iTunes reveals its 2013 highlights and best-sellers


Robin Thicke

iTunes has revealed its highlights of 2013, as well as its top-selling apps, games and music.

Now That's What I Call Music! 85 has been named its best-selling album in 2013, while the single which sold the most was Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke.

The site named London Grammar as the album of the year.

"This is an absolute honour for us, we can't thank iTunes and our fans enough for their support and this recognition," said the band.

They added: "It's been an incredible year and this marks its close on a fantastic high, so thank you so much."

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Other highlights include Daft Punk's Get Lucky as song of the year and Haim were named iTunes' breakthrough artist of the year.

Mojang's Minecraft: Pocket Edition is the number one selling paid iPhone and iPad app of 2013.

Meanwhile, King's Candy Crush Saga is the number one free iPhone and iPad App of 2013 and the number one grossing iPhone and iPad App of 2013.

The Apple website chose language tutor Duolingo as its iPhone app of the year, while Disney animated won the award for iPad.

Ridiculous Fishing is iPhone Game of the Year and Badland is iPad Game of the Year.

Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston

TV programmes featuring in the 2013 editor's choice include Breaking Bad, Broadchurch, The Wrong Mans and Top of the Lake.

The site also chose its film highlights for 2013, which were Gravity, Despicable Me 2, Blackfish and Behind the Candleabra.

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