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Legal name: Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen


Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American rock singer, songwriter and guitarist. Nicknamed "The Boss", he has released 21 studio albums during a career spanning six decades, most of which feature his backing band, the E Street Band. Springsteen is an originator of heartland rock, a genre combining mainstream rock music with poetic and socially conscious lyrics that feature narratives primarily concerning working-class American life. He is known for his descriptive lyrics and energetic concerts, with performances that can last for more than four hours.

Springsteen released his first two albums, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. and The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle, in 1973; neither earned him a large audience. He then changed his style and achieved worldwide popularity with Born to Run (1975). This was followed by Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978) and The River (1980), which topped the Billboard 200 chart. After the solo album Nebraska (1982), he reunited with his E Street Band for Born in the U.S.A. (1984), which became his most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling albums of all time. All seven of its singles reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, including the title track. Springsteen mostly hired session musicians for the recording of his next three albums, Tunnel of Love (1987), Human Touch (1992), and Lucky Town (1992). He reassembled the E Street Band for Greatest Hits (1995), then recorded the acoustic album The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995) and the EP Blood Brothers (1996).

Seven years after releasing The Ghost of Tom Joad—the longest gap between any of his studio albums—Springsteen released The Rising (2002), which he dedicated to the victims of the 9/11 attacks. He released two more folk albums, Devils & Dust (2005) and We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (2006), followed by two more albums with the E Street Band: Magic (2007) and Working on a Dream (2009). The next two albums, Wrecking Ball (2012) and High Hopes (2014), topped album charts worldwide. From 2017 to 2018, and again in 2021, Springsteen performed the critically acclaimed one-man show Springsteen on Broadway which saw him perform some of his songs and tell stories from his 2016 autobiography; the album version was released in 2018. He then released the solo album Western Stars (2019), the album Letter to You (2020) with the E Street Band, and a solo cover album Only the Strong Survive (2022). Letter to You reached number two in the U.S. and made Springsteen the first artist to score a Top 5 album across six consecutive decades.

Listed among the album era's most prominent acts, Springsteen has sold more than 71 million albums in the U.S. and over 140 million worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has earned numerous awards, including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, an Academy Award, and a Special Tony Award. He was inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999, received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2009, named MusiCares person of the year in 2013, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2016, and awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Joe Biden in 2023. He ranked 23rd on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, which described him as being "the embodiment of rock & roll".

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1973Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.Bruce Springsteen3.55121
1973The Wild, the Innocent & The E Street ShuffleBruce Springsteen472
1975Born to RunBruce Springsteen4.167
1978Darkness on the Edge of TownBruce Springsteen4164
1980The RiverBruce Springsteen4.7572
1982NebraskaBruce Springsteen3.949
1984Born in the U.S.A.Bruce Springsteen4.45163
1987Tunnel of LoveBruce Springsteen4169
1992Human TouchBruce Springsteen3.3586
1992Lucky TownBruce Springsteen3.2585
1995The Ghost of Tom JoadBruce Springsteen3.476
2002The RisingBruce Springsteen3.8573
2005Devils & DustBruce Springsteen3.245
2006We Shall Overcome: The Seeger SessionsBruce Springsteen3.949
2007MagicBruce Springsteen3.7546
2008Working on a DreamBruce Springsteen3.450
2010The PromiseBruce Springsteen4.519
2011The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of TownBruce Springsteen1
2012Wrecking BallBruce Springsteen442
2013High HopesBruce Springsteen544
2019Western StarsBruce Springsteen434
2020Letter to YouBruce Springsteen429
2022Only the Strong Survive: Covers Vol. 1Bruce Springsteen523

Album + Compilation

1980Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. / The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle / Born to RunBruce Springsteen4
1982Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen1
1982RetrospectiveBruce Springsteen1
1985The Born in the U.S.A. 12″ Single CollectionBruce Springsteen2
1988The Bruce Springsteen CollectionBruce Springsteen3
1988The Wild, the Innocent & The E Street Shuffle / Darkness on the Edge of TownBruce Springsteen2
1990Collected Works of Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen1
1990Greetings From Asbury Park N.J. / The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle / Darkness on the Edge of TownBruce Springsteen7
1991Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. / The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street ShuffleBruce Springsteen6
1991Nebraska / Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.Bruce Springsteen1
1992Human Touch & Lucky TownBruce Springsteen5
1992Nebraska / Darkness on the Edge of TownBruce Springsteen1
1993A Concert for the Kristen Ann Carr FundBruce Springsteen1
1995Greatest HitsBruce Springsteen328
1996Blood BrothersBruce Springsteen & The E Street Band6
1998TracksBruce Springsteen4.521
199918 TracksBruce Springsteen52
2002Nebraska / Tunnel of Love / The Ghost of Tom JoadBruce Springsteen5
2003The Essential Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen431
2005Nebraska / Lucky Town / In Concert: MTV PluggedBruce Springsteen2
2006Nebraska / The Ghost of Tom JoadBruce Springsteen3
2006Definitive CollectionBruce Springsteen2
2009Greatest HitsBruce Springsteen & The E Street Band414
2010The Collection 1973–84Bruce Springsteen12
2010The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town StoryBruce Springsteen2
2013Collection: 1973–2012Bruce Springsteen11
2014The Album Collection, Vol. 1: 1973–1984Bruce Springsteen8
2016Chapter and VerseBruce Springsteen439
2023Japanese Singles Collection: Greatest HitsBruce Springsteen1
Born to Run Complete SessionsBruce Springsteen1

Album + Compilation + Live

1986Live/1975–85Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band4.5122
1989Video Anthology / 1978–88Bruce Springsteen1
2001Live in New York CityBruce Springsteen & The E Street Band27
2001The Complete Video Anthology / 1978–2000Bruce Springsteen4
2003Digital Program 2003Bruce Springsteen1
2007Live in DublinBruce Springsteen with The Sessions Band523
2015The Live Series: Songs of SummerBruce Springsteen1
2016Metlife Stadium 2016Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band1
2018The Album Collection Vol. 2, 1987–1996Bruce Springsteen3
2018The Live Series: Songs of the RoadBruce Springsteen1
2019The Live Series: Songs of FriendshipBruce Springsteen2
2019The Live Series: Songs of HopeBruce Springsteen2
2019The Live Series: Songs of LoveBruce Springsteen1
2019Western Stars Plus Songs From the FilmBruce Springsteen1
2019The Live Series: Songs From Around the WorldBruce Springsteen1
2020The Live Series: Songs Under CoverBruce Springsteen1
2020The Live Series CollectionBruce Springsteen2
2020The Live Series: Stripped DownBruce Springsteen1
2021The Live Series: Songs Under Cover, Vol. 2Bruce Springsteen1
2021Darkness on the Edge of Town Tour 1978, Vol. 1Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band1
2022The Live Series: Songs of LocationBruce Springsteen1
2023The Live Series: Songs of CharacterBruce Springsteen2
2023The Darkness Tour ’78Bruce Springsteen1
2023The Live Series: Songs of IntrospectionBruce Springsteen1
2023The Live Series: Songs of New JerseyBruce Springsteen1
2023Born in the U.S.A. CollectionBruce Springsteen1
2023The Live Series: Songs on KeysBruce Springsteen1

Album + Live

19781978‐12‐15: Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, CA, USABruce Springsteen & The E Street Band31
19781978‐09‐19: Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, USABruce Springsteen & The E Street Band30
19781978‐07‐07: The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA, USABruce Springsteen & The E Street Band13
19811981‐06‐05: Wembley Arena, London, England, UKBruce Springsteen & The E Street Band6
19811980‐12‐31: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, USABruce Springsteen & The E Street Band12
19861978‐08‐09: The Agora, Cleveland, OH, USABruce Springsteen & The E Street Band24
19881986‐10‐13: Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA, USABruce Springsteen11
19901978‐09‐30: Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA, USABruce Springsteen & The E Street Band22
1992In Concert: MTV PluggedBruce Springsteen25
19931980‐11‐05: ASU Activity Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USABruce Springsteen & The E Street Band9
19931978‐09‐20: Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, USABruce Springsteen & The E Street Band6
19931993‐06‐24: Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ, USABruce Springsteen5
19941981‐08‐20: Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA, USABruce Springsteen & The E Street Band7
19941974‐03‐09: Radio Station KLOL‐FM, Houston, TX, USABruce Springsteen12
19961993‐05‐14: Waldbühne, Berlin, GermanyBruce Springsteen3
19991999-07-18: Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ, USABruce Springsteen & The E Street Band3
20001975-02-23: Westbury Music Fair, Westbury, NY, USABruce Springsteen3
2002Live in BarcelonaBruce Springsteen & The E Street Band13
20052005‐04‐04: Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater, Red Bank, NJ, USABruce Springsteen8
20052005‐06‐25: Hovet, Stockholm, SwedenBruce Springsteen3

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