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Springsteen Breaks New Record with 'Letter To You'

With the October 23rd release of Letter To You, Bruce Springsteen's 20th studio album has debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart this week. Its Springsteen's first album since 2014 with the E Street Band and also gives The Boss a new title to his name. Bruce Springsteen becomes the first artist to have a new top five charting album in each of the last six consecutive decades (1970s, 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s, 20s).

While Letter To You came in at No. 2 on the overall albums chart, it debuted at No.1 on the Album Sales chart for the total amount of actual albums sold (not streams).

The album saw a heavy marketing campaign prior to release day, with Apple Music giving Springsteen his own radio show the week before the album dropped. Guests included everyone from Dave Grohl to Eddie Vedder and was paired with Springsteen's top song picks to accompany each interview.

Fans were also treated to the Letter To You documentary premiering exclusively on Apple TV+, which saw Springsteen and the E Street Band record the album live at his home studio in New Jersey.

Over the past week, reviews have been overwhelmingly positive and conclude that Letter To You is Springsteen's best and most personal work in a very long time.

Stream/Buy Letter To You here.

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