Media

Apple releases top iTunes albums, songs, movies, TV shows, and books for 2012

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Hot on the heels of the top apps on iPhone and iPad, Apple has released the top media sellers on the iTunes formerly just-music store, including the top albums, best blockbuster movies, and top-selling TV shows for 2012.

It turns out that Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe is the top track of 2012, while the 50 Shades empire continues to grow as it takes all three top spots in books. Adele get the nod for top album of 2012 with 21, and The Hunger Games was the best-selling movie of 2012 on iTunes.

Here are all the details:

Music

Best Artists: Frank Ocean, Channel ORANGE
Best Album: Grizzly Bear, Shields
Best Song: Fun. featuring Janelle Monae, We Are Young
Breakthrough Album: The Lumineers, The Lumineers

Top Albums:

  1. Adele, 21
  2. Taylor Swift, Red
  3. Mumford & Sons, Babel
  4. One Direction Up All Night
  5. Fun., Some Nights
  6. Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More
  7. The Lumineers, The Lumineers
  8. John Mayer, Born and Raised
  9. Maroon 5, Overexposed
  10. Jason Aldean, Night Train

Top Tracks:

  1. Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe
  2. Gotye, Somebody That I Used to Know
  3. Fun. We Are Young
  4. Maroon 5, Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
  5. Nicki Minaj, Starships
  6. One Direction, What Makes You Beautiful
  7. Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
  8. Fun., Some Nights
  9. Flo Rida, Whistle
  10. Flo Rida, Wild Ones (feat. Sia)

Movies

Best Blockbuster: The Avengers
Best Director: Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson
Best Discovery: Beasts of the Southern Wild
Best Star-Making Performance: The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence

Best Selling Movies:

  1. The Hunger Games
  2. 21 Jump Street
  3. Moneyball
  4. The Avengers
  5. Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol
  6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
  7. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  8. The Descendants
  9. This Means War
  10. The Grey

TV Shows

Best Show: Breaking Bad, Season 5
Best Episode: The Weekend, Homeland Season 1
Best Debut: Girls, Season 1
Best Cast: Happy Endings, Season 3

Top Episodes:

  1. Seed The Walking Dead, Season 3
  2. Live Free or Die Breaking Bad, Season 5
  3. Episode 1 Downton Abbey, Season 2
  4. Tea Leaves Mad Men, Season 5
  5. iGo One Direction iCarly Vol 6
  6. Sovereign Sons of Anarchy, Season 5
  7. It Happened “That NIght” Pretty LIttle Liars, Season 3
  8. Michael Glee, Season 3
  9. Welcome to Briarcliff  American Horror Story, Asylum, Season 2
  10. Pilot/Ernest Cobb Alcatraz, Season 1

Top Paid Seasons & Season Passes:

  1. Downton Abbey, Season 2
  2. Walking Dead, Season 3
  3. Breaking Bad, Season 5
  4. Mad Men, Season 5
  5. Homeland, Season 1
  6. Sons of Anarchy, Season 4
  7. Game of Thrones, Season 1
  8. Revenge, Season 1
  9. How I Met Your Mother, Season 7
  10. Sherlock, Series 2

Books

Best Novel: The Dog Stars, Peter Heller
Best Nonfiction: Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo
Best Young Adult Novel: The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
Best Multi-Touch Books: Fashion, DK Publishing

Top Free Books:

  1. The Beatles Yellow Submarine, The Beatles
  2. 100 Quotations to make you think!, Wolfgang Riebe
  3. The Art of War, Sun Tzu
  4. The Time Machine, H.G. Wells
  5. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  6. E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Morgan Ryan, Gael McGill, Edward O. Wilson
  7. Baby Animals, Snapshot Picture Library
  8. The Ugly Duckling, Hans Christian Andersen
  9. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan €Doyle
  10. 101 best jokes, Various Authors

Top Paid Fiction:

  1. Fifty Shades of Grey, E L James
  2. Fifty Shades Darker, E L James
  3. Fifty Shades Freed E L James
  4. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
  5. Bared to You, Sylvia Day
  6. The Lucky One, Nicholas Sparks
  7. Kill Shot Vince Flynn
  8. Reflected in You, Sylvia Day
  9. The Innocent David Baldacci
  10. The Racketeer John Grisham

Top Paid Nonfiction:

  1. No Easy Day, Mark Owen,Kevin Maurer
  2. Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson
  3. Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand
  4. Killing Lincoln, Martin Dugard,Bill O’Reilly
  5. American Sniper, Scott Mcewen,Jim DeFelice,Chris Kyle
  6. Killing Kennedy, Martin Dugard,Bill O’Reilly
  7. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey
  8. Wild, Cheryl Strayed
  9. The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg
  10. Heaven is for Real, Todd Burpo,Lynn Vincent

Top Paid Audiobooks:

  1. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  2. Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  3. Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, E L James
  4. Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  5. Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, E L James
  6. Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, E L James
  7. Bossypants, Tina Fey
  8. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Unabridged), Seth Grahame-Smith
  9. Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson
  10. Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever, Martin Dugard,Bill O’Reilly