Apple has announced the winner of their “Countdown to 10 Billion Songs” contest. The winner is Louie Sulcer of Woodstock, Georgia who purchased “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash, marking the 10 billionth song downloaded from the iTunes Music store. For this, Sulcer will receive a $10,000 iTunes card. “We’re grateful to all […]
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Apple's Announces Winner of "Countdown to 10 Billion Songs" Contest

Apple has announced the winner of their “Countdown to 10 Billion Songs” contest. The winner is Louie Sulcer of Woodstock, Georgia who purchased “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash, marking the 10 billionth song downloaded from the iTunes Music store. For this, Sulcer will receive a $10,000 iTunes card.

“We’re grateful to all of our customers for helping us reach this amazing milestone,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services. “We’re proud that iTunes has become the number one music retailer in the world, and selling 10 billion songs is truly staggering.”

Even more amazingly, as Rolling Store reports, is that Apple CEO Steve Jobs called to inform and congratulate Sulcer on winning the contest.

When Steve Jobs personally called Woodstock, Georgia native Louie Sulcer to tell him he’d won Apple’s iTunes Store 10 Billion Song Sold contest, Sulcer first thought was that he was being pranked. “He called me and said, ‘This is Steve Jobs from Apple.’ I said, ‘Yeah right,’ ” Sulcer tells Rolling Stone. “I have a son that loves to play tricks and he does that every now and then — calls me and imitates somebody.” After three or four times of asking “Come on now, who is this,” Sulcer realized that his caller ID read simply “Apple,” and only then did he believe that he was the winner of the contest and a $10,000 iTunes card.

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