Mumford & Sons, No Doubt and Green Day storm the Charts

Despite two giant 90’s bands making an assault on the charts, recent Grammy winning folk rockers Mumford & Sons defeat the competition to the top of this week’s Billboard 200 Albums chart with their second release Babel. The group also nails down the biggest debut of 2012 with a giant 600,000 copies sold. (That debut beats 2012 releases from Justin Bieber, Madonna and Pink by the way.) Landing just behind Mumford are Green Day with Uno at # 2 and No Doubt with their fantastic new record Push and Shove at # 3. The other debuts in the top ten this week come from dance artist Deadmau5 and rapper Lupe Fiasco.… Take a look at the new top ten below and for more on this chart, head to Billboard here.

Top Ten Albums on the Billboard 200:
1. Babel- Mumford & Sons (debut)
2. Uno- Green Day (debut)
3. Push and Shove- No Doubt (debut)
4. The Truth About Love- P!nk (last week~ 1)
5. Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Part 1- Lupe Fiasco (debut)
6. album title goes here- deadmau5 (debut)
7. Cruel Summer- Various Artists (lw~ 2)
8. Away from the World- Dave Matthews Band (lw~ 4)
9. Tornado- Little Big Town (lw~ 5)
10. Battle Born- The Killers (lw~ 3)

And here’s the new single from No Doubt, “Looking Hot” and it’s hot indeed!

Over on the Hot 100 Singles chart, Maroon 5 fends off the fad of 2012, Psy‘s “Gangnam Style” to hold on to # 1 with “One More Night”. The rest of the top ten consists of holdovers save for a big debut from Taylor Swift’s official next single “Begin Again” which premieres at # 7. This one is much more country than her previous track, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” which tanked at country radio but has become a big pop hit (um, cuz there’s nothing country about that song). We’ll see if “Begin” can become a hit in both formats in the weeks ahead but for now it has a great sales week debut…. Take a gander at the new top ten below and for more on all the charts, head to Billboard here.

Top Ten Singles on the Billboard Hot 100:
1. “One More Night”- Maroon 5 (last week~ 1) * 3 weeks on top
2. “Gangnam Style”- Psy (lw~ 2)
3. “Some Nights”- fun. (lw~ 3)
4. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”- Taylor Swift (lw~ 4)
5. “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”- P!nk (lw~ 5)
6. “As Long As You Love Me”- Justin Bieber w/ Big Sean (lw~ 7)
7. “Begin Again”- Taylor Swift (debut)
8. “Whistle”- Flo Rida (lw~ 6)
9. “Too Close”- Alex Clare (lw~9)
10. “Good Time”- Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen (lw~8)


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