'Somersault' earns a place in the history books...
Zero 7‘s ‘SOMERSAULT’ has become the 100 millionth legal download sold by APPLE’s iTUNES MUSIC STORE since its launch in the US in May last year.
The computer giants revealed that Kevin Britten of Hays, Kansas was the user who downloaded the Danger Mouse remix of the track.
iTunes, which features more than 700,000 songs available to access, says it is now the biggest legal music site in the world, with more than 70% of the market share.
Britten won a 17-inch Powerbook computer, a 40GB iPod music player and a voucher entitling him to 10,000 downloads.
As previously reported on NME.COM, Apple began celebrating the 100 millionth song purchased by giving away 50 20GB iPods – one to the purchaser of each 100,000th song downloaded between 95 million and 100 million songs.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs said: “As we approach the unprecedented milestone of 100 million legally downloaded songs, we want to thank our customers who have made the iTunes Music Store such a stunning success.”
Music fans in the UK, France and Germany had purchased and downloaded more than 800,000 songs from the iTunes, music store since its launch on June 15 – with more than 450,000 tracks sold in the UK alone
Songs are priced at 79p in the UK (99 cents in France and Germany) and follows in the footsteps of the popular US service, through which users downloaded more than 70 million songs in its first year.
Tracks can then be downloaded onto a computer, copied onto a CD or played on an iPod digital music player.