Apple Music 100 Best Albums of All Time: Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Drake, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, and More

    Apple Music has unveiled their 100 Best Albums of All Time, with “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” by Lauryn Hill taking the top spot. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson secured second place, followed by “Abbey Road” by The Beatles in third.

    The most-represented genre among the top 100 is hip-hop; over one-fifth of the list consists of albums within that genre. In comparison, 18% of the albums are tagged as rock, and 16% are classified as pop. Apple Music’s top 10 includes four albums from the 21st century. The 1990s emerged as the most-represented decade overall, with 23 albums featured. The oldest album on the list is Miles Davis’s 1959 “Kind of Blue.”

    Some of the artists featured in Apple Music’s 100 Best Albums of All Time are Beyoncé, Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Drake, Tyler, the Creator, Kanye West, Eminem, Usher, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Notorious B.I.G., Solange, Janet Jackson, Stevie Wonder, 2Pac, D’Angelo, OutKast, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, Lady Gaga, De La Soul, Sade, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, N.W.A, Marvin Gaye, Dr. Dre, Bad Bunny, Billie Eilish, Daft Punk, and more.

    Apple Music’s list was compiled with input from artists, songwriters, producers, industry professionals, and Apple’s editorial staff members. Apple Music emphasized that this list is not a reflection of the platform’s most-streamed albums, but rather “a love letter to the records that have shaped the world music lovers live and listen in.”

    Fans May has notices some artist who names wasn’t on the list or other albums that could have been on the list instead to represent the artist. For example Micheal Jackson “Bad” or “Of The Wall” instead of “Thriller,” Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly,” or “DAMN.” should replace “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” album. Usher’s “Raymond v Raymond” instead of “Confessions,” Rihanna’s “Good Girl Gone Bad” instead of “Disintegration,” SZA “Ctrl” instead of “SOS,” Drake’s “Scorpion” or “Views” should replace “Take Care,” Eminem “The Eminem Show” could replace “The Marshall Mathers LP,” and many others.

    Some artist who fans feels like the got snubbed are Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, Lil Wayne, Cardi B, Bruno Mars, Future, XXXTENTACION, J. Cole, Pop Smoke, Lil Uzi Vert, Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, Metro Boomin, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Celin Dion, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Shakira, Christina Aguilera, Juice WRLD, Post Malone, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, and more.

    Here is the full list below of Apple Music’s 100 Best Albums of All Time. Let us know what you think. Was it a fair list, or was their list trash?

    Apple Music’s 100 Best Albums of All Time:

    1The Miseducation of Lauryn HillLauryn Hill
    2ThrillerMichael Jackson
    3Abbey RoadThe Beatles
    4Purple RainPrince & The Revolution
    5BlondeFrank Ocean
    6Songs in the Key of LifeStevie Wonder
    7Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityKendrick Lamar
    8Back to BlackAmy Winehouse
    11RumoursFleetwood Mac
    12OK ComputerRadiohead
    13The BlueprintJay-Z
    14Highway 61 RevisitedBob Dylan
    16BlueJoni Mitchell
    17What’s Going OnMarvin Gaye
    181989 (Taylor’s Version)Taylor Swift
    19The ChronicDr. Dre
    20Pet SoundsThe Beach Boys
    21RevolverThe Beatles
    22Born to RunBruce Springsteen
    23DiscoveryDaft Punk
    24The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From MarsDavid Bowie
    25Kind of BlueMiles Davis
    26My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyKanye West
    27Led Zeppelin IILed Zeppelin
    28The Dark Side of the MoonPink Floyd
    29The Low End TheoryA Tribe Called Quest
    30When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?Billie Eilish
    31Jagged Little PillAlanis Morissette
    32Ready to DieNotorious B.I.G.
    33Kid ARadiohead
    34It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us BackPublic Enemy
    35London CallingThe Clash
    37Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)Wu-Tang Clan
    38TapestryCarole King
    40I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love YouAretha Franklin
    42ControlJanet Jackson
    43Remain in LightTalking Heads
    44InnervisionsStevie Wonder
    46ExodusBob Marley & The Wailers
    47Take CareDrake
    48Paul’s BoutiqueBeastie Boys
    49The Joshua TreeU2
    50Hounds of LoveKate Bush
    51Sign o’ the TimesPrince
    52Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ Roses
    53Exile on Main StreetThe Rolling Stones
    54A Love SupremeJohn Coltrane
    56DisintegrationThe Cure
    58(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?Oasis
    59AMArctic Monkeys
    60The Velvet Underground and NicoThe Velvet Underground & Nico
    61Love DeluxeSade
    62All Eyez on Me2Pac
    63Are You Experienced?The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    64BaduizmErykah Badu
    653 Feet High and RisingDe La Soul
    66The Queen Is DeadThe Smiths
    68Is This ItThe Strokes
    69Master of PuppetsMetallica
    70Straight Outta ComptonN.W.A
    71Trans-Europe ExpressKraftwerk
    73AjaSteely Dan
    74The Downward SpiralNine Inch Nails
    75Supa Dupa FlyMissy Elliott
    76Un Verano Sin TiBad Bunny
    77Like a PrayerMadonna
    78Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadElton John
    79Norman Fucking Rockwell!Lana Del Rey
    80The Marshall Mathers LPEminem
    81After the Gold RushNeil Young
    82Get Rich or Die Tryin’50 Cent
    83HorsesPatti Smith
    84DoggystyleSnoop Dogg
    85Golden HourKacey Musgraves
    86My LifeMary J. Blige
    87Blue LinesMassive Attack
    88I Put a Spell on YouNina Simone
    89The Fame MonsterLady Gaga
    90Back in BlackAC/DC
    91Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1George Michael
    92Flower BoyTyler, the Creator
    93A Seat at the TableSolange
    96Pure HeroineLorde
    97Rage Against the MachineRage Against the Machine
    98AstroworldTravis Scott
    99Hotel CaliforniaEagles
    100Body TalkRobyn

    Genre Distribution:

    GenreNumber of AlbumsPercentage
    Hard Rock33%
    Roots Reggae11%

    Decade Distribution:

    DecadeNumber of AlbumsPercentage

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    Queen Suigeneris
    Queen Suigeneris
    Based in Philadelphia, Queen Suigeneris is the Lead Writer for HipHopUntapped. She enjoys reading, poetry, and fashion.

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