Beatles Sell More Than 2 Million in First Week on iTunes

 Apparently, Beatles fans were ecstatic that the Fab Four’s catalog was finally made available on iTunes last week. The band sold an impressive 2 million individual tracks and over 450,000 albums worldwide in their debut week, according to Apple (via Reuters). Abbey Road was their top-selling album, ending the week at No. 6 in the U.S. iTunes store, and “Here Comes the Sun” was their biggest-selling digital single. That dwarfs the “47,000 units and 300,000 individual songs” Led Zeppelin racked up in their first week on iTunes.

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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