Apple said Tuesday that it had surpassed three billion songs downloaded from its iTunes Music Store, further extending its lead as the most popular online digital music store. Currently, iTunes contains about five million songs, plus about 550 television shows and 500 movies. It is also the third biggest music store overall, recently passing both Amazon and Target in music sales.
Apple has sold a billion songs in a little under seven months. It took eleven months to get from one to two billion, and several years to sell the first billion tracks. "We'd like to thank all of our customers who have contributed to this incredible milestone," said Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of iTunes.
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