The Beatles reach 5m downloads on iTunes

Sales of Beatles tracks on iTunes have topped 5 million since becoming available last November, according to Apple.

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The most popular Beatles track among iTunes users in the US has been ’Here Comes The Sun’.

UK-specific sales figures weren’t disclosed.

Apple also revealed that sales of Beatles albums had already topped 1m, with the 1969 album Abbey Road the band’s bestselling on iTunes.

Beatles tracks launched on iTunes on 16 November following years of legal negotiations between Apple and The Beatles’ record label EMI Group. Exact details of the commercial deals agreed by all of the parties involved have not been publicly disclosed.

However, unconfirmed reports suggest Apple is offering more favourable royalty payments for Beatles tracks than its standard iTunes contracts.

Beatles albums retail from £10.99, with single tracks selling for 99p on the UK iTunes store.

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