Apple iTunes Store Records 10 Billionth Download, Gives Away $10,000 Gift Card

Paul Lilly

Apple on Thursday announced that more than 10 billion songs have been purchased and downloaded from the company's iTunes Store.

"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."

Louie Sulcer, a 71-year-old from Woodstock, Georgia, made the 10 billionth purchase when he bought Johnny Cash's "Guess Things Happen That Way." As a result for his good timing (and good taste in music), Sulcer will receive a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card.

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