Bruce Springsteen’s ‘High Hopes’…
“The Boss” is back on top of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday as Bruce Springsteen scored his 11th No. 1 album with “High Hopes,” more than three decades after first reaching the chart’s apex.
The album from the 64-year-old rocker sold 99,000 in its opening week to top the soundtrack of the film “Frozen,” which had topped the charts for the past two weeks and sold 87,000 copies last week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.
Springsteen now has the third-most albums to reach the top of the weekly Billboard chart, surpassing Elvis Presley and trailing only rapper Jay Z, who has 13 No. 1 albums, and the Beatles’ record 19 chart-topping albums, Billboard said.
But “High Hopes” is Springsteen’s first album to have fewer than 100,000 in first-week sales since Nielsen SoundScan began compiling figures for Billboard in 1991, the magazine said.
More than a third of the album’s sales were physical copies sold online, Billboard said, noting that Amazon.com’s special offer of the album paired with a DVD of a Springsteen concert helped boost overall sales.