Robin Thicke has triumphed in the iTunes end of year charts, with his monster single 'Blurred Lines' being named as the online store's best-selling of 2013 in the UK while the 'Now That's What I Call Music! 85' compilation has been named as the biggest selling album.
36-year-old Robin's collaboration with Pharrell Williams and T.I. spent several weeks at the top of singles charts around the world this year, so it's no surprise that the single has been named as iTunes' highest-selling track of 2013.
'Blurred Lines' is iTunes best-selling single of 2013 (Bizu/WENN)
The sexy track beat off tough competition from a number of artists to top the chart and Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' was the second biggest-seller of 2013, while 'Get Lucky' by Daft Punk took third place. However, despite being beaten in terms of sales, the French DJs' track has taken the crown as the iTunes Song Of The Year.
Both Thicke's song and 'Get Lucky' also feature on iTunes' best-selling album of the year, the 'Now That's What I Call Music! 85' compilation. The bumper 'Now...!' collection includes plenty of this year's hottest releases, including offerings from the likes of One Direction, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake.
In a separate chart reserved for artist albums, Bastille's debut 'Bad Blood' comes out on top, followed by Emeli Sande's 'Our Version Of Events' in second and Arctic Monkey's September release 'AM' in third place.
London Grammar's debut 'If You Wait' has been named as the iTunes Album of the Year and band members Hannah Reid, Dot Major and Dan Rothman are understandably delighted to win the prize. “This is an absolute honour for us, we can’t thank iTunes and our fans enough for their support and this recognition,” the band said.
“It’s been an incredible year and this marks its close on a fantastic high, so thank you so much.”
California sisters Haim have been named as the Breakthrough Artist Of The Year following their chart-topping debut 'Through The Wire', which beat Justin Timberlake to the number one spot in the UK singles chart in September.
The 'Now...' compilation features 44 tracks (Twitter/NowMusic)
'Blurred Lines' shot to the top of singles charts on both sides of the Atlantic back in March selling over six million copies in Thicke's native US and going double-Platinum in the UK. However, the hit track wasn't without its controversies and the x-rated video featuring topless models received criticism from a number of feminist groups.
Robin has also picked up three nominations for the 2014 Grammy Awards, receiving nods for the single in the the Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo categories, as well as a Best Pop Vocal Album nomination for the record of the same name.