Mumford & Sons hold Billboard 200 No. 1 for third week
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - British folk band Mumford & Sons continued their hold at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday for a third consecutive week, fending off seven debuts in the top ten.
Babel, the second studio album from Mumford & Sons, sold 96,000 copies in its third week and came ahead of independent hip hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who entered at No. 2 with The Heist.
This is the first record from Seattle-based hip hop artist Macklemore and producer Lewis, who have built a steady following on YouTube and Twitter.
They independently produced and released The Heist last week, shooting to No. 1 on the iTunes album chart within hours and selling 78,000 copies in their first week.