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