Beatles “1” Album Is Finally Digital


Additional juice to
fill those Fab Four coffers with…


By Blurt Staff


The world’s
best-selling album of the past decade, The Beatles 1, makes its
global digital debut today at iTunes. The album has debuted at #1 on several
iTunes top albums charts around the world, including the US, Canada,
Japan, the Netherlands, Mexico,
Sweden, Spain, New Zealand,
and Greece. 
The Beatles have now sold more than nine million songs and over 1.5 million
albums on iTunes worldwide. 


Whew. That’s
a lotta damn Beatles. Some more stats to help you eyes glaze over before you
log on to iTunes and order up the album:


* Since its
original release in 2000, 30 million physical copies
of The Beatles 1 have been sold around the world


*More than
11.7 million copies sold in the US, where 1 topped Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart for eight weeks on its way to
becoming the decade’s top-selling album (2000-2009).


*1 collects all of The Beatles’ singles released between 1963 and 1970 that
reached #1 on the UK’s Record
chart and/or on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart in the US.  The
Beatles achieved 17 #1 UK
singles between May 1963 and July 1969 and 20 US chart-toppers between February
1964 and June 1970.  Between both charts, The Beatles’ singles spent a
total of 128 weeks at #1.




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