After years of courting and flirting, The Beatles finally landed in iTunes. Apple setup some hoopla involving a “day we’d never forget”. That day has come and gone. The Loop was contacted by Apple and revealed Beatles iTunes music sales have been spectacular worldwide.
Apple has informed The Loop that the iTunes Store recently exceeded 5 millions Beatles songs and 1 million Beatles albums sold worldwide. â€œAbbey Roadâ€ is the current best-selling Beatles album in the U.S., while â€œHere Comes the Sunâ€ is the currently best-selling Beatles song.
The pace of sales has diminished since the Beatlesâ€™ catalog first came to iTunes, however. Apple and EMI announced a week after the Beatlesâ€™ music was released on iTunes that 2 million songs and 450,000 albums had been purchased.
When Apple announces their 2011 first quarter earnings on January 18th, you can bet they’ll throw in some more information about iTunes and The Beatles music sales.
Have you purchased any Beatles songs/albums in iTunes?