Apple Music Names “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” the Greatest Album of All Time

Lauryn Hill at Glastonbury Festival in June 2019
Lauryn Hill at Glastonbury Festival in June 2019. Photo by Anthony Harvey/Shutterstock (10323503gv)

Apple Music created quite a commotion with its list of the top 100 albums of all time, and they’ve finally shared their final picks. Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was named the greatest album in history, beating Michael Jackson’s Thriller and The Beatles’ Abbey Road.

Apple Music’s list of their best 100 albums was shared on their social media platforms and official website over the course of the past 10 days. According to the streamer’s official statement, it was assembled with the help of artists and experts, and “it’s a modern love letter to the records that have shaped the world we live and listen in today.”

Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill eventually made it to the top of their list of the best albums in history. This 1998 record is her only solo studio album, and it previously made it to the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry and the Grammy Hall of Fame.

“This is my award, but it’s a rich, deep narrative, and involves so many people, and so much sacrifice, and so much time, and so much collective love,” Hill told Apple Music after accepting her award.

Blonde by Frank Ocean, Purple Rain by Prince & The Revolution, Abbey Road by The Beatles, and Thriller by Michael Jackson also made it to the top five. You can check out the full list below.

Apple Music – 100 Best Albums of All Time:

100. Body Talk, Robyn
99. Hotel California, Eagles
98. ASTROWORLD, Travis Scott
97. Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine
96. Pure Heroine, Lorde
95. Confessions, USHER
94. Untrue, Burial
93. A Seat at the Table, Solange
92. Flower Boy, Tyler, The Creator
91. Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, George Michael
90. Back In Black, AC/DC
89. The Fame Monster, Lady Gaga
88. I Put a Spell on You, Nina Simone
87. Blue Lines, Massive Attack
86. My Life, Mary J. Blige
85. Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
84. Doggystyle, Snoop Dogg
83. Horses, Patti Smith
82. Get Rich or Die Tryin’, 50 Cent
81. After the Gold Rush, Neil Young
80. The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem
79. Norman F*****g Rockwell!, Lana Del Rey
78. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John
77. Like a Prayer, Madonna
76. Un Verano Sin Ti, Bad Bunny
75. Supa Dupa Fly, Missy Elliott
74. The Downward Spiral, Nine Inch Nails
73. Aja, Steely Dan
72. SOS, SZA
71. Trans-Europe Express, Kraftwerk
70. Straight Outta Compton, NWA
69. Master of Puppets, Metallica
68. Is This It, The Strokes
67. Dummy, Portishead
66. The Queen Is Dead, The Smiths
65. 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul
64. Baduizm, Erykah Badu
63. Are You Experienced, The Jimi Hendrix Experience
62. All Eyez on Me, 2Pac
61. Love Deluxe, Sade
60. The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Velvet Underground & Nico
59. AM, Arctic Monkeys
58. (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?, Oasis
57. Voodoo, D’Angelo
56. Disintegration, The Cure
55. ANTI, Rihanna
54. A Love Supreme, John Coltrane
53. Exile on Main St., The Rolling Stones
52. Appetite for Destruction, Guns N’ Roses
51. Sign O’ the Times, Prince
50. Hounds of Love, Kate Bush
49. The Joshua Tree, U2
48. Paul’s Boutique, Beastie Boys
47. Take Care, Drake
46. Exodus, Bob Marley & The Wailers
45. Homogenic, Björk
44. Innervisions, Stevie Wonder
43. Remain in Light, Talking Heads
42. Control, Janet Jackson
41. Aquemini, Outkast
40. I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Aretha Franklin
39. Illmatic, Nas
38. Tapestry, Carole King
37. Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Wu-Tang Clan
36. BEYONCÉ, Beyoncé
35. London Calling, The Clash
34. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Public Enemy
33. Kid A, Radiohead
32. Ready to Die, The Notorious B.I.G.
31. Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette
29. The Low End Theory, A Tribe Called Quest
28. The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd
27. Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin
26. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West
25. Kind of Blue, Miles Davis
24. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, David Bowie
23. Discovery, Daft Punk
22. Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen
21. Revolver, The Beatles
20. Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys
19. The Chronic, Dr. Dre
18. 1989 (Taylor’s Version), Taylor Swift
17. What’s Going On, Marvin Gaye
16. Blue, Joni Mitchell
15. 21, Adele
14. Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan
13. The Blueprint, JAY-Z
12. OK Computer, Radiohead
11. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac
10. Lemonade, Beyoncé
9. Nevermind, Nirvana
8. Back to Black, Amy Winehouse
7. good kid, m.A.A.d city (Deluxe Version), Kendrick Lamar
6. Songs in the Key of Life, Stevie Wonder
5. Blonde, Frank Ocean
4. Purple Rain, Prince & The Revolution
3. Abbey Road, The Beatles
2. Thriller, Michael Jackson
1. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill