This is a good time to be in Mumford & Sons. The band -- comprised of lead singer Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane -- released Babel, their sophomore album, on Tuesday, and early sales numbers are through the roof. According to Billboard, Mumford & Sons could sell over 600,000 copies of Babel, including 400,000 digital copies -- the second largest total ever. (Interestingly enough, the deluxe edition of Babel costs more as an .mp3 download on Amazon.com than it does as a CD.)
September has been kind to Mumford & Sons. Last Saturday, the band appeared on "Saturday Night Live" and performed two songs off Babel: "I Will Wait" and "Below My Feet." At a concert on Monday, Levitt joked that Mumford & Sons was done making music. Wait until he sees the sales figures.
Babel follows the 2009 album Sigh No More.
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