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- Posted on Jan 27th 2010 11:00AM by Katie Benson
With over 1.1 million votes entered by Triple J listeners at home and around the world, Mumford and Sons surpassed Sydney dance trio Art vs. Science with 'Parlez Vous Francais?' and Adelaide hip-hop crew Hilltop Hoods' single, 'Chase That Feeling.'
With participation up 46 percent on last year, 2009's Hottest 100 countdown proved to be the most popular since its inception in 1989 and is currently one of the biggest music polls in the world. Run by Triple J -- a government-funded national radio network -- the countdown win only cemented what has been a great year for Mumford and Sons down under.
Currently touring as part of the Laneway Festival circuit, Australia has quickly become the most popular market for the UK four-piece. Their debut album 'Sigh No More' has gone platinum, selling over 70,000 units and peaking at No. 4 on the Australian album charts, while 'Little Lion Man' sits comfortably at No. 16 on the singles chart.
Playing live in the Triple J studios for the announcement of their win, Mumford and Sons rounded off a Top 10 list that was heavy with Australian and British artists. French electro rockers Phoenix were the only exception with their single 'Lisztomania' coming in at No. 4. Also making the Top 10 were Lily Allen, Muse and Florence and the Machine, all of whom are touring Australia this summer.