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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Bruce Springsteen Beats Adele On US Chart And Ties Elvis Record

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on March 15, 2012

in News,Noise Pro

Bruce Springsteen has pipped Adele on the Billboard chart, tying with Elvis for third most number one albums.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

The difference was a mere one-thousand albums, but Bruce Springsteen has finally displaced Adele from on top of the Billboard Album chart. The British songstress has occupied the spot for the last nine consecutive weeks and for 23 weeks over the last year.

Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball sold 196,000 albums in its first week of release while Adele’s 21 moved 195,000. Last weeks number two, Whitney Houston’s Greatest Hits, fell from two to six.

Wrecking Ball is Springsteen’s tenth number one album, moving him into a tie with Elvis Presley for third place on the all-time list. The only artists to surpass that total are Jay-Z (12) and the Beatles (19).

For the record, Springsteen’s ten number 1 albums are:

The River (1980)
Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
Live 1975-85 (1986)
Tunnel of Love (1987)
Greatest Hits (1995)
The Rising (2002)
Devils & Dust (2005)
Magic (2007)
Working on a Dream (2009)
Wrecking Ball (2012)

Two of his most loved and admired albums never made the top of the charts. Born to Run peaked at number three and Darkness On The Edge Of Town at five.

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