Calif. – Apple (NASD: AAPL) announced on Thursday
that its iTunes Store sold its ten-billionth song download, the purchaser of
which will receive a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card.
Louie Sulcer, of Woodstock,
Georgia won the promotion when he bought a download of Johnny Cash’s
"Guess Things Happen That Way."
"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."
Apple’s iTunes Store now boasts a catalog of over 12
million songs, over 55,000 TV episodes and over 8,500 movies, including over
2,500 in high-definition video.