Apple today announced it has sold over five billion songs through iTunes, and repeated its claim to have become the biggest US music retailer, citing data from NPD Group.

The company added that its now seeing 50,000 movies purchased and/or rented each day, "making iTunes the world’s most popular online movie store," the company added.

iTunes features movies from all of the major movie studios including 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros., Paramount, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Lionsgate and New Line Cinema. 

The iTunes Store now offers over eight million songs, over 20,000 TV episodes and over 2,000 films.


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