Billboard Top R&B Albums

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Billboard Top R&B/HipHop Albums


Definition

Below are listed all Prince albums that have charted on the Billboard Top R&B/HipHop Albums from 1978 to present day. Top 10 hits are highlighted in light purple. Release dates are for the USA. Numbers in brackets after peak number indicate the number of weeks the record remained at peak position.

Visit The Billboard 200 for an history of Prince's album hits in the US pop charts and Billboard R&B Singles Chart for the singles' on the US black charts.
The Billboard charts are published on Wednesdays and feature the airplay and sales figures collected for the week ending the preceding Saturday.

Chart Records

Album Release Debut Peak Weeks Reference RIAA Certification
Foryou tb.jpg For You 7 Apr. 1978 22 Jul. 1978 21 23 Warner 3150
Prince tb.jpg Prince 19 Oct. 1979 17 Nov. 1979 3 (5) 31 Warner 3366 Platinum
Dirtymind tb.jpg Dirty Mind 8 oct. 1980 8 Nov. 1980 7 35 Warner 3478 Gold
Controversy tb.jpg Controversy 14 Oct. 1981 7 Nov. 1981 3 (8) 35 Warner 3601 Platinum
1999 tb.jpg 1999 27 Oct. 1982 20 Nov. 1982 4 93 Warner 23720 [2] Platinum x4
Purplerain tb.jpg Purple Rain 25 Jun 1984 14 Jul. 1984 1 (19) 48 Warner 25110 Platinum x13
Atwiad tb.jpg Around The World In A Day 22 Apr. 1985 11 May 1985 4 43 Paisley Park 25286 Platinum x2
Parade tb.jpg Parade 31 Mar. 1986 26 Apr. 1986 2 (3) 28 Paisley Park 25395 Platinum
Sott tb.jpg Sign O' The Times 31 Mar. 1987 2 May 1987 4 48 Paisley Park 25577 [2] Platinum
Lovesexy tb.jpg Lovesexy 10 May 1988 28 May 1988 5 17 Paisley Park 25720 Gold
Batman tb.jpg Batman 20 Jun. 1989 15 Jul. 1989 5 29 Warner 25936 Platinum x2
Graffitibridge tb.jpg Graffiti Bridge 21 Aug. 1990 15 Sep. 1990 6 21 Paisley Park 27493 Gold
Diamondsandpearls tb.jpg Diamonds And Pearls 1 Oct. 1991 19 Oct. 1991 1 (1) 42 Paisley Park 25379 Platinum x2
Symbol tb.jpg Symbolpurple.png 13 Oct. 1992 31 Oct. 1992 8 35 Paisley Park 45037 Platinum
Hits1 tb.jpg The Hits 1 14 Sep. 1993 2 Oct. 1993 14 21 Paisley Park 45431 Platinum
Hits2 tb.jpg The Hits 2 14 Sep. 1993 2 Oct. 1993 23 21 Paisley Park 45435 Platinum
Hitsbsides tb.jpg The Hits / The B-Sides 14 Sep. 1993 2 Oct. 1993 6 20 Paisley Park 45440 [3] Platinum
Thebeautifulexperience single.jpg The Beautiful Experience 17 May 1994 4 Jun. 1994 29 12 NPG 71003
Come tb.jpg Come 16 Aug. 1994 3 Sep. 1994 2 (1) 13 Warner 45700 Gold
Blackalbum.jpg The Black Album 22 Nov. 1994 10 Dec. 1994 18 13 Warner 45793
Goldexperience tb.jpg The Gold Experience 26 Sep. 1995 14 Oct. 1995 2 (1) 17 Warner 45999 Gold
Emancipation tb.jpg Emancipation 19 Nov. 1996 7 Dec. 1996 6 26 NPG 54982 [3] Platinum x2
Crystalball album.png Crystal Ball 29 Jan. 1998
Unconfirmed
14 Mar. 1998 59 4 NPG 9871 [4]
1999thenewmaster single.jpg 1999: The New Master 2 Feb. 1999 20 Feb. 1999 58 2 NPG 1999
Thevault tb.jpg The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale 24 Aug. 1999 11 Sep. 1999 27 8 Warner 47522
Raveun2 tb.jpg Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic 9 Nov. 1999 27 Nov. 1999 8 16 NPG 14624 Gold
Theverybestof tb.jpg The Very Best Of Prince 31 Jul. 2001 18 Aug. 2001 72 4 Warner 74272 Platinum
Rainbowchildren tb.jpg The Rainbow Children 20 Nov. 2001 8 Dec. 2001 33 7 NPG 70004
Musicology tb.jpg Musicology 20 Apr. 2004 8 May 2004 3 (1) 38 NPG 92560 Platinum x2
3121 tb.jpg 3121 21 Mar. 2006 8 Apr. 2006 1 (1) 24 NPG 06296 Gold
Ultimate album.jpg Ultimate 22 Aug. 2006 9 Sep. 2006 31 6 NPG 73381 [2]
Planetearth tb.jpg Planet Earth 24 Jul. 2007 11 Aug. 2007 1 (1) 17 NPG 12970
Lotusflow3r tb.jpg Lotusflow3r 29 Mar. 2009 18 Apr. 2009 1 (1) 67 NPG 02762 [3]
Artofficialage album.jpg Art Official Age 30 Sep. 2014 18 Oct. 2014 1 (1) 3 Warner 545612
Hitnrun album.jpg Hitnrun Phase One 14 Sep. 2015 3 Oct. 2015 7 8 Universal
Hitnrun PHASEII album.jpg Hitnrun Phase Two 12 Dec. 2015 2 Jan. 2016 41 1 Universal

Posthumous Charting
Album Release Debut Peak Weeks Reference RIAA Certification
Hitnrun album.jpg Hitnrun Phase One 14 Sep. 2015 7 May 2016 4 10 Universal
Hitnrun PHASEII album.jpg Hitnrun Phase Two 12 Dec. 2015 14 May 2016 5 9 Universal
Prince4ever album.jpg Prince 4ever 22 Nov. 2016 10 Dec. 2016 6 1 NPG

+   indicates single peaked in the year after it first charted.
[2]   indicates a 2-albums set.
[3]   indicates a 3-albums set.
[4]   indicates a 4-albums set.


References



The Billboard 200  ★  Billboard Top R&B Albums  ★  The Billboard 200 (Associated)  ★  Billboard Top R&B Albums (Associated)
Chart History