Mumford still number one on US Billboard album chart

18/10/12

Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons are still number one on the US Billboard album chart for the third week beating seven other album debuts in the top 10.

Babel, the second studio album from the London band, sold 96,000 copies in its third week.

The album came ahead of independently produced and released hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who entered at number two with The Heist.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Image caption Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are at number two on the Billboard chart

The artists became famous after releasing material on YouTube.

Their album went straight to number one in the iTunes album chart within hours and sold 78,000 copies in its first week.

Rock band Kiss entered at number three with their 20th studio album, Monster.

Other chart entries came from rapper MGK (Machine Gun Kelly), at number four with debut studio album Lace Up.

Coheed and Cambria also went into the top five with their seventh studio album, The Afterman: Descension.

All Time Low's fifth studio album, Don't Panic, came in at number six.

Ellie Goulding entered the chart at number nine with Halcyon but she wasn't the only female singer Mumford & Sons beat to the top of the chart.

Seventy-year-old Barbra Streisand also came in a number seven with her compilation Release Me, which features rare unreleased tracks.