Bruce Springsteen US No.1
The Boss goes straight in at the top of the Billboard chart
Bruce Springsteen has entered the US Billboard Chart at Number One with his new album Working On A Dream. The Boss first album in two years has sold 224,000 copies in its first week.
Its game on for The Rolling Stones because Springsteens newest conquest puts him on a par with nine number one albums in the US. Springsteen's chart success comes just days after he headlined the legendary Super Bowl half-time show in Florida alongside the amazing vocals of Jennifer Hudson.
The majority of Springsteens sales came before his Super Bowl performance, therefore, the Born In The USA singer can probably expect even bigger numbers next week.
Although the album has topped debut week sales for 2009, the music industry isnt looking too strong in comparison to previous years, for instance Springsteens 2002 The Rising moved 525,000 in its first week and 2007s Magic sold 335,000.
Taylor Swifts Fearless has been knocked into second place with 55,000 copies and Beyonce, Nickleback and Kanye West trail to fill the top five album slots.
Springsteen is also rumoured to be headlining Glastonbury Festival this year.