Adele and Mumford & Sons aid Brit domination of US chart

For the first time in 25 years US album chart has all-UK Top Three

Adele and Mumford & Sons aid Brit domination of US chart

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Adele, Mumford and Sons and Marsha Ambrosius are all part of a landmark week in British album sales abroad.

For the first time in over 25 years the three biggest-selling albums in the US are all from British artists.

Adele has the Number One album with '21', while Mumford and Sons are at Number Three with 'Sigh No More', reports Music Week.

In between them is former Floetry singer Marsha Ambrosius, whose first solo album 'Late Nights & Early Mornings' has debuted at Number Two.

Mumford and Sons are celebrating a very good week indeed in the US chart stakes. 'Sigh No More' recently passed the million sales mark in both the UK and USA - the first British album to do so since Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends' in 2009.

Adele is having a pretty good week in the UK too. According to midweek sales figures she is set to hold onto the Number Slot in both the UK albums and singles charts on Sunday.

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