Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

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Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums is a chart published by Billboard magazine that ranks R&B and hip hop albums based on sales in the United States and is compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The name of the chart was changed from Top R&B Albums in 1999. The chart debuted in the magazine as Hot R&B LPs in 1965, and were also called Top Black Albums; from 1969-1978 they were identified as Soul charts. The US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tracks the albums of quiet storm, urban contemporary, soul music, R&B, new jack swing, hip hop, and sometimes house music artists.

Album achievements[edit]

Most weeks in top ten[edit]

Weeks Album Artist Source
76 Thriller Michael Jackson [1]
64 Stoney Post Malone [1]
Whitney Houston Whitney Houston [1]
63 The E.N.D. The Black Eyed Peas [1]
59 The Heist Macklemore and Ryan Lewis [1]
58 Recovery Eminem [1]
Can’t Slow Down Lionel Richie [1]
56 Control Janet Jackson [1]
55 Rapture Anita Baker [1]
54 24K Magic Bruno Mars [1]

Most weeks on chart[edit]

Weeks Album Artist Source
194 Take Care Drake [2]
185 Breathless Kenny G [2]
179 2014 Forest Hills Drive J. Cole [2]
175 Curtain Call: The Hits Eminem [3]
156 Views Drake [2]
153 Greatest Hits 2Pac [2]
146 good kid, m.A.A.d city Kendrick Lamar [2]
145 Beauty Behind The Madness The Weeknd [2]
140 The Eminem Show Eminem [2]
140 Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Wu-Tang Clan [2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Anderson, Trevor (27 April 2018). "Post Malone's 'Stoney' Ties 'Whitney Houston' For Second-Most Weeks in Top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart". Billboard Music. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Anderson, Trevor (15 March 2019). "Drake's 'Take Care' Breaks Record for Most Weeks on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart". Billboard Magazine. Billboard. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Eminem Curtain Call: The Hits Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart History". Retrieved 10 May 2019.

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