Beatles sells 5 million songs on iTunes

17 Jan

On November 16th G&C announced Beatles’ music collection was available on iTunes. Two months on, an iTunes representative can happily announce that more than 5 million songs and 1 million albums have been downloaded to date.

The Fab Four managed to sell 2 million of those songs and 450,000 albums in the first week alone! The Associated Press reports that the current best-selling Beatles album in the U.S. is Abbey Road, while the top song is “Here Comes the Sun.”

The Beatles 13 remastered studio albums, the two-volume “Past Masters” compilation and the “Red” and “Blue” collections are only available for digital download on iTunes worldwide. iTunes also has the exclusive rights to a special digital edition of the “Beatles Box Set” featuring the “Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964” concert film.

“We’re really excited to bring the Beatles’ music to iTunes,” said Sir Paul McCartney at the November launch. “It’s fantastic to see the songs we originally released on vinyl receive as much love in the digital world as they did the first time around.”

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