A Guide to the Beyoncé Albums in Order

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Beyoncé, Beyoncé ("Beautiful Liar" voice). For over twenty-five years and counting, we've been fortunate enough to watch Queen Bey evolve into one of music's all-time great entertainers. Debuting in 1997 as the lead singer of Destiny's Child alongside other teen acts that emerged in the late 1990s like Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera to name a few, Beyoncé officially launched her solo career in 2003 with her debut studio album Dangerously In Love which reached No. 1 on the charts, spawned multiple hit singles, and earned her five Grammy Awards in 2004. In the years since, Bey has released six more studio albums, the soundtrack album Lion King: The Gift, and five live albums. Then there's also the deluxe versions of B'Day, I Am... Sasha Fierce, and Lion King: The Gift. That brings our total to 13 albums so far in Bey's legendary career. Ahead of the anticipated release of Renaissance Act II (which is expected March 29th), we've put together a guide to the Beyoncé albums in order from her first to her most recent.

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How many Beyoncé albums are there?

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As we just mentioned, as of this writing our grand total of Beyoncé albums is currently 13, soon to be 14. She has eight studio albums (including the soundtrack album Lion King: The Gift), and will soon have nine after the release of Renaissance Act II. Plus, she has five live albums, bringing the grand total to 14 after her next album releases. Her discography starts with her first studio solo album Dangerously In Love, and also includes deluxe versions of B'Day, I Am... Sasha Fierce, and Lion King: The Gift.

The Beyoncé Albums in Order:

  • Dangerously In Love - June 23, 2003
  • B'Day - September 1, 2006
  • I Am...Sasha Fierce - November 14, 2008
  • 4 - June 24th, 2011
  • Beyoncé - December 13, 2013
  • Lemonade - April 23, 2016
  • The Lion King: The Gift - July 19, 2019
  • Renaissance - July 29, 2022
  • Renaissance Act II - March 29, 2024

1. Dangerously In Love (2003)

2. B'Day (2006)

3. "I Am... Sasha Fierce" (2008)

4. 4 (2011)

5. Beyoncé (2013)

6. Lemonade (2016)

7. The Lion King: The Gift (2019)

8. Renaissance (2022)

9. Renaissance: Act II (2024)

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