Well that didn’t take long, according to the Loop The Beatles have sold five million songs and one million albums since going on sale in the iTunes Store in November. While many of the songs have been downloaded numerous times, “Here Comes the Sun” is currently the most popular song while the band’s top-selling album is “Abbey Road.”
According to reports The Beatles’ surviving band members (and the estates of John and George) got a special royality deal from Apple in order to get The Beatles on the iTunes Store. As part of that deal, The Beatles will reportedly earn between 18 to 22.5 cents per track sold on iTunes. With five million individual tracks sold so far, that equates to a cool $900,000 to $1.125 million profit for The Beatles for just seven weeks of sales. Not a bad gig if you can get it.