Lauryn Hill's classic 'Miseducation' album tops list of best albums of all time

“The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” was the Newark native's debut album and went on to earn her several Grammy Awards and certifications.

Lanette Espy

May 22, 2024, 4:44 PM

Updated 22 days ago

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Lauryn Hill has the best album of all time, according to a list released today from Apple Music.
“The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” topped a prestigious list of music classics, ahead of Prince, The Beatles, Nirvana and Beyonce.
The streaming company announced its top10 albums of all time with Hill’s 1998 album securing the No. 1 spot. “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” was the Newark native's debut album and went on to earn her several Grammy Awards and certifications.
“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 said after receiving the news.
Members from Apple Music’s internal team submitted their personal lists of albums through the company's voting microsite. The votes were weighted according to an album’s placement — the higher the ranking, the more votes assigned.
Apple Music used the same voting methodology for a select group of external voters, including artists, songwriters, producers and some media.

Apple Music’s top 10 best albums list:

1.    Lauryn Hill, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” (1998)
2.    Michael Jackson, “Thriller” (1982)
3.    The Beatles, “Abbey Road” (1969)
4.    Prince and the Revolution, “Purple Rain” (1984)
5.    Frank Ocean, “blond” (2016)
6.    Stevie Wonder, “Songs in the Key of Life” (1976)
7.    Kendrick Lamar, “good kid, m.A.A.d city” (2012)
8.    Amy Winehouse, “Back to Black” (2006)
9.    Nirvana, “Nevermind” (1991)
10.   Beyoncé, “Lemonade” (2016)
Associated Press wires contributed to this story.


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