Apple sells 25 billion songs on iTunes

Apple said today that it has sold more than 25 billion songs on its iTunes Store.

According to Apple, the 25 billionth song, “Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch, was purchased by Phillip Lupke from Germany. Phillip will receive a €10,000 iTunes Gift Card for being the lucky downloader.

“We are grateful to our users whose passion for music over the past 10 years has made iTunes the number one music retailer in the world,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Averaging over 15,000 songs downloaded per minute, the iTunes Store connects music fans with their favorite artists, including global sensations like Adele and Coldplay and new artists like The Lumineers, on a scale we never imagined possible.”

Those are incredible numbers when you think about it. I sit here and download and album or a song, but when you look at the numbers on a larger scale it’s almost too much to comprehend.