AceShowbiz - Mumford & Sons nabs their third consecutive No. 1 album with their latest effort "Delta", which debuts atop the Billboard 200 chart. The set racked up 230,000 equivalent album units, including 214,000 in traditional album sales, in the week ending November 22, according to Nielsen Music. It marks the best sales of the year among alternative rock acts.
"Delta" sales also marks for the second-biggest for any rock album, trailing behind Dave Matthews Band's "Come Tomorrow" which collected 292,000 units when it debuted atop the chart back in June. As for its traditional album sales, it becomes the sixth-largest among all titles this year. It follows the likes of Eminem's "Kamikaze" (252,000 units), Travis Scott (II)'s "Astroworld" (270,000 units) and Justin Timberlake's "Man of the Woods" (242,000 units).
Meanwhile, the lead single off the album, "Guiding Light", has spent its fourth week atop Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart and peaked at No. 4 on Alternative Songs airplay chart.
There are three more albums which arrive in the top ten of this week's chart. Trailing closely behind "Delta" is Michael Buble's "Love" which starts at No. 2 with 111,000 units. It becomes his eighth album to debut within top 10 of Billboard 200. Arriving at No. 3 is "The Greatest Showman: Reimagined". Featuring covers by the likes of Panic at the Disco and Pink, the record sold 89,000 in its first week.
The last new release to debut on this week's top ten is Mariah Carey's "Caution". The critically acclaimed effort launches at No. 5 with 51,000 units, following "A Star Is Born" soundtrack album which climbs to No. 4 with 62,000 units.
Another album which sees a rise this week is Queen's soundtrack album to "Bohemian Rhapsody" which ascends one spot to No. 6 with 48,000 units. Travis' "Astroworld" similarly jumps to No. 7 with a little more than 44,000 units, while Drake's "Scorpion" moves to No. 8 with 44,000 units.