February 25th, 2010
11:14 AM ET
Happy birthday, Johnny Cash. And congratulations, Louie Sulcer.
In a press release, Apple announced today that its iTunes Store had topped 10 billion song purchases and downloads. (Seems like only yesterday it was hitting 1 billion.) The 10 billionth song was Johnny Cash's "Guess Things Happen That Way," an early Cash song from his album "Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous," and it was purchased by Sulcer, of Woodstock, Georgia. (By coincidence, Cash would have celebrated his 78th birthday tomorrow.)
For his impeccable timing (and, it must be added, terrific taste), Sulcer will receive a $10,000 iTunes gift card.
Though it seems like it's been part of the landscape forever, iTunes was founded just seven years ago, in 2003. "We're grateful to all of our customers for helping us reach this amazing milestone," said Eddie Cue, Apple's vice president of Internet Services, in the statement.
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