Springsteen’s High Hopes Lands at # 1, Breaks A Tie With Elvis [VIDEO]
Bruce Springsteen’s latest project “High Hopes” is the 11th number 1 for the Boss and places him 3rd with the most chart-topping releases. Bruce had been tied with Elvis Presley. High Hopes sold 99,000 copies during its first week of release. The Beatles and Jay-Z are the only artist to have more number 1’s than Springsteen. The Beatles have 19 and Jay-Z 13.
High Hopes is Springsteen’s fourth straight studio effort to top the chart, following 2012’s Wrecking Ball, 2009’s Working on a Dream and 2007’s Magic. However, the new album also is the New Jersey rocker’s first to sell fewer than 100,000 copies in its debut week since the beginning of the SoundScan era in 1991. Bruce’s most successful record during this period is 2002’s The Rising, which moved 525,000 copies its first week.
High Hopes also topped the U.K. album charts the Boss’ 10th effort to reach on that chart. Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine appears on eight tracks and was viewed by Bruce as a major catalyst on the project. Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici have contributions too.
This past weekend Bruce’s son Sam became a New Jersey Firefighter. Congratulations to the family and the proud parents.
“My youngest son, Sam, graduated from Monmouth County Fire Academy tonight,” Scialfa posted, along with the hashtags “#Proud” and “#OurFamilyHero.” The Boss also attended the event, which saw 42 graduate.