Beyhive Beware: Every Beyonce album ranked

Does Beyonce really have a bad album?

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3. Renaissance (2022)

Before Renaissance, the BeyHive proposed the question: what else is there left to do Beyoncé? The most decorated female superstar of all time and just recently broke the "most Grammy wins" record. Seriously? What else is left? The response? Act 1: Renaissance.

There are literally no words to describe this body of work. This album was right on time with everything that's going on in the world. It's free-spirited, carefree, and just an overall good time. The first act of Beyoncé's trilogy is an open letter to the ballroom culture (watch Paris Is Burning to see the inspiration). It's ballroom, it's disco, is razzle, dazzle, glitz, and glam. Beyoncé tapping into different genes is truly remarkable. With the pending release of Cowboy Carter, Bey is issuing a reminder as to why she's the best.

Favorite Songs: Cuff It, Church Girl, Plastic Off The Sofa, Break My Soul, Energy

2. Beyoncé (2013)

“People don't make albums anymore. They just try to sell a bunch of little quick singles. And they burn out, and they put out a new one, and they burn out, and they put out a new one." This is a quote from Beyoncé's Life is But A Dream documentary on HBO. When Bey took this shot at the music industry, we should've been prepared for what was to come.

When it comes to albums, promotion is key. Promotion is how you get the audience ready for the album release. Without promotion, no one cares. That's not the case with Beyoncé's self-titled album. Only the Queen Bey can release a full album with visuals after Scandal went off. Remember when it was mentioned that in 2003, she was still Beyoncé Knowles? This is where she became "BEYONCÉ". The legacy was cemented. This album is calm, sexy, raunchy, and mature beyond belief. Beyoncé put her all into this project. However, there's one album left that stands the test of time.

Favorite Songs: Drunk In Love, Partition, Rocket, Flawless, Mine, 7/11 (Platinum Edition)