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The Lumineers: The Billboard Cover Story

How an alt-folk trio on a small Nashville indie label sold half a million albums, scored two Grammy nods and became the breakout act of 2012.

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Today in Billboard History

Aug. 29, 1987

Suzanne Vega’s subject matter of child abuse — disguised behind an infectious melody and warm folk-rock production — gave her a somewhat unlikely hit. Her “Luka” spent its third week in the Billboard Hot 100’s top five, ranking at No. 4.

Mumford & Sons have announced their highly anticipated sophomore album, “Babel,” will be released on Sept. 25.

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Sneak peek of tomorrow’s issue: Are they folk? Are they country? Either way, Grammy-winning Nashville duo (and Taylor Swift pals) the Civil Wars cover Billboard and discuss their contributions to "The Hunger Games" soundtrack. Story hits Billboard.com tomorrow morning (March 9).

Sneak peek of tomorrow’s issue: Are they folk? Are they country? Either way, Grammy-winning Nashville duo (and Taylor Swift pals) the Civil Wars cover Billboard and discuss their contributions to "The Hunger Games" soundtrack. Story hits Billboard.com tomorrow morning (March 9).