Ten fun facts about Mumford & Sons

Fact 1
The band gained more popularity throughout 2010, performing for larger audiences and making their first network television appearances in the United States.

Fact 2
The band won the ARIA Music Award for Most Popular International Artist in 2010, and the Brit Award in 2011 for Best British Album.

Fact 3
Their debut album, Sigh No More, was released in the United Kingdom and Ireland in October 2009, and February 2010 in the US. The album reached number one in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, and eventually peaked at number two on the United Kingdom Albums Chart and the Billboard 200 in the United States.

Fact 4
At the 2013 Grammy Awards, Babel won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

Fact 5
In 2013, the band won a Brit Award for Best British Group.

Fact 6
The band's second studio album Babel was released in September 2012. The album debuted at number one in the United Kingdom and the United States, becoming the fastest selling album of 2012 in the UK, and the second-biggest selling debut in 2012 in the US.

Fact 7
The band name originates from the fact that Marcus Mumford was the most visible member, organizing the band and their performances.

Fact 8
The band members play multiple instruments in live performances.

Fact 9
The band uses bluegrass and folk instrumentation, such as a banjo, upright bass, mandolin and piano, played with a rhythmic style based in alternative rock and folk.

Fact 10
Much of Mumford & Sons' lyrical content has a strong literary influence, including album name and song lyrics from the works of William Shakespeare, Homer, G.K. Chesterton, and John Steinbeck.

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are an English folk rock band.