Looks like Mumford & Sons have well and truly won over our transatlantic cousins. Sales for their second album Babel have gone through the roof, with the band logging more first week album sales in the USA than any act since AC/DC's 2008 album Black Ice.
According to Billboard, they're set to flog over 600,000 copies, that's roughly 250,000 more than Justin Bieber managed with his game changing super classic Believer earlier this year. How d'ya like them apples huh, Bieber?
Babel is also on course for a UK #1, with 90,000 copies racked up in the mid week sales count, in a week that has also seen new releases from Green Day and Muse. Talking to NME, Mumford-er Ted Dwane was unsurprisingly happy-
"Number Two was the best we got with 'Sigh No More' so it would be amazing. Obviously no-one's going to wish against a Number One record but I know Green Day and Muse have albums out and they’re pretty big hitters. If you told me in the '90s that I’d be in a chart battle with Green Day, I probably would have just laughed at you."