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The Best Beyonce Albums, Ranked

Updated April 30, 2019 2.5k votes 497 voters 8.7k views8 items

List RulesNo EPs, live albums*, or compilations.

Can the Beyhive agree on the best Beyoncé albums of all time? With seven studio albums that have all hit number one on Billboard, Beyoncé's discography has earned her an array of Grammy Awards. What is the greatest Beyoncé album ever?

From her debut album Dangerously in Love to her 2018 collaborative album Everything Is Love with husband Jay-Z, this list of Beyoncé albums includes Lemonade, B'Day, and I Am... Sasha Fierce

Vote up the best Beyoncé albums, and vote down the ones that were disappointing.

*Update, April 2019: We have decided to include Homecoming: The Live Album on this list. The album is already widely regarded as a work of cultural importance and builds on Beyoncé's body of work.

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    1. Déjà Vu (feat. Jay-Z)
    2. Get Me Bodied
    3. Suga Mama
    4. Upgrade U (feat. Jay-Z)
    5. Ring the Alarm
    6. Kitty Kat
    7. Freakum Dress
    8. Green Light
    9. Irreplaceable
    10. Resentment

    Metacritic score: 70/100

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      1. Pretty Hurts
      2. Haunted
      3. Drunk in Love (feat. Jay-Z)
      4. Blow
      5. No Angel
      6. Partition
      7. Jealous
      8. Rocket
      9. Mine (feat. Drake)    
      10. XO
      11. Flawless (feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)    
      12. Superpower (feat. Frank Ocean)    
      13. Heaven
      14. Blue (feat. Blue Ivy)    

      Metacritic score: 85/100

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        2. Welcome (announced by Slater Thorpe)
        3. Crazy in Love
        4. Freedom
        5. Lift Every Voice and Sing
        6. Formation
        7. So Much Damn Swag (interlude)
        8. Sorry
        9. Kitty Kat
        10. Bow Down
        11. I Been On
        12. Drunk in Love
        13. Diva
        14. Flawless" / "Feeling Myself
        15. Top Off
        16. 7/11
        17. Bug a Boo Roll Call (interlude)
        18. Party
        19. Don't Hurt Yourself
        20. I Care
        21. Partition
        22. Yoncé
        23. Mi Gente (featuring J Balvin)
        24. Baby Boy
        25. You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)
        26. Hold Up
        27. Countdown
        28. Check on It
        29. Déjà Vu (featuring Jay-Z)
        30. The Bzzzz Drumline (interlude; announced by Slater Thorpe)
        31. Run the World (Girls)
        32. Lose My Breath (with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams)
        33. Say My Name (with Rowland and Williams)
        34. Soldier (with Rowland and Williams)
        35. Get Me Bodied
        36. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
        37. Lift Every Voice and Sing (Blue's version; with Blue Ivy Carter)
        38. Love on Top
        39. Shining (Thank You)
        40. Before I Let Go
        41. I Been On
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          1. Summer
          2. Apesh*t
          3. Boss
          4. Nice
          5. 713
          6. Friends
          7. Heard About Us
          8. Black Effect
          9. LoveHappy
          10. Salud! (Tidal exclusive)

          Metacritic score: 80/100