Apple sells two million Beatles songs in first week on iTunes

10:10, November 24, 2010      

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More than 450,000 Beatles albums and two million individual songs were sold worldwide in the first week after the band's music went on sale on Apple Inc.'s iTunes online music store, US media reported on Tuesday.

In the United States, Beatles album sales totaled 119,000 units while individual digital track sales reached 1.4 million, the Billboard magazine reported on its website, citing industry sources.

The best-selling Beatles album in the US was "Abbey Road" and best-selling song was "Here Comes the Sun," the report said.

The Beatles catalog was available for purchase and download on iTunes for the first time on Nov. 16, ending years of negotiations between Apple, Beatles' recording label EMI and the band's management company.

The overall sales of Beatles music in the US were in part helped by Apple's extensive marketing campaign, including prominent homepage placement on iTunes and TV advertisement aired during some prime-time programming, according to the Billboard report.

Source: Xinhua

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