Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Unable To Unseat Mumford’s ‘Babel’ On Album Chart

Robbie Daw | October 17, 2012 10:20 am

For the third week in a row, Mumford & Sons‘ second LP Babel keeps its stranglehold on the Billboard Top 200. The album sold another 96,000, enough to maintain its perch in the peak position and hold off duo Macklemore & Ryan LewisThe Heist (#2, 78,000), KISSMonster (#3, 56,000), Barbra Streisand‘s Release Me (#7, 44,000) and Ellie Goulding‘s Halcyon (#9, 34,000).

Altogether, seven new albums debuted within the Top 10, with Babel, Pink‘s The Truth About Love (#8) and Muse‘s The 2nd Law (#10) being the only holdovers. See how the rest of the chart panned out below.

The Top 10 Of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart

1. Mumford & Sons, Babel *3 weeks* 2. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist *new* 3. KISS, Monster *new* 4. MGK, Lace Up *new* 5. Coheed And Cambria, Afterman: Ascension *new* 6.All Time Low, Don’t Panic *new* 7. Barbra Streisand, Release Me *new* 8. Pink, The Truth About Love 9. Ellie Goulding, Halcyon *new* 10. Muse, The 2nd Law