Bruce Springsteen's ‘High Hopes’ Tops Charts, Proves Adults Still Listen to Music

Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' Tops Charts, Proves Adults Still Listen to Music

The much younger-skewing Disney “Frozen” soundtrack and “Kidz Bop 25” take a backseat

Bruce Springsteen is No. 1 on the charts once more this week — his 11th time, actually — with the debut of “High Hopes.”

The achievement moves the New Jersey rocker into third-place all time behind the Beatles (19) and Jay Z (13) on Billboard's chart, the music tracker reported Wednesday. The Boss had been tied with Elvis Presley before his latest chart topper.

bruce-springsteen-high-hopes-album-cover“High Hopes,” which Columbia Records released on Jan. 14, sold 99,000 copies through the week ending Jan. 19, good enough to to unseat Disney's “Frozen” soundtrack,” which slipped to No. 2 to with 87,000 units moved.

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“High Hopes” sold strongly online, most notably Amazon. The online retailer sold an exclusive CD/DVD version of the album, with the DVD containing a full-length concert of Springsteen and the E Street Band performing the entire “Born in the U.S.A.” album.

The traditional CD version of “High Hopes” sold nearly 37,000 copies online during the week — the largest tally for online album sales since Daft Punk last May.

Springsteen, 64, is the only performer to have achieved No. 1 albums in each of the last four decades.

The”Kidz Bop” series made it into the top 10 albums sales for the 18th time. “Kidz Bop 25” opened at No. 3 with 65,000.

  • SallyinChicago

    99,000 isn't a lot of sales….but for someone who's seen better recording days, I guess it's a triumph.

  • Montgomery Holmes

    The writer is INCORRECT bc Barbra Striesand has had a number 1 albumn in 6-consecutive decades. The Boss is great but not as long lasting as Babs

    • Joseph

      The writer is correct. Barbra Streisand has not had a number one album in the current decade. Her last #1 album was in 2009.