100 Greatest Female Artists Albums

Criteria: Albums were chosen on thier impact, influence, initial and lasting popularity, and a number of smaller criteria. This list does not include "Live" or "Greatest Hits" albums. An album was excluded if the female(s) did not dominate the album vocally. (60%+)
Female Artists Albums
1. I Never Loved A Man the Way I Love You
Aretha Franklin
2. Rumours
Fleetwood Mac
3. Blue
Joni Mitchell
4. Tapestry
Carole King
5. Like A Virgin
Madonna
6. Lady Soul
Aretha Franklin
7. Horses
Patti Smith
8. Pearl
Janis Joplin
9. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
10. Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morrisette
11. Dusty In Memphis
Dusty Springfield
12. At Last
Etta James
13. Court & Spark
Joni Mitchell
14. Pretenders
The Pretenders
15. Cheap Thrills
Big Brother & the Holding Company (Janis Joplin)
16. 21
Adele
17. Parellel Lines
Blondie
18. Like A Prayer
Madonna
19. Daydream
Mariah Carey
20. Control
Janet Jackson
21. Exile In Guyville
Liz Phair
22. Eli & the Thirteenth Confession
Laura Nyro
23. Heart Like A Wheel
Linda Ronstadt
24. She's So Unusual
Cyndi Lauper
25. The Fame
Lady Gaga
26. Supa Dupa Fly
Missy Elliott
27. Dreamboat Annie
Heart
28. Back to Black
Amy Winehouse
29. Private Dancer
Tina Turner
30. CrazySexyCool
TLC
31. Los Angeles
X
32. Ladies of the Canyon
Joni Mitchell
33. Aretha Now
Aretha Franklin
34. Learning to Crawl
The Pretenders
35. Nick of Time
Bonnie Raitt
36. Young, Gifted, & Black
Aretha Franklin
37. Sweet Dreams Are Made of This
Eurythmics
38. Imagination
Gladys Knight & the Pips
39. Madonna
Madonna
40. Debut
Bjork
41. Blondie
Blondie
42. Hounds of Love
Kate Bush
43. Little Earthquakes
Tori Amos
44. Pieces of the Sky
Emmylou Harris
45. Rhythm Nation 1814
Janet Jackson
46. Hear A Symphony
The Supremes
47. Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones
48. Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman
49. Diamonds & Rust
Joan Baez
50. Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
51. No Secrets
Carly Simon
52. Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
53. All Hail the Queen
Queen Latifah
54. Missundaztood
Pink
55. Car Wheels on A Gravel Road
Lucinda Williams
56. Whats the 411
Mary J. Blige
57. Breakaway
Kelly Clarkson
58. Joan Armatrading
Joan Armatrading
59. Lungs
Florence + the Machine
60. First Take
Roberta Flack
61. Faster Than the Speed of Night
Bonnie Tyler
62. Dry
PJ Harvey
63. Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge
64. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Sarah McLachlan
65. Lavern Baker
Lavern Baker
66. Luck of the Draw
Bonnie Raitt
67. Tragic Kingdom
No Doubt

68. Bad Girls
Donna Summer
69. The Emancipation Of Mimi
Mariah Carey
70. The Marvelettes
The Marvelettes
71. Ani DiFranco
Ani DiFranco
72. From A Whisper to A Scream
Esther Phillips
73. Dance Party
Martha & the Vandellas
74. Different Light
The Bangles
75. Diana Ross
Diana Ross
76. The Queen Alone
Carla Thomas
77. Simple Dreams
Linda Ronstadt
78. Crimes of Passion
Pat Benatar
79. I Love Rock 'n' Roll
Joan Jett
80. For the Roses
Joni Mitchell
81. Dummy
Portishead (Beth Gibbons)
82. Arrival
ABBA
83. Clouds
Joni Mitchell
84. Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera
85. Let Go
Avril Lavigne
86. Blacks Magic
Salt-N-Pepa
87. I Feel For You
Chaka Khan
88. I Am...Sasha Fierce
Beyonce
89. Give It Up
Bonnie Raitt
90. Lovers Speak
Joan Armatrading
91. Workin' Together
Ike & Tina Turner
92. Homogenic
Bjork
93. Bella Donna
Stevie Nicks
94. Diamond Life
Sade
95. The Truth About Love
Pink
96. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
Sinead O'Connor
97. Butterfly
Mariah Carey
98. Killing Me Softly
Roberta Flack
99. True Blue
Madonna
100. Gypsys, Tramps, & Thieves
Cher
101. Tuesday Night Music Club
Sheryl Crow
102. Yes I Am
Melissa Etheridge
103. Where Did Our Love Go
The Supremes
104. Baduizm
Erykah Badu
105. Born This Way
Lady Gaga
106. Beauty & the Beat
The Go-Go's
107. Tell Mama
Etta James
108. Soul 69'
Aretha Franklin
109. Kaleidoscope
Siouxsie Sioux & the Banshees
110. Heart
Heart
111. Pieces of You
Jewel
112. Diva
Annie Lennox
113. Tidal
Fiona Apple
114. Wanda Jackson
Wanda Jackson
115. A Song For You
The Carpenters
116. Ray of Light
Madonna
117. Easter
Patti Smith
118. The Wild Heart
Stevie Nicks
119. The Kick Inside
Kate Bush
120. Under the Pink
Tori Amos
121. Red
Taylor Swift
122. New York Tendaberry
Laura Nyro
123. Brenda Lee
Brenda Lee
124. Under Construction
Missy Elliott
125. Rapture
Anita Baker
126. Touch
Eurythmics
127. Mary Wells Sings My Guy
Mary Wells
128. It's My Way
Buffy Saint-Marie
129. Good Girl Gone Bad
Rihanna
130. Warrior
Scandal featuring Patty Smyth
131. Solitude Standing
Suzanne Vega
132. Chelsea Girl
Nico
133. Album
Joan Jett
134. The Hissing of Summer Lawns
Joni Mitchell
135. Luxury Liner
Emmylou Harris
136. All Four One
The Motels
137. Lavern Sings Bessie Smith
Lavern Baker
138. In My Life
Judy Collins
139. Kala- M.I.A.
140. Straight From the Heart
Ann Peebles
141. Wrecking Ball
Emmylou Harris
142. Little Queen
Heart
143. One Day At A Time
Joan Baez
144. The Divine Miss M
Bette Midler
145. A Few Small Repairs
Shawn Colvin
146. Songs In A Minor
Alicia Keys
147. Garbage
Garbage
148. Rid of Me
PJ Harvey
149. Come Away With Me
Norah Jones
150. Teenage Dream
Katy Perry
151. Promise
Sade
152. Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan
153. Phoebe Snow
Phoebe Snow
154. Aaliyah
Aaliyah
155. Let It Loose
Gloria Estefan & the Miami Sound Machine
156. Connie Francis Sings Rock'N'Roll Million Sellers
Connie Francis
157. Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
The Cranberries
158. The Runaways
The Runaways
159. Acoustic Soul
India.Arie
160. Love Deluxe
Sade
161. Carla
Carla Thomas
162. Surfacing
Sarah McLachlan
163. Prisoner In Disguise
Linda Ronstadt
164. Gonna Take A Miracle
Laura Nyro
165. 4
Beyonce
166. Music Box
Mariah Carey
167. Bad Animals
Heart
168. Alannah Myles
Alannah Myles
169. The Songstress
Anita Baker
170. Lyte As A Rock
MC Lyte
171. Dreamer
Patti Labelle & the Bluebells
172. Funky Divas
En Vogue
173. Me Myself I
Joan Armatrading
174. Quiet Fire
Roberta Flack
175. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Dusty Springfield
176. Not A Pretty Girl
Ani DiFranco
177. Happy Nation
Ace of Base
178. Eva by Heart
Eva Cassidy
179. Big Science
Laurie Anderson
180. Physical
Olivia Newton John
181. In Blue
The Corrs
182. This Fire
Paula Cole
183. Tigerlily
Natalie Merchant
184. Wild Gift
X (Exene Cervenka)
185. Vespertine
Björk
186. Music
Carole King
187. Whatever
Aimee Mann
188. Sweet Old World
Lucinda Williams
189. Starchild
Teena Marie
190. Bananarama
Bananarama
191. The Right Stuff
Vanessa Williams
192. Call The Doctor
Sleater-Kinny
193. Broken English
Marianne Faithful
194. Eye to the Telescope
KT Tunstall
195. Ingenue
k.d. lang
196. Mama's Gun
Erykah Badu
197. Last Splash
The Breeders
198. Divinyls
Divinyls
199. Patty Smyth
Patty Smyth
200. 99 Luftballons
Nena
10 Albums With Significant Female Input

Surrealistic Pillow
Jefferson Airplane (Grace Slick)
If You Can Believe Your Eyes & Ears
Mamas & Papas (Cass Elliott & Michelle Phillips)
The B-52s
The B-52s
Tusk
Fleetwood Mac (Stevie Nicks & Christine McVie)
Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac (Stevie Nicks & Christine McVie)
After Bathing at Baxters
Jefferson Airplane (Grace Slick)
Remain In Light
Talking Heads (Tina Weymouth)
Doolittle
The Pixes (Kim Deal)
Sister
Sonic Youth (Kim Gordon)
Daydream Nation
Sonic Youth (Kim Gordon)

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Last Updated: 2014-12-20
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