Mumford and Sons‘ second album ‘Babel’ has climbed 15 places on the Official UK Albums Chart to hit Number One.
The record has spent 41 weeks in the charts since its release in 2012. It originally reached Number One in its first week on the shelves. The spike in sales follows the band’s closing headline performance on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage last Sunday (June 30).
But despite the 384 per cent increase in sales in the two days following the festival, they still only managed to outsell this week’s Number Two from Michael Bublé by a mere 125 copies, according to the Official Charts Company.
Other artists to benefit from rises in sales post-Glastonbury include fellow headliners Arctic Monkeys, whose debut album ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ is at Number 15 whilst The Rolling Stones’ ‘Grrr’ has climbed 29 places to Number 20. Mumford & Sons debut album ‘Sigh No More’ has also re-entered the top twenty at Number 12 whereas Vampire Weekend’s recent third album ‘Modern Vampires Of The City’ is at Number 26.
Meanwhile, in new Albums Chart entries, Editors’ ‘The Weight Of Your Love’ is at Number Six, giving the band their fourth Top 10 placing. Deap Vally’s debut album ‘Sistrionix’ has charted at Number 38.
In the Official Singles Chart, Rudimental collaborator John Newman has scored his first Number One single with ‘Love Me Again’, toppling last week’s victor Icona Pop, whose single ‘I Love It’ has fallen two places to Number Three. Newman’s single has sold more than 125,000 copies this week, making it the 12th consecutive Number One to have sold more than 100,000 copies.
Pharrell Williams makes two appearances in this week’s Top 10, with his ‘Blurred Lines’ collaboration with Robin Thicke and T.I. at Number Two. Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ spends its 12th week in the Top 10 at Number 10.