Amazon has released the best selling albums and songs of all time on the service. Heartthrob by Tegan & Sara is this year's best-selling mp3 album, with Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend coming in second. Fun. has the 6th best selling mp3 album of all time on the service, and the third best selling mp3 of all time with "We Are Young" and the tenth with "Some Nights."
Amazon.co.uk has released a pretty cool infographic analyzing vinyl tastes, trends, and sales from the last few years - check it out in the replies. Some notable stats: Daft Punk's Random Access Memories is not only Amazon.co.uk's vinyl best-seller of 2013, but their best-seller since 1999. Also, rock music accounted for 55.6% of vinyl listening in 2012, compared to 44.3% in 2004; dance music saw the most drastic drop, falling from 18.9% of all vinyl to 3.9%. Interesting stuff.
Amazon has many albums on sale for $2.99, including music from Justin Timberlake, The Clash, Rage Against the Machine, Nas, Modest Mouse, Michael Jackson, MGMT, Outkast, The Fray, John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen, Tenacious D and more.
Amazon has introduced a new service called Amazon AutoRip, which automatically gives customers free MP3 versions of any CDs they’ve purchased from Amazon since the launch of its Music Store back in 1998.
Amazon MP3 is selling 20 albums for $.99 - $1.99 each today only. Artists with eligible music include Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Lana Del Rey, Imagine Dragons, Rihanna, No Doubt, Carly Rae Jepsen and more.
Need some more Christmas music in your life this holiday season? The Essential NOW That's What I Call Christmas, which features everyone from John Lennon and Elvis Presley to The Jackson 5 and The Beach Boys, is on sale for 99 cents from Amazon MP3.