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The Best Rihanna Albums of All Time

Updated February 13, 2019 4.0k votes 1.1k voters 17.6k views8 items

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

One of the preeminent voices on radio and the tabloids, Rihanna is one of the greatest pop stars of all time. List of the best Rihanna albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Rihanna discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Rihanna albums can be found at the top of the list. The pop music sensation was born in Barbados, first found a record label home on Def Jam, and then became a protege of Jay-Z. She's sold more than 60 million albums worldwide since her debut hit Music of the Sun in 2005.

To make it easy for you, we haven't included Rihanna singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Rihanna 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 Rihanna album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the best Rihanna album of all time, this list will answer your questions. AntiLoud, and Good Girl Gone Bad are included. This list of popular Rihanna CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

  • 1. Consideration
    2. James Joint
    3. Kiss It Better
    4. Work
    5. Desperado
    6. Woo
    7. Needed Me
    8. Yeah, I Said It
    9. Same Ol' Mistakes
    10. Never Ending
    11. Love on the Brain
    12. Higher
    13. Close to You

    • Release Date: 2016
    • Artist: Rihanna
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  • Loud is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rihanna Albums of All Time
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    1. S&M
    2. What's My Name?
    3. Cheers (Drink to That)
    4. Fading
    5. Only Girl (In the World)
    6. California King Bed
    7. Man Down
    8. Raining Men
    9. Complicated
    10. Skin
    11. Love the Way You Lie (Part II)

    • Release Date: 2010
    • Artist: Rihanna
    • Tracks: Raining Men, Skin, S & M
    • Genres (Music): Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance-pop
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  • Rated R is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rihanna Albums of All Time
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    1. Mad House
    2. Wait Your Turn
    3. Hard
    4. Stupid in Love
    5. Rockstar 101
    6. Russian Roulette
    7. Fire Bomb
    8. Rude Boy
    9. Photographs
    10. G4L
    11. Te Amo
    12. Cold Case Love
    13. The Last Song

    • Release Date: 2000
    • Artist: Queens of the Stone Age
    • Tracks: In the Fade, Feel Good Hit of the Summer (reprise), Quick and to the Pointless
    • Genres (Music): Psychedelic rock, Heavy metal, Alternative rock, Hard rock, Alternative metal
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  • Talk That Talk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rihanna Albums of All Time
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    1. You da One
    2. Where Have You Been
    3. We Found Love
    4. Talk That Talk
    5. Cockiness (Love It)
    6. Birthday Cake
    7. We All Want Love
    8. Drunk on Love
    9. Roc Me Out
    10. Watch n' Learn
    11. Farewell

    • Release Date: 2011
    • Artist: Rihanna
    • Tracks: Red Lipstick, We Found Love, We Found Love (extended version)
    • Genres (Music): Pop music, Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Electronic dance music, Dance-pop
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