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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
29
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
29  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Web/Shady/Aftermath/Interscope
2
Rihanna Loud Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Loud
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | SRP/Def Jam
3
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Pink Friday
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Young Money/Cash Money
4
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
5
Keyshia Cole Calling All Hearts Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Calling All Hearts
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Geffen
6
Jamie Foxx Best Night Of My Life Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Best Night Of My Life
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | J
7
R. Kelly Love Letter Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Letter
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Jive
8
Keri Hilson No Boys Allowed Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No Boys Allowed
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Mosley/Zone 4/Interscope
9
T.I. No Mercy Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
No Mercy
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Grand Hustle/Atlantic
10
Michael Jackson Michael Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Michael
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | MJJ/Epic
11
Lil Wayne I Am Not A Human Being Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
I Am Not A Human Being
12  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Cash Money
12
Diddy - Dirty Money Last Train To Paris Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Last Train To Paris
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Bad Boy/Interscope
13
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
16  Last
Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Dream On/G.O.O.D.
14
Drake Thank Me Later Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Thank Me Later
19  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Young Money/Cash Money
15
Cee Lo Green The Lady Killer Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Lady Killer
23  Last
Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Radiculture/Elektra
16
Trey Songz Passion, Pain & Pleasure Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Passion, Pain & Pleasure
15  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Songbook/Atlantic
17
Ne-Yo Libra Scale Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Libra Scale
17  Last
Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
18
Tank Now Or Never Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Now Or Never
20  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | MoGame/Song Dynasty/Atlantic
19
Charlie Wilson Just Charlie Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Just Charlie
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | P Music/Jive
20
Nelly 5.0 Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
5.0
18  Last
Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Derrty
21
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
36  Last
Peak
36  Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | RebelRock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic
22
Waka Flocka Flame Flockaveli Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Flockaveli
30  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | 1017 Brick Squad/Asylum
23
Jazmine Sullivan Love Me Back Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Love Me Back
21  Last
Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | J
24
Rick Ross Teflon Don Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Teflon Don
35  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Maybach/Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam
25
JAY-Z Hits Collection: Volume One Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Hits Collection: Volume One
25  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc Nation/Def Jam
26
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
38  Last
Peak
68  Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
68
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Dream On/G.O.O.D.
27
Ciara Basic Instinct Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Basic Instinct
22  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | LaFace/Jive
28
Ghostface Killah Apollo Kids Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Apollo Kids
28  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
29
Kem Intimacy: Album III Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Intimacy: Album III
26  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
30
Fantasia Back To Me Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Back To Me
24  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | S/19/J
31
Kandi Kandi Koated Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Kandi Koated
29  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Kandi Koated/Asylum
32
Eric Benet Lost In Time Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Lost In Time
33  Last
Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
33
Chrisette Michele Let Freedom Reign Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Let Freedom Reign
31  Last
Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
34
Soulja Boy The DeAndre Way Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The DeAndre Way
37  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | ColliPark/S.O.D. Money Gang/Interscope
35
Usher Raymond V Raymond Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Raymond V Raymond
34  Last
Peak
41  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | LaFace/Jive
36
Usher Versus (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Versus (EP)
27  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | LaFace/Jive
37
El DeBarge Second Chance Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Second Chance
32  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Geffen
38
John Legend & The Roots WAKE UP! Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
WAKE UP!
John Legend & The Roots
39  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Home School/G.O.O.D./Columbia
39
Soundtrack Step Up 3D Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Step Up 3D
62  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
62
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
40
Lloyd Banks H.F.M.2 (Hunger For More 2) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
H.F.M.2 (Hunger For More 2)
45  Last
Peak
Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
G-Unit
41
Lil Wayne Rebirth Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rebirth
46  Last
Peak
48  Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
48
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Cash Money
42
Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid: Suites II And III Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The ArchAndroid: Suites II And III
42  Last
Peak
33  Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
50
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Wondaland/Bad Boy
43
Mariah Carey Merry Christmas II You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Merry Christmas II You
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Island
44
Ron Isley Mr. I Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Mr. I
Ron Isley
40  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Soul Classics/Def Jam
45
Flo Rida Only 1 Flo Part 1 (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Only 1 Flo Part 1 (EP)
48  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Poe Boy/Atlantic
46
Gucci Mane The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted
55  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
55
LAST WEEK
52
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | 1017 Brick Squad/Asylum
47
Drake So Far Gone (EP) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
So Far Gone (EP)
51  Last
Peak
69  Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
54
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
69
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Young Money/Cash Money
48
Jeremih All About You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All About You
60  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
60
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Mick Schultz/Def Jam
49
Miguel All I Want Is You Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
All I Want Is You
49  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | ByStorm/Black Ice/Jive
50
Slim Thug Tha Thug Show Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Tha Thug Show
56  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
56
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
eOne | Boss Hogg Outlawz
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