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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.

4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Beyonce Albums, Ranked
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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 is listed (or ranked) 2 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

Dangerously in Love is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Beyonce Albums, Ranked
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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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Lemonade is listed (or ranked) 4 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