Music

The Best John Legend Albums of All Time 

Reference
Updated October 13, 2018 261 votes 117 voters 5k views 6 items

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

John Legend is one of the greatest male vocalists and best soul singers of all time. Since he's such an influential artist, let’s rank the best John Legend albums, with the help of your votes. Before Legend became a household name with LPs like Evolver (2008) and Love in the Future (2013), he guest sang with artists such as Jay-Z ("Encore"), Kanye West "All of the Lights," and Britney Spears' "Me Against the Music." 

This John Legend discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top John Legend albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included John Legend singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest John Legend 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 John Legend album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

This list is made up of a variety of albums, including Get Lifted (2004) and Once Again (2006). This list of popular John Legend CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion.

Get Lifted is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best John Legend Albums of All Time
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/Fair use

1. Prelude 
2. Let's Get Lifted
3. Used to Love U
4. Alright
5. She Don't Have to Know 
6. Number One
7. I Can Change
8. Ordinary People 
9. Stay with You 
10. Let's Get Lifted Again
11. So High
12. Refuge 
13. It Don't Have to Change
14. Live It Up

Release Date: 2004

Artist: John Legend

Tracks: She Don't Have to Know, Stay With You, Used to Love U, + more

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Contemporary R&B, Neo soul, Urban contemporary, Hip hop soul

Agree or disagree?
Once Again is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best John Legend Albums of All Time
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/Fair use

1. Save Room
2. Heaven
3. Stereo
4. Show Me
5. Each Day Gets Better
6. P.D.A. (We Just Don't Care)
7. Slow Dance
8. Again
9. Maxine
10. Where Did My Baby Go
11. Maxine's Interlude
12. Another Again
13. Coming Home

Release Date: 2006

Artist: John Legend

Producer: Craig Street, Devo Springsteen, Will i Am, Kanye West, Dave Tozer

Tracks: Slow Dance, Again, Save Room, + more

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Soul music, Contemporary R&B, Blues, + more

Agree or disagree?
Love In The Future is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Legend Albums of All Time
Photo: flickr/CC0

1. Love in the Future (Intro
2. The Beginning...
3. Open Your Eyes
4. Made to Love
5. Who Do We Think We Are
6. All of Me
7. Hold on Longer
8. Save the Night
9. Tomorrow
10. What If I Told You? (Interlude)
11. Dreams
12. Wanna Be Loved
13. Angel (Interlude)
14. You & I (Nobody in the World)
15. Asylum
16. Caught Up

Release Date: 2013

Artist: John Legend

Tracks: Dreams, All of Me, Asylum, + more

Genres (Music): Contemporary R&B, Neo soul

Agree or disagree?
Evolver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best John Legend Albums of All Time
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/Fair use

1. Good Morning (Intro)
2. Green Light
3. It's Over
4. Everybody Knows
5. Quickly
6. Cross the Line
7. No Other Love
8. This Time
9. Satisfaction
10. Take Me Away
11. Good Morning
12. I Love, You Love
13. If You're Out There

Release Date: 2008

Artist: John Legend

Tracks: Good Morning, Satisfaction, Everybody Knows, + more

Genres (Music): Pop music, Soul music, Contemporary R&B, Neo soul

Agree or disagree?