Mumford & Sons have confirmed their status as one of the UK's biggest bands with huge sales of their new album 'Babel'.
The band are almost certain to be number one this Sunday with the group's second record outselling the competition. The album is set to sell over 100k copies in the UK this week.
That success is mirrored Stateside with 'Babel' expected to sell between 450-520k copies in America stores by the end of the week.
Other albums breaking into the top 40 in the Official Album Chart this week include releases from Green Day, Jonathan & Charlotte, Deadmau5, Lucy Rose, No Doubt, Deacon Blue, Magnum and Steve Harris.
Meanwhile, A YouTube hit with crossover appeal is on course to become the UK's first No.1 k-pop single this weeks with Psy's 'Gangnam Style' outselling its nearest competition.
The potentially historic single is number one in the Official UK Singles Chart midweek update, comfortably ahead of the current number one single from The Script feat. Will.i.am.
Other new entries in the top forty this week are likely to come from DJ Fresh and Paloma Faith's cover of INXS track 'Never Tear Us Apart', currently heard on the John Lewis TV adverts.