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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
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Imprint/Promotion Label
IDJMG | SRP/Def Jam
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | SRP/Def Jam
2
Nelly 5.0 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
5.0
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Derrty
3
Kid Cudi Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Dream On/G.O.O.D.
4
Mariah Carey Merry Christmas II You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Merry Christmas II You
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Island
5
Eminem Recovery Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Recovery
Last
Peak
23  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Web/Shady/Aftermath/Interscope
6
Lil Wayne I Am Not A Human Being Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Am Not A Human Being
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Cash Money
7
Cee Lo Green The Lady Killer Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Lady Killer
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Radiculture/Elektra
8
Trey Songz Passion, Pain & Pleasure Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Passion, Pain & Pleasure
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Songbook/Atlantic
9
Fantasia Back To Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back To Me
11  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | S/19/J
10
Drake Thank Me Later Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thank Me Later
10  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Young Money/Cash Money
11
Rick Ross Teflon Don Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Teflon Don
Last
Peak
18  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Maybach/Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam
12
Waka Flocka Flame Flockaveli Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Flockaveli
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | 1017 Brick Squad/Asylum
13
Kem Intimacy: Album III Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Intimacy: Album III
13  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
14
The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The E.N.D.
17  Last
Peak
76  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
76
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Interscope
15
John Legend & The Roots WAKE UP! Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
WAKE UP!
John Legend & The Roots
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Home School/G.O.O.D./Columbia
16
Usher Versus (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Versus (EP)
18  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | LaFace/Jive
17
Quincy Jones Q: Soul Bossa Nostra Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Q: Soul Bossa Nostra
15  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Qwest/Interscope
18
Twista The Perfect Storm Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Perfect Storm
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
GMG
19
Cassidy C.A.S.H. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
C.A.S.H.
Last
19  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
eOne | Krossover/Larsiny Family
20
Lil Boosie, Webbie, Lil Trill & Trill Fam All Or Nothing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All Or Nothing
Lil Boosie, Webbie, Lil Trill & Trill Fam
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Trill/Asylum
21
Usher Raymond V Raymond Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Raymond V Raymond
22  Last
Peak
35  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | LaFace/Jive
22
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
21  Last
Peak
62  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
62
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Dream On/G.O.O.D.
23
The Floacist The Floacist Presents: Floetic Soul Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Floacist Presents: Floetic Soul
20  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Shanachie
24
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
24  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | RebelRock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic
25
N*E*R*D Nothing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Nothing
16  Last
Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Star Trak/Interscope
26
Gucci Mane The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted
23  Last
Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | 1017 Brick Squad/Asylum
27
Jeremih All About You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All About You
26  Last
Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Mick Schultz/Def Jam
28
Faith Evans Something About Faith Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Something About Faith
25  Last
Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
eOne | Prolific
29
Lil' Boosie Incarcerated Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Incarcerated
27  Last
Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Trill/Asylum
30
Rihanna Rated R Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rated R
28  Last
Peak
52  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | SRP/Def Jam
31
Trey Songz Ready Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Ready
34  Last
Peak
64  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
64
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Songbook/Atlantic
32
The Temptations Icon: The Temptations Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Icon: The Temptations
42  Last
32  Peak
12  Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMe | Motown
33
Mormon Tabernacle Choir/Orchestra At Temple Square With Natalie Cole (Wilberg) The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Mormon Tabernacle Choir/Orchestra At Temple Square With Natalie Cole (Wilberg)
52  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
52
LAST WEEK
62
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tabernacle Choir
34
Joe Budden Mood Muzik 4: A Turn 4 The Worst Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mood Muzik 4: A Turn 4 The Worst
19  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
eOne | Gracie/Slaughterhouse
35
Sade Soldier Of Love Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Soldier Of Love
36  Last
Peak
42  Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Epic
36
Ice Cube I Am The West Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Am The West
35  Last
Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Lench Mob
37
Lil Wayne Rebirth Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rebirth
31  Last
Peak
42  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Cash Money
38
Marvin Sapp Here I Am Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Here I Am
37  Last
Peak
37  Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Verity
39
Donell Jones Lyrics Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lyrics
33  Last
Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
eOne | CandyMan
40
The Roots How I Got Over Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
How I Got Over
45  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
41
Monica Still Standing Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Still Standing
32  Last
Peak
36  Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | J
42
Smokey Robinson Now And Then Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Now And Then
29  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Saguaro Road | Cracker Barrel/Robso
43
Alicia Keys The Element Of Freedom Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Element Of Freedom
40  Last
Peak
50  Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
50
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | MBK/J
44
JAY-Z The Blueprint 3 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Blueprint 3
47  Last
Peak
63  Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
63
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Roc Nation
45
Marvin Gaye Icon: Marvin Gaye Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Icon: Marvin Gaye
57  Last
45  Peak
12  Weeks
57
LAST WEEK
57
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMe | Motown
46
Drake So Far Gone (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
So Far Gone (EP)
48  Last
Peak
63  Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
63
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Young Money/Cash Money
47
Gerald Levert The Best Of Gerald Levert Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Best Of Gerald Levert
41  Last
12  Peak
12  Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino | Atlantic
48
Freddie Jackson For You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
For You
Last
48  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
eOne
49
Soundtrack For Colored Girls: Music From And Inspired By Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
For Colored Girls: Music From And Inspired By
30  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
50
Bun-B Trill O.G. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Trill O.G.
54  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
54
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rap-A-Lot | Trill/J Prince/Rap-A-Lot 4 Life
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