The iTunes Store saw worldwide sales of more than 450,000 Beatles albums in the group’s first week of availability. Citing internal sales figures from Apple, Billboard reports that more than 2 million individual songs by The Beatles were sold during the period; Abbey Road was the top-selling Beatles album in the U.S., while the top selling song was “Here Comes the Sun,” one of five songs chosen by Apple for use in its promotional TV advertisements. Notably, it is unclear whether the total album figure counts the band’s career-spanning Box Set as one or multiple albums, as the $149 set is currently listed at number 50 on the U.S. iTunes Store’s Top Albums chart.
iTunes: More than 450K Beatles albums sold in first week
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.