Babel is the second studio album by British indie folk band Mumford & Sons, and was released on 21 September 2012 in Ireland, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway, Australia and New Zealand. It was released on 24 September 2012 in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Spain, Italy, Eastern Europe, South America, and on 25 September 2012 in the United States and Canada. Babel debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200. It became the fastest selling album of 2012 in the UK, selling over 159,000 copies in its first week, and was the biggest selling debut of any album in 2012 in the US at the time, selling 600,000 in its first week. As with Sigh No More, Babel was produced by producer Markus Dravs. The album was nominated for four Grammy Awards,and won the award for Album of the Year at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Babel is also nominated for the Brit Award for British Album of the Year at the 2013 BRIT Awards. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.