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The Best Rihanna Albums of All Time  

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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. 

Anti is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rihanna Albums of All Time
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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, Complicated, California King Bed, Fading, Man Down, Only Girl (in the World), Love the Way You Lie (Part II), Cheers (Drink to That), What's My Name?

Genres (Music): Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance-pop

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Talk That Talk is listed (or ranked) 3 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), Do Ya Thang, Watch n' Learn, Farewell, Talk That Talk, You da One, Fool in Love, We All Want Love, Drunk on Love, Cockiness (Love It), Roc Me Out, Where Have You Been, Talk That Talk, Birthday Cake

Genres (Music): Pop music, Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Electronic dance music, Dance-pop

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Rated R is listed (or ranked) 4 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, Auto Pilot, Lightning Song, Leg of Lamb, Better Living Through Chemistry, The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret, Tension Head, Feel Good Hit of the Summer, I Think I Lost My Headache, Monsters in the Parasol

Genres (Music): Psychedelic rock, Heavy metal, Alternative rock, Hard rock, Alternative metal, + more

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