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Mumford and Sons Score Biggest Debut of the Year, Beat Green Day and No Doubt

October 4, 2012 (1:46 am) GMT
The English folk rock band's album 'Babel' sells 600,000 copies, topping Green Day's 'Uno!' and No Doubt's 'Push and Shove' which sit at No. 2 and 3 respectively on Billboard 200.

have a big debut on Billboard 200. Their second album "" easily tops the chart as it sells 600,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The number marks the biggest debut this year, surpassing 's "Believe" which sold 374,000 copies in its first week.

420,000 of the albums sold were from digital downloads. It's the second-biggest digital sales week ever, placing behind 's "" which sold 662,000 downloads in 2011.

In terms of overall sales weeks in 2012, the Marcus Mumford-fronted band's follow-up to "" is put one place behind 's "". The "Someone Like You" hitmaker's sophomore set sold 730,000 copies in its 52nd week, thanks to the boost it received from the Grammys.

Two other rock bands, and , enter the chart at the second and third place respectively. "" by and co. sells 139,000 copies, while the Anaheim-originated group's "" moves 115,000 copies.

The entrance of three new releases pushes 's "" to the fourth place after staying atop the chart last week. It sells another 94,000 copies, down 66%. Following it at No. 5 and 6 respectively are other new entries, 's "" (89,000) and 's "Album Title Goes Here" (58,000).

The rest of the spots in the top 10 belong to holdovers. The G.O.O.D. Music "" compilation presented by falls from No. 2 to 7 with 55,000, 's "" slips 4-8 with 36,000, 's "" drops from No. 5 to No. 9 with 34,000, and ' "" steps down from No. 3 to 10 with 31,000.

  1. "" - (374,000)
  2. "" - (139,000)
  3. "" - (115,000)
  4. "" - (94,000 )
  5. "" - (89,000)
  6. "Album Title Goes Here" - (58,000)
  7. "" - G.O.O.D. Music artists (55,000)
  8. "" - (36,000)
  9. "" - (34,000)
  10. "" - (31,000)


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