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Amazon announce best-selling music, tv and movies this year so far


The UK’s most popular retail website, has announced its reflective look at the best music and best movies & TV since the beginning of 2013.

The online retailing giant recently announced a sales increase of 39 per cent to $4.25 billion for the first quarter and will publish its Q2 sales on July 25 via a webcast on its official website.

The 23rd James Bond film Skyfall could only manage third place behind Django Unchained and A Good Day to Die Hard, with the Bruce Willis flick top of the charts so far. But leading company Verdict Research told Retail Gazette that it predicted Skyfall would end the year as most popular film.

Game of Thrones is the most purchased TV show; the sixth time Emmy winning show beating off stiff competition from True Blood, Dexter and Breaking Bad.

The musical spectrum, which features best-selling MP3 albums, CD’s, Vinyl and selections from Amazon picks was dominated by Daft Punk’s fourth studio album, Random Access Memories, which is the best selling vinyl record and Amazon pick so far this year. Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20-20 Experience’ is the best selling CD whilst Tegan and Sarah’s Heartthrob is the most downloaded album.

David Bowie’s first studio in a decade ‘The Next Day’ ensured a top five place in the best-selling vinyl list and ‘Modern Vampires of the City’ by experimental indie band Vampire Weekend is listed in the top three of the four music categories.

Published on Wednesday 17 July by Editorial Assistant

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