What were top sellers on iTunes in 2014?
What were top sellers on iTunes in 2014? Singer Pharrell Williams performs his hit song "Happy" at the Walmart annual shareholders meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas (Reuters)
What were top sellers on iTunes in 2014?
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The soundtrack for "Frozen" and Pharrell's viral "Happy" are the year's top-selling album and song on iTunes.

Apple announced that Taylor Swift's "1989," just released in October, is behind "Frozen." Rounding out the top 5 albums are Coldplay's "Ghost Stories," Sam Smith's "In the Lonely Hour" and the "Guardians of the Galaxy" soundtrack.

"Frozen" is the year's best-selling movie. Season three of "Game of Thrones" is the top TV show.

The top paid and free apps for the iPhone are Heads Up! and Facebook Messenger. The top paid and free apps for the iPad are Minecraft Pocket Edition and YouTube.

John Green's 2012 novel, "The Fault in Our Stars," which had a film adaption this year, is the top fiction book. "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt" and "Private" are No. 1 for non-fiction and free books, respectively.

Apple also released an editorial list, naming Swift's "1989" best album of the year. Beyonce earned top overall artist and Azalea's "Fancy" best song.

Critical thinking challenge: Why did the author write These awards are in Apple's opinion?

Source URL: https://www.tweentribune.com/article/tween56/what-were-top-sellers-itunes-2014/

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  • MiloW-4
    12/18/2014 - 03:55 p.m.

    This article shows the top things of 2014. This article shows what have made it to the top of the charts of 2014. This is interesting because it is amazing how simple things can become so popular in our community and around the world.

  • ChaseG-5
    12/18/2014 - 04:31 p.m.

    Many awards were given out to the best sellers on iTunes. Beyonce won best overall artist and Fancy won best song of the year. The Fault in Our Stars won best fiction book. Taylor Swift's album, 1989, won best album of the year. Frozen was the best selling movie of the year. I think that it is cool that they recognize these amazing people for what they do best. I also think that iTunes is the best source to download anything you want.

  • AugustH-5
    12/18/2014 - 04:39 p.m.

    Itunes app store has a wide variety of music, apps, books, and movies. Here are some of the top sellers. The top selling albums are the soundtrack from "Frozen" and "Happy". The best movies and TV shows are "Frozen" the movie and season three of "The Game Thrones". The top apps are Heads Up and Facebook messenger. The top free book for the app store is "The fault in Our Stars". I have seen a lot of all the things that were listed in the article and was not suprised to see what made the top song on the app store.

  • LaurenT-5
    12/18/2014 - 04:40 p.m.

    Now that the year is coming to an end, Apple has been announcing the top hits, albums, and books in Itunes. The song "Happy" is the top selling song, a sensation that got every ones attention. Just like the movie, Frozen got a whole lot of fans and got it's soundtrack to #1 on the top selling albums list, and even to #1 movie. Although Taylor Swift's 1989 album got a lot of hits, she was still behind Frozen. The Head's Up game created by Ellen DeGeneres got a whole lot of love and made it to #1. The teenage story "The Fault in our Stars" made it to top fictional book. I think it is amazing how people can get their music or movies or book to #1 on the charts.

  • WilliamB-5
    12/18/2014 - 04:48 p.m.

    This article is about 2014's most-selling digital songs, movies, or TV shows on iTunes. The movie frozen is this years best selling movie physically, and digitally on iTunes. Taylor Swifts new album 1989 follows frozen in the list as the most popular album of the year. I go on iTunes everyday and have noticed the popularity of 1989 and Frozen and it amazes me how fast it sells on the internet. Even though taylor had the best album, the most top overall artist was Queen B "Beyonce" which makes me very happy since she is my favorite artist.

  • SomaraLTeal
    12/18/2014 - 05:33 p.m.

    I really love to listen to Frozen soundtrack and Coldplay's "Ghost Stories". I had no doubt that Happy by Pharrell Williams would be in the top five.

    • ggman8865
      12/18/2014 - 07:44 p.m.

      I like the song but I didn't know that Happy could be in the top 5. That is great for Pharrell Willams in his career.

  • AustinBTurqoise
    12/18/2014 - 05:38 p.m.

    I think this is really interesting and this is really cool and really good and stuff I really like pharrels happy
    I sometimes i like to listen frozen Let It Go

  • TannerH-Bla
    12/18/2014 - 07:26 p.m.

    (1) I read the article What are the top sell on iTunes in 2014.(2) I don't understand why they say all of this stuff when the year is not even over yet.

  • StephanieS-3
    12/18/2014 - 07:40 p.m.

    The top two songs on iTunes this year have probably been predictable- "Happy" and the "Frozen" soundtrack. Pharrell, the artist of Happy, also shares his fame with Taylor Swift, artist of "1989". Heads Up! and Facebook Messenger are the top paid and free apps on iTunes. "The Fault in our Stars" is the top fiction book with its film adaptation. Beyonce and Iggy Azalea have earned top overall artist and best song. I am happy for all of these artists who got these awards. I like a lot of these artists.

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