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iTunes sells 25-billionth song

The answer to the trivia question will be: “Monkey Drums (Goskel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch.” That’s the 25-billionth song bought on iTunes.

Apple announced the sales milestone in a news release Wednesday. The company says Phillip Lupke of Germany bought and downloaded Buch’s song and will receive an iTunes gift card worth 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.

Reality series due from The Wanted

The Wanted is trying to keep it real: The boy band has signed on to do a reality series on E!

The British fivesome announced Wednesday that their show will debut in June. A news release said the behind-the-scene series will be “unvarnished” and “nonglossy.”

The Wanted broke onto the U.S. music scene with the Top 5 hit “Glad You Came.” They dropped their self-titled U.S. debut EP last year, and have released two successful albums and multiple singles in the United Kingdom.

The group is planning a full-length album and international tour for the fall.

Their U.S. manager is Scooter Braun, who also manages Justin Bieber.

The band members are Max George, Nathan Sykes, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Siva Kaneswaran.

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