Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ Named Best Female Album Of The Century By Rolling Stone

Published: Tuesday 22nd Sep 2020 by TGJ Team

Beyonce‘s ‘Lemonade‘ finds even more critical acclaim today from Rolling Stone magazine.

Find out why below…

The publication have unveiled their ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time‘ list today, and it comes with high praise for the 2016 LP.
Beating out the incomparable Amy Winehouse’s final studio album, ‘Back to Black‘, ‘Lemonade’ earns the honor of being deemed best female album of the century, reaching an incredible position of thirty two out of five hundred.
Gushing over the album, Rolling Stone declared the project as being the Diva’s ‘most expansive and personal statement, tapping into marital breakdown and the state of the nation. It was a different side than she’d shown before, raging over infidelity and jealousy, but reveling in the militant-feminist-funk strut of “Formation”.’
RS go on to add: 
“Ashes to ashes, dust to side chicks — all hail the queen.”
All hail Queen Bey indeed! 
Judging from critics and fans alike, ‘Lemonade‘ has arguably become a ‘magnum opus’ of sorts for Bey. Its themes of heartbreak, jealousy and forgiveness lend to its relate-ability and is clearly resonated with many – including Rolling Stone.
We wonder if ‘Lemonade’ will be helmed as her best piece of work in the future… or maybe there’s better to come?
‘Lemonade’ beats Mariah Carey’s ‘The Emancipation of Mimi‘ and Aaliyah’s ‘One in A Million’ by hundreds of places. Do you agree with the album’s positioning on the list?
Check out the full list here.

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  1. Lmfao_Hoe September 22, 2020

    To each and their own 💯

    • Andrew September 23, 2020

      Actually she’s behind patti smith (26), Aretha franklin (13), lauryn Hill (10), joni Mitchell (3)… great placement (32) but not the best…

      • Scoopz September 23, 2020

        They said of the century. Learn to count you donut

      • Andrew September 24, 2020

        Lol, but they also said that it beats Aaliyah’s one in a million (1996!!!)… actually YOU should learn to read little pretentious c*nt

  2. Slick September 22, 2020

    The songs were horrible. Great visuals tho.

  3. Lmfao_Hoe September 22, 2020

    I like the album but her self titled was better. In terms of this only Formation for what it stood visually “pretty much the entire project” is why it got much More praised compared to the music content.

  4. Hmmm… September 22, 2020

    I think Beyoncé and B Day are better, but I get why it’s where it is. And Rolling Stone has always loved this album. They’re not songs, they’re actual stories. Every single song. It’s a good list for the most part. There’s way too many men though and the top 10 is halfway questionable.

  5. #WAP September 22, 2020


  6. beehive+killer September 22, 2020

    biggest joke of the century

    • Naïme September 22, 2020

      Thanks. It was one of her worst albums. DIL and B’Day and 4 are way better albums than this trash of Lemonjuice

      • Vector September 26, 2020


  7. Curt September 22, 2020

    As much as I love Beyonce, and Lemonade, this achievement is absurd. We’re only one fifth of the way through this century, and pop music as is exists today hasn’t even been around for a century to begin with. Billboard is really pressed for new lists I see.

  8. AJ September 22, 2020

    Emancipation of Mimi should’ve been higher for sure

  9. Shayla Queen 👑 September 22, 2020

    This has to have been paid for. No, I’m not a hater. I’m not against Beyoncé but this is way too much.

  10. Diabetes UNBOTHERED September 22, 2020

    Ever since NEW YORK TIMES posted their ridiculously absurd article titled ‘The Solo Beyoncé: She’s No Ashanti’ claiming Ashanti Chapter 2 was better than DIL I knew Credibility is lackimg in the entire music biz… (I owned both and Ashantis album was TERRIBLE)

    Yet despite it all LEMONADE managed to become an INSTANT CLASSIC and the highest rated most acclaimed Album of our generation

    It’s best critic comes in the words of ADELE “SOUL BEARING” and Guardian. The Guardian wrote that the album “feels like a winner” and that Beyoncé sounded “genuinely imperious”.

    Best thing is Bey WROTE AND PRODUCED AND ENGINEERED ALL THE MUSIC on the ENTIRE Project aa done on Survivor…

    6 INCH


    • Clarkson September 22, 2020

      Better than the Miseducation?! LMAO!!!!! I’ve done heard it all.

    • Shayla Queen 👑 September 22, 2020

      The majority of the album was written and produced by white men.

      James Blake
      Kevin Garrett
      Mike Dean
      Father John Misty
      Jack White
      Jonny Coffer
      King Henry
      Ezra Koenig
      Brian Chase

      To name a few…

      • vector September 26, 2020


    • dee September 22, 2020

      Better than Janet’s Rhythm Nation… Get out of here! 7 top 5 songs, 4 going to number 1
      Rhythm Nation
      State of the World
      The Knowledge
      Miss U Much
      Love Will Never Do
      Black Cat
      Come Back to Me

      • Shayla Queen 👑 September 22, 2020

        Rhythm Nation!!! ❤️❤️❤️

    • D.C September 22, 2020

      Sorry but the New York Times was right Ashanti album was better both were good but Ashanti’s was better Bey is a better performer but Ashanti is a better artist

  11. Nana Yaw Asare September 22, 2020

    Lauryn Hill was above her at 10. So your reporting is incorrect.

    • Hmmm… September 22, 2020

      I think it means This century as in the 2000s. Not 100 years…

      • Shayla Queen 👑 September 22, 2020

        Any way to overhype Beyoncé 🤣🤣🤣

      • Hmmm… September 22, 2020

        Thousands of albums have been released in the last 20 years alone. Being ranked above All of them on an all time list is not a random achievement. She doesn’t need people to manufacture interest in her. You seem pretty dedicated enough for a few dozen of us. Being popular doesn’t require people to like you. The people who don’t like Beyoncé but love talking about her are just as responsible for her success and her “hype” as those who do.

  12. tyty September 22, 2020

    Bwahahaha the meltdowns 😂😂 beyonce has the last laugh again.

    • Shayla Queen 👑 September 22, 2020

      Joni Mitchell at #3 boo boo. A real legend, a real icon and a real singer/songwriter. Beyoncé could only dream to be an artist of Joni’s calibre.

    • Hmmm… September 22, 2020

      That’s because Beyoncé specifically makes her music for the social effects. That’s what people remember and that’s how you keep an album relevant years later. Forget how much you personally like the music, as far as I’m concerned, she deserves all the accolades she gets just by being smarter than all of her peers.

      • tyty September 22, 2020

        Yeah, lemonade is definitely a true storytelling masterpiece. In modern-day standards. It’s culturally important, especially to black women. Lemonade and self-titled changed the game. She should be proud.

      • Shayla Queen 👑 September 22, 2020

        Culturally important to black women especially? Yet the majority of the writers and producers that helmed the album are white men.

      • Shayla Queen 👑 September 22, 2020

        James Blake
        Kevin Garrett
        Mike Dean
        Father John Misty
        Jonny Coffer
        King Henry
        Ezra Koenig
        Brian Chase

        To name a few…

      • Shayla Queen 👑 September 22, 2020

        Jack White

        How could I forget legendary musician Jack white.

  13. Shayla Queen 👑 September 22, 2020


    Carole King, Aretha Franklin and Lauryn Hill are all ahead of Beyoncé. All of them LEGENDS and you lie that Beyoncé is higher than these icons? 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  14. Diabetes UNBOTHERED September 22, 2020

    I also noticed that Aretha Franklin and Lauren Hill was ahead of Bey but maybe Sam means out of RELEVANT artist.

    I’m SHOCKED they beat Lemonade and so did THRILLER and MY RETARDED FANTASY

    LEMONADE is Far Better than THRILLER at #12. Bey should have won an OSCAR for that album, it should be ATLEAST TOP 10

    • Shayla Queen 👑 September 22, 2020

      Carole King and Joni Mitchell too. Joni is at #3.

      • Diabetes UNBOTHERED September 22, 2020

        WHO ?

      • Shayla Queen 👑 September 22, 2020

        Real legends whose work is still the blueprint for female artists today. Whose music is still played, licensed for movies, tv, covered and sampled. Whose songs will still sung by people all over the world in hundreds of years.

  15. #TheTruth September 22, 2020

    As much as I love B, I don’t think this is her best work.
    And regarding Mariah, Butterfly should have made the list. That album is a masterpiece.

    I don’t know who made that list, but at the end of the day, it’s just one more opinion. They are just being paid to give their 2 cents.

    • Shayla Queen 👑 September 22, 2020

      Butterfly is THE masterpiece, I feel you!

      • Diabetes UNBOTHERED September 22, 2020

        ALL NIGHT is better than every song on BUTTERKNIFE

      • Shayla Queen 👑 September 22, 2020

        I actually prefer The Gift to Lemonade. There are some great pieces of music on The Gift but I just couldn’t get into Lemonade. Just my personal preference. Just sounded like noise to my ears and I did give it a few tries!

  16. XYZ September 22, 2020

    Beyonce’s PR and Marketing ist in point. This album is so overhyped

  17. YouOuttaKnow September 22, 2020

    Huh? Beyonce is the Valentina of our time. But also, all of the women listed below are ahead of her on that list. So, quit being basic and read the full article that you are reporting on. #NEXT.

    26 = Patti Smith, ‘Horses’
    25 = Carole King, ‘Tapestry’
    13 = Aretha Franklin, ‘I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You’
    10 = Aretha Franklin, ‘I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You’
    3 = Joni Mitchell, ‘Blue’

    May the lord have mercy on the children of today.

    • YouOuttaKnow September 22, 2020

      #10 should be Lauryn Hill, ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ NOT Aretha Franklin, ‘I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You’.

      26 = Patti Smith, ‘Horses’
      25 = Carole King, ‘Tapestry’
      13 = Aretha Franklin, ‘I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You’
      10 = Lauryn Hill, ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’
      3 = Joni Mitchell, ‘Blue’

    • Gag September 23, 2020

      You act as though you’re some elderly person looking down on peoples musical taste. You may not like Beyoncé but there’s millions who do. Like someone stated earlier this is just someone’s opinion that they get paid for

  18. Diabetes UNBOTHERED September 22, 2020

    LEMONADE IS AN INSTANT CLASSIC. And better than ALL it’s biggest rivals…


    I’m shocked bey never won AOY, that award was stolen from be TWICE (2015 & 2017)

    • Cün+m!ll@ is OVER September 22, 2020

      But you being 6 feet under is much better for humanity.

  19. REPENT September 22, 2020

    No way. “4” was miles ahead of this album. Great album but a century is 100 years.

  20. Gigi September 22, 2020

    Lol WTF hell naww

  21. Gee September 22, 2020

    Lemonade was more hype than substance in my opinion. The sales were more hyped as well. Beyoncé as a solo artist has yet to sell a diamond album with all the acclaim, and accolades something just does not add up. As far as Rolling Stone is concerned they have lost credibility moons ago.

  22. Unnatural September 22, 2020

    Yeah well once upon a time they put Kim Kardashian on the cover so there goes that😄🤣🤣🤣🤣. Chile bye

    • Shayla Queen 👑 September 22, 2020

      Yassssss 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  23. Jane Doe September 22, 2020

    Beyonce is too forced. Too calculated. Lemonade didn’t seem genuine or heartfelt. Nice vocals but still robotic. Great entertainer, bland musician.

  24. HeartWarmer September 22, 2020

    Here’s 6 Artists why:
    Janet Jackson
    Janet Jackson
    Janet Jackson
    Janet Jackson &
    Janet Jackson.

    Check the facts.

  25. King+Khia September 22, 2020

    Gurl. This title is misleading clickbait. Lemonade may have outranked other releases by women of the 21st century, but there’s a handful of women who released albums in the 20the century who outranked her. TGJ was desperate to make Beyoncé the best “anything” this week. That loose power bottom reeks among the TGJ bloggers. SMDH

  26. #TheTruth September 22, 2020

    There’s no need to be fighting about who has the best album or whatsoever.
    What does best album mean anyway ? All I care about is enjoying the music. We live in a society where everything has got to be ranked.

    Movies, hotels, restaurants and the list goes on.
    It’s like those award shows… who cares ? Mariah only has 5 Grammys. But her achievements are way beyond than people who have more,

    So there’s room for everyone and for good music. That’s all that matters.

    • TyEisha September 23, 2020

      Wow…You know what. I totally agree! Thanks for that. HuuuG

  27. Ropeburn September 22, 2020


  28. WAP n u kno it September 23, 2020

    F****** over rated

  29. DJ September 23, 2020

    Y’all tried it with this headline. She’s #32 out of 500 artists and still behind Carole King, Patti Smith, Aretha Franklin, etc. – Who wrote this??

  30. TyEisha September 23, 2020

    Kehlani’s most recent AND last 2 albums prior to this one, is slaying hers.

    Summer Walkers DEBUT album….😧 Slaying hers…

    RiRis last album, Anti……. Ugh. Who the fck is doing the voting and listening??

  31. PinotNoir September 24, 2020

    ‘He Cheated & I Stayed’ …

    The century’s Best Female LP?

    Who named it thus: Tina Dereon?

  32. Janella Rogers October 14, 2020


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