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Mumford & Sons storm to top of Billboard 200 after Grammy win

Published on Feb 21, 2013 7:08 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 jumped to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday after their album Babel won a top Grammy honour, while several other Grammy performers received boosts on the United States (US) charts. -- FILE PHOTO: JOEL RYAN/INVISION/AP

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - British folk band Mumford & Sons jumped to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday after their album Babel won a top Grammy honour, while several other Grammy performers received boosts on the United States (US) charts.

Babel, which won the coveted Album of the Year prize at the Grammy awards on Feb 10, sold 185,000 copies according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. The band also performed twice on the live television broadcast, which was watched by 28 million people.

The album was released in September 2012 and shot to the top of the Billboard 200 chart as one of the biggest-selling debuts of the year.

It was ranked No. 4 last week before again claiming the top spot after its Grammy boost.

 
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