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Sales Data = TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

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
9
WEEKS AT NO. 1
10
WEEKS ON CHART
Recovery
Imprint/Promotion Label
IGA | Web/Shady/Aftermath/Interscope

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1
Eminem Recovery Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Recovery
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Web/Shady/Aftermath/Interscope
2
Kem Intimacy: Album III Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Intimacy: Album III
95  Last
Peak
Weeks
95
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
3
Rick Ross Teflon Don Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Teflon Don
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Maybach/Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam
4
Drake Thank Me Later Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thank Me Later
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Young Money/Cash Money
5
The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The E.N.D.
Last
Peak
63  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
63
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Interscope
6
Usher Raymond V Raymond Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Raymond V Raymond
Last
Peak
22  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | LaFace/Jive
7
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
17  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | RebelRock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic
8
Bun-B Trill O.G. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trill O.G.
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rap-A-Lot | Trill/J Prince/Rap-A-Lot 4 Life
9
Dondria Dondria Vs Phatfffat Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Dondria Vs Phatfffat
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Malaco | So So Def
10
Big Boi Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
11
Soundtrack Step Up 3D Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Step Up 3D
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
12
Alicia Keys The Element Of Freedom Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Element Of Freedom
10  Last
Peak
37  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | MBK/J
13
The Roots How I Got Over Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
How I Got Over
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
14
Rihanna Rated R Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rated R
11  Last
Peak
39  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | SRP/Def Jam
15
Ludacris Battle Of The Sexes Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Battle Of The Sexes
13  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | DTP/Def Jam
16
Lil Wayne Rebirth Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rebirth
14  Last
Peak
29  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Cash Money
17
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
19  Last
Peak
49  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
49
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Dream On/G.O.O.D.
18
Monica Still Standing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Still Standing
18  Last
Peak
23  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | J
19
Eminem Relapse Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Relapse
15  Last
Peak
66  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
66
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Web/Shady/Aftermath/Interscope
20
Prince/Bria Valente Lotus Flow3r/MPLSoUND/Elix3r Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lotus Flow3r/MPLSoUND/Elix3r
Prince/Bria Valente
16  Last
Peak
62  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
62
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
NPG
21
The-Dream Love King Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love King
17  Last
Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Radio Killa/Def Jam
22
Trey Songz Ready Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ready
21  Last
Peak
51  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Songbook/Atlantic
23
Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley Distant Relatives Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Distant Relatives
20  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Ghetto Youths/Def Jam
24
Marvin Sapp Here I Am Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Here I Am
25  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Verity
25
Sade Soldier Of Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Soldier Of Love
24  Last
Peak
29  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Epic
26
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
28  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Control Freaq/Universal Motown
27
Mary J. Blige STRONGER withEach Tear Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
STRONGER withEach Tear
31  Last
Peak
36  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Matriarch/Geffen
28
Young Money We Are Young Money Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
We Are Young Money
30  Last
Peak
35  Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Cash Money
29
Jaheim Another Round Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Another Round
32  Last
Peak
28  Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
30
Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid: Suites II And III Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The ArchAndroid: Suites II And III
23  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Wondaland/Bad Boy
31
JAY-Z The Blueprint 3 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Blueprint 3
26  Last
Peak
50  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
50
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Roc Nation
32
Drake So Far Gone (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
So Far Gone (EP)
33  Last
Peak
50  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
50
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Young Money/Cash Money
33
Tech N9ne Collabos The Gates Mixed Plate Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Gates Mixed Plate
Tech N9ne Collabos
27  Last
Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RBC | Strange
34
Fat Joe The Darkside: Vol. 1 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Darkside: Vol. 1
35  Last
Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
eOne | Terror Squad
35
Michael Jackson Michael Jackson's This Is It (Soundtrack) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Michael Jackson's This Is It (Soundtrack)
37  Last
Peak
44  Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | MJJ/Epic
36
Plies Goon Affiliated Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Goon Affiliated
39  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Big Gates/Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic
37
Keith Sweat Ridin' Solo Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ridin' Solo
34  Last
Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Kedar
38
Various Artists Back In The Day: A Summertime Hip-Hop Mix Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back In The Day: A Summertime Hip-Hop Mix
22  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Starbucks | Rhino Custom Products
39
Maxwell BLACKsummers'night Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
BLACKsummers'night
41  Last
Peak
59  Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
59
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
40
BeBe & CeCe Winans Still Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Still
56  Last
Peak
47  Weeks
56
LAST WEEK
58
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
47
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Malaco | B&C
41
Gucci Mane The State Vs. Radric Davis Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The State Vs. Radric Davis
43  Last
Peak
37  Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | 1017 Brick Squad/Asylum
42
Corinne Bailey Rae The Sea Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Sea
40  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
43
Brian Culbertson XII Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
XII
44  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
VLG | GRP
44
Dru Hill InDRUpendence Day Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
InDRUpendence Day
38  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Kedar
45
Curren$Y Pilot Talk Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Pilot Talk
42  Last
Peak
Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
DD172
46
DJ Holiday + Gucci Mane Burrrprint(2) HD Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Burrrprint(2) HD
DJ Holiday + Gucci Mane
48  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | 1017 Brick Squad/Asylum
47
Dwele W.ants W.orld W.omen Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
W.ants W.orld W.omen
46  Last
Peak
Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
eOne | RT
48
Messy Marv And Berner Blow: Blocks And Boat Docks Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Blow: Blocks And Boat Docks
Messy Marv And Berner
Last
48  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Bern One
49
Toni Braxton Pulse Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Pulse
45  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
47
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
50
Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings I Learned The Hard Way Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Learned The Hard Way
53  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
53
LAST WEEK
52
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Daptone
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