Each week, TicketForce brings you news on one of four industries: sports, racing, theatre or music.This week’s #MusicWrap recaps Bruce Springsteen’s latest musical accomplishment.
Bruce Springsteen’s latest album, “High Hopes,” was released on January 14, 2014 by Columbia Records. The album sold 99,000 copies by January 19th, which pushed past Elvis taking his spot as the number act with the most No.1’s in Billboard 200 history. Springsteen is in good company on this list with The Beatles sitting at No.1 and hip-hop power artist Jay-Z at No.2. As if this latest accomplishment wasn’t enough, Springsteen is now the only musical act to achieve No.1 albums on the Billboard 200 in each decade since 1980.
The release of “High Hopes” was popular with internet retailers, especially Amazon.com which sold a special DVD concert verison including a special performance of Springsteen’s hit “Born in the USA.” The hard copy of this album sold 37,000 copies in the week following the album’s release through internet retailers, the largest amount sold by an album in its first week since May 2013. Online it sold 26,000 downloads, making it the fourth largest digital album of the week. Collectively, the album sold 74,000 physical copies in week one, rightfully crowning “High Hopes” with the No.1 spot on the Billboard 200.
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