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Albums The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time  

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Billie Holiday is widely considered one of the best jazz artists of all time. List of the best Billie Holiday albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Billie Holiday discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Billie Holiday albums can be found at the start of the list. Lady Day's music career spanned over 25 years, despite her passing at only 44 years of age. From her start in Harlem nightclubs to command performances at Carnegie Hall, she is a jazz legend. 

To make voting for your favorite records easier for you, we haven't included Billie Holiday singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Billie Holiday album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Billie Holiday album, vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the Best Billie Holiday album of all time, this list will answer your questions. It's made up of a variety of different albums, including Lady in Satin, Lady Sings the Blues, and An Evening with Billie Holiday. This list of popular Billie Holiday CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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Lady in Satin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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Lady Sings the Blues is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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All or Nothing at All is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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Songs for Distingué Lovers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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Body and Soul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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An Evening with Billie Holiday is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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Strange Fruit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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Music for Torching is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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The Man I Love 1937-1939 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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Billie Holiday Sings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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Velvet Mood: Songs by Billie H... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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Billie Holiday Sings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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In Rehearsal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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Stay with Me is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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Feeling Swing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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Billie Holiday, Vol. 1 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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Lonely Blue Child... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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Ella Lena and Billie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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Cabu Jazz Masters - Une Anthol... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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Billie Holiday is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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The Unforgettable Lady Day is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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A Flag for Lady Day is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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Billie Holiday (Metro) is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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American Legends is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time

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In Memoriam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Billie Holiday Albums of All Time