Bruce Springsteen & Every Time I Die Launch No. 1 Albums on Rock Charts
The Boss & the metalcore act debut atop Top Rock Albums & Hard Rock Albums, respectively.
Bruce Springsteen debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart (dated Oct. 15) with his Chapter and Verse career retrospective (27,000 sold in its first week, ending Sept. 29, according to Nielsen Music).
The album, which accompanies Springsteen's recently released autobiography, Born to Run, is his fifth No. 1 on the chart (which began in 2006), with all five having debuted at the summit. The compilation features 18 songs spanning his nearly 50-year career, including original recordings of "Born to Run," "Badlands" and other hits. Five of the tracks were previously unreleased.
Meanwhile, metalcore band Every Time I Die opens at No. 1 on the Hard Rock Albums chart and No. 2 on Top Rock Albums, as Low Teens sold 15,000, a new weekly best for the Buffalo, N.Y.-based band. Its eighth studio set is its second No. 1 on Hard Rock Albums, following 2012's Ex Lives, which launched with 14,000.
Low Teens also launches at No. 1 on the Vinyl Albums chart with 4,000 vinyl copies sold.