iTMS Tops 150 Million
In a press release, Apple contends that it has surpassed the 150 Million download mark from the iTunes Music Store.
The 150 millionth song was Ex-Factor by Lauryn Hill and was purchased by Beth Santisteven from Ignacio, Colorado. iTunes users are now downloading more than 4 million songs per week, a rate of over 200 million songs per year. Apple also announced the immediate availability of iTunes gift cards at all Best Buy stores.
Crossing 150 million downloads marks another major milestone for the online music business, said Eddy Cue, Apples vice president of Applications. Were looking forward to bringing iTunes to even more music lovers when we launch our (previously rumored) pan-EU music store soon.