Both iTunes Canada and streaming service Rdio released their year-end lists of top albums and tracks with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Jay Z, Bruno Mars and Drake having their music appear often.
According to Rdio, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were atop the Top Global Albums and Top Canada Albums list for "The Heist" while the song "Can't Hold Us" featuring Ray Dalton was number one on the Top Global Tracks and Top Canada Tracks. "Can't Hold Us" also ended up number three on the Top US Tracks with "Thrift Shop" and "Same Love" ending up on the same list in seventh and tenth, respectively. "Same Love" reached sixth on the Top Canada Tracks while on the iTunes Canada list deluxe edition of "The Heist" claimed the seventh spot.
Jay Z also features prominently in the lists as "Magna Carta...Holy Grail" was ninth on iTunes Canada Top Selling Albums. As for the Rdio side, the record was fourth in Top Global Albums, fifth in Top Canada Albums and second in Top US Albums. Meanwhile his song "Holy Grail" was the Top US Tracks and seventh on Top Canada Tracks.
Drake made a good dent on the Rdio charts also, with "Nothing Was The Same (Deluxe)" third on Top Global Albums and number one on Top US Albums while "Take Care (Deluxe Version)" took the eighth spot. The Top US Albums list was rounded off by The Weeknd's "Trilogy" in tenth. Meanwhile, Lights rendition of Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home" will appear on a Rdio Covers 2013 compilation as well as a cover of Arcade Fire's "Reflektor" by Echosmith.
In terms of other Canadian representation, no Canadian cracked iTunes Canada's Top Selling Albums list but Classified's "Inner Ninja" featuring David Myles was the seventh top-selling song. iTunes Canada also named City and Colour Canadian Artist of the Year for "The Hurry and The Harm (Deluxe Version)."
Bruno Mars' "Unorthodox Jukebox" was eighth on iTunes Canada Top Selling Albums and repeatedly on Rdio's lists reaching the Top Global Albums (second), Top Canada Albums (seventh) and Top US Albums (fourth). Meanwhile, Mars' song "When I Was Your Man" was number six on iTunes Canada's Top Selling Songs, Rdio's Top Global Tracks (second), Top Canada Tracks (tenth) and Top US Tracks (fifth). His song "Treasure" also ended up on Rdio's Top US Tracks (eighth) and Top Global Tracks (sixth).
The Lumineers were number one on iTunes Canada Top Selling Albums for their self-titled release, edging out Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP2" and Imagine Dragons' "Night Visions" which took second and third, respectively. It was second on Rdio's Top Canada Albums while the band's signature tune "Ho Hey" placed second on Top Canada Tracks.
Elsewhere, a few other songs made multiple lists, especially Robin Thick's "Blurred Lines" which was the Top Selling Song on iTunes Canada, seventh on Rdio's Top Global Tracks, third on Top Canada Tracks. "We Can't Stop" by Miley Cyrus was eighth on iTunes Canada's Top Selling Songs while cracking Rdio's Top Global Tracks (third), Top Canada Tracks (fourth) and Top US Tracks (fourth).
iTunes Canada also deemed Lorde's "Pure Heroine" as its Breakthrough Album and Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" with Pharrell Williams as the Song of the Year. Album of the Year honors went to The National's highly acclaimed "Trouble Will Find Me." The group also announced via a Facebook post the album was deemed to be Album of the Year by CBC/Radio-Canada. "Thanks for the love Canada!" the band wrote.
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