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    • Very few albums manage to capture snapshots of a quality of life in the manner that Congo Norvell's sophomore record, "Abnormals Anonymous," does.

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Apple Tops Half a Billion Sold Songs on iTMS (UPDATE)

Apple Computer's countdown to its 500 million iTunes Music Store download ended Sunday with a grand prize package being awarded to Amy Greer of Lafayette, Indiana.

Ms. Greer downloaded the 500 millionth song -- Mississippi Girl by Faith Hill -- at 2:44 P.M. ET Sunday and will receive 10 iPods to share with family and friends, an iTunes gift card for 10,000 songs, an all-expenses paid trip for four to see Coldplay on tour and backstage passes to visit the band.

Apple also gave away an iPod mini and an iTunes gift card for 50 songs to the iTunes customer who purchased the winning song at each 100,000 interval.

The promotion began back on July 5, as first reported by The Mac Observer.

The iTMS features more than 1.5 million songs from the major music companies and over 1,000 independent record labels, 10,000 audiobooks, gift certificates and exclusive music.

iTunes Music Store Key Dates
April 28, 2003 Apple Launches iTunes Music Store
May 5, 2003 One million songs sold on iTMS
May 14, 2003 Two million songs sold on iTMS
June 23, 2003 Five million songs sold on iTMS
September 8, 2003 Ten million songs sold on iTMS
October 16, 2003 Apple & Pepsi launch giveaway of 100 million free songs
October 20, 2003 One million copies of iTunes for Windows downloaded in less than four days
November 6, 2003 1.5 million songs sold on iTMS in one week
December 15, 2003 25 million songs sold on iTMS
March 15, 2004 50 million songs sold on iTMS
April 28, 2004 Over 70 million songs sold on iTMS
May 5, 2004 3.3 million songs sold on iTMS in one week
June 15, 2004 Apple launches iTMS in UK, France Germany
June 23, 2004 iTMS in Europe sells 800,000 songs in first week
July 12, 2004 100 million songs sold on iTMS
August 10, 2004 iTMS catalog tops one million songs
October 14, 2004 150 million songs sold on iTMS
October 26, 2004 Apple launches iTMS in Austria, Belgium, Finland, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain
December 2, 2004 Apple launches iTMS in Canada
December 16, 2004 200 million songs sold on iTMS
January 6, 2005 Apple launches iTMS in Ireland
January 24, 2005 250 million songs sold on iTMS
March 2, 2005 300 million songs sold on iTMS
April 13, 2005 350 million songs sold on iTMS
May 10, 2005 Apple launches iTMS in Denmark, Norway, Sweden & Switzerland
May 10, 2005 400 million songs sold on iTMS
July 17, 2005 500 million songs sold on iTMS

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