With the Top Two success of his latest album, Letter To You, Bruce Springsteen has actually made history. Forbes reported that according to Billboard calculations, “The Boss” is the first artist to chart an album in the Top Five of the magazine's Billboard 200 albums chart for the past six decades.
According to Billboard, “(Springsteen) had two Top Five releases in the 1970's, five in the 1980's, three in the 1990's, six in the 2000's, four in the 2010's and now one in the 2020's — though he still has nearly 9 years to add another top album to this decade’s count.”
With the release of 1984's Born In The U.S.A., a seven-week chart-topper that spawned seven Top Ten singles, Bruce Springsteen finally made his mark on the Billboard charts. During the touring cycle behind the album, Springsteen reflected on who he was and the community he comes from and connects with: “I wanted to play, I wanted to perform, I wanted to travel. I wanted to feel as free as I could. I guess I can consider myself certainly lucky that when I was a kid I found something I liked to do. Something that gave me some sense of personal satisfaction. I mean, I see so many people, so many friends of mine — they still don't know. They don't know exactly what they want to do. Y'never in the boat by yourself, 'y'know? There's a lot of other people that just go about their lives in different ways. And they don't get interviewed; they don't get a big fuss made over 'em. But I don't think that what I do is. . . it's just nosier, y'know?”