Amazon Announces the Best of Music, Movies and TV this Year, So Far

  Amazon Announces the Best of Music, Movies and TV this Year, So Far

 Amazon’s Best Music of the Year, to Date, Features Daft Punk, Cold War Kids,
             Justin Timberlake, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix and more

 The Best Movies & TV Picks of 2013 So Far, Include Argo, Skyfall, Monsters,
              Inc., Breaking Bad and Downton Abbey, among others

Business Wire

SEATTLE -- July 16, 2013

(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon.com today announced its retrospective look at the Best
Music and Best Movies & TV since the start of 2013. Compiled from best-selling
rankings, curated editor picks and spotlight selections, the lists showcase
the variety of blockbuster, hit-making and buzz-worthy entertainment that
became available on Amazon.com the first half of this year.

Movie and TV selections from the first six months of 2013 highlight
blockbuster theatrical releases including Argo, A Good Day to Die Hard, Django
Unchained and Skyfall to family-fun films such as Rise of the Guardians,
Wreck-it Ralph and Frankenweenie, among others,  while TV picks include Game
of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Falling Skies and The Bible: The Epic
Miniseries.

Hot music—across MP3, CD and Vinyl—from January to June 2013 ranges from Daft
Punk’s electronic dance album to Cold War Kids’ punk rock beats, Justin
Timberlake’s mainstream and new jazz-pop sound, country hit-maker Kacey
Musgraves, as well as entries from Tegan & Sara, Vampire Weekend, David Bowie,
and Phoenix, among others.

“Whether music, movies or TV, our mid-year lists highlight the diversity we
see every day at Amazon,” stated Sarah Wood, head of U.S. entertainment, 
Amazon.com. “Our customers continue to take advantage of our broad selection
of both digital and physical entertainment choices while our editors,
well-versed in their specific categories, consistently provide a mix of top
choices from mainstream artists and blockbuster films to under-the-radar and
genre specific entertainment helping spur new discovery for customers.”


Movie & TV Picks

Best-Selling Movies                           Best-Selling Kids & Family
                                               Movies
1. A Good Day to Die Hard                      1. Monsters, Inc.
2. Django Unchained                            2. LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC
                                               Super Heroes Unite
3. Skyfall                                     3. Wreck-it Ralph
4. Lincoln                                     4. Escape from Planet Earth
5. Life of Pi                                  5. Mulan / Mulan II
                                               
Best-Selling TV Shows                          Amazon Picks: Movies & TV
1. Game of Thrones: The Complete Second        1. Searching for Sugar Man
Season
2. True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season       2. The Men Who Built America
3. Dexter: The Seventh Season                  3. The Intouchables
4. The Bible: The Epic Miniseries              4. The Rolling Stones:
                                               Crossfire Hurricane
5. Breaking Bad: The Fifth Season              5. Bully

For the entire Best Movies & TV of 2013, So Far list including more
best-selling and editor choices as well as new to Blu-ray, and more visit
www.amazon.com/bestofmovies&tv.

Music Picks

Best-Selling MP3 Albums                        Best-Selling CDS
1. Tegan & Sara, Heartthrob                    1. Justin Timberlake, 20/20
                                               Experience
2. Various Artists, Big Mozart Box             2. Michael Bublé, To Be Loved
3. Various Artists, 100 Must-Have Movie        3. Daft Punk, Random Access
Classics, Vol. 2                               Memories
4. Justin Timberlake, 20/20 Experience         4. Josh Groban, All That Echoes
5. Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of         5. David Bowie, The Next Day
the City
                                               
Best-Selling Vinyl                             Amazon Picks: Albums (CD & MP3)
1. Daft Punk, Random Access Memories           1. Daft Punk, Random Access
                                               Memories
2. Justin Timberlake, 20/20 Experience         2. Vampire Weekend, Modern
                                               Vampires of the City
3. Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of         3. Justin Timberlake, 20/20
the City                                       Experience
4. David Bowie, The Next Day                   4. Phoenix, Bankrupt
5. The National, Trouble Will Find Me          5. Tegan & Sara, Heartthrob

For the entire Best Music of 2013, So Far list including best-selling and
editor chosen songs and spotlight artists visit www.amazon.com/bestofmusic.


About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened
on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection.
Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where
customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and
endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and
other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in
categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads;
Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel,
Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto &
Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with
access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end
technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of
business. Kindle Paperwhite is the most-advanced e-reader ever constructed
with 62% more pixels and 25% increased contrast, a patented built-in front
light for reading in all lighting conditions, extra-long battery life, and a
thin and light design. The new latest generation Kindle, the lightest and
smallest Kindle, now features new, improved fonts and faster page turns.
Kindle Fire HD features a stunning custom high-definition display, exclusive
Dolby audio with dual stereo speakers, high-end, laptop-grade Wi-Fi with
dual-band support, dual-antennas and MIMO for faster streaming and downloads,
enough storage for HD content, and the latest generation processor and
graphics engine—and it is available in two display sizes—7” and 8.9”. The
large-screen Kindle Fire HD is also available with 4G wireless, and comes with
a groundbreaking $49.99 introductory 4G LTE data package. The all-new Kindle
Fire features a 20% faster processor, 40% faster performance, twice the
memory, and longer battery life.

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Forward-Looking Statements

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Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from
management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and
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could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent
Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

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