The Beatles Cross 5 Million Songs Mark on iTunes; Over A Million Albums Sold
The Beatles have sold more than 5 million songs since making their November 16 iTunes debut, says a spokesman for the online retailer. In that time, the legendary group has also moved more than a million full-length albums.
Says Hudson Square Research analyst Daniel Ernst: "It's a good number [that] does not impact Apple's numbers in any way that's measurable, but still a nice print."
Each of the Beatles’ 13 studio albums, including Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Revolver, The Beatles [The White Album] and Abbey Road, was remastered for digital release and along with the recordings, Apple designed a full album experience including visual features and a mini-documentary about the creation of each album.
Single albums have a download purchase price of $12.99, double albums go for $19.99 and individual songs are $1.29 each. The most popular song download? "Here Comes the Sun," from 1969's Abbey Road, which is the band's top-selling album on iTunes.