Mumford & Sons album benefits from Glastonbury effect


Mumford & Sons at Glastonbury

Mumford & Sons are on course for a number one album this week after their headline performance at Glastonbury.

Babel is already the best-selling album of the week so far and they have sold nearly four times as many copies when compared to the same period last week.

Their first album, Sigh No More, has gone back into the top 10 with a similar increase in sales.

Arctic Monkeys and The Rolling Stones have also seen a marked rise in album sales since performing at Glastonbury.

All four of Arctic Monkey's studio albums are back in the top 100 and their debut, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not has risen from 180 two weeks ago to now standing at number 15.

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones have sold more than three times as many copies of their compilation Grrr, while Jump Back: The Best of the Rolling Stones has also doubled its sales.

Bastille's Bad Blood and Rudimental's Home are also set to return to the top 10. Both bands played at Glastonbury as well.

Chase & Status, who headlined the Other Stage on Saturday night, are this week's highest climber, moving 136 places to number 36 with No More Idols.

Mumford & Sons are also having success in the Official Singles Chart with seven tracks in the Official Singles Chart top 200.

Arctic Monkeys

The Arctic Monkeys have six in the top 200, as do Chase & Status.

Gennaro Castaldo from UK record labels body, the BPI, commented: "We know that high-profile awards shows, such as the Brits, and music festivals can have a huge galvanising effect on artist sales, but in recent years the 'Glasto effect' seems to have become even more pronounced, particularly now that so many more of us can use our mobile devices to gain instant access to our favourite tracks and albums."

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