bruce springsteen reigns Boardof the Top Rock & Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts for the eighth time, as only the strong will survive debuted at No. 1 on the 26 November rankings.
According to Luminet, the Soul cover set debuted with 40,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week of November 11–17, of which 37,000 were through album sales.
Springsteen led both lists for the first time since 2006 with 2007. Magic, (His heavy history BoardK’s charts are from 1975.)
With eight top rock and alternative album reigns, Springsteen matches John Mayer for the most in the chart’s history.
Most No. 1, Top Rock and Alternative Albums:
8, John Mayer
8, Bruce Springsteen
6, The Beatles
6, Grateful Dead
6, Dave Matthews (solo and with the Dave Matthews Band)
6, Tom Petty (solo and with the Heartbreakers)
concurrent, Strong all-genre debuts at number 8 on the Billboard 200, marking Springsteen’s 22nd top 10, dating to a number 3-peaking born to run In 1975. No. 2-Thanks for Peeking letter to you In 2020, he joined the exclusive club of artists with a new charting Top 10 in each decade since the 70s.
two songs from Strong Rock will appear on digital song sales. “Nightshift” bows at number 8 (1,000 sold) and “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” enters at number 16 (800). “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” previously made the list (15 October) at number 24.
“I had so much fun recording this music,” Springsteen reflected on the new set. “I fell in love with all these great songs and great writers and great singers, all of whom are still underrated in my opinion. And through this project I rediscovered the power of my own voice.”