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Mumford & Sons Top Billboard with ‘Babel’

5 years ago by Nadya Vlassoff

British folk rockers Mumford & Sons topped the Billboard charts this week as the top seller of 2012 with the debut of Babel, the band’s second studio album.

With over 600,000 albums sold, Babel is the biggest debut for any album on the Billboard charts this year.

As reported by Billboard, Green Day had the second best release of 2012 with the first of their planned trilogy of albums, ¡Uno!,
 which sold 139,000. No Doubt’s Push and Shove, the band’s first new album in 11 years, sold 115,000 for third place on the Billboard list.

Mumford & Sons also had the second largest week for a digital album with 420,000 downloads behind Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, which sold 662,000 downloads last year.

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Nadya Vlassoff

Nadya Vlassoff joined The Deadbolt in 2009 and currently serves as associate content director and contributing editor. A former writer for the boutique apparel and accessories blog MelroseStreet.com, Nadya has interviewed and worked with a variety of top names in pop culture, fashion, entertainment and sports.