Top 10 Albums Ever, According to Apple

Lauryn Hill's 1998 debut is No. 1
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2024 2:09 PM CDT
Top 10 Albums Ever, According to Apple
Lauryn Hill performs during "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" 25th anniversary tour on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, at Barclays Center in New York.   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Apple Music has crowned its best album of all time, and the accolade goes to Lauryn Hill for her 1998 solo debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. It's a "stunningly raw, profound look into the spiritual landscape not just of one of the era's biggest stars, but of the era itself," reads the Apple tribute. The company has been rolling out is top 100 albums list in increments of 10 over the last several days, per NBC News. The top 10:

  1. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998) Lauryn Hill
  2. Thriller (1982) Michael Jackson
  3. Abbey Road (1969) The Beatles
  4. Purple Rain (1984) Prince & The Revolution
  5. Blonde (2016) Frank Ocean
  6. Songs in the Key of Life (1976) Stevie Wonder
  7. good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012) Kendrick Lamar
  8. Back to Black (2006) Amy Winehouse
  9. Nevermind (1991) Nirvana
  10. Lemonade (2016) Beyonce
See more on the top 10 here. Or see all 100 albums here. If you prefer a list format, see (More Lauryn Hill stories.)

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