CHART SPOTLIGHT. The British group Mumford & Sons remains at No.3 this week on the Billboard 200 with the debut album Sign No More. Add that it spends its 50th week on the tally and an amazing story unfolds. Surely there are albums of late that have had lengthy chart runs. But ever so often, sets debut at a high position only to fall back and in cases where there aren’t any radio hits interest fades.
Sigh No More was released in October 2009 in the UK, peaking at No.2 in February 2011. It took 72 weeks for the group to reach its peak and Mumford & Sons got a fair boost from winning the BRIT Awards. According to Music Week, Munford & Sons has broken through the 1m sales barrier in the US.