Like a boss, Bruce Springsteen tops the Official Albums Chart

by Martin
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On Wednesday we reported that ‘The Boss’, Bruce Springsteen was set to show the ladies (Ellie Goulding and Beyoncé) how it was done by storming the Official Albums Chart.

Tonight we can reveal that Bruce Springsteen has returned to the top of the charts for a tenth time with his latest album ‘High Hopes’.

According to data from the Official Charts Company this news now puts him ahead of other legendary acts including Michael Jackson, ABBA, Queen and David Bowie who in the UK have all had nine number one albums.

Bruce Springsteen is now on the same level as U2 and The Rolling Stones who have also had ten chart topping albums in the UK.

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However Elvis Presley and Robbie Williams each have eleven chart topping albums, Madonna has 12 while The Beatles remain at the top with a tally of 15 UK Number 1 albums.

Elsewhere on the Official Albums Chart Top 5 we can see that Ellie Goulding now slips into Number (2) with ‘Halcyon’ while Beyoncé is at Number (3) with her self titled fifth studio album.

Bastille are at Number (4) with ‘Bad Blood’ while Gary Barlow is at Number (5) with ‘Since I Saw You Last’ completing the Top 5 of the Official Albums Chart.

The Official Charts Company reports that other than Bruce Springsteen and ‘High Hopes’ the only other new entry on this weeks chart is Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow.


McMorrow enters the Top 40 of the chart with his second album ‘Post Tropical’ which enters at Number (28).

The album is the follow-up to his 2010 debut album ‘Early In The Morning’ which peaked at Number (68).

While you’re here why not have a listen to some classic Bruce Springsteen with his 1975 hit ‘Born To Run’ which was the leading single from his third studio album of the same name.

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