Apple today announced it has sold the 25 billionth song from its iTunes Store, which is undoubtedly the world’s most popular music, movie and TV store. The 25 billionth song, “Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch, was purchased by Phillip Lüpke from Germany. As the downloader of the 25 billionth song, Phillip will receive a €10,000 iTunes Gift Card, Apple said in a statement.
Last year Apple rolled out the iTunes Store in over 50 countries, including India, which would have provided a significant boost to iTunes downloads. The result being that it took Apple less than three months to clock the last five billion downloads. The iTunes Store is now available in 119 countries and has a catalog of over 26 million songs.
“We are grateful to our users whose passion for music over the past 10 years has made iTunes the number one music retailer in the world,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Averaging over 15,000 songs downloaded per minute, the iTunes Store connects music fans with their favourite artists, including global sensations like Adele and Coldplay and new artists like The Lumineers, on a scale we never imagined possible.”