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The Best Beyonce Albums, Ranked

Updated April 30, 2019 2.6k votes 467 voters 8.4k 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. 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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    1. Crazy in Love (feat. Jay-Z)
    2. Naughty Girl
    3. Baby Boy (feat. Sean Paul)
    4. Hip Hop Star (feat. Big Boi and Sleepy Brown)    
    5. Be with You
    6. Me, Myself and I
    7. Yes
    8. Signs (feat. Missy Elliott)
    9. Speechless
    10. That's How You Like It (feat. Jay-Z)
    11. The Closer I Get to You (duet with Luther Vandross)
    12. Dangerously in Love 2
    13. Beyoncé Interlude
    14. Gift from Virgo
    15. Daddy

    Metacritic score: 64/100

    • Release Date: 2003
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    B'Day
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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

      • Release Date: 2013
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