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Mumford & Sons’ "Babel" Returns to Top of "Billboard" 200

Image courtesy of Glassnote Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Glassnote Records (via ABC News Radio)

As expected, their Grammy success has enabled Mumford & Sons ’ Babel to once again take the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Thanks to Babel picking up the Album of the Year trophy at the Grammy Awards, the record has secured the #1 spot on the tally this week, selling 185,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Babel also got a boost from iTunes: it was briefly marked down to $6.99 as part of a promotion for Valentine's Day.

Topping the Billboard 200 albums chart is nothing new for the band, as Babel dominated the tally for three weeks straight after it was released last year.

Mumford isn’t the only rock act that scored a significant bump in sales from the Grammys. The Lumineers ’ self-titled album moved up from #10 to #6, selling 67,000 copies, while fun. ’s Some Nights rose from #14 to #7, racking up 66,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The 2013 Grammy Nominees album, which featurs songs from all the nominees in all the top categories, also scored big on the list this week. The compilation rose from #11 to #2, selling 88,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Thanks to this week’s sales, the album has become the highest-charting release for the compilation series, which debuted in 1995.

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