old news, but Springsteen on Bway album debuted at #11
Posted by: mikem10:44 pm EST 01/10/19
This is old news at this point, but I forgot to post that the album of Springsteen on Broadway debuted at #11 on the Billboard 200. That's probably disappointing to him, but his last live album, Live in Dublin, from 2007 debuted at #23. His last 16 studio albums all debuted in the Top 3, except for The Ghost of Tom Joad.
His most recent album before this one was Chapter and Verse, the compilation accompanying his autobiography, which debuted at #5.
One problem Springsteen has is that streaming now dominates the charts. On the actual album sales chart, he debuted at #2 behind the Star is Born soundtrack. Springsteen's album is plummeting down that chart, though, going from #2 - #23 - #64 this week.
Interestingly, the album was also classified as an audiobook by Audible. I haven't seen any data about that, nor has Netflix said anything about how popular the televised program was, as far as I know.