Apple's Best of the iTunes Store 2013: 'Duolingo' and 'Disney Animated' Win Top App Honors

Apple has released the 2013 version of its annual iTunes Store awards, which showcases the best music, movies, TV shows, apps, books and podcasts of the year.

Here are some of the noteworthy winners for 2013:

-iPhone App of the Year: Duolingo - Learn Languages for Free
-iPhone Game of the Year: Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption
-iPad App of the Year: Disney Animated
-iPad Game of the Year: Badland

-Best Artist: The 20/20 Experience - The Complete Experience by Justin Timberlake
-Best Album: The Heist by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
-Best Song: Royals by Lorde
-Breakthrough Album: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City by Kendrick Lamar

-Best Fiction: Tenth of December by George Saunders
-Best Nonfiction: One Summer by Bill Bryson
-Best Teen Novel: The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson and Ben McSweeney
-Best Multi-Touch Book: Breaking Bad: Alchemy by Sony Pictures Television

This marks the first year that a language app has won App of the Year, and also marks the first time that an app from Disney has appeared on the annual list. As customary for its end of the year listings, Apple highlights various games and apps from a wide variety of categories, so it's well worth skimming the full list for hidden gems.

Beyond the top-level awards for music, movies, TV shows, apps, books, and podcasts, Apple is featuring a number of other awards and Editors' Choice selections across various genres and categories for the content types.

A list of previous winners are also available here: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Top Rated Comments

iapplelove Avatar
100 months ago
Never heard of the 4 top apps


WHO CARES??? Please give us more news/rumors about Scott Forstall, Apple's CEO-in-waiting once they get the sense to sack Tim Cook the bean counter.

You use the same line over and over and over and over and over and over and over. Please stop recycling your verbal garbage and come up with something new.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Santabean2000 Avatar
100 months ago
That Royals song is beyond annoying.

You don't have to love the song, (I'm picking computer nerds are not her target audience), but at least have some respect for a young female artist who can gather attention for talent rather than getting her clothes off and licking sledgehammers.

Did you know that her music was first released for free? She's an interesting girl, not your usual clichéd factory product popstar.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DanielDD Avatar
100 months ago

-Best Artist: The 20/20 Experience - The Complete Experience ( by Justin Timberlake
-Best Album: The Heist ( by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
-Best Song: Royals ( by Lorde
-Breakthrough Album: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City ( by Kendrick Lamar

I would like to express my condolences to music. RIP!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
weckart Avatar
100 months ago
That Royals song is beyond annoying.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Reason077 Avatar
100 months ago
WHO CARES??? Please give us more news/rumors about Scott Forstall, Apple's CEO-in-waiting once they get the sense to sack Tim Cook the bean counter.
Rumor: Scott Forstall said to be in talks to join Microsoft as SVP of design under new CEO Stephen Elop, with responsibility for both Windows software and Nokia division hardware.

More info here: (//
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
japanime Avatar
100 months ago
If those four selections are what qualify as "Best Music" of the year, then I might as well turn my radio off right now. :p
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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