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Ellie Goulding praises Mumford & Sons' huge hit album

4 October 2012 Last updated at 06:10 BST

Ellie Goulding says she understands the reasons why Mumford & Sons have had such huge success in the US.

This week the London band scored the fastest-selling album of the year so far in the US with Babel, shifting 600,000 copies.

Ellie, who's had her own success in America this year, said: "I'm friends with them and I'm really proud of them."

She was speaking to Radio 1 Newsbeat's music reporter Greg Cochrane.