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Credit: Apple
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The answer to the trivia question will be: “Monkey Drums (Goskel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch.” That’s the 25-billionth song purchased on iTunes.
Apple announced the sales milestone in a news release Wednesday. The company says Phillip Lupke of Germany purchased and downloaded Buch’s song and will receive an iTunes gift card worth 10,000 euros, or about $13, 500.
It took the Cupertino, Calif., company almost 10 years to reach the milestone. Customers download an average of 15,000 songs a minute from the iTunes music store, which was launched in April 2003. The digital retailer’s catalog is 26 million songs deep.
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Those famous legs will soon no longer be the famous legs of an American: Tina Turner is handing in her U.S. passport and becoming a Swiss citizen. It’s not quite as nefarious as Gerard Depardieu‘s exodus from France — though inevitably comparisons will be made, Fox News — since, according to the AFP, the Tennessee-born singer has lived in Switzerland since 1995, when she moved along with her partner, Erwin Bach, a German record executive. And Turner has become really popular in Switzerland, according to the Telegraph — two spiritual albums she collaborated on, Beyond and Children Beyond, made the Swiss charts. Read more here: http://bit.ly/SN5dcU

Shakira, Gerard Pique

Shakira and Gerard Piqué are now parents to Milan Piqué Mebarak. (UNICEF / Associated Press)

Shakira and her beau Gerard Piqué are brand new parents.

The Colombian-Lebanese pop singer, 35, and her soccer star boyfriend, 25, welcomed their baby boy in Spain on Tuesday. The tiny tot’s name: Milan, which means “dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification,” according to Shakira’s website.

“We are happy to announce the birth of Milan Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 22nd at 9:36pm, in Barcelona, Spain,” said a statement posted Tuesday. “Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth.”

Earlier in the day she had tweeted, “I’d like to ask you all to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life. Shak.” The “Loca” singer also wrote the message in Spanish.

Milan weighed in at 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and he and Shakira are in “excellent health.”

Read more here: http://lat.ms/WUdKY0

 

Christmas Celebrated Around the World

Christmas Celebrated Around the World

Published on Dec 25, 2012 by Associated Press

Christian faithful from around the world packed into churches on Christmas Eve to mark the beginning of the Christmas holiday with midnight mass. (Dec. 25)

 

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