Bruce Springsteen: What is he up to now?

Bruce Springsteen performing during The Concert for Valor on the National Mall in Washington, DC, 2014

23. Juli 2019 - 11:00 Uhr / Laura Pérez

It's been more than five decades since "The Boss" started to build his career as a musician. He has been highly successful and internationally praised since then. But do you know what exactly he has been up to?

Born on September 23rd, 1949 in Long Branch, New Jersey, Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen, nicknamed "The Boss", is considered to be one of the most talented singers and songwriters of all time who started his professional career in the mid 60's when he bought his first guitar at the age of 15.

Bruce Springsteen performing in Paris, 1989

A very talented young musician

Only a couple of years later, in 1973, Springsteen released his first album called Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. after being signed to Columbia Records in 1972. From that moment on his recognition all over the world has only been growing. Overall, he has released more than 15 albums, which include tracks like Streets of Philadelphia, Born in the USA, Dancing in the Dark, and Born to Run, among many others.

Bruce Springsteen stands onstage during a concert in the 1980s

"The Boss" has broken Grammy records

His songs have been and are still being listened to by many audiences worldwide, and some of his tracks have earned him 20 Grammy awards out of 50 nominations in total. By addressing his working-class and political roots in some of his songs, "The Boss" has sold more than 135 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists. 

What has Bruce Springsteen been up to recently?

Springsteen was named MusiCares person of the year in 2013. From October 3rd, 2017 to December 15th, 2018 "The Boss" performed five days per week in his own show named Springsteen on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York. In 2016 he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

A couple of days ago it was announced that a vinyl version of Blinded By The Light's soundtrack will be released on August 9th, 2019. The Gurinder Chadha's film tells the story of a journalist and his love of songs by Bruce Springsteen. Its soundtrack brings together 12 of the main Bruce Springsteen performances of all time.

Bruce Springsteen performs at Netflix FYSEE Opening Night Springsteen On Broadway. Los Angeles, California, 2019

Longtime friends who fell in love

Regarding his personal life, we have some bad news for those who have a crush on "The Boss": since 1991 he has been happily married to American singer and guitarist Patti Scialfa. They met more than 30 years ago and have been really close since then. Together they have three children: Evan, Sam and Jessica; the whole family has been spotted several times on red carpet events.

Bruce Springsteen, his wife Patti Scialfa, their sons Evan and Sam, and their daughter Jessica attend the 2018 Tony Awards