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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his work with the E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", he is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana, working class, sometimes political sentiments centered on his native New Jersey, his distinctive voice, and his lengthy and energetic stage performances—with concerts from the 1970s to the present decade running at up to four hours in length. Springsteen's recordings have included both commercially accessible rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works. His most successful studio albums, Born to Run
Born to Run
(1975) and Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
(1984) find pleasures in the struggles of daily American life. He has sold more than 140 million records worldwide and more than 64 million records in the United States, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.[1][2] He has earned numerous awards for his work, including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, and an Academy Award
Academy Award
as well as being inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
in 1999. In 2009, Springsteen was a Kennedy Center Honors
Kennedy Center Honors
recipient, in 2013 was named MusiCares person of the year, and in 2016 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.[3] He married Patti Scialfa
Patti Scialfa
in 1991, and the couple have had three children – Evan James, Jessica Rae and Sam Ryan.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 1964–1972: Early years 2.2 1972–1974: Initial struggle for success 2.3 1975–1983: Breakthrough 2.4 1984–1991: Commercial and popular phenomenon 2.5 1992–1998: Artistic and commercial ups and downs and soundtrack work 2.6 1999–2007: Return to success 2.7 2008–2011: Deaths of Danny Federici
Danny Federici
and Clarence Clemons 2.8 2012–2015: Wrecking Ball, High Hopes, American Beauty and The Ties That Bind box set 2.9 2016–present: The River Tour
The River Tour
2016/Summer '17, Chapter and Verse, autobiography and Broadway performances

3 Musical style 4 Lyrical themes 5 Personal life 6 Bands 7 Discography

7.1 Studio albums 7.2 Live albums

8 Concert tours 9 Awards and nominations

9.1 Academy Award 9.2 American Music Awards 9.3 BRIT Awards 9.4 Golden Globe Awards 9.5 Grammy Awards 9.6 Juno Awards 9.7 MTV Video Music Awards 9.8 Other recognition

10 See also 11 Notes 12 References 13 Further reading 14 External links

Early life[edit] Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen was born on September 23, 1949, at Monmouth Medical Center
Monmouth Medical Center
in Long Branch, New Jersey.[4] He was brought home from the hospital to Freehold Borough where he spent his childhood. He lived on South Street and attended Freehold Borough High School. His father, Douglas Frederick Springsteen, was of Dutch and Irish ancestry, and worked as a bus driver, among other vocations, although he was mostly unemployed. Springsteen said his mother, Adele Ann (née Zerilli), a legal secretary and of Italian ancestry, was the main breadwinner.[5][6] His maternal grandfather was born in Vico Equense, a town near Naples.[7] He has two younger sisters, Virginia and Pamela. Pamela had a brief film career, but left acting to pursue still photography full-time; she took photos for his Human Touch, Lucky Town
Lucky Town
and The Ghost of Tom Joad
The Ghost of Tom Joad
albums. Springsteen's last name is topographic and of Dutch origin, literally translating to "jumping stone" but more generally meaning a kind of stone used as a stepping stone in unpaved streets or between two houses.[8] The Springsteens are among the early Dutch families who settled in the colony of New Netherland
New Netherland
in the 1600s. Raised a Roman Catholic, Springsteen attended the St. Rose of Lima Catholic school in Freehold Borough, where he was at odds with the nuns and rejected the strictures imposed upon him, even though some of his later music reflects a Catholic ethos and includes a few rock-influenced, traditional Irish-Catholic
Irish-Catholic
hymns.[9] In a 2012 interview, he explained that it was his Catholic upbringing rather than political ideology that most influenced his music. He noted in the interview that his faith had given him a "very active spiritual life", although he joked that this "made it very difficult sexually." He added: "Once a Catholic, always a Catholic."[10] In the ninth grade, Springsteen transferred to the public Freehold High School, but did not fit in there either. Former teachers have said he was a "loner, who wanted nothing more than to play his guitar." He completed high school, but felt so uncomfortable that he skipped his own graduation ceremony in 1967.[11] He briefly attended Ocean County College, but dropped out.[9] Career[edit] 1964–1972: Early years[edit]

This was different, shifted the lay of the land. Four guys, playing and singing, writing their own material ... Rock 'n' roll came to my house where there seemed to be no way out ... and opened up a whole world of possibilities.

—Bruce Springsteen, on the impact of The Beatles[12]

Springsteen grew up hearing fellow New Jersey
New Jersey
singer Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
on the radio. He became interested in being involved in music himself when, in 1956 at the age of seven, he saw Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
on The Ed Sullivan Show. In 1964, Springsteen bought his first guitar for $18. 1964 was also an important year for Springsteen, having seen The Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.[12] Thereafter he started playing for audiences with a band called the Rogues at local venues such as the Elks Lodge in Freehold. In 1965, Springsteen's mother took out a loan to buy her 16-year-old son a $60 Kent guitar, an act he subsequently memorialized in his song "The Wish". In the same year, he went to the house of Tex and Marion Vinyard, who sponsored young bands in town. They helped him become the lead guitarist and subsequently one of the lead singers of the Castiles. His first gig with the Castiles was possibly at a trailer park on New Jersey
New Jersey
Route 34. The Castiles recorded two original songs at a public recording studio in Brick Township and played a variety of venues, including Cafe Wha?
Cafe Wha?
in Greenwich Village. Marion Vinyard said that she believed the young Springsteen when he promised he would make it big.[13][14] Called for conscription in the United States Armed Forces when he was 18, Springsteen failed the physical examination and did not serve in the Vietnam War. He had suffered a concussion in a motorcycle accident when he was 17, and this together with his "crazy" behavior at induction gave him a classification of 4F, which made him unacceptable for service.[15] In the late-1960s, Springsteen performed briefly in a power trio known as Earth, playing in clubs in New Jersey, with one major show at the Hotel Diplomat in New York City. Earth consisted of John Graham on bass, and Mike Burke on drums. Bob Alfano was later added on organ, but was replaced for two gigs by Frank 'Flash' Craig.[13]

Ordinary life in New Jersey
New Jersey
beach towns such as Asbury Park are the background to Springsteen's early lyrics

From 1969 through early 1971, Springsteen performed with Steel Mill (originally called Child), which included Danny Federici, Vini Lopez, Vinnie Roslin
Vinnie Roslin
and later Steve Van Zandt
Steve Van Zandt
and Robbin Thompson. During this time he performed regularly at venues on the Jersey Shore, in Richmond, Virginia,[16] Nashville, Tennessee, and a set of gigs in California,[13] quickly gathering a cult following. San Francisco Examiner music critic Philip Elwood gave Springsteen credibility in his glowing assessment of Steel Mill: "I have never been so overwhelmed by totally unknown talent." Elwood went on to praise their "cohesive musicality" and, in particular, singled out Springsteen as "a most impressive composer". Other acts followed over the next two years, as Springsteen sought to shape a unique and genuine musical and lyrical style: Dr. Zoom & the Sonic Boom (early- to mid-1971), the Sundance Blues
Blues
Band (mid-1971), and the Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
Band (mid-1971 to mid-1972). With the addition of pianist David Sancious, the core of what would later become the E Street Band
E Street Band
was formed, with occasional temporary additions such as horn sections, the Zoomettes (a group of female backing vocalists for Dr. Zoom) and Southside Johnny
Southside Johnny
Lyon on harmonica. Musical genres explored included blues, R&B, jazz, church music, early rock 'n' roll, and soul, with major influences being Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Leon Russell
Leon Russell
and Van Morrison.[13] Springsteen acquired the nickname "The Boss" during this period; when he played club gigs with a band he took on the task of collecting the band's nightly pay and distributing it amongst his bandmates.[17] The nickname also reportedly sprang from games of Monopoly that Springsteen would play with other Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
musicians.[18] Springsteen is not fond of this nickname, due to his dislike of bosses,[17] but seems to have since tacitly accepted it. Previously he had the nickname "Doctor".[19][20] His prolific songwriting ability, with "More words in some individual songs than other artists had in whole albums", as his future record label would describe it in early publicity campaigns, brought his skill to the attention of several people who were about to change his life: new managers Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos, who in turn brought him to the attention of Columbia Records
Columbia Records
talent scout John Hammond, who auditioned Springsteen in May 1972. Even after Springsteen gained international acclaim, his New Jersey roots showed through in his music, and he often praised "the great state of New Jersey" in his live shows. Drawing on his extensive local appeal, he has routinely sold out consecutive nights in major New Jersey, Philadelphia
Philadelphia
and New York venues. He has also made many surprise appearances at The Stone Pony
The Stone Pony
and other shore nightclubs over the years. 1972–1974: Initial struggle for success[edit] Springsteen was signed to Columbia Records
Columbia Records
in 1972 by Clive Davis, after having initially piqued the interest of John Hammond, who had signed Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
to the same label a decade earlier. Despite the expectations of Columbia Records' executives that Springsteen would record an acoustic album, he brought many of his New Jersey-based colleagues into the studio with him, thus forming the E Street Band (although it would not be formally named for several months). His debut album Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., released in January 1973, established him as a critical favorite[21] though sales were slow. Because of Springsteen's lyrical poeticism and folk rock-rooted music exemplified on tracks like "Blinded by the Light"[note 1] and "For You", as well as the Columbia and Hammond connections, critics initially compared Springsteen to Bob Dylan. "He sings with a freshness and urgency I haven't heard since I was rocked by 'Like a Rolling Stone'" wrote Crawdaddy
Crawdaddy
magazine editor Peter Knobler in Springsteen's first interview/profile in March 1973. Photographs for that original profile were taken by Ed Gallucci.[22][23] Crawdaddy discovered Springsteen in the rock press and was his earliest champion. Knobler profiled him in Crawdaddy
Crawdaddy
three times, in 1973, 1975 and 1978.[24] (Springsteen and the E Street Band
E Street Band
acknowledged the magazine's support by giving a private performance at the Crawdaddy 10th Anniversary Party in New York City
New York City
in June 1976.)[25] Music critic Lester Bangs
Lester Bangs
wrote in Creem
Creem
in 1975 that when Springsteen's first album was released "... many of us dismissed it: he wrote like Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
and Van Morrison, sang like Van Morrison
Van Morrison
and Robbie Robertson, and led a band that sounded like Van Morrison's".[26] The track "Spirit in the Night" especially showed Morrison's influence, while "Lost in the Flood" was the first of many portraits of Vietnam veterans, and "Growin' Up", his first take on the recurring theme of adolescence. In September 1973, Springsteen's second album The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle was released, again to critical acclaim but no commercial success. Springsteen's songs became grander in form and scope, with the E Street Band
E Street Band
providing a less folksy, more R&B vibe, and the lyrics often romanticized teenage street life. "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" and "Incident on 57th Street" would become fan favorites, and the long, rousing "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" continues to rank among Springsteen's most beloved concert numbers. In the May 22, 1974 issue of Boston's The Real Paper
The Real Paper
music critic Jon Landau wrote, after seeing a performance at the Harvard Square Theater, "I saw rock and roll future, and its name is Bruce Springsteen. And on a night when I needed to feel young, he made me feel like I was hearing music for the very first time."[27] Landau helped to finish the epic new album Born to Run
Born to Run
and subsequently became Springsteen's manager and producer. Given an enormous budget in a last-ditch effort at a commercially viable record, Springsteen became bogged down in the recording process while striving for a "Wall of Sound" production. But fed by the release of an early mix of "Born to Run" to nearly a dozen radio stations, anticipation built toward the album's release.[28] The album took more than 14 months to record, with six months spent on the song "Born to Run". During this time, Springsteen battled with anger and frustration over the album, saying he heard "sounds in [his] head" that he could not explain to the others in the studio. It was during these recording sessions that "Miami" Steve Van Zandt
Steve Van Zandt
would stumble into the studio just in time to help Springsteen organize the horn section on "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out". Van Zandt, who would eventually join the E Street Band, had been a longtime friend of Springsteen, as well as a collaborator on earlier musical projects, and understood where he was coming from, which helped him to translate some of the sounds Springsteen was hearing. Still, by the end of the grueling recording sessions Springsteen was not satisfied, and upon first hearing the finished album, threw it into the alley and told Jon Landau he would rather just cut it live at The Bottom Line (a place he often played).[29] 1975–1983: Breakthrough[edit] On August 13, 1975, Springsteen and the E Street Band
E Street Band
began a five-night, 10-show stand at New York's The Bottom Line club. This attracted major media attention and was broadcast live on WNEW-FM. (Decades later, Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine would name the stand as one of the 50 Moments That Changed Rock and Roll.)[30] Oklahoma City rock radio station WKY, in association with Carson Attractions, staged an experimental promotional event that resulted in a sold out house at the (6,000 seat) Civic Center Music Hall. With the release of Born to Run on August 25, 1975, Springsteen finally found success. The album peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, and while reception at US top 40 radio outlets for the album's two singles was not overwhelming ("Born to Run" reached a modest No. 23 on the Billboard charts, and "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" peaked at No. 83), almost every track on the album received album-oriented rock airplay, especially "Born to Run", "Thunder Road", "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out," and "Jungleland", all of which remain perennial favorites on many classic rock stations. Springsteen appeared on the covers of both Time and Newsweek
Newsweek
in the same week, on October 27 of that year. So great did the wave of publicity become that he eventually rebelled against it during his first venture overseas, tearing down promotional posters before a concert appearance in London.

Springsteen and the E Street Band, 1977

A legal battle with former manager Mike Appel kept Springsteen out of the studio for nearly a year, during which time he kept the E Street Band together through extensive touring across the U.S. Despite the optimistic fervor with which he often performed, Springsteen's new songs sounded more somber than much of his previous work. Reaching settlement with Appel in 1977, Springsteen returned to the studio, and the subsequent sessions produced Darkness on the Edge of Town
Darkness on the Edge of Town
(1978). Musically, this album was a turning point in Springsteen's career. Gone were the raw, rapid-fire lyrics, outsized characters, and long, multi-part musical compositions of the first three albums; the songs were leaner and more carefully drawn and began to reflect Springsteen's growing intellectual and political awareness. The cross-country 1978 tour to promote the album would become legendary for the intensity and length of its shows.[31] By the late 1970s, Springsteen had earned a reputation in the pop world as a songwriter whose material could provide hits for other bands. Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Manfred Mann's Earth Band
had achieved a US No. 1 pop hit with a heavily rearranged version of Greetings' "Blinded by the Light" in early 1977. Patti Smith
Patti Smith
reached No. 13 with her take on Springsteen's unreleased "Because the Night" (with revised lyrics by Smith) in 1978, while The Pointer Sisters
The Pointer Sisters
hit No. 2 in 1979 with Springsteen's also unreleased "Fire". Although not a critical success, long time friend Southside Johnny
Southside Johnny
recorded Springsteen's "The Fever" in early 1976 and " Talk
Talk
to Me" in 1978. The two of them along with Steve Van Zandt collaborated to produce "Trapped Again" in 1978. In September 1979, Springsteen and the E Street Band
E Street Band
joined the Musicians United for Safe Energy
Musicians United for Safe Energy
anti-nuclear power collective at Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
for two nights, playing an abbreviated set while premiering two songs from his upcoming album. The subsequent No Nukes live album, as well as the following summer's No Nukes documentary film, represented the first official recordings and footage of Springsteen's fabled live act, as well as Springsteen's first tentative dip into political involvement. Springsteen continued to focus on working-class life with the 20-song double album The River in 1980, which included an intentionally paradoxical range of material from good-time party rockers to emotionally intense ballads, and finally yielded his first hit Top Ten single as a performer, "Hungry Heart". Like the previous two albums, musical styles on The River were derived largely from rock 'n' roll music of the 50s and 60s, but with a more explicit pop-rock sound than earlier albums. This is apparent in the adoption of Eighties pop-rock hallmarks like the reverberating-tenor drums, very basic percussion/guitar and repetitive lyrics apparent in many of the tracks. The title song pointed to Springsteen's intellectual direction, while a couple of the lesser-known tracks presaged his musical direction. The album sold well, becoming his first No. 1 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart, and a long tour in 1980 and 1981 followed, which included Springsteen's first extended tour of Europe and ending with a series of multi-night arena stands in major cities in the U.S. The River was followed in 1982 by the stark solo acoustic Nebraska. Recording sessions had been held to expand on a demo tape Springsteen had made at his home on a simple, low-tech four-track tape deck. However, during the recording process Springsteen and producer Jon Landau realized the songs worked better as solo acoustic numbers than full band renditions and the original demo tape was released as the album. Although the recordings of the E Street Band
E Street Band
were shelved, other songs from these sessions would later be released, including "Born in the U.S.A" and "Glory Days". According to the Marsh biographies, Springsteen was depressed when he wrote this material, and the result is a brutal depiction of American life. While Nebraska did not sell as well as Springsteen's three previous albums, it garnered widespread critical praise (including being named "Album of the Year" by Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine's critics) and influenced later works by other major artists, including U2's album The Joshua Tree. Springsteen did not tour in conjunction with Nebraska's release. 1984–1991: Commercial and popular phenomenon[edit] Springsteen is probably best known for his album Born in the U.S.A. (1984), which sold 15 million copies in the U.S., 30 million worldwide, and became one of the best-selling albums of all time with seven singles hitting the Top 10. The title track was a bitter commentary on the treatment of Vietnam veterans, some of whom were Springsteen's friends. The lyrics in the verses were entirely unambiguous when listened to, but the anthemic music and the title of the song made it hard for many, from politicians to the common person, to get the lyrics—except those in the chorus, which could be read many ways.[32] The song made a huge political impact, as he was advocating for the rights of the common working-class man.[33] The song was widely misinterpreted as jingoistic, and in connection with the 1984 presidential campaign became the subject of considerable folklore. In 1984, conservative columnist George Will
George Will
attended a Springsteen concert and then wrote a column praising Springsteen's work ethic. Six days after the column was printed, in a campaign rally in Hammonton, New Jersey, Reagan said, "America's future rests in a thousand dreams inside your hearts. It rests in the message of hope in the songs of a man so many young Americans admire—New Jersey's own, Bruce Springsteen." Two nights later, at a concert in Pittsburgh, Springsteen told the crowd, "Well, the president was mentioning my name in his speech the other day and I kind of got to wondering what his favorite album of mine must've been, you know? I don't think it was the Nebraska album. I don't think he's been listening to this one." He then began playing "Johnny 99", with its allusions to closing factories and criminals.[34] Springsteen also turned down several million dollars offered by the Chrysler Corporation
Chrysler Corporation
to use "Born in the U.S.A." in a car commercial. In later years, to eliminate the bombast and make the song's original meaning more explicitly clear, Springsteen performed the song accompanied only by acoustic guitar, thus returning to how the song was originally conceived. The original acoustic version of the song, recorded in 1982 during the Nebraska sessions, appeared on the 1998 archival release Tracks. "Dancing in the Dark" was the biggest of seven hit singles from Born in the U.S.A., peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard music charts. The video for the song showed a young Courteney Cox
Courteney Cox
dancing on stage with Springsteen, which helped start the actress's career. The song "Cover Me" was written by Springsteen for Donna Summer, but his record company persuaded him to keep it for the new album. A big fan of Summer's work, Springsteen wrote another song for her, "Protection". Videos for the album were directed by Brian De Palma
Brian De Palma
and John Sayles. Springsteen played on the "We Are the World" song and album in 1985. His live single "Trapped" from that album received moderate airplay on US Top 40 stations as well as reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Top Rock Tracks chart.[35] During the Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
Tour, Springsteen met actress Julianne Phillips, whom he would marry in 1985. He also that year took part in the recording of the USA For Africa
USA For Africa
charity song "We Are The World"; however he declined to play at Live Aid. He later stated that he "simply did not realise how big the whole thing was going to be". He has since expressed regret at turning down Bob Geldof's invitation, stating that he could have played a couple of acoustic songs had there been no slot available for a full band performance.

Springsteen at Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport
Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport
in Ivory Coast during Amnesty International's 1988 Human Rights Now!
Human Rights Now!
Tour

The Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
period represented the height of Springsteen's visibility in popular culture and the broadest audience he would ever reach (aided by the release of Arthur Baker's dance mixes of three of the singles). From June 15 to August 10, 1985, all seven of his albums appeared on the UK Albums Chart: the first time an artist had charted their entire back catalogue simultaneously.[36] Live/1975–85, a five-record box set (also on three cassettes or three CDs), was released near the end of 1986 and became the first box set to debut at No. 1 on the U.S. album charts. It is one of the most commercially successful live albums of all time, ultimately selling 13 million units in the U.S. Live/1975–85
Live/1975–85
summed up Springsteen's career to that point and displayed some of the elements that made his shows so powerful to his fans: the switching from mournful dirges to party rockers and back; the communal sense of purpose between artist and audience; the long, intense spoken passages before songs, including those describing Springsteen's difficult relationship with his father; and the instrumental prowess of the E Street Band, such as in the long coda to "Racing in the Street". Despite its popularity, some fans and critics felt the album's song selection could have been better. Springsteen concerts are the subjects of frequent bootleg recording and trading among fans. During the 1980s, several Springsteen fanzines were launched, including Backstreets magazine, which started in Seattle and continues today as a glossy publication, now in communication with Springsteen's management and official website. After this commercial peak, Springsteen released the much more sedate and contemplative Tunnel of Love album (1987), a mature reflection on the many faces of love found, lost and squandered, which only selectively used the E Street Band. It presaged the breakup of his marriage to Julianne Phillips
Julianne Phillips
and described some of his unhappiness in the relationship. Reflecting the challenges of love in "Brilliant Disguise", Springsteen sang:

So tell me who I see when I look in your eyes/Is that you, baby, or just a brilliant disguise?

The subsequent Tunnel of Love Express Tour
Tunnel of Love Express Tour
shook up fans with changes to the stage layout, favorites dropped from the set list, and horn-based arrangements. During the European leg in 1988, Springsteen's relationship with backup singer Patti Scialfa
Patti Scialfa
became public. Phillips and Springsteen filed for divorce in 1988.[37]

Springsteen performing on the Tunnel of Love Express Tour
Tunnel of Love Express Tour
at the Radrennbahn Weißensee
Radrennbahn Weißensee
in East Berlin on July 19, 1988

On July 19, 1988, Springsteen held a concert in East Germany that attracted 300,000 spectators. Journalist Erik Kirschbaum has called the concert "the most important rock concert ever, anywhere", in his 2013 book Rocking the Wall. Bruce Springsteen: The Berlin Concert That Changed the World. It had been conceived by the Socialist Unity Party's youth wing in an attempt to placate the youth of East Germany, who were hungry for more freedom and the popular music of the West. However, it is Kirschbaum's opinion that the success of the concert catalyzed opposition to the regime in the DDR, and helped contribute to the fall of the Berlin Wall the following year.[38] Later in 1988, Springsteen headlined the worldwide Human Rights Now! tour for Amnesty International. In late 1989 he dissolved the E Street Band, and he and Scialfa relocated to California, marrying in 1991. 1992–1998: Artistic and commercial ups and downs and soundtrack work[edit] In 1992, after risking fan accusations of "going Hollywood" by moving to Los Angeles and working with session musicians, Springsteen released two albums at once. Human Touch
Human Touch
and Lucky Town
Lucky Town
were even more introspective than any of his previous work and displayed a newly revealed confidence. As opposed to his first two albums, which dreamed of happiness, and his next four, which showed him growing to fear it, at points during the Lucky Town
Lucky Town
album, Springsteen actually claims happiness for himself. An electric band appearance on the acoustic MTV Unplugged
MTV Unplugged
television program (later released as In Concert/MTV Plugged) was poorly received and further cemented fan dissatisfaction. Springsteen seemed to realize this a few years hence when he spoke humorously of his late father during his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
acceptance speech:

I've gotta thank him because—what would I conceivably have written about without him? I mean, you can imagine that if everything had gone great between us, we would have had disaster. I would have written just happy songs—and I tried it in the early '90s and it didn't work; the public didn't like it.[39]

A multiple Grammy Award
Grammy Award
winner, Springsteen also won an Academy Award in 1994 for his song "Streets of Philadelphia", which appeared on the soundtrack to the film Philadelphia. The video for the song shows Springsteen's actual vocal performance, recorded using a hidden microphone, to a prerecorded instrumental track. This technique was developed on the "Brilliant Disguise" video. In 1995, after temporarily re-organizing the E Street Band
E Street Band
for a few new songs recorded for his first Greatest Hits album (a recording session that was chronicled in the documentary Blood Brothers), and also one show at Tramps in New York City,[40] he released his second (mostly) solo guitar album, The Ghost of Tom Joad, inspired by John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath
and by Journey to Nowhere: The Saga of the New Underclass, a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dale Maharidge and photographer Michael Williamson. This was generally less well-received than the similar Nebraska, due to the minimal melody, twangy vocals, and political nature of most of the songs, although some praised it for giving voice to immigrants and others who rarely have one in American culture. The lengthy, worldwide, small-venue solo acoustic Ghost of Tom Joad Tour
Ghost of Tom Joad Tour
that followed successfully presented many of his older songs in drastically reshaped acoustic form, although Springsteen had to explicitly remind his audiences to be quiet and not to clap during the performances. In April 1996, Springsteen gave an interview to LGBT
LGBT
magazine The Advocate writer Judy Wieder, in which he spoke of the importance of fighting for gay marriage. "You get your license, you do all the social rituals. It's part of your place in society, and in some way part of society's acceptance of you."[41] Following the tour, Springsteen moved back to New Jersey
New Jersey
with his family.[42] In 1998, he released the sprawling, four-disc box set of outtakes, Tracks. Later, he would acknowledge that the 1990s were a "lost period" for him: "I didn't do a lot of work. Some people would say I didn't do my best work."[43] 1999–2007: Return to success[edit]

The scene outside the Giants Stadium
Giants Stadium
parking lot for banner-marked, record-setting, 10-night stand of The Rising Tour
The Rising Tour
during July 2003.

Springsteen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
in 1999 by Bono
Bono
(the lead singer of U2), a favor he returned in 2005.[44] In 1999, Springsteen and the E Street Band
E Street Band
reunited and began their extensive Reunion Tour, lasting over a year. Highlights included a record sold-out, 15-show run at Continental Airlines Arena
Continental Airlines Arena
in East Rutherford, New Jersey
New Jersey
and a ten-night, sold-out engagement at New York City's Madison Square Garden, which ended the tour. The final two shows were recorded for HBO, with corresponding DVD and album releases as Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
& The E Street Band: Live in New York City. A new song, "American Skin (41 Shots)", about the police shooting of Amadou Diallo, which was played at these shows proved controversial. In 2002, Springsteen released his first studio effort with the full band in 18 years, The Rising, produced by Brendan O'Brien. The album, mostly a reflection on the September 11 attacks, was a critical and popular success. (Many of the songs were influenced by phone conversations Springsteen had with family members of victims of the attacks who in their obituaries had mentioned how his music touched their lives.) The title track gained airplay in several radio formats, and the record became Springsteen's best-selling album of new material in 15 years. Kicked off by an early-morning Asbury Park appearance on The Today Show, The Rising Tour
The Rising Tour
commenced, barnstorming through a series of single-night arena stands in the U.S. and Europe to promote the album in 2002, then returning for large-scale, multiple-night stadium shows in 2003. While Springsteen had maintained a loyal hardcore fan base everywhere (and particularly in Europe), his general popularity had dipped over the years in some southern and midwestern regions of the U.S. because of his vocal endorsement of leftist, liberal politics. But it was still strong in Europe and along the U.S. coasts, and he played an unprecedented 10 nights in Giants Stadium
Giants Stadium
in New Jersey, a ticket-selling feat to which no other musical act has come close.[45] During these shows Springsteen thanked those fans who were attending multiple shows and those who were coming from long distances or another country; the advent of robust Springsteen-oriented online communities had made such practices more common. The Rising Tour
The Rising Tour
concluded with three nights in Shea Stadium, highlighted by renewed controversy over "American Skin" and a guest appearance by Bob Dylan. During the early 2000s, Springsteen became a visible advocate for the revitalization of Asbury Park, and played an annual series of winter holiday concerts there to benefit various local businesses, organizations, and causes. These shows were explicitly intended for the devoted fans, including numbers such as the E Street Shuffle outtake "Thundercrack", a rollicking group-participation song that would mystify casual Springsteen fans. He also frequently rehearses for tours in Asbury Park; some of his most devoted followers even stand outside the building to hear what fragments they can of the upcoming shows. The song "My City of Ruins" was originally written about Asbury Park, in honor of the attempts to revitalize the city. Looking for an appropriate song for the America: A Tribute to Heroes telethon broadcast, he selected "My City of Ruins", which was immediately recognized as an emotional highlight of the broadcast, with its gospel themes and its heartfelt exhortations to "Rise up!" The song became associated with post-9/11 New York, and he chose it to close The Rising album and as an encore on the subsequent tour. At the Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
of 2003, Springsteen performed The Clash's "London Calling" along with Elvis Costello, Dave Grohl, and E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt
Steven Van Zandt
and No Doubt's bassist, Tony Kanal, in tribute to Joe Strummer; Springsteen and the Clash had once been considered multiple-album-dueling rivals at the time of the double The River and the triple Sandinista!. In 2004, Springsteen and the E Street Band
E Street Band
participated in the Vote for Change tour, along with John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, the Dixie Chicks, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Bright Eyes, the Dave Matthews Band, Jackson Browne, and other musicians. All concerts were to be held in swing states, to benefit the progressive political organization group America
America
Coming Together and to encourage people to register and vote. A finale was held in Washington, D.C., bringing many of the artists together. Several days later, Springsteen held one more such concert in New Jersey, when polls showed that state surprisingly close. While in past years Springsteen had played benefits for causes in which he believed —against nuclear energy, for Vietnam veterans, Amnesty International, and the Christic Institute—he had always refrained from explicitly endorsing candidates for political office (indeed he had rejected the efforts of Walter Mondale
Walter Mondale
to attract an endorsement during the 1984 Reagan "Born in the U.S.A." flap). This new stance led to criticism and praise from the expected partisan sources. Springsteen's "No Surrender" became the main campaign theme song for John Kerry's unsuccessful presidential campaign; in the last days of the campaign, he performed acoustic versions of the song and some of his other old songs at Kerry rallies.

An acoustic guitar number during the solo Devils & Dust Tour performance at the Festhalle Frankfurt, June 15, 2005.

Devils & Dust was released on April 26, 2005, and was recorded without the E Street Band. It is a low-key, mostly acoustic album, in the same vein as Nebraska and The Ghost of Tom Joad
The Ghost of Tom Joad
although with a little more instrumentation. Some of the material was written almost 10 years earlier during, or shortly after, the Ghost of Tom Joad Tour, with a few having been performed then but not released.[46] The title track concerns an ordinary soldier's feelings and fears during the Iraq War. Starbucks
Starbucks
rejected a co-branding deal for the album, due in part to some sexually explicit content but also because of Springsteen's anti-corporate politics. The album entered the album charts at No. 1 in 10 countries (United States, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Ireland). Springsteen began the solo Devils & Dust Tour at the same time as the album's release, playing both small and large venues. Attendance was disappointing in a few regions, and everywhere (other than in Europe) tickets were easier to get than in the past. Unlike his mid-1990s solo tour, he performed on piano, electric piano, pump organ, autoharp, ukulele, banjo, electric guitar, and stomping board, as well as acoustic guitar and harmonica, adding variety to the solo sound. (Offstage synthesizer, guitar, and percussion were also used for some songs.) In November 2005, Sirius Satellite Radio
Sirius Satellite Radio
started a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week radio station called E Street Radio. This channel played commercial-free Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
music, including rare tracks, interviews, and daily concerts of Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
& the E Street Band recorded throughout their career.

Springsteen and The Sessions Band
The Sessions Band
performing on their tour at the Fila Forum, Milan, Italy on May 12, 2006.

In April 2006, Springsteen released We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, an American roots music project focused around a big folk sound treatment of 15 songs popularized by the radical musical activism of Pete Seeger. It was recorded with a large ensemble of musicians including only Patti Scialfa, Soozie Tyrell, and The Miami Horns from past efforts. In contrast to previous albums, this was recorded in only three one-day sessions, and frequently one can hear Springsteen calling out key changes live as the band explores its way through the tracks. A tour began the same month, with the 18-strong ensemble of musicians dubbed The Seeger Sessions Band (and later shortened to The Sessions Band). Seeger Sessions material was emphasized, as well as a handful of (usually drastically rearranged) Springsteen numbers. The tour proved very popular in Europe, selling out everywhere and receiving some excellent reviews,[47] but newspapers reported that a number of U.S. shows suffered from sparse attendance.[48][49][50] By the end of 2006, the Seeger Sessions tour toured Europe twice and toured America
America
for only a short span. Bruce Springsteen with The Sessions Band: Live in Dublin, containing selections from three nights of November 2006 shows at the Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, was released the following June. Springsteen's next album, titled Magic, was released on October 2, 2007. Recorded with the E Street Band, it had 10 new Springsteen songs plus "Long Walk Home", performed once with the Sessions band, and a hidden track (the first included on a Springsteen studio release), "Terry's Song", a tribute to Springsteen's long-time assistant Terry Magovern, who died on July 30, 2007.[51] Magic debuted at No. 1 in Ireland and the UK. Greatest Hits reentered the Irish charts at No. 57, and Live in Dublin almost cracked the top 20 in Norway again. Sirius Satellite Radio
Sirius Satellite Radio
also restarted E Street Radio
E Street Radio
on September 27, 2007, in anticipation of Magic.[52] Radio conglomerate Clear Channel Communications was alleged to have sent an edict to its classic rock stations to not play any songs from the new album, while continuing to play older Springsteen material. However, Clear Channel Adult Alternative (or "AAA") station KBCO did play tracks from the album, undermining the allegations of a corporate blackout.[53] The Springsteen and E Street Band
E Street Band
Magic Tour began at the Hartford Civic Center with the album's release and continued through North America
America
and Europe. It was announced on November 21, 2007, that Springsteen's longtime friend and founding E Street Band
E Street Band
member, Danny Federici, would be taking a leave of absence from the Magic Tour to pursue treatment for melanoma. Charles Giordano
Charles Giordano
filled in as Federici's replacement. 2008–2011: Deaths of Danny Federici
Danny Federici
and Clarence Clemons[edit]

Springsteen at a rally for the presidential candidate Barack Obama

Cleveland, Ohio, on November 2, 2008

Federici returned to the stage on March 20, 2008, when he appeared for portions of a Springsteen and E Street Band
E Street Band
performance at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Less than one month later, on April 17, 2008, Federici died at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
in New York City, having suffered for three years from melanoma.[54][55] On January 11, 2009, Springsteen won the Golden Globe Award for Best Song for "The Wrestler", from the Darren Aronofsky
Darren Aronofsky
film by the same name.[56] After receiving a heartfelt letter from lead actor Mickey Rourke, Springsteen supplied the song for the film for free.[57]

Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLIII halftime show

Springsteen performed at the halftime show at Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLIII on February 1, 2009,[58] agreeing to do it after many previous offers.[59] A few days before the game, Springsteen gave a rare press conference at which he promised a "twelve-minute party."[60][61] His 12-minute 45-second set, with the E Street Band
E Street Band
and the Miami Horns, included abbreviated renditions of "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out"", "Born to Run", "Working on a Dream", and "Glory Days", the latter complete with football references in place of the original baseball-themed lyrics. The set of appearances and promotional activities led Springsteen to say, "This has probably been the busiest month of my life."[62] Springsteen supported Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, announcing his endorsement in April 2008[63] and going on to appear at several Obama rallies as well as performing several solo acoustic performances in support of Obama's campaign throughout 2008,[64] culminating with a November 2 rally at which he debuted the song "Working on a Dream" in a duet with Scialfa.[65] At an Ohio
Ohio
rally, Springsteen discussed the importance of "truth, transparency and integrity in government, the right of every American to have a job, a living wage, to be educated in a decent school, and a life filled with the dignity of work, the promise and the sanctity of home..."[66] Following Obama's electoral victory on November 4, Springsteen's song "The Rising" was the first song played over the loudspeakers after Obama's victory speech in Chicago's Grant Park. Springsteen was the musical opener for the Obama Inaugural Celebration on January 18, 2009, which was attended by over 400,000 people.[67] He performed "The Rising" with an all-female choir. Later he performed Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" with Pete Seeger. Springsteen's Working on a Dream
Working on a Dream
album, dedicated to the memory of Danny Federici, was released in late January 2009[60] and the supporting Working on a Dream
Working on a Dream
Tour ran from April 2009 until November 2009. The tour presented few songs from the new album, with set lists dominated instead by classics and selections reflecting the ongoing late-2000s recession.[68] Springsteen also played songs requested by audience members holding up signs, a practice begun during the final stages of the Magic Tour.[68] Drummer Max Weinberg
Max Weinberg
was replaced for some shows by his 18-year-old son Jay Weinberg, so that the former could serve his role as bandleader on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.[68] During this tour, Springsteen and the band made their first real foray in the world of music festivals, headlining nights at the Pinkpop Festival
Pinkpop Festival
in the Netherlands, Festival des Vieilles Charrues in France, the Bonnaroo Music Festival
Bonnaroo Music Festival
in the United States and the Glastonbury Festival[69] and Hard Rock Calling
Hard Rock Calling
in the UK.[70] Several shows on the tour presented Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town, or Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
in its entirety.[71] The band performed five final shows at Giants Stadium, opening with a new song highlighting the historic stadium, and Springsteen's Jersey roots, named "Wrecking Ball".[72] A DVD from the Working on a Dream
Working on a Dream
Tour entitled London Calling: Live in Hyde Park was released in 2010.

Fireworks go off at the conclusion of the "E! Street! Band!" exhortation during the final shows at Giants Stadium.

Springsteen was among the recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, an annual award to figures from the world of arts for their contribution to American culture, on December 6, 2009.[73] President Obama gave a speech in which he talked about how Springsteen had incorporated the life of regular Americans in his expansive palette of songs and how his concerts were beyond typical rock-and-roll concerts, how, apart from being high-energy concerts, they were "communions". He ended the remark "while I am the president, he is the Boss". Tributes were paid by several well-known celebrities including Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart
(who described Springsteen's "unprecedented combination of lyrical eloquence, musical mastery and sheer unbridled, unadulterated joy"). A musical tribute included John Mellencamp, Ben Harper, Jennifer Nettles, Melissa Etheridge, Eddie Vedder, and Sting. The 2000s ended with Springsteen named one of eight Artists of the Decade by Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine[74] and with Springsteen's tours ranking him fourth among artists in total concert grosses for the decade.[75] His 2010 tour included venues in the UK and Ireland. In September 2010, a documentary about the making of Springsteen's 1978 album Darkness on the Edge of Town
Darkness on the Edge of Town
premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town, was included in a box set reissue of the album, entitled The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town
Darkness on the Edge of Town
Story, released in November 2010. Also airing on HBO, the documentary explored Springsteen's making of the album and his role in the production and development of the tracks. Clarence Clemons, the E Street Band's saxophonist and founding member, died on June 18, 2011, of complications from a stroke. "Clarence lived a wonderful life", Springsteen said. "He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He created a wondrous and extended family. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage."[76] 2012–2015: Wrecking Ball, High Hopes, American Beauty and The Ties That Bind box set[edit]

Springsteen performing with drummer Max Weinberg
Max Weinberg
behind him, on the Magic Tour stop at Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, August 15, 2008.

Springsteen's 17th studio album, Wrecking Ball, was released on March 6, 2012. The album consists of eleven tracks plus two bonus tracks. Three songs previously only available as live versions—"Wrecking Ball", "Land of Hope and Dreams", and "American Land"—appear on the album.[77] Wrecking Ball became Springsteen's tenth No. 1 album in the United States, tying him with Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
for third most No. 1 albums of all-time. Only The Beatles
The Beatles
(19) and Jay Z
Jay Z
(12) have more No. 1 albums.[78] Following the release of the album, Springsteen and the E Street Band announced plans for the Wrecking Ball Tour, which began on March 18, 2012. As tickets for the first U.S. dates went on sale, many fans were unable to obtain tickets, much like for the 2009 Working on a Dream Tour, allegedly due to ticket scalpers. Shows sold out within minutes and many tickets appeared, at much higher prices, on resale websites such as StubHub
StubHub
less than an hour after the onsale time. Ticketmaster said web traffic was 2.5 times the highest level of the past year during the online sales and suggested that scalpers played a big role. On July 31, 2012, in Helsinki, Finland, Springsteen performed his longest concert ever at 4 hours and 6 minutes and 33 songs. Not included in this total time is a thirty-minute, five-song, solo acoustical set he did about two hours before the show.[79] Springsteen was honored with the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year award in recognition of his creative accomplishments as well as his charitable work and philanthropic activities. A ceremony was held on February 8, 2013, at the Staples Center
Staples Center
in Los Angeles, two days before the Grammy Awards.[80] Despite saying he would sit out the 2012 presidential election, Springsteen campaigned for President Barack Obama's re-election in Ohio, Iowa, Virginia, Pittsburgh, and Wisconsin. At the rallies, he briefly spoke to the audience and performed a short acoustic set that included a newly written song titled "Forward".[81][82][83] Obama also used "We Take Care of Our Own" as one of his top campaign songs. Use of the song helped boost sales of the song by 409%.[84] On October 29, 2012, the New Jersey
New Jersey
area was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Two days later, Springsteen dedicated his performance at the Blue Cross Arena
Blue Cross Arena
in Rochester, New York, to those affected by the storm and those helping to recover. Springsteen and the E Street Band performed "Land of Hope and Dreams" at a one-hour televised telethon called Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together on November 2, 2012, which aired on NBC
NBC
and at the same time many other channels. Springsteen also joined Billy Joel, Steven Tyler
Steven Tyler
and Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon
for a performance of "Under the Boardwalk". All money was donated to the American Red Cross.[85] Springsteen and the E Street Band, along with many top names in the music industry, performed at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012, for 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief. At year's end, the Wrecking Ball Tour
Wrecking Ball Tour
was named Top Draw for having the top attendance out of any tour by the Billboard Touring Awards. The tour finished second to Roger Waters, who had the top grossing tour of 2012.[86] Springsteen finished second only to Madonna as the top money maker of 2012 with $33.44 million.[87] The Wrecking Ball album, along with the single "We Take Care of Our Own", was nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Performance
Best Rock Performance
and Best Rock Song
Best Rock Song
for "We Take Care of Our Own" and Best Rock Album.[88][89] Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
named Wrecking Ball the number one album of 2012 on their Top 50 albums of 2012 list.[90] In March 2013, and for the first time since re-uniting with Springsteen in 1999, Steven Van Zandt
Steven Van Zandt
was forced to miss the Australian leg of the band's tour due to acting commitments on his television show Lilyhammer. He was replaced by guitarist Tom Morello for the leg.[91] In late July 2013, the documentary Springsteen & I, directed by Baillie Walsh and produced by Ridley Scott, was released simultaneously via a worldwide cinema broadcast in over 50 countries and in over 2000 movie theaters.[92] The Wrecking Ball Tour, which came to an end in September 2013, was one of Springsteen's most successful. A week after it ended, Springsteen announced a 2014 tour that would include dates in Australia and New Zealand.[93] Springsteen, along with friend and mentor Pete Seeger, as well as Herbie Hancock, Sally Field
Sally Field
and Robert De Niro, was among a total of 198 class of 2013 inductees into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The induction ceremony was held at the Academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge, Massachusetts
in October 2013. In October 2013, Springsteen posted a letter on his website thanking fans of all ages for their support throughout the Wrecking Ball World Tour. A highlight video of the tour was also released showing a new studio recording of the Suicide song, "Dream Baby Dream".[94] Springsteen released his eighteenth studio album, High Hopes, on January 14, 2014. The first single and video were of a newly recorded version of the song "High Hopes", which Springsteen had previously recorded in 1995. The album was the first by Springsteen in which all songs are either cover songs, newly recorded outtakes from previous records, or newly recorded versions of songs previously released. The 2014 E Street Band
E Street Band
touring lineup, along with deceased E Street Band members Clarence Clemons
Clarence Clemons
and Danny Federici, appears on the album along with guitarist Tom Morello.[95] It was announced on January 15, 2014 that Springsteen would start making professional recordings of all of his live shows available following each performance on his upcoming tour via download to a special USB wristband.[96] In addition to the wristbands, shows will also be offered through Springsteen's website until June 30, 2014.[97] Springsteen along with the E Street Band
E Street Band
and guitarist Tom Morello, kicked off the High Hopes Tour
High Hopes Tour
on January 26, 2014. The tour was considered to be a continuation of the Wrecking Ball Tour. High Hopes became Springsteen's eleventh No. 1 album in the US.[98] It was his tenth No. 1 in the UK, tying him for fifth all-time The Rolling Stones and U2.[99] On April 4, 2014, HBO
HBO
aired Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes a 30-minute documentary on the recording of High Hopes.[100] Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
named High Hopes the second best album of the year (behind only U2's Songs of Innocence) on their Top 50 Albums of 2014 list.[101] Announced as inductees in December 2013, Springsteen inducted past and present members of the E Street Band
E Street Band
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, 2014, with each member giving a speech and Springsteen and the band performing a three-song set of "The E Street Shuffle", "The River" and "Kitty's Back".[102] American Beauty, a limited edition four-song EP on 12-inch vinyl released exclusively for Record Store Day
Record Store Day
on April 18, 2014 contains four unreleased songs from the High Hopes sessions.[103] A music video for the title track was also released. After 34 shows and 182 songs performed, the High Hopes Tour
High Hopes Tour
came to an end on May 18, 2014. Springsteen released a short film for the song "Hunter of Invisible Game" on July 9, 2014 through his website. It marked Springsteen's directorial debut.[104] On November 17, 2014, Springsteen released The Album Collection
Collection
Vol. 1 1973-1984, an 8-disc remastered version of his first seven studio albums, some of which had been remastered for the first time.[105] Springsteen made his acting debut in the final episode of Season 3 of Van Zandt's show Lilyhammer, which was named "Loose Ends", after a Springsteen song on his album Tracks. He played Giuseppe Tagliano, the brother of Van Zandt's character, Frank Tagliano aka "Giovanni "Johnny" Henrikssen". Giuseppe is an undertaker and owner of a funeral parlor who occasionally works as a hitman for a mafia family which Frank is associated. In November 2014, Springsteen announced that he would be opening the Bruce Springsteen Archives and will release live concerts from throughout his career including many shows which fans consider to be among his most essential performances and that were only previously available through bootlegs. Each show has been completely restored, remixed and remastered for the highest possible sound quality and are available for purchase through digital download or CD at live.brucespringsteen.net, where fans can also buy all of Springsteen's live recordings from the High Hopes Tour.[106] On August 6, 2015, Springsteen performed "Land of Hope and Dreams" and "Born to Run" on the final episode of The Daily Show
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart, as Stewart's final 'Moment of Zen'. On October 16, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of The River, Springsteen announced The Ties That Bind: The River Collection
Collection
box set. Released on December 4, it contains four CDs (including many previously unreleased songs) and three DVDs (or Blu-ray) along with a 148-page coffee table book. In November 2015, "American Skin (41 Shots)" was performed with John Legend at Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America. Springsteen made his first appearance on Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
since 2002 on December 19, 2015, performing "Meet Me in the City", "The Ties That Bind", and "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town".[107] On December 4, 2015, he announced details for the upcoming The River Tour
The River Tour
2016 which would begin the following year. Springsteen also discussed plans for a new solo album however plans were put on hold to tour with the E Street Band in support of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection. Springsteen said "the project I've been working on is more of a solo project. It wasn't a project I was going to probably take the band out on. So I said, 'Gee, that's going to push the band playing again until a ways in the future. It'll be nice to get some playing in so you don't wind up being two or three years between E Street tours."[108] 2016–present: The River Tour
The River Tour
2016/Summer '17, Chapter and Verse, autobiography and Broadway performances[edit] The River Tour
The River Tour
2016 began in January 2016 in support of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection
Collection
box set. All first-leg shows in North America
America
included an in-sequence performance of the entire The River album along with other songs from Springsteen's catalog, and all dates were recorded and made available for purchase.[109] More dates were eventually announced expanding the original three-month tour into a seven-month tour with shows in Europe in May 2016 and another North American leg starting in August 2016 and ending the following month. As of July 2016, The River 2016 Tour has been the highest grossing worldwide tour with 1.1 million tickets sold and over $135 million in box office revenue, according to Billboard Boxscore's mid-year report. In July 2016, Springsteen's manager, Jon Landau, discussed Springsteen's upcoming solo album, which is expected for release in 2017, saying "All I can say is that there is a solo record – and when I say solo record, I'm not talking about an acoustic record. It is, in fact, a very expansive record, a very rich record. It's one of Bruce's very creative efforts. Stay tuned, and we'll see exactly how that shapes up next year." Landau also said it was too early to know a release day or plans for a supporting tour.[110] On September 23, 2016, Chapter and Verse, a compilation from throughout Springsteen's career dating back to 1966, was released. Five of the album's eighteen tracks had not been previously released; they include Springsteen's earliest recording from 1966, songs from his tenure in early 1970s bands such as the Castiles, Steel Mill
Steel Mill
and The Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
Band, along with a track from each studio album of his career.[111] On September 27, 2016, Simon & Schuster published his 500-page autobiography, Born to Run. The book rose quickly to the top of the NY Times Best Sellers List.[112] Springsteen announced he would promote his autobiography with a seventeen date book tour from September to December 2016.[113]

Springsteen receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Presidential Medal of Freedom
at the White House from President Barack Obama

Springsteen began the final leg of The River 2016 Tour on August 23, 2016, at MetLife Stadium
MetLife Stadium
in New Jersey
New Jersey
where he performed for 3 hours and 52 minutes making it at the time the longest show he had ever performed in the United States.[114] The record was broken two nights later at MetLife Stadium
MetLife Stadium
when Springsteen performed a 3-hour 59-minute show, later topped by his performance of August 30, 2016, at 4 hours and 1 minute which then stood as his longest show in the United States. That record again was topped on September 7, 2016, at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where Springsteen performed for 4 hours and 4 minutes, which now stands as his longest show in the United States and second-longest ever next to a 2012 show in Helsinki which lasted two minutes longer.[115][116] The tour ended in September 2016; however, dates from January 22, 2017 to February 25, 2017 were added using the same promotional image from The River Tour
The River Tour
2016 although the tour was now renamed the Summer '17 tour.[117] The River 2016 Tour was the top-grossing worldwide tour of 2016; it pulled in $268.3 million globally and was the highest grossing tour since 2014 for any artist topping Taylor Swift's 2015 tour which grossed $250.1 million.[118] Springsteen supported Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign by performing an acoustic set of "Thunder Road", "Long Walk Home" and "Dancing in the Dark" at a rally in Philadelphia
Philadelphia
on November 7, 2016. On November 22, 2016, Springsteen was presented—along with twenty other recipients—the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Presidential Medal of Freedom
award by Barack Obama.[119] The award is the highest honor for a civilian to receive and is "presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."[120] On January 12, 2017, Springsteen along with Patti Scialfa
Patti Scialfa
performed a special 15-song acoustic set for President Barack Obama
Barack Obama
and Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama
at the White House's East Room two days before the president gave his farewell address to the nation.[121][122] Springsteen on Broadway, an eight-week run at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway in New York City
New York City
in fall 2017, was announced in June 2017[123] and in addition to his music, includes Springsteen reading excerpts from his 2016 autobiography Born to Run
Born to Run
and performing other spoken reminiscences written for the show.[124] Originally scheduled to run from October 12 through November 26, the show was extended three times, the last performance now scheduled for December 15, 2018.[125][126][127] With rumors swirling that Springsteen's solo shows on Broadway could continue well past their current June 2018 end date, on January 18, 2018, Nils Lofgren
Nils Lofgren
was asked on Twitter
Twitter
if the E Street Band
E Street Band
will ever tour with Bruce again. Lofgren responded saying "I sure hope so" however Gary Tallent
Gary Tallent
responded saying that it was "looking unlikely though" fueling rumors of the end of the E Street Band.[128][129] The following day, Tallent responded to his original comment saying "just to be clear, I know as much as you. I like Nils' answer better".[130] On February 2, 2018, Max Weinberg
Max Weinberg
commented on the future of the E Street Band performing with Springsteen saying "Don’t worry, we ain’t done yet. The E Street Band
E Street Band
will be back out on the road." [131] Musical style[edit]

Springsteen (second from right) was among the five recipients of the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors

Springsteen draws on many musical influences from the reservoir of traditional American popular music, folk, blues and country. From the beginning, rock and roll has been a dominant influence and Springsteen's musical and lyrical evocations, as well as public tributes, of artists such as Dylan, Presley, The Animals, Roy Orbison, Gary "U.S." Bonds, and many others helped to rekindle interest in their music. Springsteen's other preferred musical style is American folk, evident on his debut album, Greetings from Asbury Park, New Jersey, and more strongly on Nebraska and The Ghost of Tom Joad. Springsteen songs such as "This Hard Land" demonstrate the lyrical and musical influence of Woody Guthrie. Elements of Latin American music, jazz, soul, and funk influences can be heard on Springsteen's second album, The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle; the song " New York City
New York City
Serenade" is even reminiscent of the music of George Gershwin. Prominent in these two records is the pianist David Sancious, who left the band shortly into the recording of Springsteen's third album, Born To Run
Born To Run
(which also emphasized the piano, played by Roy Bittan). Subsequently, Springsteen focused more on the rock elements of his music. He initially compressed the sound and developed Darkness on the Edge of Town just as straightforward as concise musical idiom, for the simple riffs, rock guitar solos and clearly recognizable song structures are dominant. His music has been categorized as heartland rock, a style typified by Springsteen, John Fogerty, Tom Petty, Bob Seger, and John Mellencamp. This music has a lyrical reference to the U.S. everyday and the music is kept rather simple and straightforward. This development culminated with Springsteen's hit album Born in the U.S.A., the title song of which has a constantly repeating, fanfare-like keyboard riff and a pounding drum beat. These sounds fit with Springsteen's voice: it cries to the listener the unsentimental story of a disenchanted angry figure. Even songs that can be argued to be album tracks proved to be singles that enjoyed some chart success, such as "My Hometown" and "I'm on Fire", in which the drum line is formed from subtle hi-hat and rim-clicks-shock (shock at the edge of the snare drum) accompanied by synthesizer and Springsteen's soft guitar line. The album, along with some previous records such as "Cadillac Ranch" showed clear rockabilly influences as is evident from his guitar solos, in-fills and vocal styles on these. Another clear influence of early rock n roll on Springsteen's music is evident on the song "Light of Day".[citation needed] In recent years, Springsteen has changed his music further. There are more folk elements up to the gospel to be heard. His last solo album, Devils and Dust, drew rave reviews not only for Springsteen's complex songwriting, but also for his expressive and sensitive singing. On the album We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions Springsteen performed folk classics with a folk band, rather than his usual E Street Band. On his ensuing tour he also interpreted some of his own rock songs in a folk style. On his 2012 album, Wrecking Ball, Springsteen incorporated a variety of styles, including folk, gospel, and even hip-hop, with a rap in the song "Rocky Ground". His studio work with producer Ron Aniello, Wrecking Ball and High Hopes, has also become more experimental, featuring loops and computerized sounds. Lyrical themes[edit]

"I spent most of my life as a musician measuring the distance between the American Dream
American Dream
and American reality."

—Bruce Springsteen[132][note 2]

Often described as cinematic in their scope, Springsteen's lyrics frequently explore highly personal themes such as individual commitment, dissatisfaction and dismay with life in a context of everyday situations.[133] It has been recognized that there was a shift in his lyrical approach starting with the album Darkness on the Edge of Town, in which he focused on the emotional struggles of working class life.[134][135] Personal life[edit]

The Springsteen family greets the Obama family on-stage at a rally in Cleveland, Ohio
Ohio
on November 2, 2008.

In the early 1980s, Springsteen met Patti Scialfa
Patti Scialfa
at The Stone Pony, a bar in New Jersey
New Jersey
where local musicians regularly perform. On that particular evening she was performing alongside one of Springsteen's pals, Bobby Bandiera, with whom she had written "At Least We Got Shoes" for Southside Johnny. Springsteen liked her voice and after the performance, introduced himself to her. Soon after that, they started spending time together and became friends.[136] Early in 1984, Springsteen asked Scialfa to join the E Street Band
E Street Band
for the upcoming Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
Tour. According to the book Bruce Springsteen on Tour 1969–2005 by Dave Marsh, it looked like Springsteen and Scialfa were on the brink of becoming a couple through the first leg of the tour. But before that could happen, Barry Bell introduced Julianne Phillips
Julianne Phillips
to Springsteen and on May 13, 1985, they were married. The two were opposites in background, had an 11-year age difference and his traveling took its toll on their relationship. In 1987, Springsteen wrote his next album, Tunnel of Love, on which many of the songs described his unhappiness in the relationship with Phillips. In 1988, the Tunnel of Love Express Tour
Tunnel of Love Express Tour
began and Springsteen convinced Scialfa to join the tour again. She expressed reluctance at first, since she wanted to start recording her first solo album, but after Springsteen told her that the tour would be short, she agreed to postpone her own solo record.[137] Phillips and Springsteen separated in the spring of 1988, but it wasn't made known to the press. Springsteen and Scialfa fell in love with each other during the Tunnel of Love Express Tour and started living together soon after his separation from Phillips. On August 30, 1988, Julianne filed for divorce and it was finalized on March 1, 1989. Springsteen received press criticism for the hastiness in which he and Scialfa took up their relationship. In a 1995 interview with The Advocate, Springsteen told Judy Wieder about the negative publicity the couple subsequently received. "It's a strange society that assumes it has the right to tell people whom they should love and whom they shouldn't. But the truth is, I basically ignored the entire thing as much as I could. I said, 'Well, all I know is, this feels real, and maybe I have got a mess going here in some fashion, but that's life.'" He also told Wieder that, "I went through a divorce, and it was really difficult and painful and I was very frightened about getting married again. So part of me said, 'Hey, what does it matter?' But it does matter. It's very different than just living together. First of all, stepping up publicly—which is what you do: You get your license, you do all the social rituals—is a part of your place in society and in some way part of society's acceptance of you ... Patti and I both found that it did mean something."[41] Springsteen and Scialfa lived in New Jersey, before moving to Los Angeles, where they decided to start a family.[138] On July 25, 1990, Scialfa gave birth to the couple's first child, Evan James Springsteen.[138][139] On June 8, 1991, Springsteen and Scialfa married at their Los Angeles home in a very private ceremony, only attended by family and close friends.[138][139] Their second child, Jessica Rae Springsteen, was born on December 30, 1991;[138][139] and their third child, Samuel Ryan Springsteen, was born on January 5, 1994.[139][140] When the children reached school-age in the early 1990s, Springsteen and Scialfa moved back to New Jersey
New Jersey
specifically to raise a family in a non-paparazzi environment. The grounds of his New Jersey
New Jersey
home include a large swimming pool. The family owns and lives on a horse farm in Colts Neck, New Jersey. They also own homes in Wellington, Florida, Los Angeles and Rumson, New Jersey. Their older son, Evan, graduated from Boston College. He writes and performs his own songs and won the 2012 Singer/Songwriter Competition held during the Boston College's Arts Festival.[141] Their daughter Jessica is a nationally ranked champion equestrian,[142] and graduated from Duke University. She made her show-jumping debut with the Team USA in August 2014.[143] Their younger son, Sam, is a firefighter.[144] It has been reported that the press conference regarding the 2009 Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLIII half-time show was Springsteen's first press conference in more than 25 years.[145] However, he has appeared in a few radio interviews, most notably on NPR
NPR
and BBC.[146] 60 Minutes aired one of his last extensive interviews on TV[147] before his tour to support his album, Magic. Springsteen has talked about his mental health struggles.[148] Springsteen is an activist for LGBT
LGBT
rights and has spoken out many times as a strong supporter of gay marriage. In 2009, he posted the following statement on his website: "I've long believed in and have always spoken out for the rights of same sex couples and fully agree with Governor Corzine
Governor Corzine
when he writes that 'The marriage-equality issue should be recognized for what it truly is—a civil rights issue that must be approved to assure that every citizen is treated equally under the law.'"[149] In 2012, he lent his support to an ad campaign for gay marriage called "The Four 2012". Springsteen noted in the ad, "I couldn't agree more with that statement and urge those who support equal treatment for our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters to let their voices be heard now."[150] In April 2016, Springsteen cancelled a show in Greensboro, North Carolina days before it was to take place to protest the state's newly passed Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, also referred to as the "bathroom law". The law dictates which rest rooms transgender people are permitted to use and prevents LGBT
LGBT
citizens from suing over human rights violations in the workplace. Springsteen released an official statement on his website. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) celebrated Springsteen's statement and he has received much praise and gratitude from the LGBT
LGBT
community. [151] Springsteen was out riding his motorcycle on November 11, 2016 when it broke down and he was stranded alongside the road. A group of men from the Freehold American Legion in New Jersey
New Jersey
were returning from a Veterans Day
Veterans Day
event on their motorcycles when they spotted Springsteen and stopped to help. Springsteen hitched a ride on the back of one of the men's motorcycles to a nearby restaurant where the group grabbed a round of drinks, for which Springsteen picked up the tab, while waiting for his ride.[152] While rejecting religion in his earlier years, Bruce stated in his autobiography Born To Run, he has "a personal relationship with Jesus. I believe in his power to save, love... but not to damn". In terms of Catholic faith, he has stated that he "came to ruefully and bemusedly understand that once you're a Catholic you're always a Catholic" and "I don't participate in my religion but I know somewhere... deep inside... I'm still on the team."[153] In 2017, in an interview with Tom Hanks, Springsteen admitted to being a tax evader early in his career.[154] Bands[edit]

Springsteen playing at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, UK, in 2012

Springsteen has been a member of, or has been backed by, several bands during his career, most notably the E Street Band. Earlier bands include the Rogues, the Castiles, Earth, Child, Steel Mill, the Sundance Blues
Blues
Band, Dr Zoom and the Sonic Boom, and the Bruce Springsteen Band.[155] In October 1972 he formed a new band for the recording of his debut album Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., which became known as The E Street Band, although the name was not used until September 1974.[156][157] The E Street Band
E Street Band
performed on all of Springsteen's recorded works from his debut until 1982's Nebraska, a solo album on which Springsteen himself played all the instruments. The full band returned for the next album Born in the USA, but from 1988 to 1999, albums were recorded with session musicians. The E Street Band were briefly reunited in 1995 for new contributions to the Greatest Hits compilation, and on a more permanent basis from 1999, since which time they have recorded more albums and performed a number of high-profile tours. The 2005 album Devils & Dust was largely a solo recording, with some contribution from session musicians and the 2006 folk rock We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions album was recorded and toured with another band, known as The Sessions Band. Discography[edit] Main article: Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
discography Studio albums[edit]

Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
(1973) The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (1973) Born to Run
Born to Run
(1975) Darkness on the Edge of Town
Darkness on the Edge of Town
(1978) The River (1980) Nebraska (1982) Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
(1984) Tunnel of Love (1987) Human Touch
Human Touch
(1992) Lucky Town
Lucky Town
(1992) The Ghost of Tom Joad
The Ghost of Tom Joad
(1995) The Rising (2002) Devils & Dust (2005) We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (2006) Magic (2007) Working on a Dream
Working on a Dream
(2009) Wrecking Ball (2012) High Hopes (2014)

Live albums[edit]

Live 1975–85
Live 1975–85
(1986) In Concert/MTV Plugged
In Concert/MTV Plugged
(1993) Live in New York City
New York City
(2001) Hammersmith Odeon London '75
Hammersmith Odeon London '75
(2006) Live in Dublin (2007)

Concert tours[edit] Headlining tours

Born to Run
Born to Run
tours (1974–1977) Darkness Tour
Darkness Tour
(1978–1979) The River Tour
The River Tour
(1980–1981) Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
Tour (1984–1985) Tunnel of Love Express Tour
Tunnel of Love Express Tour
(1988) Bruce Springsteen 1992–1993 World Tour
Bruce Springsteen 1992–1993 World Tour
(1992–1993) Ghost of Tom Joad Tour
Ghost of Tom Joad Tour
(1995–1997) Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
and the E Street Band
E Street Band
Reunion Tour (1999–2000) The Rising Tour
The Rising Tour
(2002–2003) Devils & Dust Tour (2005) Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
with The Seeger Sessions Band Tour
Sessions Band Tour
(2006) Magic Tour (Bruce Springsteen)
Magic Tour (Bruce Springsteen)
(2007–2008) Working on a Dream
Working on a Dream
Tour (2009) Wrecking Ball World Tour
Wrecking Ball World Tour
(2012–2013) High Hopes Tour
High Hopes Tour
(2014) The River Tour
The River Tour
2016 (2016–2017) Springsteen on Broadway
Springsteen on Broadway
(2017–2018)

Co-headlining tours

Human Rights Now!
Human Rights Now!
(1988) Vote for Change
Vote for Change
(2004)

Awards and nominations[edit] Academy Award[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

1994 "Streets of Philadelphia" Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Song Won

1996 "Dead Man Walkin'" Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Song Nominated

American Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

1985 Himself Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Nominated

1985 Dancing in the Dark Favorite Pop/Rock Single Won

1985 Himself Favorite Pop/Rock Male Video Artist Nominated

1986 Himself Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Won

1986 Born in the U.S.A. Favorite Pop/Rock Album Won

1986 Himself Favorite Pop/Rock Male Video Artist Won

2016 The River Tour
The River Tour
2016 Tour of the Year Nominated

BRIT Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

1985 Himself Best International Solo Artist Nominated

1986 Himself Best International Solo Artist Won

1987 Himself Best International Solo Artist Nominated

2003 Himself International Male Solo Artist Nominated

2006 Himself International Male Solo Artist Nominated

2008 Himself International Male Solo Artist Nominated

2010 Himself International Male Solo Artist Nominated

2011 Himself International Male Solo Artist Nominated

2013 Himself International Male Solo Artist Nominated

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

1994 Streets of Philadelphia Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song Won

2009 The Wrestler Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song Won

Grammy Awards[edit] Springsteen has won 20 Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
out of 50 nominations.

Year Work Award Result

1981 "Devil with the Blue Dress"/ "Good Golly Miss Molly" / "Jenny Take a Ride" Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male Nominated

1982 The River

1985 "Dancing in the Dark" Record of the Year

Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male Won

Born in the U.S.A. Album of the Year Nominated

1986 "Born in the U.S.A." Record of the Year

1988 "Tunnel of Love" Best Rock Vocal Solo Performance Won

"Brilliant Disguise" Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male Nominated

"Paradise By The "C"" Best Rock Instrumental Performance (Orchestra, Group or Soloist)

1993 "Human Touch" Best Rock Song

"Human Touch"[158] Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male

1995 "Streets of Philadelphia" (from the film Philadelphia) Best Rock Song Won

Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male

Song of the Year

Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television

Record of the Year Nominated

1997 "Dead Man Walkin'" Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

Blood Brothers Best Music Video, Long Form

The Ghost of Tom Joad Best Contemporary Folk Album Won

1998 "Thunder Road" Best Male Rock Vocal Performance Nominated

2000 "The Promise" Best Rock Song

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

2003 The Rising Album of the Year

Best Rock Album Won

"The Rising" Song of the Year Nominated

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance Won

Best Rock Song

2004 "Disorder in The House" (with Warren Zevon) Best Rock Performance
Best Rock Performance
by a Duo or Group with Vocal

2005 "Code of Silence" Best Rock Vocal Solo Performance

2006 Devils & Dust Best Contemporary Folk Album Nominated

Best Long Form Music Video

"Devils & Dust" Song of the Year

Best Rock Song

Best Rock Vocal Solo Performance Won

2007 We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions Best Traditional Folk Album

"Wings for Wheels: The Making of Born to Run" Best Long Form Music Video

2008 Magic Best Rock Album Nominated

"Radio Nowhere" Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance Won

Best Rock Song

"Once Upon a Time in the West" Best Rock Instrumental Performance

2009 "Girls in Their Summer Clothes" Best Rock Song

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance Nominated

2010 "The Wrestler" (from the film 'The Wrestler') Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media

"Sea of Heartbreak" (with Rosanne Cash) Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals

"Working on a Dream" Best Rock Song

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance Won

2013 "We Take Care of Our Own" Best Rock Performance Nominated

Best Rock Song

Wrecking Ball Best Rock Album

2018 Born to Run Best Spoken Word Album[159] Nominated

Juno Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

1985 Born in the USA International Album of the Year Won

1993 Himself International Entertainer of the Year Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

1985 I'm on Fire Best Male Video Won

1985 Dancing in the Dark Best Stage Performance Won

1985 Dancing in the Dark Best Overall Performance Nominated

1985 We Are the World Video of the Year Nominated

1985 We Are the World Best Group Video Won

1985 We Are the World Best Overall Performance Nominated

1985 We Are the World Viewer's Choice Won

1986 Glory Days Best Male Video Nominated

1986 Glory Days Best Overall Performance Nominated

1987 Born to Run Best Stage Performance Nominated

1987 War Best Stage Performance Nominated

1988 Tunnel of Love Video of the Year Nominated

1988 Tunnel of Love Best Male Video Nominated

1988 Tunnel of Love Best Art Direction Nominated

1988 Tunnel of Love Best Editing Nominated

1988 Tunnel of Love Viewer's Choice Nominated

1992 Human Touch Best Male Video Nominated

1994 Streets of Philadelphia Best Male Video Nominated

1994 Streets of Philadelphia Best Video from a Film Won

1997 Secret Garden Best Video from a Film Nominated

Other recognition[edit]

Polar Music Prize
Polar Music Prize
in 1997[160] Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1999[161] Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, 1999[162] Inducted into the New Jersey
New Jersey
Hall of Fame, 2007[163] "Born to Run" named "The unofficial youth anthem of New Jersey" by the New Jersey
New Jersey
state legislature;[164] something Springsteen always found to be ironic, considering that the song "is about leaving New Jersey" The minor planet 23990, discovered September 4, 1999, by I. P. Griffin at Auckland, New Zealand, was named in his honor.[165] Ranked No. 23 on Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine's 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time[166] Made Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of the Year 2008 list[167] Won Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Song
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Song
with "The Wrestler" in 2009[168] 2009 Kennedy Center Honors
Kennedy Center Honors
recipient Forbes
Forbes
magazine ranked him 6th in The Celebrity 100 in 2009[169] Named 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year[170] 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom
Presidential Medal of Freedom
recipient[119] Springsteen was the guest on BBC
BBC
Radio 4's Desert Island Discs
Desert Island Discs
on December 18, 2016, talking about his childhood, family, mental health and his musical influences and development[146]

See also[edit]

Book: Bruce Springsteen

List of artists who reached number one on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart List of best-selling music artists List of highest-grossing concert tours Music of New Jersey

Notes[edit]

^ "Blinded by the Light" would later be a hit for Manfred Mann
Manfred Mann
and reach No. 1, the only time Springsteen had a No. 1 single as a songwriter. ^ This quote is an excerpt from Springsteen's speech from the stage at a rally for presidential candidate Barack Obama
Barack Obama
on November 2, 2008

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Greetings from E Street: The Story of Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
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Reader. Penguin, 2004. ISBN 0-14-200354-9. Runaway American Dream: Listening to Bruce Springsteen. Da Capo Press, 2005. ISBN 0-306-81397-1. The Ties That Bind: Bruce Springsteen
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A to E to Z. Visible Ink Press, 2005. ISBN 1-57859-157-0. Bruce Springsteen: "Talking". Omnibus Press, 2004. ISBN 1-84449-403-9. For You: Original Stories and Photographs by Bruce Springsteen's Legendary Fans. LKC Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-9784156-0-0. Bruce Springsteen
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on Tour: 1968–2005. by Dave Marsh Bloomsbury USA, 2006. ISBN 978-1-59691-282-3. The Gospel according to Bruce Springsteen: Rock and Redemption from Asbury Park to Magic. by Jeffrey B. Symynkywicz. Westminster John Knox Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-664-23169-9. Magic in the Night: The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen
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Bruce Springsteen
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The Edge
of Town album and tour. Lawrence Kirsch Communications. 2009 ISBN 978-0-9784156-1-7 Springsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches, and Encounters edited by Jeff Burger. Chicago Review Press, 2013. ISBN 978-1-61374-434-5 Bruce by Peter Ames Carlin. Touchstone, 2012. ISBN 978-1439191828 Springsteen: Saint In The City: 1949-1974 by Craig Statham. Soundcheck Books, 2013. ISBN 978-0957144231.

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Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
and the E Street Band

Bruce Springsteen Garry Tallent Roy Bittan Max Weinberg Steven Van Zandt Nils Lofgren Patti Scialfa

Jake Clemons Charles Giordano Soozie Tyrell

Former members Ernest Carter Clarence Clemons Danny Federici Vini Lopez David Sancious

Former touring musicians

Everett Bradley Barry Danielian Clark Gayton Curtis King Suki Lahav Ed Manion The Miami Horns Cindy Mizelle Michelle Moore Tom Morello Curt Ramm Jay Weinberg

Studio albums

Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
(1973) The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (1973) Born to Run
Born to Run
(1975) Darkness on the Edge of Town
Darkness on the Edge of Town
(1978) The River (1980) Nebraska (1982) Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
(1984) Tunnel of Love (1987) Human Touch
Human Touch
(1992) Lucky Town
Lucky Town
(1992) The Ghost of Tom Joad
The Ghost of Tom Joad
(1995) The Rising (2002) Devils & Dust (2005) We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (2006) Magic (2007) Working on a Dream
Working on a Dream
(2009) Wrecking Ball (2012) High Hopes (2014)

Live albums & Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
Archives

Live 1975–85
Live 1975–85
(1986) In Concert/MTV Plugged
In Concert/MTV Plugged
(1993) Live in New York City
New York City
(2001) Hammersmith Odeon London '75
Hammersmith Odeon London '75
(2006) Live in Dublin (2007) Live from the Carousel
Live from the Carousel
(2011) Apollo Theater 3/09/12
Apollo Theater 3/09/12
(2014) The Agora, Cleveland
Cleveland
1978 (2015) Tower Theater, Philadelphia
Philadelphia
1975 (2015) Nassau Coliseum, New York 1980
Nassau Coliseum, New York 1980
(2015) Brendan Byrne Arena, New Jersey
New Jersey
1984 (2015) LA Sports Arena, California
California
1988 (2015) Schottenstein Center, Ohio
Ohio
2005 (2015) Ippodromo delle Capannelle, Rome 2013
Ippodromo delle Capannelle, Rome 2013
(2015) Arizona State University, Tempe 1980
Arizona State University, Tempe 1980
(2015) The Christic Shows 1990
The Christic Shows 1990
(2016) HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY, 11/22/09
HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY, 11/22/09
(2016) Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO, 8/23/08
Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO, 8/23/08
(2017) Olympiastadion, Helsinki, July 31, 2012
Olympiastadion, Helsinki, July 31, 2012
(2017) Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA 10/20/09
Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA 10/20/09
(2017) Palace Theatre, Albany 1977
Palace Theatre, Albany 1977
(2017) Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY 1977
Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY 1977
(2017) King's Hall, Belfast March 19, 1996
King's Hall, Belfast March 19, 1996
(2017) The Summit, Houston, TX December 8, 1978
The Summit, Houston, TX December 8, 1978
(2017)

Compilations

Greatest Hits (1995) 18 Tracks
18 Tracks
(1999) The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2003) Greatest Hits (2009) The Promise (2010) Collection: 1973–2012 (2013) Chapter and Verse (2016)

Box sets

The Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
12" Single Collection
Collection
(1985) Tracks (1998) The Collection
Collection
(2004) Born to Run: 30th Anniversary Edition (2005) The Collection
Collection
1973–1984 (2010) The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town
Darkness on the Edge of Town
Story (2010) The Album Collection
Collection
Vol. 1 1973–1984 (2014) The Ties That Bind: The River Collection
Collection
(2015)

EPs

Live Collection
Collection
(1987) Chimes of Freedom (1988) Blood Brothers (1996) PBS Exclusive (2007) Magic Tour Highlights
Magic Tour Highlights
(2008) American Beauty (2014)

Singles

"Blinded by the Light" (1973) "Spirit in the Night" (1973) "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" (1974) "Born to Run" (1975) "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" (1976) "Prove It All Night" (1978) "Badlands" (1978) "The Promised Land" (1978) "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" (1979) "Hungry Heart" (1980) "Fade Away" (1981) "Sherry Darling" (1981) "The River" (1981) "Cadillac Ranch" (1981) "Point Blank" (1981) "Atlantic City" (1982) "Open All Night" (1982) "Dancing in the Dark" (1984) "Cover Me" (1984) "Born in the U.S.A." (1984) "I'm on Fire" (1985) "Glory Days" (1985) "I'm Goin' Down" (1985) "My Hometown" (1985) "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" (1985) "War" (1986) "Fire" (1987) "Brilliant Disguise" (1987) "Tunnel of Love" (1987) "One Step Up" (1988) "Tougher Than the Rest" (1988) "Spare Parts" (1988) "Human Touch" (1992) "57 Channels (And Nothin' On)" (1992) "Better Days" (1992) "Streets of Philadelphia" (1994) "Secret Garden" (1995) "The Ghost of Tom Joad" (1996) "Sad Eyes" (1999) "The Rising" (2002) "Lonesome Day" (2002) "Waitin' on a Sunny Day" (2003) "Devils & Dust" (2005) "All The Way Home" (2005) "Radio Nowhere" (2007) "Girls in Their Summer Clothes" (2008) "Working on a Dream" (2008) "My Lucky Day" (2008) "The Wrestler" (2009) "We Take Care of Our Own" (2012) "Death to My Hometown" (2012) "High Hopes" (2013) "Just Like Fire Would" (2014)

Charting songs

"Be True" (1981) "Ramrod" (1981) "Nebraska" (1982) "Johnny 99" (1982) "No Surrender" (1984) "Stand on It" (1985) "Trapped" (live) (1985) "Because the Night" (live) (1986) "Chimes of Freedom" (live) (1988) "Youngstown" (1995) "American Skin (41 Shots)" (2001) "Pay Me My Money Down" (2006) "Long Walk Home" (2006) "My City of Ruins" (2011) "Rocky Ground" (2012)

Other notable songs

"Growin' Up" (1973) "For You" (1973) "Incident on 57th Street" (1973) "The Fever" (1973) "Thunder Road" (1975) "Night" (1975) "Backstreets" (1975) "She's the One" (1975) "Meeting Across the River" (1975) "Jungleland" (1975) "Adam Raised a Cain" (1978) "Racing in the Street" (1978) "Darkness on the Edge of Town" (1978) "Stay" (1979) "The Ties That Bind" (1980) "Independence Day" (1980) "Out in the Street" (1980) "Stolen Car" (1980) "Wreck on the Highway" (1980)

"Highway Patrolman" (1982) "Darlington County" (1984) "Working on the Highway" (1984) "Downbound Train" (1984) "Bobby Jean" (1984) "Pink Cadillac" (1984) "Jersey Girl" (1986) "Light of Day" (1993) "The New Timer" (1995) "Land of Hope and Dreams" (2012) "Hunter of Invisible Game" (2014)

Video releases

Video Anthology / 1978–88 (1989) In Concert/MTV Plugged
In Concert/MTV Plugged
(1992) Blood Brothers (1996) The Complete Video Anthology / 1978–2000 (2001) Live in New York City
New York City
(2001) Live in Barcelona (2003) VH1 Storytellers (2005) Wings For Wheels
Wings For Wheels
(2005) Hammersmith Odeon London '75
Hammersmith Odeon London '75
(2005) Live in Dublin (2007) Magic Tour Highlights
Magic Tour Highlights
(2008) London Calling: Live in Hyde Park (2010) The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town
Darkness on the Edge of Town
(2010) Springsteen & I (2013) Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
Live: London 2013 (2014) A MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(2014) Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes (2014) High Hopes in South Africa (2014) Hunter of Invisible Game
Hunter of Invisible Game
(2014)

Tours

Born to Run
Born to Run
tours (1974–77) Darkness Tour
Darkness Tour
(1978) The River Tour
The River Tour
(1980–81) Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
Tour (1984–85) Tunnel of Love Express (1988) Human Rights Now!
Human Rights Now!
(1988) Bruce Springsteen 1992–1993 World Tour
Bruce Springsteen 1992–1993 World Tour
(1992–93) Ghost of Tom Joad Tour
Ghost of Tom Joad Tour
(1995–97) Reunion Tour (1999–2000) Rising Tour (2002–03) Vote for Change
Vote for Change
(2004) Devils & Dust Tour (2005) Seeger Sessions Band Tour
Sessions Band Tour
(2006) Magic Tour (2007–08) Working on a Dream
Working on a Dream
Tour (2009) Wrecking Ball Tour
Wrecking Ball Tour
(2012-13) High Hopes Tour
High Hopes Tour
(2014) The River Tour
The River Tour
2016 (2016) Summer '17 (2017) Springsteen on Broadway
Springsteen on Broadway
(2017-18)

Related

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Book Category

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Studio albums

Men Without Women (1982) Voice of America
America
(1983) Freedom - No Compromise
Freedom - No Compromise
(1987) Revolution (1989) Born Again Savage
Born Again Savage
(1999) Soulfire (2017)

Collaborations

Southside Johnny
Southside Johnny
& The Asbury Jukes

I Don't Want to Go Home
I Don't Want to Go Home
(1976) This Time It's for Real (1977) Hearts of Stone (1978)

Gary U.S. Bonds

Dedication (1981) On the Line (1982) Standing in the Line of Fire (1984)

Artists United Against Apartheid

Sun City (1985)

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Awards and honors for Bruce Springsteen

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Song

1934–1940

"The Continental"

Music: Con Conrad Lyrics: Herb Magidson (1934)

"Lullaby of Broadway"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Al Dubin (1935)

"The Way You Look Tonight"

Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Dorothy Fields
Dorothy Fields
(1936)

"Sweet Leilani"

Music and lyrics: Harry Owens
Harry Owens
(1937)

"Thanks for the Memory"

Music: Ralph Rainger Lyrics: Leo Robin (1938)

"Over the Rainbow"

Music: Harold Arlen Lyrics: E. Y. Harburg (1939)

"When You Wish Upon a Star"

Music: Leigh Harline Lyrics: Ned Washington (1940)

1941–1950

"The Last Time I Saw Paris"

Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
(1941)

"White Christmas"

Music and lyrics: Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
(1942)

"You'll Never Know"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Mack Gordon
Mack Gordon
(1943)

"Swinging on a Star"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Johnny Burke (1944)

"It Might as Well Be Spring"

Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
(1945)

"On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1946)

"Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah"

Music: Allie Wrubel Lyrics: Ray Gilbert (1947)

"Buttons and Bows"

Music: Jay Livingston Lyrics: Ray Evans (1948)

"Baby, It's Cold Outside"

Music and lyrics: Frank Loesser
Frank Loesser
(1949)

"Mona Lisa"

Music and lyrics: Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
Jay Livingston
(1950)

1951–1960

"In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"

Music: Hoagy Carmichael Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1951)

"High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')"

Music: Dimitri Tiomkin Lyrics: Ned Washington (1952)

"Secret Love"

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1953)

"Three Coins in the Fountain"

Music: Jule Styne Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1954)

"Love Is a Many Splendored Thing"

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1955)

"Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)"

Music and lyrics: Jay Livingston
Jay Livingston
and Ray Evans (1956)

"All the Way"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1957)

"Gigi"

Music: Frederick Loewe Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1958)

"High Hopes"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1959)

"Never on Sunday"

Music and lyrics: Manos Hatzidakis
Manos Hatzidakis
(1960)

1961–1970

"Moon River"

Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1961)

"Days of Wine and Roses"

Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1962)

"Call Me Irresponsible"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1963)

"Chim Chim Cher-ee"

Music and lyrics: Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
(1964)

"The Shadow of Your Smile"

Music: Johnny Mandel Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1965)

"Born Free"

Music: John Barry Lyrics: Don Black (1966)

" Talk
Talk
to the Animals"

Music and lyrics: Leslie Bricusse (1967)

"The Windmills of Your Mind"

Music: Michel Legrand Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1968)

"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"

Music: Burt Bacharach Lyrics: Hal David
Hal David
(1969)

"For All We Know"

Music: Fred Karlin Lyrics: Robb Royer
Robb Royer
and Jimmy Griffin (1970)

1971–1980

"Theme from Shaft"

Music and lyrics: Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
(1971)

"The Morning After"

Music and lyrics: Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn (1972)

"The Way We Were"

Music: Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1973)

"We May Never Love Like This Again"

Music and lyrics: Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn (1974)

"I'm Easy"

Music and lyrics: Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine
(1975)

"Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"

Music: Barbra Streisand Lyrics: Paul Williams (1976)

"You Light Up My Life"

Music and lyrics: Joseph Brooks (1977)

"Last Dance"

Music and lyrics: Paul Jabara
Paul Jabara
(1978)

"It Goes Like It Goes"

Music: David Shire Lyrics: Norman Gimbel (1979)

"Fame"

Music: Michael Gore Lyrics: Dean Pitchford (1980)

1981–1990

"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)"

Music and lyrics: Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Christopher Cross and Peter Allen (1981)

"Up Where We Belong"

Music: Jack Nitzsche
Jack Nitzsche
and Buffy Sainte-Marie Lyrics: Will Jennings (1982)

"Flashdance... What a Feeling"

Music: Giorgio Moroder Lyrics: Keith Forsey and Irene Cara (1983)

"I Just Called to Say I Love You"

Music and lyrics: Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1984)

"Say You, Say Me"

Music and lyrics: Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985)

"Take My Breath Away"

Music: Giorgio Moroder Lyrics: Tom Whitlock (1986)

"(I've Had) The Time of My Life"

Music: Franke Previte, John DeNicola and Donald Markowitz Lyrics: Franke Previte (1987)

"Let the River Run"

Music and lyrics: Carly Simon
Carly Simon
(1988)

"Under the Sea"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman (1989)

"Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)"

Music and lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1990)

1991–2000

"Beauty and the Beast"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman (1991)

"A Whole New World"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1992)

"Streets of Philadelphia"

Music and lyrics: Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(1993)

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight"

Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1994)

"Colors of the Wind"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1995)

"You Must Love Me"

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1996)

"My Heart Will Go On"

Music: James Horner Lyrics: Will Jennings (1997)

"When You Believe"

Music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1998)

"You'll Be in My Heart"

Music and lyrics: Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1999)

"Things Have Changed"

Music and lyrics: Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2000)

2001–2010

"If I Didn't Have You (Disney song)"

Music and lyrics: Randy Newman
Randy Newman
(2001)

"Lose Yourself"

Music: Eminem, Jeff Bass and Luis Resto Lyrics: Eminem
Eminem
(2002)

"Into the West"

Music and lyrics: Fran Walsh, Howard Shore
Howard Shore
and Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
(2003)

"Al otro lado del río"

Music and lyrics: Jorge Drexler
Jorge Drexler
(2004)

"It's Hard out Here for a Pimp"

Music and lyrics: Juicy J, Frayser Boy and DJ Paul
DJ Paul
(2005)

"I Need to Wake Up"

Music and lyrics: Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge
(2006)

"Falling Slowly"

Music and lyrics: Glen Hansard
Glen Hansard
and Markéta Irglová
Markéta Irglová
(2007)

"Jai Ho"

Music: A. R. Rahman Lyrics: Gulzar
Gulzar
(2008)

"The Weary Kind"

Music and lyrics: Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham
and T Bone Burnett
T Bone Burnett
(2009)

"We Belong Together"

Music and lyrics: Randy Newman
Randy Newman
(2010)

2011–present

"Man or Muppet"

Music and lyrics: Bret McKenzie
Bret McKenzie
(2011)

"Skyfall"

Music and lyrics: Adele
Adele
Adkins and Paul Epworth (2012)

"Let It Go"

Music and lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2013)

"Glory"

Music and lyrics: John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn (2014)

"Writing's on the Wall"

Music and lyrics: James Napier and Sam Smith (2015)

"City of Stars"

Music: Justin Hurwitz Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016)

"Remember Me"

Music and lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Song

1998–2000

"When You Believe" Music & Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1998) "Music of My Heart" Music & Lyrics: Diane Warren
Diane Warren
(1999) "My Funny Friend and Me" Music & Lyrics: David Hartley, Sting (2000)

2001–2010

"May It Be" Music & Lyrics: Enya, Nicky Ryan, Roma Ryan (2001) "Lose Yourself" Music & Lyrics: Jeff Bass, Eminem, Luis Resto, (2002) "A Mighty Wind" Music & Lyrics: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean (2003) "Old Habits Die Hard" Music & Lyrics: Mick Jagger, David Stewart (2004) "Hustle & Flow" Music & Lyrics: Terrence Howard
Terrence Howard
(2005) "Listen" Music & Lyrics: Scott Cutler, Henry Krieger, Anne Preven (2006) "Falling Slowly" Music & Lyrics: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová
Markéta Irglová
(2007) "The Wrestler" Music & Lyrics: Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(2008) "The Weary Kind" Music & Lyrics: Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham
and T Bone Burnett
T Bone Burnett
(2009) "If I Rise" Music & Lyrics: Rollo Armstrong, Dido, A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2010)

2011–2020

"Life's a Happy Song" Music & Lyrics: Bret McKenzie
Bret McKenzie
(2011) "Skyfall" Music & Lyrics: Adele, Paul Epworth (2012) "Let It Go" Music & Lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2013) "Glory" Music & Lyrics: Common, John Legend
John Legend
(2014) "See You Again" Music & Lyrics: Andrew Cedar, DJ Frank E, Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth (2015) "City of Stars" Music: Justin Hurwitz; Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016) "Remember Me" Music & Lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song

1960s

"Town Without Pity" Lyrics by Ned Washington, Music by Dimitri Tiomkin (1961) "Circus World" Lyrics by Ned Washington, Music by Dimitri Tiomkin (1964) "Forget Domani" Lyrics by Norman Newell, Music by Riz Ortolani
Riz Ortolani
(1965) "Strangers in the Night" Lyrics by Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder, Music by Bert Kaempfert
Bert Kaempfert
(1966) "If Ever I Would Leave You" Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe (1967) "The Windmills of Your Mind" Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Music by Michel Legrand (1968) "Jean" Music & Lyrics by Rod McKuen
Rod McKuen
(1969)

1970s

"Whistling Away the Dark" Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Music by Henry Mancini (1970) "Life Is What You Make It" Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Music by Marvin Hamlisch (1971) "Ben" Lyrics by Don Black, Music by Walter Scharf (1972) "The Way We Were" Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Music by Marvin Hamlisch (1973) "I Feel Love" Lyrics by Betty Box, Music by Euel Box (1974) "I'm Easy" Music & Lyrics by Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine
(1975) "Evergreen" Lyrics by Paul Williams, Music by Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1976) "You Light Up My Life" Music & Lyrics by Joseph Brooks (1977) "Last Dance" Music & Lyrics by Paul Jabara
Paul Jabara
(1978) "The Rose" Music & Lyrics by Amanda McBroom
Amanda McBroom
(1979)

1980s

"Fame" Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Music by Michael Gore (1980) "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" Music & Lyrics by Peter Allen, Burt Bacharach, Christopher Cross, & Carole Bayer Sager (1981) "Up Where We Belong" Lyrics by Wilbur Jennings, Music by Jack Nitzsche & Buffy Sainte-Marie
Buffy Sainte-Marie
(1982) "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Lyrics by Irene Cara, Keith Forsey, Music by Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1983) "I Just Called to Say I Love You" Music & Lyrics by Stevie Wonder (1984) "Say You, Say Me" Music & Lyrics by Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985) "Take My Breath Away" Lyrics by Tom Whitlock, Music by Giorgio Moroder (1986) "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" Lyrics by Franke Previte, Music by John DeNicola & Donald Markowitz (1987) "Let the River Run" Music & Lyrics by Carly Simon/"Two Hearts" Lyrics by Phil Collins, Music by Lamont Dozier
Lamont Dozier
(1988) "Under the Sea" Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989)

1990s

"Blaze of Glory" Music & Lyrics by Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
(1990) "Beauty and the Beast" Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken (1991) "A Whole New World" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) "Streets of Philadelphia" Music & Lyrics by Bruce Springsteen (1993) "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Elton John (1994) "Colors of the Wind" Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Music by Alan Menken (1995) "You Must Love Me" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber (1996) "My Heart Will Go On" Lyrics by Wilbur Jennings, Music by James Horner (1997) "The Prayer" Music & Lyrics by David Foster, Tony Renis, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa (1998) "You'll Be in My Heart" Music & Lyrics by Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1999)

2000s

"Things Have Changed" Music and lyrics by Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2000) "Until..." Music and lyrics by Sting (2001) "The Hands That Built America" Music and lyrics by Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge
The Edge
& Larry Mullen Jr.
Larry Mullen Jr.
(2002) "Into the West" Music and lyrics by Annie Lennox, Howard Shore
Howard Shore
& Frances Walsh (2003) "Old Habits Die Hard" Music and lyrics by Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger
& David A. Stewart (2004) "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" Lyrics by Bernie Taupin, Music by Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2005) "The Song of the Heart" Music and lyrics by Prince Rogers Nelson (2006) "Guaranteed" Music and lyrics by Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder
(2007) "The Wrestler" Music and lyrics by Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(2008) "The Weary Kind" Music and lyrics by Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham
& T Bone Burnett (2009)

2010s

"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" Music & Lyrics by Diane Warren (2010) "Masterpiece" Music & Lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry (2011) "Skyfall" by Adele
Adele
Adkins and Paul Epworth (2012) "Ordinary Love" by U2 and Danger Mouse (2013) "Glory" by Common and John Legend
John Legend
(2014) "Writing's on the Wall" by Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes (2015) "City of Stars" by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016) "This Is Me" by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2017)

Complete List (1960s) (1970s) (1980s) (1990s) (2000s) (2010s)

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Song of the Year

1959−1980

"Volare" – Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
(songwriter) (1959) "The Battle of New Orleans" – Jimmy Driftwood
Jimmy Driftwood
(songwriter) (1960) "Theme from Exodus" – Ernest Gold (songwriter) (1961) "Moon River" – Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
& Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(songwriters) (1962) "What Kind of Fool Am I?" – Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley (songwriters) (1963) "Days of Wine and Roses" – Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
& Henry Mancini (songwriters) (1964) "Hello, Dolly!" – Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(songwriter) (1965) "The Shadow of Your Smile" – Paul Francis Webster & Johnny Mandel (songwriters) (1966) "Michelle" – John Lennon
John Lennon
& Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(songwriters) (1967) "Up, Up, and Away" – Jimmy Webb
Jimmy Webb
(songwriter) (1968) "Little Green Apples" – Bobby Russell (songwriter) (1969) "Games People Play" – Joe South
Joe South
(songwriter) (1970) "Bridge over Troubled Water" – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(songwriter) (1971) "You've Got a Friend" – Carole King
Carole King
(songwriter) (1972) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" – Ewan MacColl (songwriter) (1973) "Killing Me Softly with His Song" – Norman Gimbel & Charles Fox (songwriters) (1974) "The Way We Were" – Alan and Marilyn Bergman & Marvin Hamlisch (songwriters) (1975) "Send in the Clowns" – Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(songwriter) (1976) "I Write the Songs" – Bruce Johnston (songwriter) (1977) "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" – Barbra Streisand & Paul Williams (songwriters) / "You Light Up My Life" – Joe Brooks (songwriter) (1978) "Just the Way You Are" – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(songwriter) (1979) "What a Fool Believes" – Kenny Loggins
Kenny Loggins
& Michael McDonald (songwriters) (1980)

1981−2000

"Sailing" – Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(songwriter) (1981) "Bette Davis Eyes" – Donna Weiss & Jackie DeShannon (songwriters) (1982) "Always on My Mind" – Johnny Christopher, Mark James & Wayne Carson (songwriters) (1983) "Every Breath You Take" – Sting (songwriter) (1984) "What's Love Got to Do with It" – Graham Lyle & Terry Britten (songwriters) (1985) "We Are the World" – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
& Lionel Richie (songwriters) (1986) "That's What Friends Are For" – Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
& Carole Bayer Sager (songwriters) (1987) "Somewhere Out There" – James Horner, Barry Mann
Barry Mann
& Cynthia Weil (songwriters) (1988) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" – Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
(songwriter) (1989) "Wind Beneath My Wings" – Larry Henley & Jeff Silbar (songwriters) (1990) "From a Distance" – Julie Gold
Julie Gold
(songwriter) (1991) "Unforgettable" – Irving Gordon
Irving Gordon
(songwriter) (1992) "Tears in Heaven" – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
& Will Jennings (songwriters) (1993) "A Whole New World" – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
& Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(songwriters) (1994) "Streets of Philadelphia" – Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(songwriter) (1995) "Kiss from a Rose" – Seal (songwriter) (1996) "Change the World" – Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick & Tommy Sims (songwriters) (1997) "Sunny Came Home" – Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
& John Leventhal
John Leventhal
(songwriters) (1998) "My Heart Will Go On" – James Horner
James Horner
& Will Jennings (songwriters) (1999) "Smooth" – Itaal Shur
Itaal Shur
& Rob Thomas (songwriters) (2000)

2001−present

"Beautiful Day" – Adam Clayton, David Evans, Laurence Mullen & Paul Hewson (songwriters) (2001) "Fallin'" – Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
(songwriter) (2002) "Don't Know Why" – Jesse Harris (songwriter) (2003) "Dance with My Father" – Richard Marx
Richard Marx
& Luther Vandross (songwriters) (2004) "Daughters" – John Mayer
John Mayer
(songwriter) (2005) "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" – Adam Clayton, David Evans, Laurence Mullen & Paul Hewson (songwriters) (2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" – Emily Burns Erwin, Martha Maguire, Natalie Maines
Natalie Maines
Pasdar & Dan Wilson (songwriters) (2007) "Rehab" – Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(songwriter) (2008) "Viva la Vida" – Guy Berryman, Jonathan Buckland, William Champion & Christopher Martin (songwriters) (2009) "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" – Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart (songwriters) (2010) "Need You Now" – Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley
Charles Kelley
& Hillary Scott (songwriters) (2011) "Rolling in the Deep" – Adele
Adele
Adkins & Paul Epworth (songwriters) (2012) "We Are Young" – Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost
Andrew Dost
& Nate Ruess (songwriters) (2013) "Royals" – Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor (songwriters) (2014) "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) – James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith (songwriters) (2015) "Thinking Out Loud" – Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran
& Amy Wadge
Amy Wadge
(songwriters) (2016) "Hello" – Adele
Adele
Adkins & Greg Kurstin
Greg Kurstin
(songwriters) (2017) "That's What I Like" – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles
Ray Charles
McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip (songwriters) (2018)

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Kennedy Center Honorees (2000s)

2000

Mikhail Baryshnikov Chuck Berry Plácido Domingo Clint Eastwood Angela Lansbury

2001

Julie Andrews Van Cliburn Quincy Jones Jack Nicholson Luciano Pavarotti

2002

James Earl Jones James Levine Chita Rivera Paul Simon Elizabeth Taylor

2003

James Brown Carol Burnett Loretta Lynn Mike Nichols Itzhak Perlman

2004

Warren Beatty Ossie Davis
Ossie Davis
& Ruby Dee Elton John Joan Sutherland John Williams

2005

Tony Bennett Suzanne Farrell Julie Harris Robert Redford Tina Turner

2006

Zubin Mehta Dolly Parton Smokey Robinson Steven Spielberg Andrew Lloyd Webber

2007

Leon Fleisher Steve Martin Diana Ross Martin Scorsese Brian Wilson

2008

Morgan Freeman George Jones Barbra Streisand Twyla Tharp Pete Townshend
Pete Townshend
& Roger Daltrey

2009

Mel Brooks Dave Brubeck Grace Bumbry Robert De Niro Bruce Springsteen

Complete list 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

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MusiCares Person of the Year

David Crosby
David Crosby
(1991) Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
(1992) Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1993) Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
(1994) Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1995) Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
(1996) Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1997) Luciano Pavarotti
Luciano Pavarotti
(1998) Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1999) Elton John
Elton John
(2000) Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(2001) Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(2002) Bono
Bono
(2003) Sting (2004) Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
(2005) James Taylor
James Taylor
(2006) Don Henley
Don Henley
(2007) Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
(2008) Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
(2009) Neil Young
Neil Young
(2010) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(2011) Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(2012) Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(2013) Carole King
Carole King
(2014) Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2015) Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(2016) Tom Petty
Tom Petty
(2017) Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
(2018)

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Laureates of the Polar Music Prize

1990s

Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
/ the Baltic states
Baltic states
(1992) Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
/ Witold Lutosławski
Witold Lutosławski
(1993) Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
(1994) Elton John
Elton John
/ Mstislav Rostropovich
Mstislav Rostropovich
(1995) Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell
/ Pierre Boulez
Pierre Boulez
(1996) Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
/ Eric Ericson
Eric Ericson
(1997) Ray Charles
Ray Charles
/ Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar
(1998) Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
/ Iannis Xenakis
Iannis Xenakis
(1999)

2000s

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
/ Isaac Stern
Isaac Stern
(2000) Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
/ Robert Moog
Robert Moog
/ Karlheinz Stockhausen
Karlheinz Stockhausen
(2001) Miriam Makeba
Miriam Makeba
/ Sofia Gubaidulina
Sofia Gubaidulina
(2002) Keith Jarrett
Keith Jarrett
(2003) B.B. King
B.B. King
/ György Ligeti
György Ligeti
(2004) Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
/ Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(2005) Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
/ Valery Gergiev
Valery Gergiev
(2006) Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins
/ Steve Reich
Steve Reich
(2007) Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd
/ Renée Fleming
Renée Fleming
(2008) Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel
/ José Antonio Abreu
José Antonio Abreu
/ El Sistema (2009)

2010s

Björk
Björk
/ Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2010) Kronos Quartet
Kronos Quartet
/ Patti Smith
Patti Smith
(2011) Paul Simon
Paul Simon
/ Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma
(2012) Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'Dour
/ Kaija Saariaho
Kaija Saariaho
(2013) Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry
/ Peter Sellars
Peter Sellars
(2014) Emmylou Harris
Emmylou Harris
/ Evelyn Glennie
Evelyn Glennie
(2015) Max Martin
Max Martin
/ Cecilia Bartoli
Cecilia Bartoli
(2016) Sting / Wayne Shorter
Wayne Shorter
(2017) Metallica
Metallica
/ Afghanistan National Institute of Music (2018)

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Class of 1999

Performers

Billy Joel Curtis Mayfield Paul McCartney Del Shannon Dusty Springfield Bruce Springsteen The Staple Singers

Early influences

Bob Wills
Bob Wills
& His Texas Playboys Charles Brown

Non-performers (Ahmet Ertegun Award)

George Martin

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Billboard Year-End number one albums

1956–1975

1956: Calypso – Harry Belafonte 1957: Music from My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
– Original Cast 1958: Music from My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
– Original Cast 1959: The Music from Peter Gunn
The Music from Peter Gunn
– Henry Mancini 1960: Music from The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
– Original Cast 1961: Camelot – Original Cast 1962: West Side Story – Soundtrack 1963: West Side Story – Soundtrack 1964: Music from Hello, Dolly! – Original Cast 1965: Music from Mary Poppins – Soundtrack 1966: Whipped Cream & Other Delights – Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
& the Tijuana Brass 1967: More of the Monkees
More of the Monkees
– The Monkees 1968: Are You Experienced
Are You Experienced
– The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1969: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Iron Butterfly 1970: Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water
– Simon & Garfunkel 1971: Jesus Christ Superstar – Soundtrack 1972: Harvest – Neil Young 1973: The World Is a Ghetto
The World Is a Ghetto
– War 1974: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
– Elton John 1975: Greatest Hits – Elton John

1976–2000

1976: Frampton Comes Alive!
Frampton Comes Alive!
– Peter Frampton 1977: Rumours – Fleetwood Mac 1978: Saturday Night Fever – Soundtrack 1979: 52nd Street – Billy Joel 1980: The Wall
The Wall
– Pink Floyd 1981: Hi Infidelity
Hi Infidelity
– REO Speedwagon 1982: Asia – Asia 1983: Thriller – Michael Jackson 1984: Thriller – Michael Jackson 1985: Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
– Bruce Springsteen 1986: Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
– Whitney Houston 1987: Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
– Bon Jovi 1988: Faith – George Michael 1989: Don't Be Cruel – Bobby Brown 1990: Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
– Janet Jackson 1991: Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
– Mariah Carey 1992: Ropin' the Wind
Ropin' the Wind
– Garth Brooks 1993: The Bodyguard – Soundtrack 1994: The Sign – Ace of Base 1995: Cracked Rear View
Cracked Rear View
– Hootie & the Blowfish 1996: Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
– Alanis Morissette 1997: Spice – Spice Girls 1998: Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture – James Horner 1999: Millennium – Backstreet Boys 2000: No Strings Attached – NSYNC

2001–present

2001: 1 – The Beatles 2002: The Eminem
Eminem
Show – Eminem 2003: Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Get Rich or Die Tryin'
– 50 Cent 2004: Confessions – Usher 2005: The Massacre
The Massacre
– 50 Cent 2006: Some Hearts
Some Hearts
– Carrie Underwood 2007: Daughtry – Daughtry 2008: As I Am
As I Am
– Alicia Keys 2009: Fearless – Taylor Swift 2010: I Dreamed a Dream – Susan Boyle 2011: 21 – Adele 2012: 21 – Adele 2013: The 20/20 Experience
The 20/20 Experience
– Justin Timberlake 2014: Frozen – Soundtrack 2015: 1989 – Taylor Swift 2016: 25 – Adele 2017: Damn – Kendrick Lamar

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