Mumford & Sons’ ‘Babel’ stays at No. 1 on Billboard 200, PSY still at No. 2 on Hot 100

By Daniel S Levine,

A week after earning the best debut of 2012, Mumford & Sons’ sophomore album, Babel, is still topping the Billboard 200 album chart, Meanwhile at the Hot 100 singles chart, PSY will keep his shirt on, with “Gangnam Style” staying at No .2.

Last week, Babel sold an impressive 600,000 copies in its first week, easily moving past Justin Bieber’s Believe, which sold 374,000 in its first week earlier in the year. In its second week, Babel sold 169,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers, reports MTV News. That was enough to keep it at No. 1.

Muse’s sixth album, The 2nd Law, debuted at No. 2 with 102,000 copies, while Miguel’s Kaleidoscope Dream debuted with 71,000, reaching No. 3. Pink’s The Truth About Love came in at No. 4 with 52,000 and Three Days Grace’s new Transit of Venus came in fifth with 48,000.

The rest of the Top 10 includes Diana Krall's Glad Rag Doll (46,000); Jackie Evancho's Songs From the Silver Screen (41,000); Little Big Town’s Tornado (31,000); Cher Lloyd's Sticks & Stones (31,000) and Van Morrison's Born to Sing: No Plan B (29,000).

Over at the Hot 100 songs chart, Maroon 5’s “One More Night” continues to dominate, spending its fourth week in a row at the top. That song’s success has stalled the rise of PSY’s “Gangnam Style,” which was forced to spend another week at No. 2. PSY did say he’d perform topless if he hits No. 1, but he may have to wait a while longer for that.

image: NBC



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