Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is an American singer-songwriter.
Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose, and perform their own musical material including lyrics and melodies.
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He is best known for his work with the E Street Band.
The E Street Band is an American rock band, and has been musician Bruce Springsteen's primary backing band since 1972.
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Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana, working class and 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.
Americana are artifacts, or a collection of artifacts, related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States.
New Jersey is a state in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
Springsteen's recordings have included both commercially accessible rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works.
His most successful studio albums, Born to Run and Born in the U.S.A., showcase a talent for finding grandeur in the struggles of daily American life.
Born to Run is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen.
He has sold more than 64 million albums in the United States and more than 120 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.
He has earned numerous awards for his work, including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, and an Academy Award as well as being inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.
The Academy Awards, or "Oscars", is an annual American awards ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements in the United States film industry as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame was founded in 1969 by songwriter Johnny Mercer and music publishers Abe Olman and Howie Richmond to honor those whose work represents a spectrum of the most beloved songs from the world's popular music songbook.
Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.
In 2009, Springsteen was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, in 2013 was named MusiCares person of the year and in 2016 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is—along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal—the highest civilian award of the United States.
The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture.
MusiCares Foundation was established in 1989 and incorporated in 1993 by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
He married Patti Scialfa in 1991, and the couple have had three children - Evan James, Jessica Rae and Sam Ryan.