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The Best Beyoncé Albums, Ranked

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Can the Beyhive agree on the best Beyoncé albums of all time? Featuring numerous number one Billboard hit records, Beyoncé's discography has earned her an array of Grammy Awards and countless additional accolades. What is the greatest Beyoncé album ever?

From her debut album Dangerously in Love to her 2019 collaborative studio project The Lion King: The Gift, with husband Jay-Z, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, and various other artists, this list of Beyoncé albums includes everything, especially Lemonade, B'Day, and I Am... Sasha Fierce

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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    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

    • Release Date: 2016
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    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
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    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
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    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

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