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Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes lands atop Billboard chart

Published on Jan 23, 2014 6:31 AM
 
Bruce Springsteen attends the 7th annual Stand Up For Heroes event at Madison Square Garden on Nov 6, 2013 in New York City. The Boss is back on top of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday as Springsteen scored his 11th No. 1 album with High Hopes, more than three decades after first reaching the chart's apex. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP 

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The Boss is back on top of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday as Bruce Springsteen scored his 11th No. 1 album with High Hopes, more than three decades after first reaching the chart's apex.

The album from the 64-year-old rocker sold 99,000 in its opening week to top the soundtrack of the film Frozen, which had topped the charts for the past two weeks and sold 87,000 copies last week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

Springsteen now has the third-most albums to reach the top of the weekly Billboard chart, surpassing Elvis Presley and trailing only rapper Jay Z, who has 13 No. 1 albums, and the Beatles' record 19 chart-topping albums, Billboard said.

But High Hopes is Springsteen's first album to have fewer than 100,000 in first-week sales since Nielsen SoundScan began compiling figures for Billboard in 1991, the magazine said.

 
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