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
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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