This is huge.
Mumford and Sons used to be the "Little Lion Man" that could, but this week, the band is proving to have massive momentum in the music industry. According to industry insiders, the English folk rockers' latest album Babel is on track to sell as much as 600,000 copies by Sunday, easily nabbing the No. 1 spot on next week's album charts. This will be the band's first chart-topper.
What's more, those numbers will put Babel ahead of Justin Bieber's Believe, which had the biggest debut week of this year, with 374,000. Mumford and Sons will also claim the largest sales frame for any rock album (debut or otherwise) since AC/DC's Black Ice launched with 784,000 at No. 1 on the Nov. 8, 2008 chart.
According to Billboard, Babel is tracking in some mammoth digital sales, possibly selling as many as 400,000 downloads this week. By comparison, P!nk claimed this week's No. 1 (also her first) with Truth About Love at 280,000--less than half of what Babel is projected at for next week.
It's still early to make predictions for the rest of the charts, but it appears Green Day's Uno! will bow at No. 2 slot with perhaps 150,000 or so, while No Doubt's Push and Shove could come in at No. 3 with 125,000. Lupe Fiasco's Food and Liquor II should debut at No. 4 with around 100,000.
For winners of this week's contest to win a copy of Babel, go here.
blog comments powered by Disqus