R&B The Best Beyonce Albums, Ranked  

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List Rules No 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.

Lemonade is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Beyonce Albums, Ranked
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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

Homecoming: The Live Album is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Beyonce Albums, Ranked
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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

Release Date: 2019

Beyoncé is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Beyonce Albums, Ranked
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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

B'Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Beyonce Albums, Ranked
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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