UPDATE: iTunes Music Hits 10 Billion Downloads!

10 billion iTunes Store music downloads

UPDATE: And the winner is... Louie Sulcer of Woodstock, Georgia who downloaded song number 10 billion -- “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash! Congrats! iTunes (and Internet Services) VP Eddie Cue had this to say:

“We’re grateful to all of our customers for helping us reach this amazing milestone We’re proud that iTunes has become the number one music retailer in the world, and selling 10 billion songs is truly staggering.”

ORIGINAL: So the contest is done and we're waiting to see who won Apple's 10 Billion iTunes Music download $10,000 iTunes gift card.

We'll update as soon as they announce a winner, but in the meantime if you bought anything today in an attempt to get in on the action, let us know what it was. We're always looking for some good tune recommendations!

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Rene Ritchie

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UPDATE: iTunes Music Hits 10 Billion Downloads!


I cant believe Black Eyed Peas has not just one, but two, songs in the Tops Songs Downloaded. Forshame on any/everone who contributed to those sales.

I have too many songs from iTunes I can't use anywhere but on my phone and iPod. Having 2 accounts and music you can't put on other players is dumb.

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