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Keagan Ilvonen 10/03/12 09:45 PM

Mumford and Sons Have Biggest Sales of The Year
 
Mumford and Sons officially had the best debut week album sales of 2012 with over 600,000 copies sold. Babel had the second biggest debut week in digital sales ever with 420,000 downloads, just falling behind Lady Gaga's Born This Way last year. The only other indie distributed album to do better was The Eagles' Long Road Out of Eden back in 2007. Another interesting fact is 1 out of every 10 Spotify users in the US streamed at least one track from Babel.

Keagan Ilvonen 10/03/12 09:46 PM

Crazy awesome.

LouderThanBombs 10/03/12 09:54 PM

It's so fucking exciting to see a BAND doing this well. Not to mention: the Top 3 this week were all bands.

drewbaldy 10/03/12 09:55 PM

Good. Well deserved.

phillipjacob 10/03/12 09:59 PM

This is one of only albums I've actually went out and bought this year and it's totally worth it.

Manufactured Dreams 10/03/12 10:01 PM

Weird. You'd think I would have heard one of their songs by now :shrug:

calciumwaste 10/03/12 10:01 PM

Coming in second only to Born This Way in digital sales is HUGE considering that Born This Way had the $1 Amazon promotion. It's very possible it would have been the best ever if not for that.

njdevils327 10/03/12 10:02 PM

I streamed 3 and then stopped when i realized that all 3 sound exactly the same

spaghettti 10/03/12 10:09 PM

Crazy.

cubsml34 10/03/12 10:17 PM

That's honestly pretty nuts, especially the 1 in 10 streaming thing.

Ryan Gardner 10/03/12 10:24 PM

Guess I need to listen to this record then...Wow

billyboatkid 10/03/12 10:33 PM

Ridiculous. Awesome.

Jake Jenkins 10/03/12 11:02 PM

i streamed a track from babel, i admit it, im sorry everyone

justinwho 10/03/12 11:03 PM

well deserved!!!

irthesteve 10/03/12 11:44 PM

I honestly still don't understand. But hey, better than it going to that horrendous Born This Way

kianacarly 10/03/12 11:55 PM

When does Taylor come out? That will probably beat it, but that's still amazing for them.

thursday727 10/04/12 12:11 AM

Have a feeling this will be get beaten by Good Kid M.A.A.D City.

Archael 10/04/12 12:29 AM

Wow, i did not expect such high numbers. Still think the record sucked. Their first one was better.

Keagan Ilvonen 10/04/12 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by thursday727 (Post 113806392)
Have a feeling this will be get beaten by Good Kid M.A.A.D City.

Seriously?

thursday727 10/04/12 12:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keagan Ilvonen (Post 113806662)
Seriously?

Yes. Hype around it is huge.Every Hip Hop head on the planet will be buying or streaming it. Will be the biggest Hip Hop major label debut since Get Rich Or Die Tryin.
Taylor Swift's album will outsell both of these but i think Kendrick's sales will suprise alot of people.
we'll see on the 29th though.

Keagan Ilvonen 10/04/12 01:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thursday727 (Post 113806682)
Yes. Hype around it is huge.Every Hip Hop head on the planet will be buying or streaming it. Will be the biggest Hip Hop major label debut since Get Rich Or Die Tryin.
Taylor Swift's album will outsell both of these but i think Kendrick's sales will suprise alot of people.
we'll see on the 29th though.

Eh, MBDTF had a lot of hype, even claim of it being the best album released 2 years ago and it didn't even sell as many records as Mumford. Don't want to be a naysayer but Kendrick won't come close. It will definitely do well, don't get me wrong.

leighm13 10/04/12 01:29 AM


rand0 10/04/12 01:49 AM

lol - Kendrick won't touch Mumford and Sons. That dude'll be lucky to push 250k his first week.

If that...

Joey (J-Train) 10/04/12 02:13 AM

I can't listen to a Mumford song without busting out laughing thanks to Ralph Garman. With that shinfo aside, it's great to see a fucking band dominating the charts agains. Kinda weird that it's a folk band but I'll take what I can get.

vivatoto56 10/04/12 02:13 AM

420

InfiniteArms 10/04/12 03:22 AM

I wish I could say Babel was a step up from Sigh No More, but I can't - But due to their popularity this was kind of expected.

Ohaidere 10/04/12 04:35 AM

Is this whole album played with the same banjo chord?

Chemical Love 10/04/12 04:38 AM

420k of 600k were digital downloads? Wow.

xJesusFreakx 10/04/12 05:08 AM

Not as crazy of a debut as I heard it would be, but still huge. Good for them, even though I don't care for them in the slightest.

Also, lol at people being glad a "band" topped the charts. Aren't we over that nonsense yet?

dashboardkid88 10/04/12 05:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Ohaidere (Post 113807902)
Is this whole album played with the same banjo chord?


The first 4 songs sound basically the same to me.

Chris Collum 10/04/12 05:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thursday727 (Post 113806682)
Yes. Hype around it is huge.Every Hip Hop head on the planet will be buying or streaming it. Will be the biggest Hip Hop major label debut since Get Rich Or Die Tryin.
Taylor Swift's album will outsell both of these but i think Kendrick's sales will suprise alot of people.
we'll see on the 29th though.

You may be right that this is the most hyped-up hip-hop major label debut since Get Rich or Die Tryin', but look at the difference in the record industry between now and nine years ago man. No way does Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City sell more than 400k-450k max first week.

Chris Collum 10/04/12 05:28 AM

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Originally Posted by vivatoto56 (Post 113807232)
420

Yup this. My first thought when I read the article haha.

birdman 10/04/12 05:44 AM

Very deserving, it's a fantastic album.

Nightfox33 10/04/12 05:58 AM

Good for them.

Kris_Gontz9 10/04/12 06:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Qadriyyah (Post 113803962)
Weird. You'd think I would have heard one of their songs by now :shrug:

Haven't you Heard "The Cave" or "Little Lion Man"? :) those were really popular with the previous album...

EndlessPrisoner 10/04/12 06:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thursday727 (Post 113806682)
Yes. Hype around it is huge.Every Hip Hop head on the planet will be buying or streaming it. Will be the biggest Hip Hop major label debut since Get Rich Or Die Tryin.
Taylor Swift's album will outsell both of these but i think Kendrick's sales will suprise alot of people.
we'll see on the 29th though.

200k max, and I don't even see that much.

AussieBoy 10/04/12 06:17 AM

My only answer is that Mumford fans don't steal music

get up kidd 10/04/12 06:34 AM

Record took a few spins, to grow on me but I love it. Still really surprised how well it did, good for them.

gladnads 10/04/12 06:51 AM

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Originally Posted by njdevils327 (Post 113803982)
I streamed 3 and then stopped when i realized that all 3 sound exactly the same


it took that long?

brook183 10/04/12 06:54 AM

I was in the 90%

blimpcityhero11 10/04/12 07:01 AM

Let's all thank James Cameron for raising the bar.

hippiepunk3 10/04/12 07:21 AM

i don't get what all the fuss is about. yes it's good for rock but not really my cup of tea.

Stephin_DC 10/04/12 07:38 AM

I've never really seen the mass appeal of these guys. Songs on the radio are not unlistenable, but I would never go out of my way to listen to them. Maybe I'm just not hipster enough ... fuck it I'm going to listen to some Latterman

Btw is it just me of do these guys repeat the word "Heart" in every song they write

Taking_Frags 10/04/12 07:40 AM

They're a band that can appeal to the average music listener. At the end of the day, the release is good. If you're saying "every song sounds the same," it's because you're not listening hard enough to what is being played. You're sitting there telling yourself how you hear are the quarter bass drum notes, with a guitar, banjo, piano, and bass.

OldSchoolReason 10/04/12 07:51 AM

Good for them. I was a fan of a few songs on the first album, but was a little confused for all the love of "I will wait" when the verse has the same guitar backing as "Little Lion Man"

Holly HoX! 10/04/12 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Qadriyyah (Post 113803962)
Weird. You'd think I would have heard one of their songs by now :shrug:


I will wait I will wait I will wait I will wait I will wait I will wait for you

There, now you don't have to.

Holly HoX! 10/04/12 07:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AussieBoy (Post 113809062)
My only answer is that Mumford fans don't steal music


By and large, fans of "pop" music are less apt to download music and buy it instead compared to "indie-minded" listeners/fans. Which, if you think about it, is completely backwards and ironic.

Holly HoX! 10/04/12 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thursday727 (Post 113806682)
Yes. Hype around it is huge.Every Hip Hop head on the planet will be buying or streaming it. Will be the biggest Hip Hop major label debut since Get Rich Or Die Tryin.
Taylor Swift's album will outsell both of these but i think Kendrick's sales will suprise alot of people.
we'll see on the 29th though.


LOL I like where your head's at because I love Kendrick, but you're just wrong.

Holly HoX! 10/04/12 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by xJesusFreakx (Post 113808262)
Not as crazy of a debut as I heard it would be, but still huge. Good for them, even though I don't care for them in the slightest.

Also, lol at people being glad a "band" topped the charts. Aren't we over that nonsense yet?


"Nonsense"

Helen Keller. 10/04/12 08:25 AM

I'm totally okay with this. At least they actually play their instruments and write their own songs, plus the fact that Babel is actually quite good. Go Mumford.