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Mumford & Sons Set to Take Top Spot on Billboard 200 Chart with Babel

February 13, 2013 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

Billboard reports that Mumford & Sons are likely to hit numberon on the Billboard 200 chart next week with their Grammy Award album of the year in Babel.

Industry sources believe the album could sell 150,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, February 17. This will make it the top seller on the Billboard 200 next week. Babel is also benefitting from two new deluxe versions of the album which were released on February 5: a Target exclusive version with three bonus live tracks; and a second version which was the “Gentlemen of the Road” edition which had 12 extra live cuts.

Adele had a 207% gain in her 21 album sale after she became the biggest winner of the night. She earned six Grammy Awards in 2012.

Bruno Mars, fun., and the Lumineers will also likely be big sellers on the charts this week from their Grammy-related albums and performers. All four of the performers were nominated for Grammy’s and fun. took the awards for song of the year and best new artist.

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