iTunes raises $3 million for earthquake relief with 'Hope for Haiti Now'
iTunes announced via press release that it has raised over $3 million for Haiti relief through sales of the all-star Hope for Haiti Now album, individual tracks, and the telethon of the same name. The iTunes Music Store serviced the bulk of the 171,000 downloads that took Hope for Haiti Now to No. 1 on this week’s Billboard 200 chart, the first time a digital-only release reached the top spot. Funds raised were split evenly between a group of charities chosen by Hope for Haiti Now organizers.