News that Matters
Friday July 25th 2014

On Sale:

Follow the Blog


Year In Pop: Top Sellers In Music, Film and Books


Best Selling Albums (Source: Billboard Top 200 Albums of 2013)

•    The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake
•    Red, Taylor Swift
•    Take Me Home, One Direction
•    Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno Mars
•    Babel, Mumford & Sons
•    Night Visions, Imagine Dragons
•    Here’s to the Good Times, Florida Georgia Line
•    The Truth About Love, P!nk
•    Crash My Party, Luke Bryan
•    Unapologetic, Rihanna

Highest Grossing Tours (Source: Billboard Top 25 Tours of 2013)
•    Bon Jovi, $205 million
•    Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque Du Soleil, $157 million
•    P!nk, $147.9 million
•    Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, $147.6 million
•    Rihanna, $137 million
•    The Rolling Stones, $126 million
•    Taylor Swift, $115 million
•    Beyoncé , $104 million
•    Depeche Mode, $99 million
•    Kenny Chesney, $90 million

Biggest Songs (Source: Billboard Hot 100 Songs of 2013)
•    Thrift Shop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz the Heist
•    Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke featuring T.I. + Pharrell
•    Radioactive, Imagine Dragons
•    Harlem Shake, Baauer
•    Can’t Hold Us, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton
•    Mirrors, Justin Timberlake
•    Just Give Me a Reason, P!nk featuring Nate Ruess
•    When I Was Your Man, Bruno Mars
•    Cruise, Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly
•    Roar, Katy Perry


Top Grossing Films in North America in 2013 (Source:
•    Iron Man 3 (Disney)
•    Despicable Me (Universal)
•    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)
•    Man of Steel (Warner Bros.)
•    Monsters University (Disney)
•    Gravity (Warner Bros.)
•    Fast & Furious 6 (Universal)
•    Oz: The Great and Powerful (Disney)
•    Star Trek Into Darkness (Paramount)
•    World War Z (Paramount)


Amazon’s Top 10 Best Sellers of 2013 (as of Dec. 20)
•    Strengths Finder 2.0, Tom Rath
•    Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg
•    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8, Jeff Kinney
•    Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans, Rush Limbaugh
•    Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence, Sarah Young
•    Inferno, Dan Brown
•    The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus, Book 4), Rick Riordan
•    The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
•    Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into the Afterlife, Eben Alexander
•    Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics, Charles Krauthammer