Justin Bieber's 2012 Billboard 200 Album Record Broken By Mumford & Sons

3 October 2012, 16:07 | Updated: 3 October 2012, 16:11

The British band's latest record goes straight in to the number one spot after shifting 600,000 copies in its debut week.

Justin Bieber's record for the biggest debut album of 2012 has been broken by Mumford & Sons latest release 'Babel'.

The 'I Will Wait' group's album sold 600,000 copies in the past week, going straight in at the number one spot on the Billboard 200.

The record beat the previous year's best from the 'Boyfriend' singer, whose 'Believe' album sold 374,00 copies back in June.

Madonna's 'MDNA' is now in third position with 359,000 copies and Pink's recent effort 'The Truth About Love' moves to the fourth biggest selling with 280,000 copies.

The album is also the best rock album sales since 2008's AC/DC's 'Black Ice' which shifted 784,000 copies.

Meanwhile, the British band's iTunes Festival 2012 headline show in London recently was watched by a heavily pregnant Adele as well as Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and wife Gwyneth Paltrow.

Justin is also currently on the road with his 'Believe' world tour, and was seen throwing up on stage during the opening night of the jaunt.

He explained a meal consisting of spaghetti and milk was the cause for the sudden illness.