‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ Named No. 1 Album Of All-Time By Apple Music

Apple Music’s 100 Best Albums list today named its top 10 albums of all-time, with The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill crowned No. 1.

“This is my award,” Hill said to Apple Music, “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.”

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Last year was the album’s 25th anniversary, and its success was overwhelming upon release. It won five Grammys, three American Music Awards, and a Billboard, Soul Train and MTV Video Music Award while selling 30 million copies since its bow.

But instead of capitalizing on it, Hill became one of music’s biggest enigmas. Her output diminished after an MTV Unplugged follow-up acoustic album, reverting to sporadic singles and rare appearances.

Apple Music’s 100 Best Albums was created by a group of artists, songwriters, producers, and industry professionals, along with Apple Music staff. The list is billed as an editorial statement, fully independent of any streaming numbers on Apple Music.

Other albums in the Apple top 10:

10) Beyoncé, Lemonade

9) Nirvana, Nevermind

8) Amy Winehouse, Back to Black

7) Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city

6) Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life

5) Frank Ocean, Blonde

4) Prince & The Revolution, Purple Rain

3) The Beatles, Abbey Road

2) Michael Jackson, Thriller

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