Adele's '25,' 'Uptown Funk' top iTunes end of year lists

By Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 9, 2015 at 12:40 p.m.


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NEW YORK (AP) — To no one's surprise, Adele's "25" is the best-selling album on iTunes for 2015.

Apple announced Wednesday that Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" was the year's biggest single, while Adele's "Hello" is sixth on the songs list.

Ed Sheeran's "Thinking out Loud," Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again," Maroon 5's "Sugar," and "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon ranked second through fifth, respectively.

Coincidently, "Uptown Funk" and "Thinking out Loud" earned Grammy nominations for record of the year on Monday, while "Thinking out Loud" and "See You Again" will compete for song of the year.

Drake's "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" was second behind "25" on the albums list. Drake's album with fellow rapper-singer Future, "What a Time to Be Alive," ranked sixth.

Taylor Swift's "1989," the "Fifty Shades of Grey" soundtrack and Justin Bieber's "Purpose" rounded out the Top 5.

The Weeknd earned three songs in the Top 20 with "Earned It" (No.9), "Can't Feel My Face" (No.11) and "The Hills" (No.15). Swift's "Blank Space" and "Style" came in at Nos. 18 and 20, respectively.

"Star Wars Digital Collection" was the top movie on iTunes, while season five of "Game of Thrones" led in TV shows.

The top non-fiction book was "American Sniper," and Paula Hawkins' "The Girl on the Train" was No.1 for both fiction and audiobooks.

The leading free iPhone and iPad apps were "Trivia Check" and "Crossy Road — Endless Arcade Hopper," respectively. The top paid iPhone and iPad apps were "Heads Up!" and "Minecraft: Pocket Edition."

And the year's top podcast on iTunes was "Fresh Air" followed by "Serial."

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