Apple has noted on its home page that iTunes Music Store customers have legally downloaded one billion songs. The Apple home page recently hosted a counter that ticked upward towards the billion mark.
“Music lovers like you in 21 countries around the globe have purchased one billion songs from the iTunes Music Store. And for helping us reach this massive milestone in digital music history, we’d like to thank you,” said Apple’s Web site.
As part of the one billion song countdown, Apple gave away a $100 music card and 4GB black iPod nano the user who downloaded every 100,000th song.
The iTunes Music Store customer who purchased the billionth song was awarded with a 20-inch iMac, ten 60GB iPods (five in white, five in black) and one $10,000 iTunes Music Card.
Apple had not yet revealed the identity of the grand prize winner as Playlist posted this article.