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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen, born on September 23, 1949, is an American rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Nicknamed “the Boss”, he has released 21 studio albums during a career spanning six decades, most of which feature his backing band, the E Street Band.

Springsteen is a pioneer of heartland rock, a genre combining mainstream rock music with poetic and socially conscious lyrics that feature narratives primarily concerning working-class American life. He is known for his descriptive lyrics and energetic concerts, with performances that can last for more than four hours.

Springsteen’s first two albums, “Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.” and “The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle”, were released in 1973. 

Although both were well-received by critics, neither earned him a large audience.

He then changed his style and achieved worldwide popularity with “Born to Run” in 1975. 

This was followed by “Darkness on the Edge of Town” (1978) and “The River” (1980), the latter being Springsteen’s first album to top the Billboard 200 chart.

After the solo album “Nebraska” (1982), he reunited with his E Street Band for “Born in the U.S.A.” (1984),

which became his most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling albums of all time. 

All seven of its singles reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, including the title track.

Springsteen’s most recent work includes the solo album “Western Stars” (2019), the album “Letter to You” (2020) with the E Street Band, and a solo cover album “Only the Strong Survive” (2022).


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