Mumford & Sons second album Babel is on course to become one of the biggest-selling British albums of 2012, with enormous sales in the UK and US this week.
The album is on course to top the UK album charts this week with sales of more than 100k, and sales in America are even more impressive. Babel is set to shift between 575-626k in America this week, easily toppling current US No.1 album, The Truth About Love by Pink from the top spot. This is the 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss)' singer's first ever US No.1 album, and scored her biggest first week sales of her career.
The previous record for stateside album sales in 2012 was held by Justin Bieber, who debuted on top earlier this year with his Believe album with sales of 375k.
In the UK midweek charts, Mumford & Sons easily see off album competition from Green Day, Jonathan & Charlotte, Deadmau5 and No Doubt to claim the No.1 spot. On the singles chart, PSY is set to hit No.1 with his debut hit, and first ever UK k-pop No.1, 'Gangnam Style'.
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