WRECKING BALL

Springsteen Hits Top Billboard Slot

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at the Apollo Theater on Friday, March 9, 2012 in New York.

Bruce Springsteen’s latest album, “Wrecking Ball,” headed  the Billboard Top 200 on Thursday, knocking Adele from her ten-week run at the top slot. Springsteen’s album, in its first week on sale, sold 196,000 copies while Adele’s “21” slipped to the second spot with 195,000 copies sold. This is Springsteen’s tenth top album, tying him with Elvis Presley for the third-most top albums in history, behind only the Beatles and Jay-Z. “Wrecking Ball” is the 17th Springsteen album to make the top ten.