With ‘Letter To You’ Debuting at No. 2, Bruce Springsteen Just Made Billboard Chart History

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He’s “The Boss” for a reason. And, after his acclaimed new album Letter To You debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, Bruce Springsteen set an all-time music record.

The achievement landed Springsteen the unique achievement of being the only artist to release a Top-5 debuting album in the United States in each of the past six decades — starting in the 1970s and, now, entering the 2020s.

Letter To You arrived on Oct. 23, and marked the first album from Springsteen and the E Street Band since 2012’s High Hopes (as his 2019 Western Stars was a solo effort).

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The only album keeping Letter To You from a sparkling No. 1 debut is the deluxe reissue of country star Luke Combs’ What You See is What You Get, if you were curious.

Album sales aren’t what they used to be, as everybody knows, so tracking album success takes a variety of factors into consideration to account for digital streaming platforms: “multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units,” according to Billboard (per App).

Congratulations to Bruce Springsteen on yet more accolades and records — as well as a pretty storng entery to his untouchable catalog of music.

Listen to Letter To You below, via Spotify.


  • Timflyte says:

    Damn . I’m surprised but I think this is his worse cd in recent memory. Maybe the old crowd are longing for the good old days like my folks did when Sinatra had hits in the 60s.
    I’m sure a lot of his long time fans will enjoy but I think he should hang it up. His voice sounds ragged and tired and that’s probably even with the help from today’s modern digital recording world. How can a person who wrote ” Sandy ” end up writing stuff like this ? Where’s something like ” candy’s room ” ? I can’t believe a guy who wrote ” born to run ” ends his career with mush like this. He’s lucky the band is so good they can take tunes like this and turn them into something. Kudos to those guys.
    Time for this guy to hang it up. Or maybe he’s still has one good song left ? But its not on this collection. Very disappointed.

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