Mumford & Sons retain US number one for second week

  • 27 February 2013
  • From the section Music
Marcus Mumford from Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons have retained the top spot on America's Billboard 200 album chart.

The London band sold 63,000 copies of their second record Babel last week, according to analysts Nielsen SoundScan.

It is Babel's fifth week at number one in the US in total after it spent three weeks at the top spot last October.

The London band won album of the year at the Grammys and picked up best British group at the Brits.

Despite staying at number one, sales of Babel are down 66% on last week dropping from 185,000.

It's the lowest amount of sales for a number one since Zac Brown Band's Uncaged sold 48,000 copies in August last year.

However, it is the longest run on the Billboard 200 for a duo or group since 2004, when OutKast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below spent seven weeks in total at the top spot.

The highest new entry is Buckcherry's Confessions at number 20.

Mumford & Sons headline T in the Park this summer and will perform at their own Gentlemen of the Road stopover mini-festival in East Sussex on 19-20 July.

The band are touring through Europe in March and April before returning to North America in May.

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