Only Jesus left now as band match US singles record
David Renshaw

10:46 7th October 2012

Mumford & Sons have matched The Beatles record of having six songs on the US Billboard hot 100 chart at the same time.

The record has gone unmatched by a UK act since The Beatles achieved the same feat. However, the huge success of new album 'Babel' has seen the band dominate the chart and land numerous tracks on the rundown.

 'I Will Wait' (which charted at number 57), is the highest entry with the songs 'Babel' (no. 60), 'Lover's Eyes' (no. 85), 'Whispers In the Dark (no. 86), 'Holland Road' (no. 92), and 'Ghosts That We Knew' (no. 94), all featuring.

Meanwhile, it was confirmed earlier this week that 'Babel' is the fastest selling album of the year in the US, even ahead of Justin Bieber's latest album.

Billboard have reported that the band have smashed the 2012 US album sales record with the follow up to their equally successful debut album ‘Sigh No More.’ It was also announced that their debut album has not dropped out of the Top 75 in the Billboard Chart since entering in July 2010, selling 2.5million copies in the US to date.
‘Babel’ was the first US No.1 from the band, having already topped the UK charts for the first time by selling 159,000 copies in the first week. There seems to be no stopping the band at the moment with impressive download sales seeing them sit behind Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ as the second highest selling digital album in history.

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