'Babel' becomes fast seller of 2012

Mumford & Sons have topped the British charts with their second album 'Babel'.

Here's a curious fact: despite it's enormous success, Mumford & Sons' debut album 'Sigh No More' has never been number one on the British charts. Reaching a peak of number two, it's failure to clinch pole position means that th band have never enjoyed a number one. Until now.

Yep, 'Babel' has seized control of the British album charts. Huge pre-order sales pushed Mumford & Sons ahead of American punks Green Day, and the weekend rush has only served to strengthen the band's position at the top of the official countdown. In all, the band have shifted 159,000 units in just seven days.

Claiming number one with considerable ease, Mumford & Sons have also become the year's fast selling artists with 'Babel' rocketing out the traps. (via Official Chart Company)

Green Day made do with second place for new album 'Uno' while P!nk reached number three. Last week's number one The Killers have fallen to fourth place, with 'Battle Born' managing to stay in the Top Five ahead of Jonathan & Charlotte. The xx sit at number eight with new album 'Coexist', while the Top Ten is rounded out by - what else? - Mumford & Sons' debut album 'Sigh No More'.

The current UK Top Ten albums are:

1. Mumford & Sons - Babel

2. Green Day - Uno

3. P!nk - The Truth About Love

4. The Killers - Battle Born

5. Jonathan & Charlotte - Together

6. The Script - Number 3

7. Emili Sande - Our Version Of Events

8. The xx - CCoexist

9. deadmau5 - Album Title Goes Here

10. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More


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