Bruce Springsteen‘s new album, 'Wrecking Ball,' debuted on the Billboard charts at #1, pushing Grammy winner Adele to #2.
Bruce sold 201,000 copies, while Adele came in around 192,000. Bruce put a lot into 'Wrecking Ball,' with a show at the Apollo Theater and a week on Jimmy Fallon's 'Late Night.'
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Bruce’s last album, 'Working on a Dream,' debuted with 224,000 copies. The prior one, 'Magic,' was 335,000. 'The Rising,' released in 2002, started with 520,000 copies.
However, to be fair, downloading and streaming are far more prevalent today, which may account for lower sales.