Apple today announced that music fans have purchased and downloaded over 10 billion songs from the iTunes Store.
The 10 billionth song, "Guess Things Happen That Way" by Johnny Cash, was purchased by Louie Sulcer of Woodstock, Georgia. As the winner of the iTunes Countdown to 10 Billion Songs, Louie will receive a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card.
"We’re grateful to all of our customers for helping us reach this amazing milestone," said Eddy Cue, Apple’s VP 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."
The iTunes Store has a catalog of more than 12 million songs, over 55,000 TV episodes and more than 8,500 movies including more than 2,500 in high definition video.