Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' Number One in Official UK Albums Chart again after Glastonbury headline slot ]

But the band only manage to beat Michael Bublé to top spot by 125 copies

From NME.com:
Sunday 7, July 2013
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Mumford & Sons’ second album ‘Babel’ has climbed 15 places on the Official UK Albums Chart to hit Number One. 

The record has spent 41 weeks in the charts since its release in 2012. It originally reached Number One in its first week on the shelves. The spike in sales follows the band’s closing headline performance on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage last Sunday (June 30). 

But despite the 384 per cent increase in sales in the two days following the festival, they still only managed to outsell this week’s Number Two from Michael Bublé by a mere 125 copies, according to the Official Charts Company

Other artists to benefit from rises in sales post-Glastonbury include fellow headliners Arctic Monkeys, whose debut album ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ is at Number 15 whilst The Rolling Stones’ ‘Grrr’ has climbed 29 places to Number 20. Mumford & Sons debut album ‘Sigh No More’ has also re-entered the top twenty at Number 12 whereas Vampire Weekend’s recent third album ‘Modern Vampires Of The City’ is at Number 26….
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Mumford & Sons score fastest-selling UK album with 'Babel' to go Number One ]

From NME.com:
September 30, 2012 17:51
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Mumford and Sons' new album 'Babel' has gone straight in at Number One in the Official UK Album Chart.

The London-based band’s second album has done one better than their debut ‘Sigh No More’ and is the group’s first Number One, racking up an impressive sales tally of 159,000 copies to become 2012’s fastest-selling album, according to the Official Charts Company.

The level of sales sees the band surpass Lana Del Rey's 'Born To Die' which achieved nearly 117,000 sales in its first week of release earlier this year, and also Emeli Sande's 'Our Version Of Events' which sold just over 113,000 in its debut week.

Speaking to NME about bagging the Number One slot, multi-instrumentalist Ted Dwane said: “Number Two was the best we got with ‘Sigh No More’ so it would be amazing. Obviously no-one’s going to wish against a Number One record but I know Green Day have an album out and they’re a pretty big hitter. If you told me in the ’90s that I’d be in a chart battle with Green Day, I probably would have just laughed at you.”
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Mumford & Sons are featured in the 28th July 2012 issue of NME Magazine as part of the In The Studio Special.
Words: Leonie Cooper/Jenny StevensPhoto: Andrew Whitton
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Mumford & Sons are featured in the 28th July 2012 issue of NME Magazine as part of the In The Studio Special.

Words: Leonie Cooper/Jenny Stevens
Photo: Andrew Whitton

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