All of this week we’ve been counting down the biggest selling genre albums and singles of the last twelve months, from rock to folk to blues. Today we can reveal the Top 20 biggest selling R&B / hip hop releases of 2011.
While Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull narrowly pip Rihanna’s ‘S&M’ at the post to claim the biggest selling R&B / hip hop track with ‘On The Floor’, RiRi is sitting pretty with the two biggest selling R&B / hip hop albums of the last twelve months with 2010’s ‘Loud’, and last year’s ‘Talk That Talk’, occupying the Number 1 and Number 2 slots, respectively.
The full Top 20s are as follows:
Top 20 R&B / hip hop albums of 2011
01 LOUD - RIHANNA
02 TALK THAT TALK - RIHANNA
03 THE LADY KILLER - CEE LO GREEN
04 4 - BEYONCE
05 THE DEFAMATION OF STRICKLAND BANKS - PLAN B
06 DISC-OVERY - TINIE TEMPAH
07 JUKEBOX - JLS
08 BACK TO BLACK - AMY WINEHOUSE
09 F.A.M.E. - CHRIS BROWN
10 ON A MISSION - KATY B
11 PINK FRIDAY - NICKI MINAJ
12 OUTTA THIS WORLD - JLS
13 TAKE CARE - DRAKE
14 GOOD THINGS - ALOE BLACC
15 GOOD GIRL GONE BAD - RIHANNA
16 AT YOUR INCONVENIENCE - PROFESSOR GREEN
17 STEREO TYPICAL - RIZZLE KICKS
18 WATCH THE THRONE - JAY-Z & KANYE WEST
19 RECOVERY - EMINEM
20 LOVE - JENNIFER LOPEZ
I know many don't see Rihanna as an R&B artist, but she does have some R&B style in her music and especially in the UK that have only a few relevant R&B artists, they'd likely associate her in that genre due to her different style compared to the rest.
Since when were Loud and Love? R&B/Hip-Hop albums?
But I love most of the list.
Pretty much anything that incorporates R&B and hip-hop is considered something of that genre lately due to the fact that most albums that's hugely successful in the country minus Adele and rock is some sort of pop lately.