
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Gains in performance
25
Usher Here I Stand Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Here I Stand
21
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1
PEAK POSITION
29
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26
The Game LAX Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
20
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1
PEAK POSITION
15
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27
Eric Benet Love & Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love & Life
25
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2
PEAK POSITION
13
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28
Brian McKnight I'll Be Home For Christmas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I'll Be Home For Christmas
28
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28
PEAK POSITION
6
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Gains in performance
29
Marvin Sapp Thirsty Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
30
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4
PEAK POSITION
55
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Gains in performance
30
Deborah Cox The Promise Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Promise
27
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14
PEAK POSITION
4
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31
Chris Brown Exclusive Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Exclusive
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2
PEAK POSITION
57
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32
SPM The Last Chair Violinist Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Last Chair Violinist
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14
PEAK POSITION
3
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33
DJ Khaled We Global Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
We Global
29
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4
PEAK POSITION
12
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34
Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Way I See It
32
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8
PEAK POSITION
12
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35
Nelly Brass Knuckles Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Brass Knuckles
44
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2
PEAK POSITION
12
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Gains in performance
36
Wayne Brady A Long Time Coming Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
A Long Time Coming
33
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PEAK POSITION
12
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37
Keyshia Cole Just Like You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Just Like You
24
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1
PEAK POSITION
63
WEEKS ON CHART
38
Joe Joe Thomas, New Man Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Joe Thomas, New Man
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3
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
39
2 Krayze 2 Krayze Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
2 Krayze
39
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21
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
35
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
34
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41
Ledisi It's Christmas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
It's Christmas
48
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28
PEAK POSITION
8
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Gains in performance
42
Various Artists Christmas In The City 2 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Christmas In The City 2
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35
PEAK POSITION
5
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43
Alicia Keys As I Am Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
36
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PEAK POSITION
56
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44
Plies Definition Of Real Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Definition Of Real
46
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2
PEAK POSITION
26
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Gains in performance
45
Estelle Shine Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Shine
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6
PEAK POSITION
32
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46
Labelle Back To Now Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back To Now
52
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9
PEAK POSITION
7
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Gains in performance
47
Al Jarreau Christmas Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Christmas
54
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47
PEAK POSITION
4
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Gains in performance
48
Lil' Keke Loved By Few Hated By Many Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Loved By Few Hated By Many
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22
PEAK POSITION
3
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53
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
31
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Gains in performance
50
Mary J. Blige Growing Pains Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Growing Pains
34
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PEAK POSITION
51
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TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

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