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The Beatles sell 2.25 million albums!

Nearly 40 years after breaking up, The Beatles are still breaking records. More than 2.25 million copies of the Fab Four's re-mastered albums have been sold in the first five days after their September 9 release.

music Updated: Sep 24, 2009 13:37 IST

The BeatlesNearly 40 years after breaking up, The Beatles are still breaking records for album sales.

EMI Group PLC says consumers in North America, Japan and the U.K. bought more than 2.25 million copies of the Fab Four's re-mastered albums in the first five days after their September 9 release. Most of the records were broken for most simultaneous titles in the top-selling charts by a single artist.

On Billboard magazine's pop catalog chart, for example, the band had 16 titles in the top 50, including all 14 re-mastered CDs and two box sets.

The Beatles' original U.K. studio albums were re-mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London over four years and released to coincide with the sale of The Beatles: Rock Band on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii.