Music • November 2, 2020
‘Letter To You’ Scores Huge Global Success
Bruce Springsteen’s new Columbia Records album Letter To You, his 20th studio album and a twelve-track paean to rock music and rock bands, enjoys one of the strongest worldwide sales debuts of the year, entering at #1 in 11 countries. In the U.S., the album enters at #2 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Albums Chart, #1 on the Top Rock Albums Chart, and #1 on the Vinyl Albums and Tastemaker Albums charts. In the UK, Letter To You is Springsteen’s twelfth #1 and the second biggest album of the year to date. In Ireland, Letter To You is the fastest selling album of 2020 so far, outselling the others in the top five combined, and Springsteen’s sixth consecutive #1 studio album. The #4 debut for Letter To You in France makes it the top international debut of the year. Letter To You was also the top selling international album in Germany in its first week, and brought 2019 release Western Stars back onto the charts. Listen to Letter To You here.
Official Album Chart Debuts:
#1 NEW ZEALAND
The recording sessions for Letter To You were beautifully captured in a feature-length documentary film, “Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You,” that was released by Apple Original Films and premiered on Apple TV+ simultaneous with the album release on October 23. The film, directed by Thom Zimny, features full performances from the E Street Band, in-studio footage and never-before-seen archival material. Springsteen also shares his thoughts and feelings behind the new music and his career as a musician. Watch the film here.