Song of the year and other BIG News in Music & Apps this week!

Beyonce’s surprise exclusive release on iTunes this week sold an unprecedented 828, 773 albums in its first three days as well as breaking the US sales record in the first week with 617,213 sold.

Now iTunes has just announced the Best of 2013! Here are the Top 10 lists…

MUSIC:

Canadian Artist of the Year: The Hurry and the Harm (Deluxe Version), City and Colour

Album of the Year:  Trouble Will Find Me, The National

Song of the Year: “Get Lucky (feat Pharrell Williams), Daft Punk

Breakthrough Album: Pure Heroine, Lorde

TOP SELLING ALBUMS:

The Lumineers album cover1. The Lumineers, The Lumineers

2. The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem

3. Night Visions (Deluxe), Imagine Dragons

4. Babel (Deluxe Version), Mumford & Sons

5. Random Access Memories, Daft Punk

6. The 20/20 Experience (The Deluxe Version), Justin Timberlake

7. The Heist (Deluxe Edition), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

8. Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno Mars

9. Magna Carta…Holy Grail, JAY Z

10. Pure Heroine, Lorde

TOP SELLING SONGS:

Blurred LInes Cover1. Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell), Robin Thicke

2. Wake Me Up, Avicii

3. Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko), Rihanna

4. Roar, Katy Perry

5. Royals, Lorde

6. When I Was Your Man, Bruno Mars

7. Inner Ninja (feat. David Myles), Classified

8. We Can’t Stop, Miley Cyrus

9. Feed This Moment (feat. Christina Aguilera), Pitbull

10. Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams), Daft Punk

APPS:

iPhone App of the Year: Duolingo – Learn Languages for Free, Duolingo

iPhone Game of the Year: Ridiculous Fishing – A Tale of Redemption, Vlambeer

iPad App of the Year: Disney Animated, Disney

iPad Game of the Year: BADLAND, Frogmind

MOVIES:

Gravity_PosterBest Movie of the Year: Gravity

Best Director: 12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen

Best Triple Threat: Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Best Indie Breakout: The Way, Way Back

Best Selling Movies:

1. Skyfall

2. Silver Linings Playbook

3. Pitch Perfect

4. Star Trek Into Darkness

5. Django Unchained

6. Argo

7. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

8. Wreck-It Ralph

9. Iron Man 3

10. World War Z (Extended Cut)

TV SHOWS:

Breaking  Bad, Final SeasonBest Series Finale: Breaking Bad, Final Season

Best Breakthrough:  Scandal, S3

Best Fantasy: Game of Thrones S3

Best Animated Comedy: Archer, S4

TOP SEASONS:

1. Breaking Bad, Final Season

2. Game of Thrones, S2

3. Homeland, S2

4. Mad Men, S6

5. Sons of Anarchy, S6

6. The Walking Dead, S4

7. Downtown Abbey, S3

8. Suits, S3

9. Girls, S2

10. Justified, S4

 

Anything you’re surprised about? What were your favourites???

 

Sonya is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of AZNmodern.com. She is also a well-established contributing lifestyle writer to other sites and magazines sharing her passion for arts & culture, fashion, beauty, travel and food. Sonya is based in Toronto, Canada. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @theculturepearl

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