The Best Beyoncé Albums of All Time

List Rules

Solo studio albums only (sorry EVERYTHING IS LOVE).

Can the Beyhive agree on the best Beyoncé albums of all time? Featuring numerous number one Billboard hit records, viral visual albums, and musical cultural phenomenons, Beyoncé's discography has earned her an array of Grammy Awards and countless additional accolades. 

From her debut album Dangerously in Love to her latest disco-inspired record RENAISSANCE, this list of Beyoncé albums includes all of her greatest works, especially Lemonade, B'Day, The Lion King: The Gift, I Am... Sasha Fierce, and of course her self-titled 2013 album. 

Which of the Queen Bey's records are worthy of GOAT status, and which of her full-length projects do you believe are the greatest Beyoncé albums ever? Vote up the best Beyoncé albums below, and be sure to vote based on the quality of her music rather than simply her LPs' popularity or fame.

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  • RENAISSANCE
    Photo: Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records
    1
    169 VOTES

    1. I'M THAT GIRL
    2. COZY
    3. ALIEN SUPERSTAR
    4. CUFF IT
    5. ENERGY
    6. BREAK MY SOUL
    7. CHURCH GIRL
    8. PLASTIC OFF THE SOFA
    9. VIRGO'S GROOVE
    10. MOVE
    11. HEATED
    12. THIQUE
    13. ALL UP IN YOUR MIND
    14. AMERICA HAS A PROBLEM
    15. PURE/HONEY
    16. SUMMER RENAISSANCE

  • Lemonade
    Photo: Parkwood, Columbia
    2
    590 VOTES

    1. Pray You Catch Me
    2. Hold Up    
    3. Don't Hurt Yourself (feat. Jack White)    
    4. Sorry
    5. 6 Inch (feat. The Weeknd)
    6. Daddy Lessons
    7. Love Drought
    8. Sandcastles
    9. Forward (feat. James Blake)    
    10. Freedom (feat. Kendrick Lamar)    
    11. All Night
    12. Formation

    Metacritic score: 92/100

  • Beyoncé
    Photo: Parkwood, Columbia
    3
    506 VOTES

    Beyoncé

    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

    • Release Date: 2013
  • 4
    Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Fair use
    4
    439 VOTES

    1. 1+1
    2. I Care
    3. I Miss You
    4. Best Thing I Never Had
    5. Party (feat. André 3000)
    6. Rather Die Young
    7. Start Over
    8. Love on Top
    9. Countdown
    10. End of Time
    11. I Was Here
    12. Run the World (Girls)

    Metacritic score: 73/100

    • Release Date: 2011
  • B'Day
    Photo: Sony Urban Music, Columbia
    5
    427 VOTES

    B'Day

    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

  • Disc One
    1. If I Were a Boy
    2. Halo
    3. Disappear
    4. Broken-Hearted Girl
    5. Ave Maria
    6. Satellites

    Disc Two
    1. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
    2. Radio
    3. Diva
    4. Sweet Dreams
    5. Video Phone

    Metacritic score: 62/100

    • Release Date: 2008