As the music industry continues to pump out Best of 2013 lists that will not take the full Christmas season into account, iTunes releses their Best of 2013. In the music category, Justin Timberlake is Artist of the Year. He also has the top selling album, "The 20/20 Experience," with Beyoncé's "Beyoncé" in second place. I'm just working off iTunes so who knows if they'll update this listing but I'm very curious about how Beyoncé will close out the year.
With the surprise release of Beyoncé on iTunes breaking records out the gate one has to wonder what happens when those iTunes gift cards are unleashed from Christmas stockings. Be that as it may, iTunes brings you their Best of 2013 which will open in iTunes.
iTunes Best of 2013 in Music
Artist of the Year - Justin Timberlake
Album of the Year - The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Song of the Year - Royals, Lorde
Breakthrough Artist - Kendrick Lamar
Top Selling Album - The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake
Top Selling Song - Thrift Shop ft. Wanz, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
iTunes' Best of 2013 also includes lists of Best Albums and Best Songs in a variety of genres, top selling albums and songs and iTunes Radio's Best of 2013 in multiple genres.
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