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Apple’s iTunes Store Serves up 10 Billionth Song

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Apple’s iTunes Store hit a landmark on Wednesday with the download of its 10 billionth song.

A counter on the company’s home page hit the 10 billion mark at 9:43 p.m. GMT — about 6 years and 10 months since the store first opened in the U.S. Back then it was known as the iTunes Music Store and served just music but it has as expanded to include video, TV shows and podcasts.

The customer who snagged the 10 billionth download will receive a US$10,000 iT
Artwork: Chip Taylor
unes gift card from Apple, the company said.

That’s roughly enough money to fill an iPod Touch to capacity with music from the store — a generous gift for any music lover, but not as generous as the package on offer when the store hit its billionth download in 2006. Then Apple offered a similar gift card but also a 20-inch iMac, 10 60GB iPods, and a music-school scholarship set up in the winner’s name.

The most downloaded song of the 10 billion is The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta emotion,” according to a ranking published by Apple. The band’s “Boom Boom Pow” score the number-three song, charitable it two songs in the top 20.

Singing feeling Lady GaGa had the second and sixth positions with “Poker Face” and “Just Dance” and Katy Perry also manage to get two songs in the position, with “I Kissed A Girl” and “Hot N Cold” at position 13 and 15, respectively.
Apple didn’t disclose the figure of downloads per song.

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