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iTunes NZ - The Best of 2013...

19 Dec 13

The Best of 2013 showcases the best home grown and internationally acclaimed music, apps, movies, books, and podcasts of the year.

Honed in to specifically bring you all the top sellers of the year on Apple's iTunes, here's how Kiwis fared during 2013:


• Album of the Year - Lorde, Pure Heroine

• Song of the Year - Get Lucky, Daft Punk

• Artist of the Year - Lorde, Pure Heroine

• Group of the Year - Blackbird, Fat Freddy’s Drop


• Best Thriller - Gravity, Alfonso Cuardon

• Best Independent - Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen

• Best Romance - Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

• Best Kids & Family - Despicable Me 2, Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud


• iPhone App of the Year - Duolingo Learn Languages for Free, Duolingo

• iPhone Game of the Year - Ridiculous Fishing A Tale of Redemption, Vlambeer

• iPad App of the Year - Disney Animated, Disney

• iPad Game of the Year - BADLAND, Frogmind


• Book Book - Burial Rites, Hannah Kent

• Best New Zealand Book - The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton

• Best Non-Fiction - Who Killed Scott Guy?, Mike White

• Best Breakout Book - Saving Wishes, GJ Walker-Smith


• Best Classic Audio Podcast - TOFOP, Will Anderson and Charlie Clausen

• Best Classic Video Podcast - Good Game, ABC TV

• Best New Audio Podcast - Welcome to Night Vale, Commonplace Books

• Best New Video Podcast - BrainStuff, TestTube

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