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Mumford & Sons don't care about album sales

The band doesn't follow sales numbers

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Everyone measures success differently. Mumford & Sons prefers to not follow the album sales numbers and instead bases its success solely on concert ticket sales.

The band doesn't follow sales numbers

The boys at Mumford & Sons are anything but arrogant. Despite achieving enviable success, the band doesn't bother watching its album sales numbers.

The band's second album, Babel, sold over 600,000 copies in its first week and topped the charts in the U.S. and the U.K. That album also earned Mumford & Sons six Grammy nominations and an Album of the Year win.

In case you're wondering, the band's debut album, Sigh No More, did pretty well too. It reached the number two spot on the U.S., U.K. and Canadian charts. Not too shabby for beginners. But all this matters not to Marcus Mumford (who is now married to Carey Mulligan!), Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane.

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"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 band's allowed to be selective, we suppose. Mumford & Sons is successful regardless of whether it follows album sales. The band is in the middle of its international tour right now and will be heading up to Canada soon, so get them tickets!

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