His biggest hit was “Born In The USA” in 1985, which sold 15 million copies in the United States and 30 million worldwide.
After such success, he drifted away from longtime bandmates The E Street Band and subsequent albums varied in quality, while his marriage to actress Julianne Phillips ended in divorce after the star fell in love with his singer (and current wife) Patti Scialfa.
In the 1990s, he won an Oscar for the theme song to the drama Tom Hanks’ Aids, Philadelphia; and a 1995 greatest hits album topped the charts, selling four million copies.
After reuniting the E Street Band at the turn of the millennium, Springsteen entered a creative streak that has yet to fade – with highlights such as 2002’s The Rising, a response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Wrecking Ball of 2012, politically charged. and 2019’s Western Stars, a tribute to Laurel Canyon’s golden age of pop in the 1970s.
He was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in 1999 and played the Super Bowl halftime show 10 years later.
More recently, the 72-year-old released his autobiography, also titled ‘Born To Run’, and staged a series of intimate Broadway shows chronicling his life and career.
His latest album, ‘Letter To You’, was released in 2020; and this year he made rare appearances on songs by The Killers and Bleachers.