iTunes Releases Their Top-Selling Paid Downloads for 2016

‘Tis the time of year for lists. Apple has just issued their lists of the best-selling paid downloads on iTunes. Let’s start with individual tracks.

  1. Drake – “One Dance” (feat. Wizkid & Kyla)
  2. Lukas Graham – “7 Years”
  3. Mike Posner – “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” (Seeb Remix)
  4. Twenty one pilots – “Stressed Out”
  5. Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”
  6. Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop the Feeling”
  7. Sia – “Cheap Thrills” (feat. Sean Paul)
  8. Flo Rida – “My House”
  9. The Chainsmokers – “Closer” (feat. Halsey)
  10. Calvin Harris – “This is What You Came For” (feat. Rihanna)

Here are the top-selling albums on iTunes.

  1. Drake – Views
  2. Justin Bieber – Purpose (deluxe)
  3. Adele – 25
  4. Rihanna – Anti (deluxe)
  5. Twenty one pilots – Blurryface
  6. The Lumineers – Cleopatra (deluxe)
  7. The Tragically Hip – Yer Favourites
  8. Frank Ocean – Blonde
  9. Sia – This is Acting
  10. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness

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