Mumford & Sons made a bold return to the U.K. bestsellers Sunday (Sept. 30) as their sophomore album "Babel" debuted at No. 1 with opening sales of just under 159,000, the best first-week tally of any artist in 2012. Meanwhile, the Island label was also celebrating on the singles chart, as K-Pop claimed its first No. 1 U.K. success, with South Korean artist PSY's "Gangnam Style" climbing 3-1.
In the battle of the big new American album releases on the new U.K. charts, the Killers’ “Battle Born” (Vertigo/Universal) became their fourth No. 1 album in the territory, outdoing Pink’s “The Truth About Love” (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment), which debuted at No. 2. The Script’s “Hall of Fame” (Phonogenic/Epic/Sony Music Entertainment), featuring will.i.am, started a second week atop the singles chart.
In the battle of the big new American album releases on the new U.K. charts, the Killers' "Battle Born" became their fourth No. 1 album in the territory, outdoing Pink's "The Truth About Love," which debuted at No. 2. The Scipt's "Hall of Fame" scores a second week atop the singles chart, but look out: Psy is No. 3.
Trey Songz finally nabs his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Chapter V" bows atop the list with 135,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.It's the R&B singer's fifth full-length studio album and follows 2010's "Passion, Pain & Pleasure", which debuted and peaked at No. 2 with 240,000. It was barely beaten to the pole position that week by Linkin Park's "A Thousand Suns", which also