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Mumford's Babel surpasses 1m US sales

Paul Williams
Mumford's Babel surpasses 1m US sales

Mumford & Sons' Babel has broken through 1 million sales in the US just six weeks after being released.

The band's second album, which is released by Gentlemen Of The Road/Glassnote in the States, surpassed seven figures last week and has now sold around 1.04 million copies in the market, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Babel, which debuted at No 1 on the Billboard 200 in early October with 600,000 sales and spent three weeks leading the chart, is the fifth album this year to sell more than 1 million units in the States. Three of the five albums are by British artists with Adele's 21 the overall top seller, having also led 2011 listings, while One Direction's Up All Night has also surpassed more than 1 million sales, However, it has this week been overtaken on the year-to-date rankings by Taylor Swift's Red, which moves to second place behind 21 having sold 1.21 million copies in just a fortnight. It remains at No 1 on the Billboard 200.

For Mumford & Sons, both of their albums have now sold more than 1 million units in the US with their debut Sigh No More, which was released in early 2010 in the market following an October 2009 UK release, having sold more than 2.5 million copies there.

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Tags: one direction, taylor swift, Mumford & Sons, Adele, Billboard 200

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