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Mumford & Sons' Album Sales Don't Matter To The Band

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Mumford & Sons spoke about their disregard for album sales.
Mumford & Sons spoke about their disregard for album sales.

Mumford & Sons' sophomore album, "Babel," was a huge success for the band -- hitting No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and getting certified platinum. "Babel" sold 600,000 copies in its first week, coming in second only to Taylor Swift's smash hit "Red." The album earned Mumford & Sons six Grammy award nominations, taking the award for Album of the Year.

These are figures that any band would be proud of, making Mumford & Sons one of the most successful groups as of late. But for Marcus Mumford, Winston Marshall, Ben Lovett, and Ted Dwane, the sales figures are the one thing that they are ignoring.

"We've asked our manager just not to keep us up to date on records [sales]," Mumford said in a recent interview with Absolute Radio. "We know about ticket sales pretty well, because that's what we sort of know and love, record sales aren't really that relevant to us."

The British band is in the midst of an international tour, hitting cities across the globe and making stops and major summer music festivals, including Sasquatch in Washington state and Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado.

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