According to today’s Official Chart Update, Mumford & Sons are set to score a huge Number 1 with their new album Babel on the Official Albums Chart this weekend.
The London folksters are on course for one of the fastest-selling albums of the year, having already sold 89 000 copies of their sophomore release by today’s mid-week point. In context, current Official Albums Chart topper Battle Born by The Killers became the third fastest selling album of 2012 last weekend after selling 94 000 units across the whole of its first week on sale. It will also be the Mumfords first UK Number 1.
Babel is some distance ahead of İUno!, the second highest new entry and the first in a trilogy of back-to-basics albums by Green Day. The Killers’ current Number 1 Battle Born has dropped down to Number 3, closely followed by Pink’s The Truth About Love at Number 4.
Jonathan & Charlotte, the operatic duo who captured the nation's hearts during this year's Britain’s Got Talent complete the Official Album Chart Update with their debut album Together heading towards Number 5.
In addition to Mumford & Sons (1), Green Day (2) and Jonathan & Charlotte (5), there are ten new entries in this week’s Official Album Chart Update.
The feline-obsessed dance producer Deadmau5 is at Number 6 with Album Title Goes Here, while Lucy Rose is at Number 10 with Like I Used To.
Push and Shove, the comeback album by No Doubt is at Number 13, Deacon Blue comes in at 15 with The Hipsters while UK hard rockers Magnum is at Number 20 with On The 13th Day.
Further down the list, Steve Harris is at 23 with British Lion, while Sex Pistols’ revamped classic Never Mind The Bollocks is at 29. The new Beach Boys compilation Fifty Big Ones comes in at 36, while Devin Townsend Project is at 37 with Epicloud and Joe Bonamassa’s Beacon Theatre – Live From New York at 40.
The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:
|1||BABEL||MUMFORD & SONS|
|4||THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE||PINK|
|5||TOGETHER||JONATHAN & CHARLOTTE|
|6||ALBUM TITLE GOES HERE||DEADMAU5|
|8||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|10||LIKE I USED TO||LUCY ROSE|
|13||PUSH AND SHOVE||NO DOUBT|
|14||SIGH NO MORE||MUMFORD & SONS|
|16||THE HIPSTERS||DEACON BLUE|
|17||FALL TO GRACE||PALOMA FAITH|
|18||ILL MANORS - OST||PLAN B|
|20||ON THE 13TH DAY||MAGNUM|
|21||COME OF AGE||VACCINES|
|22||BORN TO DIE||LANA DEL REY|
|23||BRITISH LION||STEVE HARRIS|
|25||BEACON||TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB|
|27||KISS||CARLY RAE JEPSEN|
|29||NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS||SEX PISTOLS|
|30||NOTHING BUT THE BEAT 2.0||DAVID GUETTA|
|31||MY HEAD IS AN ANIMAL||OF MONSTERS & MEN|
|32||AN AWESOME WAVE||ALT-J|
|33||UP ALL NIGHT||ONE DIRECTION|
|34||EL CAMINO||BLACK KEYS|
|36||FIFTY BIG ONES - GREATEST HITS||BEACH BOYS|
|37||EPICLOUD||DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT|
|39||NEED YOU NOW||LADY ANTEBELLUM|
|40||BEACON THEATRE - LIVE FROM NEW YORK||JOE BONAMASSA|
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