Apple's iTunes store hit a record Wednesday night selling its 10 billionth song and awarded the lucky customer who purchased the song with a U.S. $10,000 iTunes gift card.

The store had hit the 5 billionth iTunes download about a year and a half ago.

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, in a statement, ChannelWeb reports.

We're proud that iTunes has become the No. 1 music retailer in the world, and selling 10 billion songs is truly staggering, he added. 

The iTunes store opened in the U.S. about 6 years and 10 months ago, it was ever since expanded its sales from just music, to video, TV shows and podcasts.