Mumford & Sons lead chart
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
– Mumford & Sons led the Grammy bump in sales with "Babel" going back to the number 1 spot as the best selling disc in the U.S., selling 185,000 units for the week ending Feb. 17. That represented a jump of 242 percent.
Mumford & Sons performed twice during the Grammys, singing their single I Will Wait and later performing on a tribute to Levon Helm.
Taylor Swift went from 12th to 4th with "Red," at 72,000 units up 106 percent. She opened the show with We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.
Rootsy band The Lumineers' self-titled album had its best sales week ever, going from 10-6 with 67,000 units sold, up 70 percent.
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