There's no sign of a sophomore slump for rock group Mumford & Sons.
With their second album, "Babel," they've notched their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as well as the first No. 1 album for their record label, Glassnote Records.
And with 600,000 copies of "Babel" sold in the first week following its September 25 release, Mumford & Sons has the biggest debut sales week of the year.
The rockers even overcame Bieber fever, setting a new benchmark after pop star Justin Bieber's "Believe" sold 374,000 copies in its debut week in June. Until now, that album had the biggest debut sales week of the year, followed by Madonna's "MDNA" (359,000 sold) and Pink's "The Truth About Love," which, with 280,000 sold, also earned that artist her first No. 1.
But Mumford & Sons can't claim the largest overall sales week in 2012 - that title goes to Adele and her indomitable "21."
Should have named the album B00bel. Woulda sold a million more
are a bunch of nerds–the music is awful
cple of yrs?
Congrats to the Gentlemen of the Road! Wonderful music with intellectual lyrics. Love the soft and the loud and the silence. Great concert in Columbus OH!
thank you for today but remember shhhhh your too loud.
They are the MOST talented musicians to come out recently. Went to their Gentlemen of the Road stopover this summer and let me tell you, the BEST concert I have been to hands down!
How nice for them. True talent reigns. Well that is until Taylor Swift drops her album and obliterates their record. But hey they can say they have the second highest debut week of the year :P
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