Beatles sell 2m songs in a week on iTunes

The Beatles sold more than 450,000 albums and over two million individual songs in the week since their music appeared on Apple’s iTunes, Billboard said on Tuesday.
Billboard said the best-selling album in the United States was Abbey Road and the best-selling song was Here Comes the Sun. Here Comes the Sun was number 54 on the iTunes list of the top 100 best-selling singles on Tuesday followed by Let It Be at number 60, In My Life at number 74, Come Together at number 90 and Blackbird at number 97.
Abbey Road was number 17 on the list of the top 50 best-selling albums on iTunes followed by the White Album at number 25 and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at number 27. The Beatles 1967-1970 was number 30 followed by The Beatles 1962-1966 at number 40, the complete Beatles Box Set at number 42 and Rubber Soul at number 43.
Apple’s iTunes began selling the music of the Beatles on November 16 after years of tortuous negotiations between Apple Corps, the Beatles’ company; EMI Group, their record label; and Apple, maker of the Macintosh computer, the iPod, iPhone and iPad.

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