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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen is a rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist from the United States. Bruce Springsteen is best known for his unique and creative songwriting ability while he has released 21 studio albums during a career spanning six decades.

Early Life

Bruce Springsteen came to this world on September 23, 1949, in Long Branch, New Jersey, the United States. As of 2024, he is 74 years old and has a zodiac sign of Libra. His full name is Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen. He holds US nationality and belongs to the Irish-Italian ethnicity.

He was born to Douglas Frederick Springsteen and  Adele Ann. His father was a bus driver and his mother is a legal secretary in Long Branch, New Jersey. He was raised along with his two younger sisters; Virginia, and Pamela.

Caption: Bruce Springsteen with his mother (Source: The Today Show)

After being inspired by Elvis Presley’s performance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ he decided to pursue a career as a musician. His mother saw his talent and supported him.

In 1964, he paid $18.95 for his first guitar, which began his lifelong love affair with the guitar. The term ‘Boss’ remained with him since he was in charge of collecting and distributing the band’s nightly money.

Bruce Springsteen – Education

Moving on to his academics, he went to Freehold High School. After that, he enrolled at Ocean County College and later dropped out to pursue a music career.

Professional Career

Initially, Bruce Springsteen started performing with various bands. His debut studio album “Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.” which was January 5, 1973, by Columbia Records received positive critical reviews but did average sales. He released his second studio album “The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle” on November 5, 1973.

He subsequently modified his technique and became a global sensation with “Born to Run” (1975). “Darkness on the Edge of Town” (1978) and “The River” (1980), which topped the Billboard 200 list, followed.

Following the release of his solo album “Nebraska” in 1982, he returned with his E Street Band for Born in the USA in 1984, which became his most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling albums of all time. All seven of its songs, including the title track, charted in the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100.

Continued his successful career

Springsteen’s following three albums, “Tunnel of Love” (1987), “Human Touch” (1992), and “Lucky Town” (1992), were primarily recorded using session musicians. He reformed the E Street Band for “Greatest Hits” (1995), then released “The Ghost of Tom Joad” (1995) and “Blood Brothers” (1996).

Caption: Bruce Springsteen performing in front of a massive crowd (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, he released “The Rising” (2002), which he dedicated to the victims of the 9/11 attacks, seven years after The Ghost of Tom Joad, the longest interval between any of his studio albums. He recorded two additional folk albums, “Devils & Dust” (2005) and “We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions” (2006), before joining the E Street Band for two more albums, “Magic” (2007) and “Working on a Dream” (2009).

Recent Career

The following two albums, “Wrecking Ball” (2012) and “High Hopes” (2014), topped album charts worldwide. He performed in the critically praised one-man show “Springsteen on Broadway” from 2017 to 2018, and again in 2021, in which he sang some of his songs and told stories from his 2016 autobiography; an album version was released in 2018.

He then released 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). Letter to You debuted at number two in the United States, making him the first artist to have a Top 5 album in six consecutive decades.

Awards

Springsteen is one of the world’s best-selling musicians, having sold over 140 million records worldwide and over 71 million in the United States. He has received 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, an Academy Award, and a Special Tony Award (for Springsteen on Broadway) for his work.

He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1999, got the Kennedy Center Honors in 2009, was named MusiCares Person of the Year in 2013, and President Barack Obama gave him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.

Net Worth 2024

The singer gets a lot of money and recognition in the music industry. According to various sources, his net worth is projected to be $500 million as of 2023 and his yearly salary is over $80 million.

Relationship Status

Bruce Springsteen is currently married to singer-songwriter Patti Scialfa. The couple married on June 8, 1991, at their Los Angeles home. With the marriage, the couple has three children; Evan James Springsteen, Jessica Rae Springsteen, and Samuel Ryan Springsteen.

Caption: Bruce Springsteen with his wife, Patti Scialfa (Source: People Magazine)

Previously, Springsteen married actress and model, Julianne Phillips on 13 May 1985. Julianne filed for divorce on August 30, 1988, bringing the marriage to an end. On March 1, 1989, they finalized their divorce. Meanwhile, he previously dated singer and actress, Rachel Sweet and Inez Conover. Likewise, he dated singer Patti Smith, Diane Lozito, model Karen Darvin, photographer Lynn Goldsmith, and actress Joyce Hyser.

Controversy

Springsteen’s political stance has been challenged on multiple occasions. He made headlines in 2016 after leaving North Carolina due to the state’s anti-LGBT legislation. In addition, the New York City Police Department Patrolmen called for a boycott of  Springsteen’s concerts in 2000 owing to his song “American Skin (41 Shots).” There are currently no speculations about his life and profession.

Body Measurements

Caption: Bruce posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

This American singer stands 5 feet 10 inches and weighs around 77 kg. Moreover, he has a pair of hazel eyes with dark brown hair color, and his body measurement is 32-26-32 inches.

Bruce Springsteen – Social Media

This singer is active on online websites such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook as well as YouTube. On his Instagram page ‘@springsteen’ there are over 1.5 million followers.

Likewise, there are over 1.3 million followers on his Twitter page ‘@springsteen’ and over 6 million followers on his Facebook page. He has a self-titled YouTube channel, and there are over 1.97 million subscribers on his channel at the moment.