Top R&B Albums


DEBUT PEAK WKS
 ARTIST/TITLE
07/22/78 21 23
  1 For You
11/17/79 3 31
  2 Prince
11/08/80 7 32
  3 Dirty Mind
11/07/81 3 35
  4 Controversy
11/20/82 4 93
  5 1999
07/14/84 1(19) 54
  6 Music From 'Purple Rain'
05/11/85 4 43
  7 Around The World In A Day
04/26/86
 
2(3)
 
26
 
  8 Parade: Music From 'Under the Cherry Moon'
PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION (above 3)
05/02/87 4 49
  9 Sign 'O' The Times
05/28/88 5 17
  10 Lovesexy
07/15/89
 
5
 
29
 
  11 Batman
music from the movie starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson
09/15/90 6 21
  12 Music From 'Graffiti Bridge'
10/19/91 1(1) 42
  13 Diamonds And Pearls
10/31/92
 
8
 
35
 
  14 symbol
PRINCE AND THE NEW POWER GENERATION (above 2)
10/02/93 14 21
  15 The Hits 1
10/02/93 23 21
  16 The Hits 2
10/02/93 6 20
  17 The Hits/The B-Sides
06/04/94 29 12
  18 The Beautiful Experience
09/03/94
 
2(1)
 
13
 
  19 Come
PRINCE 1958-1993
12/10/94 18 13
  20 The Black Album
recorded in 1987
1995 - -
  21 Exodus
NEW POWER GENERATION
import-only album ineligible for charts
10/14/95 2(1) 17
  22 The Gold Experience
04/06/96
 
15
 
9
 
  23 Girl 6
music from the movie directed by Spike Lee
1996 - -
  24 Chaos And Disorder
12/07/96 6 26
  25 Emancipation
03/14/98 59 4
  26 Crystal Ball
includes direct-only acoustic album "The Truth" (see #55)
07/18/98
 
9
 
11
 
  27 Newpower Soul
NEW POWER GENERATION
02/20/99
 
58
 
2
 
  28 1999 The New Master
PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION
09/11/99 27 8
  29 The Vault ... Old Friends 4 Sale
songs recorded from 1985-1994
11/27/99
 
8
 
16
 
  30 Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
symbol (#18, 21, 23-25, 29)
08/18/01 35 10
  31 The Very Best of Prince
originally reached #72 in 2001, reached new peak in 2018
12/08/01 33 7
  32 The Rainbow Children
2002 - -

  33 One Nite Alone...
direct-only album ineligible for charts
2002 - -

  34 One Nite Alone ... Live!
2003 - -

  35 Xpectation
direct-only album ineligible for charts
2003 - -

  36 N.E.W.S.
2004 - -

  37 The Chocolate Invasion: Trax From The NPG Music Club Volume One
direct-only album ineligible for charts
2004 - -

  38 The Slaughterhouse: Trax From The NPG Music Club Volume Two
direct-only album ineligible for charts
05/08/04 3 38

  39 Musicology
04/08/06 1(1) 24

  40 3121
09/09/06 31 7

  41 Ultimate Prince
08/11/07 1(1) 18

  42 Planet Earth
04/18/09

 

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  43 LOtUSFLOW3r / MPLSoUND / Elixer
PRINCE / BRIA VALENTE
three albums sold in one package ("Elixer" is credited to Prince protege Bria Valente)
2010 - -
  44 20Ten
included as a free bonus with several European newspapers and magazines, not released for commercial sale and ineligible for charts
2014 - -
  45 Plectrumelectrum
PRINCE AND 3RDEYEGIRL
08/18/14 1(1) 20
  46 Art Official Age
10/03/15 4 22
  47 HITnRUN Phase One
01/02/16 5 13
  48 HITnRUN Phase Two
12/10/16 4 17
  49 4Ever
10/06/18 7 1
  50 Piano and a Microphone 1983
2019 - -
  51 His Majesty's Pop Life / The Purple Mix Club
originally released as a promotional compilation in 1985
07/06/19 9 2
  52 Originals
demo versions of songs written by Prince and given to other artists; recorded in 1981-1985, 1991
2019 - -
  53 The Versace Experience: Prelude 2 Gold
originally released as a promotional mixtape in 1995
2019 - -
  54 Prince and the Revolution: Live
PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION
soundtrack of concert film originally released in 1985
2020 - -
  55 Up All Nite with Prince: The One Nite Alone Collection
compilation of #32 & 33 above and "Live at the Aladdin" concert DVD
06/26/21 32 1
  56 The Truth
recorded in 1998, originally included as bonus disc on #25 above
08/14/21 2(1) 1
  57 Welcome 2 America
recorded in 2010