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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
New
1
WEEKS ON CHART
Pulse
Imprint/Promotion Label
AG | Atlantic
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Toni Braxton Pulse Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Pulse
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
2
Usher Raymond V Raymond Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Raymond V Raymond
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | LaFace/Jive
3
B.o.B B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | RebelRock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic
4
Trina Amazin' Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Amazin'
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Slip-N-Slide
5
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony UNI5: The World's Enemy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
UNI5: The World's Enemy
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Asylum/Reprise
6
The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The E.N.D.
Last
Peak
48  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
48
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Interscope
7
Sade Soldier Of Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Soldier Of Love
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Epic
8
Monica Still Standing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Still Standing
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | J
9
Ludacris Battle Of The Sexes Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Battle Of The Sexes
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | DTP/Def Jam
10
8Ball & MJG Ten Toes Down Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ten Toes Down
Last
10  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
eOne | Grand Hustle
11
Marvin Sapp Here I Am Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Here I Am
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Verity
12
Alicia Keys The Element Of Freedom Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Element Of Freedom
Last
Peak
22  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | MBK/J
13
Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH: Part Two: Return Of The Ankh Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
NEW AMERYKAH: Part Two: Return Of The Ankh
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Control Freaq/Universal Motown
14
Rihanna Rated R Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rated R
Last
Peak
24  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | SRP/Def Jam
15
Trey Songz Ready Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ready
10  Last
Peak
36  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Songbook/Atlantic
16
Lil Wayne Rebirth Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rebirth
11  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Cash Money
17
Jaheim Another Round Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Another Round
16  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
18
Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings I Learned The Hard Way Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Learned The Hard Way
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Daptone
19
JAY-Z The Blueprint 3 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Blueprint 3
15  Last
Peak
35  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Roc Nation
20
Eminem Relapse Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Relapse
18  Last
Peak
51  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Web/Shady/Aftermath/Interscope
21
Young Money We Are Young Money Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
We Are Young Money
14  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Cash Money
22
Mary J. Blige STRONGER withEach Tear Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
STRONGER withEach Tear
20  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Matriarch/Geffen
23
Cypress Hill Rise Up Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rise Up
17  Last
Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Priority
24
Drake So Far Gone (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
So Far Gone (EP)
21  Last
Peak
35  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Young Money/Cash Money
25
DJ Holiday + Gucci Mane Burrrprint(2) HD Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Burrrprint(2) HD
DJ Holiday + Gucci Mane
19  Last
Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | 1017 Brick Squad/Asylum
26
Michael Jackson Michael Jackson's This Is It (Soundtrack) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Michael Jackson's This Is It (Soundtrack)
27  Last
Peak
29  Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | MJJ/Epic
27
Kid Cudi Man On The Moon: The End Of Day Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Man On The Moon: The End Of Day
22  Last
Peak
34  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Dream On/G.O.O.D.
28
Corinne Bailey Rae The Sea Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Sea
25  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
29
Timbaland Timbaland Presents Shock Value II Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Timbaland Presents Shock Value II
23  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Mosley/Blackground/Interscope
30
Maxwell BLACKsummers'night Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
BLACKsummers'night
30  Last
Peak
44  Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
31
Beyonce I Am...Sasha Fierce Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Am...Sasha Fierce
28  Last
Peak
78  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
78
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Music World/Columbia
32
Gucci Mane The State Vs. Radric Davis Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The State Vs. Radric Davis
24  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | 1017 Brick Squad/Asylum
33
Raheem DeVaughn The Love & War Masterpeace Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Love & War Masterpeace
26  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
JLG | 1228/Jive
34
Robin Thicke Sex Therapy: The Session Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sex Therapy: The Session
29  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Star Trak/Interscope
35
Melanie Fiona The Bridge Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Bridge
32  Last
Peak
26  Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | SRC/Universal Motown
36
BeBe & CeCe Winans Still Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Still
33  Last
Peak
32  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Malaco | B&C
37
Meth/Ghost/Rae Wu-Massacre Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Wu-Massacre
Meth/Ghost/Rae
31  Last
Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Wu-Tang/Def Jam
38
Chrisette Michele Epiphany Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Epiphany
41  Last
Peak
53  Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
53
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
39
E-40 Revenue Retrievin': Day Shift Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Revenue Retrievin': Day Shift
36  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Heavy On The Grind
40
Wale Attention Deficit Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Attention Deficit
51  Last
Peak
26  Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | AllIDo/Interscope
41
E-40 Revenue Retrievin': Night Shift Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Revenue Retrievin': Night Shift
35  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Heavy On The Grind
42
Snoop Dogg More Malice (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
More Malice (EP)
34  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Doggystyle/Priority
43
Various Artists NOW 31 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
NOW 31
40  Last
Peak
45  Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | EMI/Universal/Zomba
44
James Fortune & FIYA Encore Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Encore
42  Last
14  Peak
15  Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
50
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
WorldWide | Blacksmoke
45
50 Cent Before I Self-Destruct Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Before I Self-Destruct
43  Last
Peak
26  Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
48
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Shady/Aftermath/Interscope
46
Birdman Pricele$$ Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Pricele$$
39  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Cash Money/Universal Motown
47
Mariah Carey Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel
47  Last
Peak
33  Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
52
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Island
48
Devin The Dude Suite 420 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Suite 420
37  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
eOne
49
The Temptations Still Here Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Still Here
Last
49  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
49
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMe | 10/30 International
50
Janet Number Ones Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Number Ones
49  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
51
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMe | A&M
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