More than 450,000 albums or over two million individual songs were sold by The Beatles since their music appeared on Apple's iTunes, Billboard said Tuesday.
In the US, the best-selling album was 'Abbey Road' while the best-selling individual song was 'Here Comes the Sun'.Inquirer.net reports:
"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.
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, the report added.
The Beatles' debut on iTunes was accompanied by an extensive marketing campaign, including prominent homepage placement on iTunes and TV spots that aired during Sunday's American Music Awards broadcast on ABC, Sunday Night Football on NBC and other prime-time programming.
The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960, and one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music.
The English rock band is composed of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star. In 1980, Lennon was murdered outside his home in New York City while George Harrison died of cancer in 2001.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Star remain active in the music and entertainment scene.