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.
“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.
“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.