Mumford & Sons
have matched a record set by The Beatles
in 1964 with a whopping six songs in the Billboard 100.
It follows the tearaway success of their album "Babel
" which had sold more than 600,000 copies
by Friday - more than any other album this year.
They were helped by having their album on Spotify
, where all twelve songs on the album are part of the On-Demand chart which ranks songs based on streams over the week.
" cast had previously put nine songs in the top 100, but chart-makers consider them a group rather than a band.
"Number Two was the best we got with [first album] 'Sigh No More' so it would be amazing [to get number one],
" said Ted Dwayne
from the band (via NME
"Obviously no-one's going to wish against a Number One record but I know Green Day have an album out and they're a pretty big hitter. If you told me in the '90s that I'd be in a chart battle with Green Day, I probably would have just laughed at you.
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