Apple announces 10 billion songs downloaded from iTunes

February 26th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by BNO News  

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) — Apple Inc. on Thursday announced that over 10 billion songs have been downloaded from the iTunes Store, the world’s most popular online music, TV, and movie store.

The 10 billionth song, “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash, was purchased by Louie Sulcer of Woodstock, Georgia. As the winner of the iTunes Countdown to 10 Billion Songs, Louie will receive a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card. iTunes is the number one music retailer in the world and features the world’s largest music catalog with over 12 million songs.

“We’re grateful to all of our customers for helping us reach this amazing milestone,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services. “We’re proud that iTunes has become the number one music retailer in the world, and selling 10 billion songs is truly staggering.”

The iTunes Store has a catalog of over 12 million songs, over 55,000 TV episodes and over 8,500 movies including over 2,500 in stunning high definition video. With Apple’s legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as iTunes Movie Rentals, integrated podcasting support, the ability to turn previously purchased tracks into albums at a reduced price, and seamless integration with the iPod and iPhone.

Apple reinvented the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and sparked a revolution with personal computers in the 1980s with the Macintosh.

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