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Mumford & Sons hold top spot on Billboard 200 in slow music week

Published on Feb 28, 2013 6:34 AM
 
From left, Ted Dwane, Marcus Mumford, Country Winston, and Ben Lovett of British band Mumford and Sons seen arriving at the BRIT Awards 2013 at the o2 Arena in London on Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013. Mumford & Sons held their reign at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart with their Grammy-winning album Babel in a slow week that saw no new debuts in the top 10. -- FILE PHOTO: JOEL RYAN/INVISION/AP

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - British folk band Mumford & Sons held their reign at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart with their Grammy-winning album Babel in a slow week that saw no new debuts in the top 10.

Mumford & Sons, who won Album of the Year at the Grammy awards earlier this month and performed twice on stage, saw a second week of Grammy-related boosts as Babel sold 62,000 copies, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

It is the fifth non-consecutive week at the top spot for the album, which was released in September 2012 and became one of last year's biggest-selling records.

The Grammy awards boost also helped Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox reach No. 2 with 48,000 copies, The Lumineers self-titled album at No. 5, and Alabama Shakes' Boys & Girls at No. 6.

 
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